February 3, 2009 |
The slaying of JonBenet Ramsey will be investigated as a cold case with all evidence and actions taken 12 years ago reviewed anew, Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner said. The girl, 6, was found bludgeoned and strangled in the basement of her home in 1996. L. Lin Wood, an attorney for JonBenet's father, John Ramsey, called the announcement a "positive sign." Wood and Ramsey have been critical of previous police efforts, saying they unfairly focused on the family and ignored other evidence.
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July 14, 2008 |
The face of JonBenet Ramsey emerges once more from the dark archives of her death a dozen years ago. Her smile is frozen at age 6, the eternal image of a little girl whose appeal and sadness continue to haunt us. We see this isn't just a picture of a child at play but a child pitched into an adult world of mascara and lip gloss as a beauty contestant, and paraded before audiences, cameras and the monsters who prey on children. She's in the news again by default.
July 10, 2008 |
JonBenet Ramsey, the 6-year-old beauty queen whose slaying has stymied investigators in this college town for more than a decade, did not die at the hands of her family, the Boulder district attorney said Wednesday. New DNA evidence supports the theory that an unidentified man killed the child, Mary Lacy said.
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October 6, 2006 |
John Mark Karr was freed Thursday after a judge dismissed child pornography charges against the onetime suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey slaying because prosecutors didn't have enough evidence to take the case to trial. Judge Rene Chouteau ordered Karr released immediately, bringing an end to his two-month odyssey in the U.S. criminal justice system after he was extradited from Thailand in the Ramsey case. He left Sonoma County Jail flanked by his attorneys and rode off in a black Volvo SUV.
August 26, 2006 |
John Mark Karr, 41, waited in a private jail cell in Boulder for a court appearance Monday in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey, while a public defender sought to protect DNA samples taken from his client and a sample of his handwriting. Deputy Public Defender Seth Temin filed a flurry of motions asking the judge to prohibit prosecutors and police from conducting any DNA testing without first notifying the court and the defense.
August 25, 2006 |
The man suspected of killing 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was brought to Colorado on Thursday, even as the Boulder district attorney's office acknowledged in court papers that its investigation "is still in its very early stages." John Mark Karr told reporters in Thailand, where he was arrested last week, that he was with the child beauty queen when she died in 1996; her body was found the day after Christmas. Karr was flown to Los Angeles on Sunday and waived his extradition hearing Tuesday.