JonBenet Investigation

JonBenet Investigation

There are 1659 comments on the About.com story from Nov 1, 2011, titled JonBenet Investigation. In it, About.com reports that:

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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M Michigan

Adrian, MI

#25 Nov 1, 2011
Birth: Aug. 6, 1990
Atlanta
DeKalb County
Georgia, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1996
Boulder
Boulder County
Colorado, USA

Murder Victim. She was a 6-year-old Little Miss beauty pageant winner who was murdered in her home on Christmas day 1996, in one of the most high-profile child homicides in recent history. Her numerous award titles include 'Little Miss Colorado,''National Tiny Miss Beauty,' and 'Little Miss Christmas.'
deb

Minneapolis, MN

#26 Nov 1, 2011
I have completed several of the handwriting analysis for myself and friends, and they are right on to a tee. It is amazing. The personality profile will prove to be correct.

If anyone doesn't believe it, try it sometime.
I think it is Myhandwriting.com

BrotherMoon

“Sandy Stranger killed JonBenet”

Since: Jan 08

Not Boulder, Co.

#27 Nov 1, 2011
Patsy killed JonBenet deliberately.
M Michigan

Adrian, MI

#29 Nov 1, 2011
reprint:

A Christmas Message from the Ramsey Family
With the Christmas season upon us and the anniversary of JonBenet's death approaching, we are filled with many emotions. We, as a family, miss JonBenet's presence among us as we see the lights, hear the music, and recall celebrations of Christmases past. We miss her every day - not just today.

On the one hand, we feel like Christmas should be canceled. Where is there joy? Our Christmas is forever tainted with the tragedy of her death. And yet the message rings clear. Had there been no birth of Christ, there would be no hope of eternal life, and, hence, no hope of ever being with our loved ones again.

As the day of the birth of our Lord and Savior approaches, we thank all across the nation and around the world for your continued prayers of concern and support. It is those prayers that sustain us. We ask that as you gather with your families and loved ones this Christmas, be joyful in the celebration of the birthday of Christ, knowing that this is truly the reason for the season. We must continue to celebrate the birth of Christ ... for our hope of life together ever after.

Thank you for all you meant to her and mean to us.

With blessing and prayer for a Joyful Holiday and the Grace of God's ever present love for the New Year,

John, Patsy, John Andrew, Melinda, and Burke
M Michigan

Adrian, MI

#30 Nov 1, 2011
118.000.00

Genesis 1: 18 - "...to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good."

Psalms 118: 27 - "The Lord is God, and he has made his light shine upon us. With boughs in hand, bind the festal sacrifice with ropes to the horns of the altar."

The Revelation of St. John 1: 18 - "I am the Living one. I was dead and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and hell."
M Michigan

Adrian, MI

#32 Nov 1, 2011
Tax:

LEVEL 1 - 1 OF 2 RECORDS
*** THIS DATA IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY ***

PROPERTY TRANSFER RECORD FOR BOULDER COUNTY, CO

Buyer: 755 15TH STREET LLC (Company/Corporation)

Seller: RELOCATION RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL INC (Company/Corporation)

Seller Mailing Address: 1900 15TH ST, BOULDER, CO 80302

Property Address: 755 15TH ST, BOULDER, CO

********** SALES INFORMATION **********

Recorded Date: 2/12/1998

Sale Price:$ 650,000 (Full Amount)

Total Transfer Tax:$ 65.00

Document Number: 1771216

BOULDER COUNTY, CO 755 15TH ST, BOULDER, CO

Deed Type: WARRANTY DEED

Legal Description: LOT: 36-39; BLOCK: 35; SUBDIVISION: UNIVERSITY PLACE

Brief Description: EXCEPT N7 FT LOT39 BLK35

********** MORTGAGE INFORMATION **********

Lender: LIBERTY SVGS BANK FSB

Loan Amount:$ 585,000
M Michigan

Adrian, MI

#33 Nov 1, 2011
Tax:

LEVEL 1 - 1 OF 1 DOCUMENT
***THIS DATA IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. CERTIFICATION CAN ONLY BE
OBTAINED THROUGH THE OFFICE OF THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF STATE.***

COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF STATE, CORPORATE/LTD PARTNERSHIP RECORD

NAME: 755 15TH STREET, LLC

TYPE: DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (IN COLORADO)

STATUS: IN GOOD STANDING

FILING-DATE: 01/21/1998

DURATION: PERPETUAL

STATE OF INCORPORATION: COLORADO

ADDRESS: 1900 15TH ST
BOULDER, CO 80302

REGISTERED AGENT: BORK ANNE

COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF STATE, CORPORATE/LTD PARTNERSHIP RECORD

REGISTERED OFFICE: 1900 15TH ST
BOULDER, CO 80302

ANNUAL-REPORT:

CURRENT REPORT/NO:

NUMBER: 19981011951

DIRECTORS:

GROUP II PARTNERSHIP
1900 15TH ST
BOULDER, CO 80302

GROUP IV PARTNERSHIP
1900 15TH ST
BOULDER, CO 80302

HISTORY:

1. DATE: 01/21/1998
COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF STATE, CORPORATE/LTD PARTNERSHIP RECORD

TRANSACTION: ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
COMMENT: 755 15TH STREET, LLC...
DOCUMENT NO: 19981011951
M Michigan

Adrian, MI

#34 Nov 1, 2011
Tax

Property Summary Report compiled 5-18-1998 4:12pm

Colorado Property Record - Boulder Colorado

Parcel Number: 1463-31-3-33-014
Brief Legal Desc: Lots 36-38 & 39 Less N 7 FT BLK 35 University Place.
County/State: Colorado Property Record - Boulder County.

Care/Of Name: Blank
Mailing address; 755 15th St, Boulder Co. 80302

Assessed Land Value:$188,300
Market Land Value: Blank
Assessed Improvements:$578,500
Market Improvements: Blank
Total Assessed Value $ 766,800
Total Market Value: Blank

Assessment year: 1995
Most Recent Sale:$500,000
Tax year: 1995
Prior Sales Price:$500,000
Produced By County: 05-19-1996

Property Narrative:
Built in 1927, this single family owner occupied property has a total area of 6,866 square feet, and has a lot size of 11,625 square feet. This property has 15 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 6.50 baths, a partial basement, and an attached garage. It is constructed with masonary. The assessed values were established in 1995, results in a total area price per square foot of $111.68, and result in a lot price per square foot of $65.96. Taxes for 1995 are $6,150 and are based on tax rate code area 0010. The most recent sale (shown abvoe on property record) occured 11-1991 and was for the full amaount computed from transfer tax. The prior sale (shown above on property record) occured 11-1991 and is unknown. Information on this property is recorded in the state of Colorado, Boulder County public records in document 101142191.

Legal Information From Property Assessment:
No information available.

Latest Colorado Deed Transfer Record - Boulder County:

Parcel Number: 1463-31-3-33-014
Brief Legal Desc: Lots 36-38 & 39 Less N 7 FT BLK 35 University Place
Property Address: 755 15th Street, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Sellers: Blank
Address: Blank
Buyers: Relocation Resources International, Inc.
Buyers C/O: Blank
Address: 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, Ma.

Sale Price: Blank
Lender Name: Blank
Loan Amount: Blank
Title Company: Blank

Sale Date: 11-02-1997
Recording Date: 12-12-1997

On 11-02-1997, transfer of ownership occured on this property through a warranty deed to Relocaton Resources, International, Inc. The property's lot size is 11,625 square feet.

Information on this deed transfer was recorded in the state of Colorado's deed transfer records in document 1755337 on 12-12-1997.

Legal Information From Deed:
Brief legal desc: Lots 36-38 & 39 LESS N 7 FT BLK 35 University Place
Township: Boulder
Subdivision: University Place
M Michigan

Adrian, MI

#35 Nov 1, 2011
THE STRENGTH OF BONE COMPARED WITH OTHER MATERIALS


Substance.

Weight in pounds per cubic foot.

Ultimate strength. Pounds per square inch.


Tension.

Compression.

Shear.


Medium steel

490

65,000

60,000

40,000


Granite

170

1,500

15,000

2,000


Oak, white

46

12,500 12

7,000

4,000 13


Compact bone (low)

119

13,200

18,000

11,800


Compact bone (high)

……

17,700

24,000

7,150
M Michigan

Adrian, MI

#36 Nov 1, 2011
JonBenet’s weight (mass) at 45 lbs.

It is much more likely that a weapon was used with great force and that the weapon’s description would match the measurements of the fracture. Its edge should “match”(be less than) the width of the displaced skull fragment (1.75 x 0.5 inches).
TerryB

Minneapolis, MN

#37 Nov 1, 2011
M Michigan wrote:
JonBenet’s weight (mass) at 45 lbs.
It is much more likely that a weapon was used with great force and that the weapon’s description would match the measurements of the fracture. Its edge should “match”(be less than) the width of the displaced skull fragment (1.75 x 0.5 inches).
Do you think that the Maglight was the weapon, it seems to me that it's pattern matched the skull fracture pattern?
M Michigan

Adrian, MI

#38 Nov 1, 2011
TerryB wrote:
<quoted text>Do you think that the Maglight was the weapon, it seems to me that it's pattern matched the skull fracture pattern?
Thanks for the question:
No we do not here on the Investigation at this time.
Info:
Anatomy of an Ice Axe
Head: The head is comprised of the pick, adze and the carabiner hole and is usually made of a steel alloy. In tools specialized for steep ice and mixed rock-and-ice climbing, the adze is rarely used and can be replaced with a hammer. This weight savings can be a real plus.
Pick: This is the sharp end of the ice axe, used for hooking and swinging into snow or ice. It is also the part of the axe used during a self-arrest. A pick is described by its curvature angle and its clearance.
•The curvature angle is the angle of pick relative to the shaft of the tool. A 65° to 70° angle is typical of mountaineering axes whereas a more acute angle of 55° to 60° is common to technical axes and tools.
•The clearance of a pick is either positive or negative. This is determined by comparing the angle of the pick tip to the shaft. These days, the reality is that clearance makes little difference since 1) most picks are positive clearance, and 2) both positive- and negative-angle picks will penetrate snow. "Positive clearance picks offer better performance for ice climbing due to their more precise point for hooking; some negative clearance are preferred for self arrest in difficult snow conditions." Clearance can be modified by taking a hand file and carefully grinding the pick to your desired angle and sharpness.
Adze: The broad, shovel-like adze is predominately used to cut steps or seats in snow or ice. It serves as a comfortable grip platform when holding the axe in a self-belay grasp. The self-belay grasp is when the axe is held with the adze facing forward. This provides a firm anchor and easier access to various anchoring techniques. This is the reverse position from the self-arrest grasp, which is when the pick is facing forward.
Carabiner hole: The hole in the head of an ice axe is commonly used to affix an ice-axe leash. It can also be used for clipping a carabiner.
Shaft: Ice-axe shafts are typically made of aluminum, carbon fiber or steel. Each offers a tradeoff in terms of weight and strength. Heavier shafts are usually stronger, although some lightweight materials such as carbon fiber are extremely strong (but much more expensive).
•Straight shafts are better for plunging, self-belaying or for use in an anchor. Straight-shafted axes are best for general mountaineering.
Spike: The metal tip of an axe is the sharp point that penetrates snow and ice. It is predominantly used as a stabilizer for maintaining balance while walking on snow or ice, much like a trekking pole. Some lightweight axes forgo having a spike (by cutting the shaft at an angle) to save weight. In many steep-ice and mixed climbing tools, the spike has been permanently removed. This shaves weight and increases safety when using the tool in a reverse stein-pull (using the tool upside-down as a lever on rock.) Keep in mind that using an axe as a balancing tool while scrambling dulls the spike over time. Regular maintenance with a file helps to keep the spike sharp.
The AOZE that is 1/2" X 1-3/4" will match the head damage.(Head of the hammer).
The shaft could crack the head bone 8" long.(V shape shaft).
The Spike - the pointed end that uses a philup screw to hold it in place, as in the pictures of the burn marks.
The ice axe spike end could be easy heated up by the open flame of the water boiler heating system next to where the crime was commited. This open flame was inches away and inline to heat this tool. The killer could easy and quickly heat the pointed end to cause the burn marks use in this crime.
The crime seen may show other area where this ice axe could be used.
We will update the other area too.
Thanks
M Michigan

Adrian, MI

#39 Nov 1, 2011
The killer height - by sizing the ice axe:
Your Height
Axe Length
<5'8" (<1.72m)
50-60cm
5'8"-6'0" (1.72-1.8m)
60-70cm
>6'0" (>1.8m)
60-70cm
M Michigan

Adrian, MI

#40 Nov 1, 2011
One popular way to find the correct length of an axe is simply to hold it while standing relaxed. The spike of the axe should barely touch the ground when you stand fully upright with your arms at your sides. Someone who is shorter (5'8" or so) might be able to use a 65cm axe for general mountaineering, whereas a taller person (say 6'2") would want a 75cm axe for the same task. It's also possible that 2 people of the same height might have a different reach, or "ape index," and therefore might need different length axes. A person's ape index is the difference between their overall height and wingspan (measured fingertip to fingertip.)
M Michigan

Adrian, MI

#41 Nov 1, 2011
Adze: The broad, shovel-like adze is predominately used to cut steps or seats in snow or ice. The user hammer away cutting the ice, we can then tell what hand the killer mostly uses by the rounging of the Adze and the head damage in the phots. the squar end will be rounder with use. right handed will wear off the right side. left hand will round off the left side when clearing snow and ice.

The ice axe in the mountaineers tool of choice.

“WAX ON”

Since: Jul 10

WAX OFF

#42 Nov 2, 2011
Since this is a discussion forum and in lieu of discussion participation, you are just copying and pasting 15 year old articles on this thread, how about being really helpful and posting all the case transcripts here so we will have them for reference?

TIA!
M Michigan wrote:
15 Years
M Michigan

Adrian, MI

#43 Nov 2, 2011
NAME: RAMSEY, JONBENET AUTOPSY NO. 96A-155
DOB: 08/06/90 DEATH D/T: 12/26/96 @ 1323
AGE: 6Y SEX: F
AUTOPSY D/T: 12/27/96 @ 0815 ID NO: 137712
PATH MD: MEYER COR/MEDREC#: 1714-96-A TYPE: COR

FINAL DIAGNOSIS:

I. Ligature strangulation
A. Circumferential ligature with associated ligature furrow of neck

B. Abrasions and petechial hemorrhages, neck

C. Petechial hemorrhages, conjunctival surfaces of eyes and skin of face

II. Craniocerebral injuries
A. Scalp contusion

B. Linear, comminuted fracture of right side of skull

C. Linear pattern of contusions of right cerebral hemisphere

D. subarachnoid and subdural hemorrhage

E. Small contusions, tips of temporal lobes

III. Abrasion of right cheek

IV. Abrasion/contusion, posterior right shoulder

V. Abrasions of left lower back and posterior left lower leg

VI. Abrasion and vancular congestion of vaginal mucosa

VII. Ligature of right wrist

Toxicologic Studies
blood ethanol - none detected
blood drug screen - no drugs detected

CLINOCOPATHOLIGICAL CORRELATION: Cause of death of this six year old female is asphyxia by strangulation associated with craniocerebral trauma.

John E. Meyer M.D. Pathologist

jn/12/27/96
The body of this six year old female was first seen by me after I was called to an address identified as 755 - 15th street in Boulder, Colorado, on 12/26/96. I arrived at the scene approximately 8 PM on 12/26 and entered the house where the decedent's body was located at approximately 8:20 PM.

A brief examination of the body disclosed a ligature around the neck and a ligature around the right wrist. Also noted was a small area of abrasion or contusion below the right ear on the lateral aspect of the right cheek. A prominent dried abrasion was present on the lower left neck. After examining the body, I left the residence at approximately 8:30 PM.
M Michigan

Adrian, MI

#44 Nov 2, 2011
EXTERNAL EVIDENCE OF INJURY: Located just below the right ear at the right angle of the mandible, 1.5 inches below the right external auditory canal is a 3/8 x 1/4 inch area of rust colored abrasion. In the lateral aspect of the left lower eyelid on the inner conjunctival surface is a 1 mm in maximum dimension petechial hemorrhage. Very fine, less than 1 mm petechial hemorrhages are present on the skin of the upper eyelids bilaterally as well as on the lateral left cheek. On everything the left upper eyelid there are much smaller, less than 1 mm petechial hemorrhages located on the conjunctival surface. Possible petechial hemorrhages are also seen on the conjunctival surfaces of the right upper and lower eyelids, but liver mortis on this side of the face makes definite identification difficult.

A deep ligature furrow encircles the entire neck. The width of the furrow varies from one- eight of an inch to five/sixteenths of an inch and is horizontal in orientation, with little upward deviation. The skin of the anterior neck above and below the ligature furrow contains areas of petechial hemorrhage and abrasion encompassing an area measuring approximately 3 x 2 inches. The ligature furrow crosses the anterior midline of the neck just below the laryngeal prominence, approximately at the level of the cricoid cartilage. It is almost completely horizontal with slight upward deviation from the horizontal towards the back of the neck. The midline of the furrow mark on the anterior neck is 8 inches below the top of the head. The midline of the furrow mark on the posterior neck is 6.75 inches below the top of the head.

The area of abrasion and petechial hemorrhage of the skin of the anterior neck includes on the lower left neck, just to the left of the midline, a roughly triangular, parchment-like rust colored abrasion which measures 1.5 inches in length with a maximum width of 0.75 inches. This roughly triangular shaped abrasion is obliquely oriented with the apex superior and lateral. The remainder of the abrasions and petechial hemorrhages of the skin above and below the anterior projection of the ligature furrow are nonpatterned, purple to rust colored, and present in the midline, right, and left areas of the anterior neck. The skin just above the ligature furrow along the right side of the neck contains petechial hemorrhage composed of multiple confluent very small petechial hemorrhages as well as several larger petechial hemorrhages measuring up to one-sixteenth and one-eight of an inch in maximum dimension. Similar smaller petechial hemorrhages are present on the skin below the ligature furrow on the left lateral aspect of the neck. Located on the right side of the chin is a three-sixteenths by one-eight of an inch area of superficial abrasion. On the posterior aspect of the right shoulder is a poorly demarcated, very superficial focus of abrasion/contusion which is pale purple in color and measures up to three-quarters by one-half inch in maximum dimension. Several linear aggregates of petechial hemorrhages are present in the anterior left shoulder just above deltopectoral groove. These measure up to one inch in length by one-sixteenth to one-eight of an inch in width. On the left lateral aspect of the lower back, approximately sixteen and one-quarter inches and seventeen and one-half inches below the level of the top of the head are two dried rust colored to slightly purple abrasions. The more superior of the two measures one-eight by one-sixteenth of an inch and the more inferior measures three-sixteenths by one-eight of an inch. There is no surrounding contusion identified. On the posterior aspect of the left lower leg, almost in the midline, approximately 4 inches above the level of the heel are two small scratch-like abrasions which are dried and rust colored. They measure one-sixteenth by less than one- sixteenth of an inch and one-eight by less than one-sixteenth of an inch respectively.
M Michigan

Adrian, MI

#45 Nov 2, 2011
Lungs: The 200 gm right lung and 175 gm let lung have a normal lobar configuration. An occasional scattered subpleural petechial hemorrhage is seen on the surface of each lung. The cut sections of the lungs disclose an intact alveolar architecture with a small amount of watery fluid exuding from the cut surfaces with mild pressure. The intrapulmonary bronchi and vasculature are unremarkable. No evidence of consolidation is seen.

Heart: The 100 gm heart has a normal external configuration. There are scattered subepicardial petechial hemorrhages over the anterior surface of the heart. The coronary arteries are normal in their distribution and contain no evidence of atherosclerosis. The tan- pink myocardium is homogeneous and contains no areas of fibrosis or infarction. The endocardium is unremarkable. The valve cusps are thin, delicate and pliable and contain no vegetation or thrombosis. The major vessels enter and leave the heart in the normal fashion. The foramen ovale is closed.

Aorta and Vena Cava: The aorta is patent throughout its course as are its major branches. No atherosclerosis is seen. The Vena Cava is unremarkable.

Spleen: The 61 gm spleen has a finely wrinkled purple capsule. Cut sections are homogeneous and disclose readily identifiable red and white pulp. No intrinsic abnormalities are identified.
M Michigan

Adrian, MI

#46 Nov 2, 2011
Adrenals: The adrenal glands are of normal size and shape. A golden yellow cortex surmounts a thin brown-tan medullary area. No intrinsic abnormalities are identified.

Kidneys: The 40 gm right kidney and 40 gm left kidney have a normal external appearance. The surfaces are smooth and glistening. Cut sections disclose an intact corticomedullary architecture. The renal papilae are sharply demarcated. The pelvocaliceal system is lined by gray-white mucosa which is unremarkable. Both ureters are patent throughout their course to the bladder.

Liver: The 625 gm liver has a normal external appearance. The capsule is smooth and glistening. Cut sections disclose an intact lobular architecture with no intrinsic abnormalities identified.

Pancreas: The pancreas is of normal size and shape. Cut sections are finely lobular and tan. No intrinsic abnormalities are identified.

Bladder: The bladder is contracted and contains no urine. The bladder mucosa is smooth and tan-gray. No intrinsic abnormalities are seen.

Genitalia: The upper portions of the vaginal vault contain no abnormalities. The prepubescent uterus measures 3 x 1 x 0.8 cm and is unremarkable. The cervical os contains no abnormalities. Both fallopian tubes and ovaries are prepubescent and unremarkable by gross examination.

Gallbladder: The gallbladder contains 2-3 cc of amber bile. No stones are identified and the mucosa is smooth and velvety. The cystic duct, right and left hepatic duct and common bile duct are patent throughout their course to the duodenum.

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