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JonBenet Ramsey Murder - December 26, 1996
Crime Scene - Kidnapping then Murder
755 15th Street, Boulder, Colorado

About the Crime Scene Photographs

[Ramsey Home in Boulder Colorado]
From Lou Smit's Presentation
Crime Scene Photo #087
Ramsey Boulder House
15th Street Basement

[Ramsey Home in Boulder Colorado]
From Lou Smit's Presentation
Crime Scene Photo #082
Ramsey Boulder House
15th Street Basement

[Burke's Bedroom]
Lou Smit's Presentation
Crime Scene Photo #042
Burke Ramsey's Bedroom

2000 March 18 - John and Patsy Ramsey book "Death of Innocence"

DOI (HB) Page 11:

"Both of us race to Burke's room at the far end of the second floor and find him apparently still sleep. Best not to arouse him until we figure out what's happening here, I think. He's better off asleep for now. I step into the hall."

Excerpts from National Enquirer book, "JonBenet, The Police Files" by Don Gentile and David Wright

1997 April 30 - Taped Interrogation interview of John Ramsey by Steve Thomas and Tom Trujillo in Colorado

NE Book Page 123:

Steve Thomas:
"You mentioned on the morning on the 25th after the note was discovered, certainly you wanted to check on your son, and you went and he was in his room unharmed. And it was a conscious decision or did you simply want to get back to Patsy, to let him sleep through this episode?"

John Ramsey: "Well,
I think he was sleep and that was the best place for him to be for awhile."

Steve Thomas: "And then later in the morning, and I'm guessing and correct me if i'm wrong, but
it's 7 or 8 o'clock at some point, you went up and awakened him, and he ultimately went to the White's home. Did he stay in his room, was he undisturbed this whole time?"

John Ramsey:
"Uh huh."

Steve Thomas: "Okay."

John Ramsey:
"I think so."

[Detective Linda Arndt]
Detective Linda Arndt

[Fleet and Priscilla White]
Fleet and Priscilla White

Patsy called Fleet and Priscilla White to come to the house the morning JonBenet was kidnapped. Fleet White was with John Ramsey when John found the body of JonBenet in the basement but White had been to the same basement room earlier that same morning and did not see JonBenet's body.

[Basement door to windowless room and train room]
ABC News media
15th Street Basement
Screen capture by Catnip

Door on left leads to hall to windowless room where JonBenet's body was found, door on right leads to the train room where John Ramsey found the window open about an inch the morning of December 26th and he closed it and latched it. John Ramsey didn't remember if he told anybody about the window. John also said there was a chair in front of the train room blocking the door and that he had moved the chair and then put back in front of the door when he left that morning sometime between 7:00 A.M. and 9:00 A.M.

[Windowless Room]
07-09-1998 A&E Documentary
'Who Killed JonBenet’
Windowless Room
Screen capture by ACandyRose

2000 March 18 - John and Patsy Ramsey book "Death of Innocence"

DOI (HB) Page 22:

"We head downstairs, and I take Fleet over to the broken windowpane and explain my breaking in there last summer. I tell him that I had found this window open earlier. We look for glass splinters and find some and small ones."

"We continue our search, and a few minutes later I'm at the door by the furnace.
I open it and see JonBenet laying on the floor, with a white blanket around her. Black tape covers her mouth. That's my baby, laying there like that. Her hands are above her head, tied together with a shoestring-like cord."

"My heart leaps and rush runs through my body. I've found her! Thank God, I've found her !"

"I fall down over her body.
Instantly I rip the tape off her mouth, begging her to talk to me. I pull the blanket off of her. Her delicate eyelids are closed and her skin is cool to the touch."

"I can't stand the sight of her hands tied and have to do something to get them loose.
I start untying her, but I can't get the tight knot undone. Everything begins to blur and I'm slipping out of my mind and losing control. I grab JonBenet under her arms and pick her up. Stumbling out of the room, I run to the stairs, carrying my still child. From somewhere far inside of me, a scream erupts. That's all I can do. I scream like I'm in a nightmare but my body is still asleep. I'm deathly afraid."

"I run to the living room, where Linda Arndt is standing, and lay JonBenet on the floor in front of the Christmas tree. I still believe we can do something. We've got to get her awake and out of this unconscious state. Breathing. Moving. Talking. Anything."

"All I can do is comfort JonBenet. Hug her and kiss her. I've found my baby. Abruptly Officer Arndt is down beside me, checking JonBenet's vital signs. The policewoman straightens up, looks me in the eye, and tells me JonBenet is dead."

[Hall view from windowless room door]
CBS 48Hours 10-04-2002
Windowless Room Hall
Screen capture by ACandyRose

[Basement Hall to Windowless Room]
Crime Scene Photo #072
Hall to Windowless Room

[Blanket in Windowless Room]
Crime Scene Photo #149
Blanket in Windowless Room

Note: This reported "crime scene" photo shows duct tape on blanket as "silver" in color. John Ramsey said he removed "black" duct tape from JonBenet's mouth. Note also the gift at bottom of photo in FAO Schwartz wrapping paper. Partially wrapped FAO Schwartz gifts (55KKY, 56KKY, 57KKY) were taken into evidence.

04-18-2000 Steve Thomas, "JonBenet, Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation"

Page 28:

"Earlier when White had opened that same door, he had been unable to see anything in the stygian darkness. John Ramsey was kneeling beside his daughter, feeling her ashen face. A piece of black duct tape lay on the blanket, and a long cord was attached to her right wrist. Nearby was a pink nightgown. White, who had never before touched a dead person, felt JonBenet's cold ankle, turned, and ran for help. John Ramsey picked up his daughter, who had been carefully wrapped, papoose-like, in a white blanket, and followed.

"Detective Linda Arndt, still working with a cell telephone instead of a police radio, was waiting for her pages to be returned when she heard a shout. The paniked Fleet White ran up the stairs, grabbed a telephone and punched in a few numbers, then hug up. He ran back toward the basement, yelling for someone to call an ambulance, as if he had forgotten a detective was standing right there."

"Patsy Ramsey was in the den with her friends, and when White shouted, Priscilla White and Barbara Fernie hurried toward the sound.
Patsy did not move from the couch."

"John Ramsey emerged from the basement carrying the body of JonBenet, not cradled close but held away from him, his hands gripping her waist. The child's head was above his, facing him, her arms were rised high, stiffened by rigor mortis, and her lips were blue. The child was obviously dead."

"Arndt ordered Ramsey to put the body down on the floor near the front door and told Fleet White to guard the basement door. Instead,
White ran back down into the little cellar room, picked up the black tape, and stared at it. By doing so, White unknowingly mishandled a critical piece of evidence."

Linda Arndt felt the body for a neck pulse, noticed the order of decay, and chose to move the body into the living room herself.
She lay the dead child on her back, on a rug before the Christmas tree."

04-18-2000 Steve Thomas, "JonBenet, Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation"

Page 66:

"In the Bedroom of JonBenet, I stood looking at the formal portrait in the ornate gold frame above her dresser, gripped by a haunting feeling that she wanted me to look harder. Later,
strips of black duct tape similar to what had been taped over her mouth were discovered on the back of that picture."

[Train Room Window]
From Lou Smit's Presentation
Crime Scene Photo
Train Room Window

Note: All three windows show in this "crime scene" photo. John Ramsey stated he found the window open "about an inch" the morning of December 26th when he went to the basement before 10:00 A.M. and he "closed the window and latched" it so this crime scene photo is not a true report showing the condition of the window on the morning of the crime scene.

[Ramsay House - Exterior]
From Lou Smit's Presentation
Crime Scene Photo #091
Ramsey Boulder House

[Ramsay House - Exterior]
From Lou Smit's Presentation
Crime Scene Photo #091
Ramsey Boulder House

07-09-1998 A&E Documentary - 'Who Killed JonBenet’ By Michael Tracy and David Mills

Man: "What is the basis for these claims. Take the snow cover that night. News video's shot on the night of the 26th shows large areas around the house had no snow at all. The lack of footprints was an irrelevancy as some journalist knew at the time."

Julie Hayden: "We looked at the video tape, once the relevancy of the footprints in the snow became an issue and one of the things I observed was, there did not seem to be snow going up to all of the doors.
So in my opinion, this footprints in the snow issue, has all been much ado about nothing. It seemed clear to me that people could have got into the house, whether they did or not, without traipsing through the snow."

Man: "Nevertheless the story stuck. Even more doubtful was the claim of no forced entry. An intruder would not have had to break in. Police noted on the 26th a number of open windows and at least one open door – A story that courteously took a year to leak out. And beneath this lift up grill, there was a basement window known to have been broken sometime before Christmas Interview of Charlie Brennen: Would it be reasonable to assume that the information about 'no forced entry' was false that was being leaked by the authorities"

Charlie Brennen: False, false, wrong, misstated, mistaken, yes - that would be fair to say. Particularly in light of where you can start at least from the broken window in the basement.
In Jan. 97, Feb. 97, March 97, we didn't know about the broken window in the basement.

[Ramsay House - Alarm System Warning Signs]
Ramsey Boulder House
Alarm System Warning Sign

[BPD dusting windows for prints]
CBS 48Hours 10-04-2002
BPD Dusting for prints
Screen capture by ACandyRose

04-18-2000 Steve Thomas, "JonBenet, Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation"

Page 37:

"Technicians began a ten-day search of the rambling house, but the crime scene had been thoroughly polluted by having so many people go in and out during the kidnap phase.
Evidence such as the ransom note, the body, the suitcase in teh basement, the tape that covered the victim's mouth had all been moved. Who could tell what was real and what had been disturbed? The photographs that were taken were of a house, not a pristine crime scene."

a technician went through the darkened house slowly with a video camera before the body was moved, producing a tape that was errier in its juxtaposition of death amid the debris of what had been a happy Christmas."

[BPD hauling out crime scene evidence]
CBS 48Hours 10-04-2002
BPD w/crime scene evidence
Screen capture by ACandyRose

[BPD hauling out crime scene evidence]
CBS 48Hours 10-04-2002
BPD w/crime scene evidence
Screen capture by ACandyRose

Who went to the Fernie house?

Barbara Fernie · PMPT-21
Boulder Police Officers · DOI-24
Bryan Morgan · DOI-30
Burke Ramsey · DOI-25, PMPT-21
Denver department store clothing · DOI-34
Detective Linda Arndt · DOI-27
Dr. Francesco Beuf · DOI-28, 32, PMPT-21
Fleet White · DOI-25
Glen Stine · DOI-32
Grace Morlock-Advocate · PMPT-21
Grant Davis · DOI-32
Jeff Ramsey · DOI-32
Jeff Fernie · PMPT-21
John Ramsey · DOI-25
John Andrew Ramsey · DOI-25, 32
Mary Lou Jedamus-Advocate · PMPT-21
Melinda Ramsey · DOI-25, 32
Mike Bynum · DOI-28, 29, PMPT-21
Pam Paugh · DOI-32
Patrick Burke · DOI-30
Patsy Ramsey · DOI-25
Patty Novack · DOI-34
Penny Beuf · DOI-32
Polly Paugh Davis · DOI-32
Priscilla White ·
Rev. Hoverstock · PMPT-21
Rod Westmoreland · DOI-27
Roxy Walker · DOI-32
Stewart Long · DOI-25, 32
Stuart Walker · DOI-32
Susan Stine · DOI-32

04-18-2000 Steve Thomas, "JonBenet, Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation"

Page 67:

"Later a friend, who had come out from Boulder for the services, recalled that
she was asked by Patsy to retrieve the black jeans Patsy had worn on the morning of December 26. Although the friend said Patsy really like those jeans, I could only think of another reason why she would want those particular jeans from fifteen hundred miles away, since she had plenty of money and credit cards with her: fiber evidence."

1999 February 18
Lawrence Schillers book,
"Perfect Murder, Perfect Town

Page 21:

"The victim advocates, who had gone with them to the Fernies', left at 5:00 P.M. Shortly afterward, Detective Arndt left too. One patrol officer was left behind for security.

Michael Bynum, John ramsey's close friend and corporate attorney, who had been away snowshoeing, now arrived at the Fernies' house. As he walked in, the family was kneeling in the living room praying with Rev. Hoverstock. Around 7:00 P.M. John Ramsey went for a walk with John Fernie and Dr. Francesco Beuf, JonBenet's physcian, who had brought over some medication for Patsy.
When they returned a half hour later, Ramsey asked Bynum to represent him.

"'I'm sorry, I'm so sorry,' Ramsey told his friends over and over. Then just after 8:00 P.M., he left alone to take a walk in the nearby foothills."

[Mark Beckner]
CBS 48Hours 10-04-2002
Mark Beckner 1997
Screen capture by ACandyRose

[Mark Beckner]
CBS 48Hours 10-04-2002
Mark Beckner and
Investigation Team 1997
Screen capture by ACandyRose

Excerpts from National Enquirer book, "JonBenet, The Police Files" by Don Gentile and David Wright

1997 April 30 - Taped Interrogation interview of John Ramsey by Steve Thomas and Tom Trujillo in Colorado

NE Book Page 122:

Steve Thomas: "Okay. Sir, I have a question regarding the security of the home on the night of the 25th, which led to the morning of the 26th, and
I don't know if you've had an opportunity to review the police reports that were provided to you?"

John Ramsey:
"I scanned them."

Steve Thomas: "Did those, what you read in those,
are those factual?"

John Ramsey: "Well....A couple of areas where I think there was some misunderstanding or wasn't correct.
I did not check every door in the house the night before. I don't think I checked any door. I think I was tired, wanted to go to bed, get up early. Ah, and I think the other part I noted in there was they said I read to both kids before I went to bed, and that did not happened. What happened was the kids went to bed and then I read to myself in bed.

Steve Thomas: "John, let me ask you this. Do you attribute that to simply an officer's error in recollection or might you have said that and...."

John Ramsey: "I wouldn't have said that. I think it might have been, maybe the way I said it, that was misinterpreted, but
we clearly did not read to the kids that night. JonBenet was asleep, we wented Burke to get to sleep, so we could get them up early the next morning, so...."

Excerpts from National Enquirer book, "JonBenet, The Police Files" by Don Gentile and David Wright

1998 June 25, 26, 27 - Taped Interrogation interview of John Ramsey by Lou Smit and Michael Kane in Colorado

NE Page 306:

John Ramsey: "Well,
I see a white blanket that's folded across her body neatly..she was laying on the blanket...the blanket was caught up around and crossed in front of her as if somebody was tucking her in."

Lou Smit: "Talk about the tape."

John Ramsey:
"There was a piece of a fairly wide black tape (over her mouth), which I immediately took off. Her lips were blue."

Lou Smit:
"...What did you do with the tape?"

John Ramsey:
"I think I took it off with my right hand and just droped it..."

Lou Smit: "What else do you remember right at that time?"

John Ramsey: "I just remember just talking and, 'Come on baby.' And I tried to untie her arms. They were tied up behind her head...."

Lou Smit: "Were they tied tight?"

John Ramsey:
"Yeah, very tight...her skin was swollen around. And they were not easy to get off. I tried to untie them quickly and I just picked her up, carried her upstiars. I was screaming. In fact, I couldn't even scream."

"And then I brought her upstairs into the living room and laid her there, at one point, tried to untie the knot further, and Linda Arndt stopped me from doing it...."

"I remember Linda Arndt kneeling down beside her. I was there and Linda said, 'She's dead.'"

"...My emotion was that I had found her, which was good. But she was dead, which was horrible. But it was almost better than not knowing. 'Cause notknowing were your child is, is the most horrible feeling, I think, a parent can experience. And that was what had been going through our mind all that morning."

"So when I first found her I was like, 'Thank God, I found her.' I didn't want Patsy to see her that way, and
I ran upstairs and got a blanket off one of the chairs."

Lou Smit: "Upstairs?"

John Ramsey:
"Probaby up in the TV room. I just ran up these stairs and went back down and put the blanket over her.

Lou Smit: "At that time, what was Patsy doing?"

John Ramsey: "I don't think she'd came in the room yet. I think, what I remember later, was they wouldn't let her go int that room right then."

07-09-1998 A&E Documentary - 'Who Killed JonBenet’ by Michael Tracy and David Mills

John Ramsey: "As I was going through the basement, I opened the door and knew immediately that I'd found her because I saw a white blanket. Her eyes were closed, I feared the worse yet I'd found her and she was back in our safe protection again. And yet when I found her, even though there was this rush that I'd found her, I was fearful that she wasn't OK and just, I couldn't say anything, I screamed to attract attention and carried her upstairs. The detective was there that had helped us that morning, spent a minute with her and looked at me and said to me, she's dead. I think up to that point, I just kind of hoped we could bring her back that she was just asleep."

1998 October 19 - Pam Paugh on Larry King Live Show

Larry King: "but how did you, the aunt, the sister of the mother, find out?"

Pam Paugh: "Well, on the morning of the 26th, I received a very frantic phone call from my mother here in Atlanta. And she asked me to immediately come to her home where she and my father were and I spent that entire day in prayer and very distraught, along with my younger sister and her husband. And later that afternoon,
we received the worst phone call of my life. And it was John telling us that JonBenet had been found, and that she had been murdered."

1998 October 19 - Pam Paugh on Larry King Live Show

Larry King: Did you talk to your sister?

Pam Paugh: I saw Patsy that evening. I immediately left with my younger sister and her husband on a flight to Colorado.

Larry King: So you flew right from Atlanta out to Boulder.

Pam Paugh: Yes, we left on a 7:45 flight.

Larry King: Where did you see her?

Pam Paugh: She had been taken to the home of some of their dear friends, and I laid eyes on her first when I came in the door, and they had her very heavily sedated and lying on the floor on an air mattress with pillows engulfing her entire body."

Larry King: Did you see your brother-in-law?

Pam Paugh: Yes, I did.

Larry King: Was he at the scene. Was he there at the time?

Pam Paugh: Yes he was.

Larry King: How was he acting or reacting?

Pam Paugh: He was a grief-torn man. I had seen him in that light one previous time and that was during the death of his eldest daughter, Beth. He was at some times standing on his feet, at other times, pacing the floor, crying, just so distraught that there was nothing that I knew I could do to relieve his pain at that point.

1999 February 18 - Lawrence Schillers book, "Perfect Murder, Perfect Town

Page 61:

"That morning, Officer Weiss noticed a heavy police-style flashlight on the Ramseys' kitchen counter. By the end of the day, none of the cops had claimed it, so it was taken into evidence. Sometime that morning, Detective Arndt found paper bag with children's clothing next to the den door, and she moved it into the cloakroom.

Around noon, at police headquarters, Detective Jim Byfield recieved the first of several printout listing the calls made to and from telephones the police had targeted. After the list was reviewed, additional phone traps were ordered.

During the next seven days, the
police would trap calling information from phones belonging to suspects, neighbors, family friends, doctors, business associates, corporate offices, and public officials. Even the telephones at United Airlinese Red Carpet airport lounges and the mortuary that held JonBenet's body were trapped. In all, there were traps on more than sixty-seven telephone numbers belonging to fifty-nine individuals, including Lt. Governor Gail Schoettler and her husband, Don Stevens, who knew John Ramsey from the days when they both attended Michigan State University."

1999 September 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 - Today Show with Detective Linda Arndt

Vargus: What was that like during that two hour period when you're waiting for the phone call?

Arndt: Electric when the phone rang.

(VO) And it did, numerous times. But there would be no call from a kidnapper.

Ten o'clock comes and goes and there's no acknowledgment within the house from anyone that this self-imposed deadline, or the deadline imposed by the author of the ransom note, has come and gone.

Vargus: Nobody said, 'it's ten o'clock and the kidnappers haven't called?'

Arndt: Nobody said that.

Vargus: Was that something else you took note of?

Arndt: Absolutely

1999 September 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 - Today Show with Detective Linda Arndt

(VO) Arndt says she suggested that John Ramsey and Fleet White search the house; an instruction for which she would later be strongly criticized. She said she told them to...

Arndt: ...
check the house, top to bottom. Look for anything that might belong to JonBenét that is in a place where you don't, shouldn't, where it shouldn't be. Even if it's a, a box, box of matches, anything. Leave it and come see me.

Vargus: Don't touch it

Arndt: Right

(VO) It was now 1:01pm

Arndt: I heard a noise, then I heard, I heard (him?) softly run to the phone in the den and he was crouched and I saw him dial 3 numbers, hang up the phone, yell 'we need an ambulance,' and then he ran back towards the front of the house.
And I see John Ramsey carrying JonBenét up the last three steps from the basement. And, um, and my mind exploded. I mean it literally, I saw black with thousands of lights. And everything that I had noted that morning that stuck out, instantly made sense. (pause, sigh) And JonBenét was clearly dead. And she's been dead for a while. I knelt next to her and I leaned down to her face. And John leaned down opposite me, and um, his face was just inches from mine...(pause, breath) and we had, um, a nonverbal exchange that I will never forget. And he asked if she was dead. And I said yes, she's dead. And I told him to go back to the room and to dial 911. And as we looked at each other, I remember, and I wore a shoulder holster; tucking my gun right next to me and consciously counting I've got 18 bullets.

Vargus: Why did you do that?

'Cause I didn't know if we'd all be alive if people showed up.

Vargus: What do you mean?

I decided that everything made sense in that instance. And, um, I knew what happened. I mean that's, I knew what happened to her.

Vargus: Do you think your fear was well-founded?

Arndt: You bet I do. There's no doubt in my mind.

Vargus: To this day?

Arndt: Never wavered

Vargus: Do you think he knew what you suspected?

Arndt: I hope he didn't. I'd hoped he didn't.

Vargus: Why?

Arndt: I needed him not to know what I felt.

Vargus: What you suspected?

Arndt: What I believed.

1999 September 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 - Today Show with Detective Linda Arndt

Vargas: You said it was apparent, even from that distance away, that she was dead

Arndt: There was no doubt.

Vargas: How did you know?

She had rigor mortis. Her arms were rigid right above her head with no support.

Vargas: When John Ramsey went to call 911, what did you do?

Arndt: I took JonBenét.
I moved her from the hallway to the, um, the living room. I carried her just with the, the forearms. And I was cognizant that she was my sole responsibility, and the preservation of her was my responsibility. And was careful how I carried her, out of this pathway of heavy traffic. And I put her in the living room. She looked like she was sleeping. John Ramsey came back and he says, "can we please, could you please cover her body?" And as he's saying it, he's already put the blanket on top of her.

(Voice Over) Det. Arndt would later be criticized for allowing John Ramsey to place a blanket on his daughter's body, jeopardizing the crime scene. It is a decision we will revisit with her, later.

Arndt: John was next to JonBenét and, he did, uh, I guess his good-bye. And, uh, I heard, a wail, just a guttural, moan, aching wail from the back area. And, it was, uh, probably one of the most pitiful things I've heard and anguished. And I saw the rest of the people; Patsy and the pastor and the four friends, come from the den towards the living room. And, there's just so much, there's so much pain. (long pause) And tears, and noise.

(VO) Still the only police officer in the house, the Detective waited and asked the pastor to lead the Ramseys and their friends in prayer.

Arndt: I thought that would be the best way to organize everyone, to keep them distracted, to keep them from touching JonBenét and to keep them focused.

Vargas: this house had suddenly become a homicide crime scene.

Arndt: Ah, it became hell. It became hell. JonBenét was brought up at about five minutes after 1:00, and, um, at ten after, nobody had shown up. And I called 911. And I said, I gave them my radio number. I said the kidnapping has turned into a murder.

2000 March 18 - John and Patsy Ramsey book "Death of Innocence"

DOI (HB) Page 14:

"I remember Burke, asleep in his bedroom. I don't want him to get up in the midst of this madness and wonder what is going on. I ask Fleet White if Burke can go to his house and be with Fleet Jr. He agrees.

I wake Burke up and as gently as possible tell him that JonBenet is missing and that he is going to his friend Fleet's house for a while.

Burke looks distressed and begins to cry, so I know he understands the gravity of our predicament.

I help him get dressed, and momentarily he and Fleet are leaving the house, Burke carrying his new Nintendo 64 game under his arm."

2000 March 18 - John and Patsy Ramsey book "Death of Innocence"

DOI (HB) Page 15:

"The note says the kidnappers will be watching. Maybe I can catch them looking at us. I race upstairs and I find a pair of binoculars. I start looking up and down the street. There's a strange vehicle in the alley behind the Barnhills', I note. After several minutes of watching the vehicle, nothing happens so I finally go back downstairs. The phone rings. Everyone freezes as I slowly pick up the receiver."

2000 March 18 - John and Patsy Ramsey book "Death of Innocence"

DOI (HB) Page 19:

"I see some new mail lying on the foyer floor, beneath the mail slot by our front door. I think, if the kidnapper is going to communicate with me, maybe there is a note from him in this pile of mail. I sort carefully through the letters. Nothing."

2000 March 18 - John and Patsy Ramsey book "Death of Innocence"

DOI (HB) Page 22:

"Patsy will be coming into the room, I think. Her friends have kept her in the TV room at the back of the house. She must not see JonBenet like this.
I push myself off the floor and get a blanket to cover JonBenet. I lay the blanket over her as I have done many times when she falls asleep.

Then Patsy is fighting to get into the room to see her baby. She rushes past me and falls onto JonBenet's body. I can hear Patsy crying and screaming in agony, but she sounds a million miles away. Somewhere in the fog. Father Rol is in the living room. He says something I struggle to grasp."

2000 March 18 - John and Patsy Ramsey book "Death of Innocence"

DOI (HB) Page 23:

"A person comes up and says he's Detective Mason. I assume he is with the FBI. Finally, the police will get help. I think.
Later I will learn that Mason is another Boulder PD detective and that the police, in fact, have kept the FBI at bay, not letting them inside the house."

"I try to focus on what we are going to do next. Boulder isn't really our home. Atlanta is. We need to go home now. To our parents, to your family, to my brother, Jeff. That what we should do."

"Detective Mason asks me what our plans are, and I tell him we will go to Atlanta. He says something about staying around for a few days, and I agree."

2000 March 18 - John and Patsy Ramsey book "Death of Innocence"

DOI (HB) Page 24:

"Someone suggest that we go to the Fernies'. One of our group notifies the police that we will be at the Fernies' if they needs us. We stumble out of the house.

Now, as I get into the car, I see a taxi pull up to the curb. John Andrew, Melinda, and Stewart get out. They have arrived from Minneapolis after frantically arranging to take the first flight they could get. Mobilizing everything I have left in me, I go over to the kids and tell them JonBenet is gone.

The older kids being crying, and
I see patsy running across the street toward us. The scene is so distorted, I later don't remember much of what was said or done. I sign a paper - about an autopsy, I believe.

As we leave, I suddenly realize that a police officer is coming with us. For a moment his presence doesn't seem to compute. Then I think, We're under police protection. That reassures me. After all, whoever killed our daughter is at large; we might still be in danger.

Later, I will reflect on that twenty-four-hour police guard on duty at the Fernies'. Even then, we were probably the prime suspects, and we didn't even have a clue."

2000 March 18 - John and Patsy Ramsey book "Death of Innocence"

DOI (HB) Page 355:

"A few seconds later the phone had rung, jarring Polly out of her extraordinary experience. Polly listened in stunned silence as John told my family that JonBenet had been found and that she was dead."

2000 March 27 Larry King Live with John and Patsy Ramsey

John Ramsey: "I took the tape off her mouth, I tried to untie her arms. They were very tightly bound. I couldn't get the knot unbound and then I just -- I picked her up and I just screamed, the kind of scream you scream in a dream when you -- you're trying to speak, but you can't. It's just a scream."

Larry King: "When you -- did you see her, too?"

Patsy Ramsey: "I heard him scream."

Larry King: "You never saw her?"

Patsy Ramsey: "Yes, I did then see her. My friends were -- I was in the TV room and they were -- I said what is it? What is it? And they kept, you know, holding me, wait, I don't know what it is. One of our friends ran into the room and said, we need an ambulance, tried to dial 911, and I kept screaming, what is it? What is it? And, you know, then in just a couple of minutes, then I walked into the living room."

Larry King: "What did the police say? Did they say anything? Did they..."

John Ramsey: "Well, Linda Arndt was the only police person that was there that I recall."

Larry King: "They all had left? The others had left?"

John Ramsey: "Well, I don't know.
There were a lot of people there at 3:00 in the morning"

04-18-2000 Steve Thomas, "JonBenet, Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation"

Page 32:

"At the Ramsey house a detective overheard John Ramsey on the telephone at 1:40 P.M., telling his pilot to ready his plane for a flight to Atlanta. Ramsey was soon told to cancel that flight, but police would consider the action suspicious. Why would a father whose child had just been murdered be readying an airplane to get out of town? It made no sense."

04-18-2000 Steve Thomas, "JonBenet, Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation"

Page 33:

"John Ramsey's adult children, John Andrew Ramsey and Melinda Ramsey along with Melinda'a fiance, Stewart Long, had just arrived by taxi from the Denver airport. They had flown from Atlanta to Minnepolis that morning en route to meeting the family at the vacation place in Charlevoix, Michigan, but the tragic news caught up with them at the Minneapolis airport. They made an emergency flight to Colorado."

"Patsy Ramsey, wearing a long fur coat, walked out sobbing uncontrollably and still leaning on her friends. She climbed into a car and was driven away. Her husband got into a van, and the coterie of family and friends relocated to the Fernie residence in South Boulder, on Tin Cup Circle."

"It was perhaps the most critical moment of the investigation. the crime had abruptly changed from kidnapping to murder, the place was surrounded by police, a detective sergeant and an FBI agent were there, yet the parents simply walked away. No one said a word to stop them, and they were not even going to police headquarters to be questioned. Important questions ranging from why that unexplained partial note was in Patsy's tablet to why John wanted to fly away from Boulder were left unanswered. In most child murders, parents resist leaving the body."

04-18-2000 Steve Thomas, "JonBenet, Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation"

Page 37:

"On the stair landing just outside the victim's bedroom were a washer and dryer and some wall cabinets, and
the door of one cabinet stood wide open, with a large package of pull-up diapers hanging halfway off the shelf. Police were struck by the oddity of diapers being used in a household with kids aged nine and six, particularly when viewed in light of the bed-fouling report about JonBenet. We had to deterimine if that was somehow related to her death."

"On the bathroom counter lay a balled-up child's red turtleneck sweater. Although Patsy said JonBenet had gone to bed wearing a red turtleneck, the body was discovered in the same white pullover she had worn the evening before. Who had changed her clothes?"

2000 November 14 - About.Com Crime Chat with former Detective Steve Thomas

crimeADM: "Were the trash cans in the alley searched?"

stevethomas: "yes"

"Was JonBenet definitely wearing the red turtleneck at the Whites' party?"

"no, she was wearing the white top in which her body was eventually found the next day."

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