JonBenet Investigation

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Around 5:30 a.m. the morning after Christmas Day, 1996, Patsy Ramsey found a ransom note on the family's back staircase demanding $118,000 for her six-year-old daughter, JonBenet, and called 911.

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Around 5:30 a.m. the morning after Christmas Day, 1996, Patsy Ramsey found a ransom note on the family's back staircase demanding $118,000 for her six-year-old daughter, JonBenet, and called 911. Later that day, John Ramsey discovered JonBenet's body in a spare room in the basement. She had been strangled with a garrote, and her mouth had been bound with duct tape. John Ramsey removed the duct tape and carried her body upstairs.

From the very beginning, the investigation into the death of JonBenet Ramsey focused on members of the family. Boulder, Colorado investigators went to the Atlanta home of the Ramseys to search for clue and served a search warrant on their summer home in Michigan. Police took hair and blood samples from members of the Ramsey family. The Ramseys tell the press "there is a killer on the loose" but Boulder officials downplay the prospect that a killer is threatening city residents.

The investigation into the murder of JonBenet Ramsey focused on the three-page ransom note, which was apparently written on a note pad found in the house. Handwriting samples were taken from the Ramseys and John Ramsey was ruled out as the author of the note, but police could not eliminate Patsy Ramsey as the writer. District Attorney Alex Hunter tells the media that the parents are obviously the focus of the investigation.

Federal Judge Clears Ramseys: In May 2003, an Atlanta federal judge dismissed a civil lawsuit against John and Patsy Ramsey saying there was no evidence showing the parents killed JonBenet and abundant evidence that an intruder killed the child. The judge criticized the police and the FBI for creating a media campaign designed to make the family look guilty.

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#3 Nov 1, 2011
Boulder is the county seat[4] and most populous city of Boulder County and the 11th most populous city in the U.S. state of Colorado. Boulder is located at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 5,430 feet (1,655 m). The city is 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Denver.

The United States Census Bureau that in 2010 the population of the city of Boulder was 97,385,[5] while the population of the Boulder Metropolitan Statistical Area was 293,161.[6]

Boulder is famous for its status as one of the most liberal cities in Colorado, its colorful Western history, being a choice destination for hippies in the late 1960s, and as home of the main campus of the University of Colorado, the state's largest university. Furthermore, the city of Boulder frequently acquires top rankings in health, well-being, quality of life, education, and art.[7]
M Michigan

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#4 Nov 1, 2011
Boulder's main daily newspaper as of 2006, the Daily Camera, was founded in 1890 as the Boulder Camera, and became a daily newspaper the following year. Colorado Daily was started in 1892 as a university newspaper for CU-Boulder. Following many heated controversies over Colorado Daily's political coverage, it severed its ties to the university in 1971. Newspaper conglomerate Scripps acquired the Colorado Daily in 2005 after its acquisition of the Camera in 1997, leaving the Boulder Weekly as the only locally owned newspaper in Boulder. Scripps relinquished its 50 percent ownership in both papers in early 2009 to Media News Group.

Non-profit radio station KGNU was founded in 1978[72] and commercial music station KBCO in 1977. KVCU, better known as Radio 1190, is another non-profit radio station run with the help of university-student volunteers. KVCU started broadcasting in 1998.[73] Boulder hosted Boulder Free Radio (KBFR) from 2000 to 2005; one of the longest running pirate radio operations in the country.

Boulder is part of the Denver market for television stations, and it also receives many radio stations based in Denver or Ft. Collins.

Paladin Press book/video publishers and Soldier of Fortune magazine both have their headquarters in Boulder.[74][75] Paladin Press was founded in September 1970 by Peder Lund and Robert K. Brown. In 1974, Lund bought out Brown's share of the press, and Brown moved on to found Soldier of Fortune magazine the following year.[76]

Instituted in 1978, Boulder Magazine is a full-color, seasonal magazine that covers local events, outdoor activities and Boulder culture.

Boulder was one of the few cities in the US to have a sustained underground (pirate) FM radio station. Called KBFR (Boulder Free Radio), it operated at 95.3FM and streamed live online at www.kbfr.org .[citation needed] It was operated from April 2000 to January 2005 when its founders, under pressure from the FCC, took it off the air. At its peak, it had over 50 DJs and had an international following via the Internet.

The Audio Information Network of Colorado is based in Boulder, providing a radio reading service and other audio services for blind people throughout the state of Colorado.
M Michigan

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#5 Nov 1, 2011
Last Day of Snow in Boulder
Data from 1949-2996
Last day of measurable snow (that is, greater than a trace)(1948-1995)

earliest day of last snow: Mar 22 (1992)
latest day: June 7 (1993)

average: April 25

first quartile April 14
median April 25
third quartile May 2
M Michigan

Tecumseh, MI

#7 Nov 1, 2011
Boulder Daily Weather data

Temperatures are in degrees Fahrenheit
Precipitation, snowfall and snow depth are in inches
Max and min temperatures are for the 6pm-6pm time period

Dec 1996
Day high T low T Precip Snow Snow Depth

25 54 24 0 0 T

26 51 6 0 T 0
M Michigan

Tecumseh, MI

#8 Nov 1, 2011
M Michigan

Tecumseh, MI

#9 Nov 1, 2011
Temperatures are in degrees Fahrenheit.
Precipitation, snowfall and snow depth are in inches
"T" is a trace (less than .01 inches for precip and .1 for snow)
Max and min temperatures are for the 6pm-6pm time period
M Michigan

Tecumseh, MI

#10 Nov 1, 2011
BOULDER, Colo.— The house where JonBenet Ramsey’s body was discovered more than 12 years ago is back on the
market, again.

The 7,240-square-foot house at 749 15th St. is listed for $2.29 million. The home, where John and Patsy Ramsey’s 6-year-
old daughter was found dead in the basement on Dec. 26, 1996, can be found listed at the Re/Max of Boulder’s Web site,
www.boulderco.com .

The online listing describes the home as a “spectacular and stunning 1920s Tudor masterpiece on gated oversized lot in
coveted Uni Hill.”

The Ramseys purchased the house, then known as 755 15th St., for $500,000 in 1991, according to Boulder County
assessor records.

In 1998, the Ramseys sold the house for $650,000 to a group of investors, who pledged to resell it and donate profits to the
JonBenet Ramsey Children’s Foundation.

In 2004, Tim Milner and his wife, Carol Schuller Milner — the daughter of “Hour of Power” televangelist Robert H. Schuller
— purchased the home for $1.05 million.
M Michigan

Tecumseh, MI

#11 Nov 1, 2011
November 1991 — John and Patsy Ramsey buy the house at 755 15th St. for $500,000.

Dec. 26, 1996 — JonBenet Ramsey is found dead in the basement of the home. Her family never spends another night
there.

February 1998 — A group of investors buys the home for $650,000, pledging to resell it and donate profits to the JonBenet
Ramsey Children’s Foundation.

1999-2001 — E.J.“Doc” Kreis, the University of Colorado’s speed, strength and conditioning coach, rents the house before
being fired and moving to California.

June 2001 — The address is changed to 749 15th St.

May 2004 — Tim and Carol Milner buy the house for $1.05 million.

July 2008 — The house is listed for sale at $2.68 million.

May 2009 — The house is put back on the market for $2.29 million.

“Sandy Stranger killed JonBenet”

Since: Jan 08

Not Boulder, Co.

#13 Nov 1, 2011
Patsy killed JonBenet deliberately. No one else was involved.
M Michigan

Tecumseh, MI

#14 Nov 1, 2011
Ransom Note:

1. "Mr. Ramsey.
2. Listen carefully! We are a group of individuals that represent
3. a small foreign faction. We xx respect your bussiness
4. but not the country that it serves. At this time we have
5. your daughter in our posession. She is safe and unharmed and
6. if you want her to see 1997, you must follow our instructions to
7. the letter.

8. You will withdraw $118,000.00 from your account.$100,000 will be
9. in $100 bills and the remaining $18,000 in $20 bills. Make sure
10. that you bring an adequate size attache to the bank. When you get
11. home you will put the money in a brown paper bag. I will call you
12. between 8 and 10 am tomorrow to instruct you on delivery. The
13. delivery will be exhausting so I advise you to be rested. If we
14. monitor you getting the money early, we might call you early to
15. arrange an earlier delivery of the money and hence a earlier
16. delivery pickup of your daughter.

17. Any deviation of my instructions will result in the immediate
18. execution of your daughter. You will also be denied her remains
19. for proper burial. The two gentlemen watching over your daughter
20. do not particularly like you so I advise you not to provoke them.
21. Speaking to anyone about your situation, such as Police, F.B.I.,
22. etc., will result in your daughter being beheaded. If we catch you
23. talking to a stray dog, she dies. If you alert bank authorities, she
24. dies. If the money is in any way marked or tampered with, she dies.
25. You will be scanned for electronic devices and if any are found, she
26. dies. You can try to deceive us but be warned that we are familiar
27. with Law enforcement countermeasures and tactics. You stand a 99%
28. chance of killing your daughter if you try to out smart us. Follow
29. our instructions and you stand a 100% chance of getting her back.
30. You and your family are under constant scrutiny as well as the
31. authorities. Don't try to grow a brain John. You are not the only
32. fat cat around so don't think that killing will be difficult. Don't
33. underestimate us John. Use that good southern common sense of yours.
34. It is up to you now John!
35. Victory!
36. S.B.T.C"
M Michigan

Tecumseh, MI

#15 Nov 1, 2011
Victory Report 2011
This personality profile is based on the writing of Victory S.B.T.C. for more information: Personality report creator based on standardized basic personality traits.
Victory uses judgment to make decisions. He is ruled by his head, not his heart. He is a cool, collected person who is usually unexpressive emotionally. Some may see him as unemotional. He does have emotions but has no need to express them. He is withdrawn into himself and enjoys being alone.
The circumstances when Victory does express emotions include: extreme anger, extreme passion, and tremendous stress. If someone gets him mad enough to tell him off, he will not be sorry about it later. He puts a mark in his mind when someone angers him. He keeps track of these marks and when he hits that last mark he will let them know they have gone too far. He is ruled somewhat by self-interest. All his conclusions are made without outside emotional influence. He is very level-headed and will remain calm in an emergency situation. In a situation where other people might get hysterical, he has poise.
Victory will work more efficiently if given space and time to be alone. He would rather not be surrounded by people constantly. In a relationship, he will show his love by the things he does rather than by the things he says. Saying "I love you" is not a needed routine because he feels his mate should already know. The only exception to this is if he has logically concluded that it is best for his mate to hear him express his love verbally.
Victory is not subject to emotional appeals. If someone is selling a product to him, they will need to present only the facts. They should present them from a standpoint of his sound judgment. He will not be taken in by an emotional story about someone else. He will meet emergencies without getting hysterical and he will always ask "Is this best for me?"
People that write their letters in an average height and average size are moderate in their ability to interact socially. According to the data input, Victory doesn't write too large or too small, indicating a balanced ability to be social and interact with others.
Victory will demand respect and will expect others to treat him with honor and dignity. Victory believes in his ideas and will expect other people to also respect them. He has a lot of pride.
Victory will be candid and direct when expressing his opinion. He will tell them what he thinks if they ask for it, whether they like it or not. So, if they don't really want his opinion, don't ask for it!
In reference to Victory's mental abilities, he has a very investigating and creating mind. He investigates projects rapidly because he is curious about many things. He gets involved in many projects that seem good at the beginning, but he soon must slow down and look at all the angles. He probably gets too many things going at once. When Victory slows down, then he becomes more creative than before. Since it takes time to be creative, he must slow down to do it. He then decides what projects he has time to finish. Thus he finishes at a slower pace than when he started the project.
He has the best of two kinds of minds. One is the quick investigating mind. The other is the creative mind. His mind thinks quick and rapidly in the investigative mode. He can learn quicker, investigate more, and think faster. Victory can then switch into his low gear. When he is in the slower mode, he can be creative, remember longer and stack facts in a logical manner. He is more logical this way and can climb mental mountains with a much better grip.
M Michigan

Tecumseh, MI

#16 Nov 1, 2011
Part Two of Report:

Victory Report 2011

Victory is a practical person whose goals are planned, practical, and down to earth. This is typical of people with normal healthy self-esteem. He needs to visualize the end of a project before he starts. He finds joy in anticipation and planning. Notice that I said he plans everything he is going to do, that doesn't necessarily mean things go as planned. Victory basically feels good about himself. He has a positive self-esteem which contributes to his success. He feels he has the ability to achieve anything he sets his mind to. However, he sets his goals using practicality-- not too "out of reach". He has enough self-confidence to leave a bad situation, yet, he will not take great risks, as they relate to his goals. A good esteem is one key to a happy life. Although there is room for improvement in the confidence category, his self-perception is better than average.
Victory is very self-sufficient. He is trying not to need anyone. He is capable of making it on his own. He probably wants and enjoys people, but he doesn't "need" them. He can be a loner.
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M Michigan

Tecumseh, MI

#17 Nov 1, 2011
Part One:

Victory Report 2011

This personality profile is based on the writing of Victory S.B.T.C. for more information: Personality report creator based on standardized basic personality traits.
Victory uses judgment to make decisions. He is ruled by his head, not his heart. He is a cool, collected person who is usually unexpressive emotionally. Some may see him as unemotional. He does have emotions but has no need to express them. He is withdrawn into himself and enjoys being alone.
The circumstances when Victory does express emotions include: extreme anger, extreme passion, and tremendous stress. If someone gets him mad enough to tell him off, he will not be sorry about it later. He puts a mark in his mind when someone angers him. He keeps track of these marks and when he hits that last mark he will let them know they have gone too far. He is ruled somewhat by self-interest. All his conclusions are made without outside emotional influence. He is very level-headed and will remain calm in an emergency situation. In a situation where other people might get hysterical, he has poise.
Victory will work more efficiently if given space and time to be alone. He would rather not be surrounded by people constantly. In a relationship, he will show his love by the things he does rather than by the things he says. Saying "I love you" is not a needed routine because he feels his mate should already know. The only exception to this is if he has logically concluded that it is best for his mate to hear him express his love verbally.
Victory is not subject to emotional appeals. If someone is selling a product to him, they will need to present only the facts. They should present them from a standpoint of his sound judgment. He will not be taken in by an emotional story about someone else. He will meet emergencies without getting hysterical and he will always ask "Is this best for me?"
People that write their letters in an average height and average size are moderate in their ability to interact socially. According to the data input, Victory doesn't write too large or too small, indicating a balanced ability to be social and interact with others.
Victory will demand respect and will expect others to treat him with honor and dignity. Victory believes in his ideas and will expect other people to also respect them. He has a lot of pride.
Victory will be candid and direct when expressing his opinion. He will tell them what he thinks if they ask for it, whether they like it or not. So, if they don't really want his opinion, don't ask for it!
In reference to Victory's mental abilities, he has a very investigating and creating mind. He investigates projects rapidly because he is curious about many things. He gets involved in many projects that seem good at the beginning, but he soon must slow down and look at all the angles. He probably gets too many things going at once. When Victory slows down, then he becomes more creative than before. Since it takes time to be creative, he must slow down to do it. He then decides what projects he has time to finish. Thus he finishes at a slower pace than when he started the project.
He has the best of two kinds of minds. One is the quick investigating mind. The other is the creative mind. His mind thinks quick and rapidly in the investigative mode. He can learn quicker, investigate more, and think faster. Victory can then switch into his low gear. When he is in the slower mode, he can be creative, remember longer and stack facts in a logical manner. He is more logical this way and can climb mental mountains with a much better grip.
10-1-2011
M Michigan

Tecumseh, MI

#20 Nov 1, 2011
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“Sandy Stranger killed JonBenet”

Since: Jan 08

Not Boulder, Co.

#21 Nov 1, 2011
The psychological study of the images in myth reveals victory, salvation, ransom and cross to be analogous.
M Michigan

Tecumseh, MI

#22 Nov 1, 2011
On May 24, 2000 at a press conference in Atlanta, Georgia where John and Patsy Ramsey, along with their attorney Lin Wood, announced they had taken and passed a polygraph test indicating they were not involved in the murder of their six year old daughter JonBenét. Also in attendance were the two polygraph experts who performed, supervised, and scored the tests.

While the Ramsey attorney did a memorable song and dance for the media, several facts about the tests and the people involved were tactfully omitted. Had the journalists in attendance been better informed about the polygraph process and those involved, the entire press conference would have been a public relations disaster for the Ramseys.
M Michigan

Tecumseh, MI

#23 Nov 1, 2011
The first is that an unknown assailant, who entered the house presumably via the basement window, murdered JonBenet. If this theory is correct then the killer would have to be someone who: · Was familiar with the layout of the house. · Knew the Ramseys personally enough to know that John Ramsey received a bonus of $118,000. · Was confident enough to spend the time to, not only commit the offence, but also had the presence of mind to write a long note in an attempt to draw suspicion away from them. The other theory is one posed by former FBI agent and expert criminal profiler, Robert Ressler. John and Patsy Ramsey agree with Ressler. His theory states: · JonBenet knew her killer · That the killer could have come from a small circle of friends around the Ramsey home in Boulder · That the circle would include family, neighbors, and employees of the Ramseys. On October 13, 1999, District Attorney Alex Hunter called a press conference to announce that a grand jury that had been assembled thirteen months previously to hear the evidence of the case, had found that there was insufficient evidence to charge any suspect with the murder of JonBenet.
M Michigan

Tecumseh, MI

#24 Nov 1, 2011
Reprint:

Missing girl found dead

Six-year-old was reported kidnapped earlier in day

By ELLIOT ZARET and ALLI KRUPSKI

Camera Staff Writers

December 27, 1996

A 6-year-old Boulder girl reported kidnapped early Thursday was found dead in her parents' house later that afternoon.

Boulder police said a family member discovered the body of Jon Benet Ramsey - daughter of Access Graphics president John Ramsey and Patricia Ramsey - in the basement of the family house at 755 15th St. about 1:30 p.m. The child was the 1995 Little Miss Colorado and a student at Martin Park Elementary School, according to a family friend.

The FBI joined the investigation because the child initially was reported kidnapped at 5:30 a.m.

Police detectives and crime scene investigators began searching the house late Thursday after securing a search warrant. No details of what they had found were disclosed.

Although the official cause of death was not yet known, Police Chief Tom Koby said the case is considered a homicide. The child had not been shot or stabbed, said Detective Sgt. Larry Mason.

It is Boulder's first official homicide of 1996, Koby said.

No arrest had been made as of press time, and police had no suspects, Mason said.

The Boulder County coroner's office refused to discuss details of the case, though an autopsy will be performed today, according to city spokeswoman Leslie Aaholm.

Neighbors described Jon Bonet as a friendly, outgoing child. "She was a beautiful little girl," said Diane Brumfitt, a school counselor who lives next door to the Ramseys. "But her personality - she was very engaging and charming."

Brumfitt said police were outside the Ramsey house most of the day. The Ramseys left in a friend's car at midday, she said.

"It was almost surreal," said Brumfitt. "It just didn't seem real at all."

Joe Barnhill, who lives across the street, said he stowed the Christmas bicycle John Ramsey bought for Jon Bonet until Christmas Eve. Barnhill was outside the house Thursday afternoon walking Jon Bonet's dog - a pet he said she received as a birthday present about two years ago.

He described the Ramseys - John, Patricia, Jon Bonet and her older brother, Burke - as a happy family.

"They are such congenial people - the best neighbors," said Barnhill.

Barnhill said Jon Bonet's mother, called Patsy - a former Miss West Virginia - raised a well-mannered, polite daughter.

"She has been working so hard to groom her and raise her for the society we live in," said Barnhill.

"Patsy is a doting, loving, incredible mother," said Dee Dee Nelson-Schneider, a family friend who worked with Patsy Ramsey at Flatirons Elementary School. "If anything, they spoiled Jon Bonet. For instance, one day Jon Bonet said to her mother that she didn't have enough dresses, so Patsy took her shopping and let her get some dresses."

Patsy Ramsey traveled around the country with Jon Bonet to attend her daughter's beauty contests. "They were so serious about this beauty queen stuff, but they never put any pressure on her. She was Little Miss Colorado in 1995," said Nelson-Schneider.

"She had her own float in the Colorado Parade of Lights in December 1995, and Patsy walked along the side of the float the whole parade to make sure (Jon Bonet) was safe. That's how protective Patsy was."

The Ramsey family was preparing to go to a second home in Michigan for vacation, a neighbor said.

John Ramsey's company, the Boulder-based computer distributor Access Graphics, recently celebrated its first $1 billion in revenues. Access Graphics, a subsidiary of Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin Corp., employs 380 people in Boulder.

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