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November 6, 1999 | From Associated Press
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 | From Times Wire Services
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 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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.
September 26, 1999
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September 24, 1999 | Associated Press
The grand jury investigating the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey returned to work Thursday for the first time in four months, facing a deadline only a month away for completion of its task. JonBenet was found beaten and strangled in the basement of her parents' home Dec. 26, 1996. Police said the 6-year-old beauty queen's parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, are under an "umbrella of suspicion." The Ramseys have maintained their innocence. Dist. Atty.
January 29, 1999 | From Associated Press
Prosecutors posted a photograph of a white furry bear dressed as Santa Claus on an Internet site Thursday in a plea for public help with the JonBenet Ramsey slaying probe. Dist. Atty. Alex Hunter said investigators are hoping that someone can identify the stuffed animal's manufacturer and retailers where it was carried in 1996 or before. Suzanne Laurion, Hunter's spokeswoman, said investigators had been unable to find that information despite trying retailers, Internet sites and manufacturers.
January 8, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Prosecutors in Boulder, Colo., received nearly $80,000 to help finance the grand jury investigation into the JonBenet Ramsey slaying through March. "If it goes beyond that date, we will be back looking for more money," Assistant Dist. Atty. Bill Wise said. "It is not meant to predict when the grand jury is going to end." The 6-year-old beauty queen was found beaten and strangled Dec. 26, 1996, in the basement of her family's elegant home in Boulder. No arrests have been made.
December 20, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against John Ramsey brought by a man who claimed the father of slain 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey had wrongfully accused him of the child's murder. But U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer, ruling in Denver, said the man, Stephen Miles, will still be able to pursue a part of his original lawsuit that charged that the National Enquirer newspaper had wrongfully called him a pedophile.
September 28, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A special investigator in the JonBenet Ramsey slaying resigned because he believes police are targeting innocent people, including the slain girl's parents. "I find that I cannot in good conscience be a part of the persecution of innocent people," Lou Smit told Dist. Atty. Alex Hunter in a Sept. 20 letter, which was obtained by Newsweek. Smit said in the letter that JonBenet's parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, "did not do it," and urges Hunter to "wait and investigate this case more thoroughly."
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