|Very interesting line of thinking and connecting of the dots. Let me just take exception with (or at least, mildly probe at) the notion in your first sentence that Billy = The Running Man. How do we know this? From everything I've read about this case, that was never even asserted anywhere. If you can direct me to something that definitively, or even tenuously, links the two I'd appreciate it.|
I'm not saying that Billy is not The Running Man. He very well might be. I too, of course, unearthed his name quite easily, along with a whole bunch of photos of him from the late 1990s. While he indeed resembles the sketch of The Running Man, the resemblance is no stronger (or weaker) than that of Van de Velde.
Couldn't it be that The Running Man is neither Jim nor Billy? I've long admired this board for its efforts to clear Jim's name, but to do so by recklessly just pinning it all on the deceased Billy isn't fair either.
That said, I do find the questions you raise quite compelling. Billy being a Princeton alum and Gilles Carter's home in the area certainly warrants discussion and investigation. Establishing that Billy was at the hockey game would be enormous, however, wouldn't one think that the Police had/have his DNA and fingerprints, given that he died on a very public Connecticut roadway not too long after he was being looked at by the Police? Wouldn't Billy be easily ruled out (or in) on the basis of this evidence that the Police surely have?