Bingo Rick! 100% the case.
I think you and I have probably studied some of the same information. I watched a lecture by a defense attorney that essentially said what you say here, backed up with tons of examples of how the police and investigators can make something out of nothing.
His single biggest piece of advice, the thing he said to remember even if you forget everything else, was take advantage of the "Right to Remain Silent", and STAY silent.