April 12, 2000 |
The Boulder Police Department and the district attorney said Tuesday that they will take John and Patsy Ramsey up on their offer to undergo a polygraph test in the death of their daughter, JonBenet. Authorities said in a statement they agree to the Ramseys' publicly announced conditions, including having an examiner independent of the Boulder police, and have notified the Ramseys' lawyers. The Ramseys raised the issue of a polygraph during media interviews about their new book on the case.
April 9, 2000 |
A former lead detective in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case says he believes the murdered girl's mother wrote the ransom note that was in the family home the day her body was found. In an interview airing Monday on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America," Steve Thomas, who resigned in protest of what he called the lack of aggressive prosecution of the case, said Patsy Ramsey wrote the note.
March 21, 2000 |
The parents of slain child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey said in a book published this week that their daughter's killer is probably a young man who had crept into the family home while everyone was away at a Christmas party. In the book, John and Patsy Ramsey speculate that the man entered the house planning to kidnap 6-year-old JonBenet but that the plan went awry and he ended up killing her.
March 19, 2000 |
The book by the parents of JonBenet Ramsey is selling slowly in the couple's former hometown of Boulder, Colo. The Boulder Book Store had sold only eight copies of "The Death of Innocence" by closing Friday--hours after the book's release. Other bookstores in town described sales as less than brisk. The book, however, was listed at No. 13 on the Amazon.com best-seller list Saturday.
March 18, 2000 |
A new book by the parents of JonBenet Ramsey has a wrong number listed for people to call with information about the slaying. The number listed in "The Death of Innocence," written by John and Patsy Ramsey and released Friday, rings into the house of Craig Swan of Littleton, Colo. The book's publisher, Thomas Nelson Publishing, could not be reached for comment. JonBenet was found dead in her parent's Boulder, Colo., home on Dec. 26, 1996. The correct tip line number is (720) 904-3739.
November 6, 1999 |
The parents of JonBenet Ramsey said Friday they are writing a book on the unsolved slaying of their 6-year-old daughter. The book, with the working title "The Death of Innocence," is scheduled for release in March by Nashville-based Thomas Nelson Publishers, which specializes in books with religious themes. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
October 28, 1999 |
Gov. Bill Owens said Wednesday he has decided not to appoint a special prosecutor to look into the JonBenet Ramsey slaying, saying police are working with new evidence and headed in the right direction. Owens also had strong words for the little girl's parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, asking them to "stop hiding behind their attorneys" and return to Colorado to help authorities solve the case. "To the killers, let me say this: You only think you have gotten away with murder.
October 15, 1999 |
Dist. Atty. Alex Hunter of Boulder, Colo., acknowledged that "mistakes were made" in the JonBenet Ramsey slaying investigation but defended his office and said he is not done searching for the 6-year-old beauty queen's killer. He said the girl's parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, "have not been eliminated from the investigation." Hunter faced a barrage of criticism after announcing that a 13-month grand jury investigation into the slaying did not find enough evidence to charge anyone. Gov.
October 14, 1999 |
A grand jury in Boulder, Colo., declined to return an indictment Wednesday in the murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey as it finished its work after 13 months, apparently turning the focus of inquiry away from the child's parents. The case, in which the young beauty queen was found beaten and strangled in the basement of her home the day after Christmas in 1996, had riveted the nation and been tabloid fodder for three years.