After hundreds of posts and 24/7 media breathless "reportage", we now know very few facts. Facts: A supposed acquaintance of AHern's got killed. He apparently was dating the sister of Ahern's fiancee/girlfriend/wife. Speculation: He was shot once or several times. He may or may not have been killed where he was found, in an industrial park in SouthEast Massachusetts. The acquaintance was apparently driving a vehicle rented by Ahern. He may or may not have been killed in the car. That is all we know. I myself, probably like you, have a couple of old, broken or inoperative cellphones in my house. I also have a home security system, that I found could be thoughtlessly set off. I have not armed it in years. I don't even know if it still works. When I had a big house, we had it cleaned once a week by a cleaning service. So I am probably a murderer, by the criterion used by the Media. .