This could (& probably should) be construed as nitpicking, but as long as we're going to speak in absolutes...
Has the ENTIRE area truly been searched? As in EVERY square inch? And to what depth has every square inch been dug? If the answer is no, it's still quite possible that the missing bodies are there somewhere, isn't it?
Some posters may think I am "nitpicking" but the bodies are missing. And, they are not where Yurovsky said they would be.
Every summer since the discovery of the mass grave there have been professional scientists looking for the missing two bodies. All of Pig's Meadow has been turned and the missing two bodies have not been found.
As I have said, why would Yurovsky tell the truth about nine an not about the two missing?
If you think real hard, I bet you can come up with a few reasons why the two are missing. Let me provide a few theories:
1) the missing two escaped
2) the missing two fell off the truck in transport
3) the missing two bodies were stolen
4) the missing two were buried elsewhere.....
The fourth reasons is what most people are telling us must have occured but why were they buried elsewhere?
You can make your own list.
Comparing two missing bodies in the woods cannot be compared to the missing bodies of a huge ship having sunk and bodies not being recovered. Bodies that are buried are not taken away by the current or eaten by fish. Although, it is suggested that wild animals may have dug up the grave of the missing two and .... Even if this was so, the entire grave would not have been exposed and portions of the bodies would have been found.... From what I understand, this was not considered by the scientists for several reasons. The bodies, according to Yurovsky, had been burnt and animals would not be drawn to this and prefer their natual foods. So, if you believe Yurovsky and if he was honest then the bodies were burned. In the depth of winter when natural foods may be harder to find, the ground is too frozen for an animals to dig for food.
There are special gadgets, now, that somehow zero in on graves of people and animals. This has been used by the scientists as well as the many who have shown up who want to be the ones to find the missing bodies and make a name for themselves.
Areas around Pig's Meadow have been searched and dug up to the depths that would be considered deeper than expected.
Bodies have been found but not the missing two Romanovs.
I am not sure that any scientists looked this year. They may have given up this task. I am sure if they did continue that as soon as there was proof two Romanov bodies were found that it would be in the news already.
By the way, Yurovsky's two testimonies have been copied by me and placed on the thread Questions About Testimonies of Yurovsky and others.
I'll go find the URLs and bring them back. Some of you might be interested in the conversation around these testimonies.
At this time, FA and others think the case is closed. For them it is.