2000-04-11: “JonBenet, Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation”
by Steve Thomas and Don Davis, April 11, 2000
ST Page 111
"Although we pursued these logical avenues of investigation, we did not focus just on the Ramseys, although they complained that we did. Patsy told one friend, "They're trying to frame us." We were much too busy to do that. Our mailboxes, telephone voice mail, and desks in the Situation Room were littered with unsolicited theories, possible suspects, and hate mail. Sketch artists offered everything from a Michael Jackson look-alike to "the Fly" as the culprit, a Beverly Hills psychic left multiple hours-long voice mail messages for me, and Internet groupies passed along their ideas. Letters flooded in, sick, twisted stuff from the underbelly of society, which were read when we had a chance.
Not only was Team Ramsey throwing us suspects to check out, but names were coming in from everywhere. A woman tipped us that her ex-husband had sexually assaulted their daughter, tied her up, and covered her mouth with duct tape, so we ordered him in. He turned out to be a spit-and-polish graduate of the Naval Academy and a successful businessman. We had asked only a few questions when he responded, "Have you been talking to my ex-wife?" We wouldn't tell him, but he explained the poisonous relationship that had followed their breakup. We checked his story, and the alleged assaults on the child never happened. Angry and rejected lovers were a prime source of potential suspects, and for every person we cleared, two more appeared."