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Det. Linda Arndt's 1999 interview on the JonBenet Ramsey case

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candy

East Lansing, MI

#1 Feb 23, 2012
Thanks to Jimmy Wells for finding this GEM on YouTube.

Former Detective Linda Arndt's STUNNING, UNFORGETTABLE one and only TV interview on ABC's 20/20, while the Ramsey grand jury was winding up, in September, 1999. This is MUST VIEWING by anyone interesting in this case. This is one of the things that HOOKED me on this case. Arndt's FIRST PERSON account of witnessing the unfolding horror and ODD BEHAVIOR of the parents on 12/26/11. From 8:10 a.m. until after the body was found, Arndt recounts what she saw that fateful day. The interview loses none of it's power all these years later, it's just as riveting as ever. Never mind Arndt turned pro-Patsy and reached out to Patsy, we don't know what motivated that, but THIS is one of the few people besides the Scams who were there in real time telling the world what she saw and heard.

Since: May 11

Seattle, WA

#2 Feb 23, 2012
candy wrote:
Thanks to Jimmy Wells for finding this GEM on YouTube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =-Aly2fPK-XEXX
Former Detective Linda Arndt's STUNNING, UNFORGETTABLE one and only TV interview on ABC's 20/20, while the Ramsey grand jury was winding up, in September, 1999. This is MUST VIEWING by anyone interesting in this case. This is one of the things that HOOKED me on this case. Arndt's FIRST PERSON account of witnessing the unfolding horror and ODD BEHAVIOR of the parents on 12/26/11. From 8:10 a.m. until after the body was found, Arndt recounts what she saw that fateful day. The interview loses none of it's power all these years later, it's just as riveting as ever. Never mind Arndt turned pro-Patsy and reached out to Patsy, we don't know what motivated that, but THIS is one of the few people besides the Scams who were there in real time telling the world what she saw and heard.
I just watched it Candy and it seemed she was pro Patsy then, too. She talks of the gutteral wail from Patsy, and the pain that permeated the room.
She smirked about John's "cordial" greeting the WORST DAY OF ANYONE'S LIFE, and I didn't get the idea she was OK with John covering the body and reading his mail and finding the body, etc. She looked in his eyes and had a non verbal communication that doesn't sound 'cordial' because she "needed him not to know" what she was thinking. Counting bullets because she thought Patsy did it? I don't think so.. She clearly thinks John did it, and I do too.
Thanks for posting this:D

Since: May 11

Seattle, WA

#3 Feb 23, 2012
Looks like this interferes with everyone's favorite theory. LOL fat cat got everyone's tongue?

Linda Arndt, IMO, is the closest we're going to get to the truth and nobody wants to believe her.

Y'all can deny JBR was previously molested til doomsday, but I'm going with the person who saw firsthand and says she was.

Oh PS she said nothing about Burke or JAR or JMK or Santa..she said the perp was in the house with her and none of those people mentioned, were. So, you have Fernies, Whites, Hoverstock, and campus couple #1.

"Savagery" and injuries consistent with a previous sexual assault...seriously doubt the Reverend's on the short list, or the womenfolk.

Since: Jan 10

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#4 Feb 23, 2012
I realize detectives make mistakes but usually their intuitions are pretty good. People will argue that there is rarely homicides in Boulder but whether it is a homicide, a drug case, or anything else it's all the same game. When people are lying to you on a daily basis you become better at identifying when they are indeed being untruthful no matter the circumstance. Arndt had the best seat in the house and she saw it the way she saw it. First impressions are usually pretty telling.

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#5 Feb 23, 2012
Futhermore you have an investigator trained in sex crimes who knew something was amiss before she even knew Jonbenet was sexually assaulted. That should tell you something.
BrotherMoon

Denver, CO

#6 Feb 23, 2012
There is no evidence that John was involved in the crime. If so please post it.

Since: Jul 10

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#7 Feb 23, 2012
There's more evidence John was involved than Patsy just as there is more evidence the Ramseys were involved than the one legged intruder who kept gerbils in his pocket.

Patsy Ramsey was not unique or special in any way shape or form. She did not kill Jonbenet as a sacrifice to have an angel waiting for her in heaven. Do you understand how very common that premise would be if remotely true? There'd be millions of angel sacrificial deaths daily. It's be so common it wouldn't be a crime. Parents would host angel parties and string up there kids outside with special lights then serve cake on paper plates.



Since: Sep 11

Alberton, South Africa

#9 Feb 24, 2012
robert wrote:
<quoted text>-- bet that bug eyed thing would not let a male interview her-- thanks for the link
LOL!!! Brilliant, Robert.

I'd never seen that interview before and the first thing that stood out for me was the intensity in LA's eyes which gave her a fanatical, slightly crazy look. But it wasn't just her eyes, it was her whole demeanor. She looks weird. She could easily pass as one of those eccentric, almost scary-looking clairvoyants we sometimes see on TV, don't you think?

Perhaps she missed her calling in life since she "knows" who killed JB. Whatever skills she lacked as a detective she could have made up for as a clairvoyant. A bad one.:)

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Since: Sep 11

Alberton, South Africa

#12 Feb 24, 2012
robert wrote:
<quoted text>-- When I Started watching it my mouth dropped and I watched the whole thing in aww . Your words can be taken out of my mouth and onto the screen
Great minds think alike!:)

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Minneapolis, MN

#13 Feb 24, 2012
I have always believed Patsy was clueless regarding the murder, but I have questioned some of John's behavior.

I question most of FW's behavior, but having him yell "call an ambulance" puts some doubt in my mind as to his involvement.

But, with this said, I still doubt the Ramseys were involved based on the
facts and evidence in the case.

“May you all come home”

Since: Mar 07

safely Bless you all

#14 Feb 24, 2012
deb wrote:
I have always believed Patsy was clueless regarding the murder, but I have questioned some of John's behavior.
I question most of FW's behavior, but having him yell "call an ambulance" puts some doubt in my mind as to his involvement.
But, with this said, I still doubt the Ramseys were involved based on the
facts and evidence in the case.
Good point. And a better point is that when Fleet called for an ambulance, Patsy didn't come running. Anyone who hears that would assume the person was still alive, and a mother especially would go running to her baby. Patsy stayed right where she was

You don't find that odd?

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#15 Feb 24, 2012
Lynette 22 wrote:
<quoted text> Great minds think alike!:)
Like yours and frankys. I would hesitate before bragging about it

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Heloise

Hassocks, UK

#17 Feb 26, 2012
Brother Moon, John may not have been involved in the original crime but he abetted it after the fact - for whatever reason.

BrotherMoon

“Sandy Stranger killed JonBenet”

Since: Jan 08

Not Boulder, Co.

#18 Feb 26, 2012
Heloise wrote:
Brother Moon, John may not have been involved in the original crime but he abetted it after the fact - for whatever reason.
That's right, the reason is self preservation, and I'm not talking incarceration I'm talking mental preservation. It's called self delusion. He said he didn't know anyone that Evil. Well, yes he did and if he was forced to go over their past he would see the signs of it and his complicity with it by not facing it. It's the battered wife syndrome or the incestuous husband syndrome we all know too well only in the obverse.

BrotherMoon

“Sandy Stranger killed JonBenet”

Since: Jan 08

Not Boulder, Co.

#19 Feb 26, 2012
moonjack wrote:
There's more evidence John was involved than Patsy
Please post the evidence John was involved.
Heloise

Hassocks, UK

#20 Feb 26, 2012
BrotherMoon wrote:
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That's right, the reason is self preservation, and I'm not talking incarceration I'm talking mental preservation. It's called self delusion. He said he didn't know anyone that Evil. Well, yes he did and if he was forced to go over their past he would see the signs of it and his complicity with it by not facing it. It's the battered wife syndrome or the incestuous husband syndrome we all know too well only in the obverse.
Brother Moon, I am sure I have asked this before so forgive my senility, but am I right in thinking you are a psychiatrist by profession? You are certainly very insightful.

BrotherMoon

“Sandy Stranger killed JonBenet”

Since: Jan 08

Not Boulder, Co.

#21 Feb 26, 2012
Heloise wrote:
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Brother Moon, I am sure I have asked this before so forgive my senility, but am I right in thinking you are a psychiatrist by profession? You are certainly very insightful.
Thanks, but no I'm not a pro, I'm a student (late to the game at 60). My undergrad degree was in chemistry.
Heloise

Hassocks, UK

#22 Feb 26, 2012
BrotherMoon wrote:
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Thanks, but no I'm not a pro, I'm a student (late to the game at 60). My undergrad degree was in chemistry.
Well, I enjoy your posts and I think I mentioned that, when I get a chance, I am going to post part of the introduction to my edition of TPOMJB: parts of it do - in all honesty - reflect some of your comments to an extraordinary degree.

BrotherMoon

“Sandy Stranger killed JonBenet”

Since: Jan 08

Not Boulder, Co.

#23 Feb 26, 2012
Heloise wrote:
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Well, I enjoy your posts and I think I mentioned that, when I get a chance, I am going to post part of the introduction to my edition of TPOMJB: parts of it do - in all honesty - reflect some of your comments to an extraordinary degree.
Thanks, I look forward to that.
candy

East Lansing, MI

#26 Apr 13, 2012
Seeing the many interviews with John Ramsey made me wonder what the original John did it Detective thinks now. I don't know if people who watched this riveting interview know, but Arndt did a 180 in this case towards the end of Patsy Ramsey's life. She actually contacted Lin Wood to get a hold of Patsy before her death. Charlie Brennan wrote an article about it, and it's her last known position on the case:
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/a...
Ex-officer reached out to Ramsey
Arndt was in Boulder home when child's body was found
Linda Arndt says Patsy Ramsey was "imprisoned by secrets
Special section: JonBenet Ramsey
By Charlie Brennan, Rocky Mountain News
June 28, 2006
Patsy Ramsey died before Linda Arndt could fulfill her pledge to JonBenet's mother.
"Last year, I was told just about this time of year that she was on her deathbed and gravely ill," said Arndt, the former Boulder Police officer who was the lone detective in the Ramsey home when JonBenet's body was found in the basement on Dec. 26, 1996.
"That spurred me to reach out to her and find her again, which I did. She responded."
Ramsey battled her disease for 13 years, succumbing to ovarian cancer early Saturday at her father's home in Roswell, Ga. She was 49. She will be laid to rest Thursday alongside JonBenet in Marietta, Ga.
Their renewed contact in May 2005, Arndt said, "was a heart-to-heart connection, common decency, showing courtesy and empathy to someone who really had a lot of tragedy."
She talked about what the contact between the two meant to her.
"Knowing that she was dying, that was the impetus I needed to finish, to fulfill the promise that she asked of me," said Arndt, 45.
Officer 'gave her my word'
The day was Jan. 8, 1997. Arndt was at the Child Advocacy Center in Niwot where JonBenet's older brother Burke - now 19 - was being interviewed by a child psychologist.
"Patsy and I were alone for over an hour, and she shared a lot of things in that conversation. She did, and I did," Arndt recalled.
"And one of the things she demanded of me, she looked me in the eye and grabbed my hand and said,'Promise me, promise me you will stay on this case and you will find out who did this to JonBenet.'
"I don't remember my words, but I gave her my word that I would. And I cannot hold her story any longer."

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