I was shocked when Mona died, I had to go back and do my homework like Marlene tweeted! I thought Mona was A well at least one of them. I watched the earlier episodes again and found something interesting. In season 3 episode 16, ‘Misery Loves Company’, Byron was accused of Alison’s murder, I looked closely as he walked down the stairs in the basement I noticed that he was wearing the same trousers and shoes as Mona’s killer. Look at the images below.
Byron in S3 Ep16
Byron could be the one that hit Bethany with the hockey stick look at the next images, there is a shovel behind him
and, when he is facing them, he pauses. He seems like he thinks about picking up the shovel to hit Alison but when he turns back to her, Melissa walks out of her house on the phone and interrupts his thoughts so he walks away from Alison. I think he hit Bethany accidentally when he came back for Alison but because the two girls were wearing the same clothes that night he didn’t know who he hit, he thought it was Alison and he left without checking. After Alison went missing, the Montgomerys went away for a year conveniently! We were made to think it was for the benefit of Aria losing Alison and Byron leaving Meredith behind but Byron wanted to get away from what he had done.
So why did he kill Mona? Aria discussed Mike and Mona’s relationship with Byron she said “Dad, Mike and Mona is a very bad idea” (Season 5 episode 11) this was the episode before the one where Mona was killed. He did it to protect his family.
Look at the notes below.
The note from Byron looks very similar to the note from A, the same handwriting, both sign the note with a hyphen –
Now look at Ian’s suicide note, seem similar right!
I also think that Byron was Bethany’s dad, he hit Bethany thinking it was Alison that night.
We know Byron has pictures of twins in his house. The background of his house looks like the background in the twin story that Alison told. What if Bethany told Alison who her dad was, maybe that’s why Ali was blackmailing him? She ‘knew too much’.
Eddie Lamb recognized Aria, what that because Bethany was her sister/twin?
Mrs Grunwald said that ‘one of you has been touched by the one she fears most’ we are made to think it’s Ezra, but could it be Aria’s dad.
We know that Alison mentioned Byron in her diary. We know PLL used references from books and Ali was obsessed with the book Lolita, in which a professor has an affair with an underage girl and surprisingly enough in the book he leaves town after Lolita disappears.
Also Bethany could be Claire (Sara Harvey’s friend in the image below) when she visited Emily she told her how Sara made her feel and that she could murder her herself. I think Bethany knew about Sara and Byron’s affair but Byron murdered Sara Harvey.
Bethany also fits into Red Coat’s figure.
Byron Montgomery might not be Uber A but he sure is a murderer!