So before "Fire and Brimstone" it was Bertram, Haffner, Smith, Stiles, and McCallister.
Supposing Kira Tinsley was killed by RJ, then it's narrowed to
Bertram, Smith, and McCallister, who all have the three red dot tattoo.
McCallister seems too old and has nothing to do with the RJ case, but
Rosalind Harker did describe RJ as smelling of pine. McCallister hunts,
so he probably goes to the woods regularly, thus a pine smell. However,
Rosalind also said he has a "gentle voice" and Xander Berkley, who
plays McCallister, has a rough voice.
Rosalind describes RJ has having "short, straight hair" and Bertram
is bald (McCallister as well). Rosalind says RJ is "just under six feet
tall". Bertram is too tall to be RJ. Rosalind also says RJ's "not
muscular, but not soft either". Reede Smith is heavy, but can he be
described as "soft"? Reede Smith's voice isn't exactly "gentle" as
Rosalind describes, but he does have "short, straight hair".
What if the person who killed Kira Tinsley wasn't RJ at all? Just
somebody else in the Tyger Tyger group? Maybe RJ isn't even in the
group, the group is just trying to cover up his trail so they can catch
him themselves, like Robert Kirkland was trying. Or maybe something else
If that's the case, you can't rule out Ray Haffner, who would have been 21 and in Visualize at the time of the barn incident.
Brett Stiles is too old to be RJ, period. He absolutely isn't RJ. So for me, it's either Reede Smith or Ray Haffner.
We're all just assuming that the person who killed Tinsley was in fact Red John. But let's not. It could be a misdirection. Patrick Jane assumes it was Red John who killed Kira Tinsley because he doesn't know about the Tyger group.
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