Witnesses told police that they saw a boy walking down a hallway of the resort. He was holding the hand of a man who appeared to be in his 30s. The surveillance tapes caught the images of a man and a boy. Initially, investigators looked at three suspects but as the investigation proceeded they found that all three had alibis.
I have not been able to find any firm confirmation that the boy on the surveillance tapes was indeed Alexander. We know he had to have left as we found his remains outside but I would have liked to see this clearly specified instead of the vague references to “a boy.”
Police sketches were released in hopes of finding the man seen on the tape. Here is the confusing part. There were two sketches.
One drawing showed a man approx. 5’7” to 5’9”weighing between 160-175 pounds, with straight, collar-length blond hair. He was wearing silver, wire-rimmed glasses, a brown “Members Only-type” jacket (I have not been able to find an example of such a jacket or a better description. Was this a casino uniform?) on dark trousers.
The second drawing is from a slightly taller man of 6 feet, approx. 170 pounds, with sandy blond hair and round wire-rimmed glasses. I guess that after speaking with all the witnesses and studying the tape there were discrepancies. What they all seem to agree on is this: the person was a man, approx. 6 feet and 170 pounds, blond straight cropped hair, and wearing glasses that appeared to be wire-rimmed.
I think it is important to note that
- wire-rimmed glasses are thin, wire like metal frames usually not combined with thick prescription lenses. The most popular wire-rimmed frames in the 80s were called aviator or pilot frames. Be careful if you search online because not all images popping up are what we call wire-rimmed. Some popping up are synthetic based frames.
- nobody mentioned facial hair so we have to assume that the man did not have a moustache or a beard.