August 14, 1997 |
JonBenet Ramsey's body was sprawled on the living room floor, covered with a blanket when the coroner arrived. Around her neck was a cord attached to a stick that was believed to have been used as a garrote. Wednesday's court-ordered release of the complete autopsy report on the 6-year-old beauty queen provided grisly new details but didn't give the time of death, which could help investigators pinpoint who was around her. JonBenet's body was discovered in the basement of her family's house Dec.
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.
May 12, 2004 |
John Ramsey, the father of slain child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, announced in Charlevoix that he would run for the Michigan state House. Ramsey joins five fellow Republicans and two Democrats seeking to represent a district in the northwest corner of the state's Lower Peninsula. "Borne out of the tragedy of the loss of our daughter, I have been given a platform -- one that I did not seek," Ramsey said in Charlevoix. "But my task, I believe, is to use that platform for good."
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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.
June 3, 1998 |
The lead investigator in the JonBenet Ramsey slaying strongly urged the district attorney Tuesday to turn the case over to a grand jury, which has broad powers that he said could help police catch the little girl's killer. "I have an idea of who did it," said Police Cmdr. Mark Beckner. "If I were the D.A., I would go ahead with a grand jury at this point." Beckner's statements came at the end of two days of meetings in which police presented the evidence in the case to Boulder County Dist. Atty.
August 23, 2006 |
A "stressed" John Mark Karr agreed Tuesday to be sent to Colorado to face charges in the death a decade ago of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey. Karr looked pale in his first court appearance in the United States, and his lawyer described him as "getting a little bit stressed out." "Yes, your honor," Karr responded when a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge asked him if he understood that he could fight extradition.