As to your last question about Batesville, a better question is: why would a man like Jim Reeves set up a meeting with a man who was out on bail for the cold blooded murder of an unarmed couple -- a husband and wife -- whom he shot multiple times at point-blank range, then tried to burn their bodies at the time the police (whom I interviewed) arrived on the scene? This guy's business card was also in Jim's wallet, which was recovered amidst the plane crash debris. This man never went to prison, despite three trials, which ended in hung juries.
Furthermore, the land Jim was supposedly looking at in Arkansas is, to this day, SWAMP land. He even told Judy Ford, when he called her, that she would not like the land because it was swamp.
There are big chunks of the puzzle still missing.
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