Complete and utter novice here - this is the first forum I've actually ever joined! But the subject matter has become something of an obsession for me and I wanted to ask others more well versed on this incident what their feelings are. Please bear with me.
My first set of questions regard the 2 men under the tree.
Speculation and logic (I suppose) point to the fact that they died first as they were the most underdressed and their clothes were found on others.
Am I mistaken or is there also evidence to suggest their bodies were overturned to get clothes off after death?
Why do you think they died first?
Why are they the only 2 with burns? Is the general consensus that those 2 climbed the tree and fell into the fire? Prompting them to die first?
Why are there charred articles of clothing? Were they burning their clothes to kindle the fire? Would they not have been wet?
I have read a theory that they were so cold they burned themselves sticking limbs into the fire to keep warm. That doesn't explain the burning of hair of one of them though. Why would you put your head into fire to keep warm?
I know there is a picture of a pretty badly burned jacket on one of the hikers. Was that coat found ON anyone? Was it in the tent? Does anyone know? I'd like to separate that burnt coat from the ones on the 2 men as seperate burning incidents, as I think that would help with the confusion.
I noted on the autopsies that Doroshenko had frostbite on his fingers. Is the damage to Krivonischenko's right fingers considered to be frostbite too??
It is interesting to note that only Doroshenko and Zinaida Kolmogorova had chronicled frostbite damage to their fingers. Do you think that they all did but it just wasn't noted by the coroner? Do you think this is a significant detail??
Okay, I think I'm going to leave it at that for now as I have so many more questions I'm not only going to confuse you all but myself too, jumping from topic top topic.