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Parade Float Stranger
Reportedly approached JonBenet's parade float
December 6, 1996 Lights of December Parade Boulder


[Patsy Ramsey, June 1998 Interviews]1998-06-23: Patsy Ramsey Interrogation by Thomas Haney and Trip DeMuth
(Screen Capture from "CBS 48 Hours - Searching for a Killer" 10/04/2002)

Patsy Ramsey Interrogation by Thomas Haney and Trip DeMuth - Present also were Patrick Burke and Ellis Armistead June 23, 24, 25, 1998 - Boulder, Colorado


June 1998 Patsy Ramsey Interrogation by Thomas Haney and Trip DeMuth (December 6, 1996 Christmas Parade)

4 TRIP DeMUTH: She was also in the
5 Christmas Parade, right?
7 TRIP DeMUTH: She was on a float
8 with a couple of other girls?
9 PATSY RAMSEY: Yes, it was a car.
10 TRIP DeMUTH: Okay. Oh, she was
11 sitting in a car?
13 TRIP DeMUTH: Was her name
14 displayed anywhere?
16 TRIP DeMUTH: And who was she in
17 the car with?

June 1998 Patsy Ramsey Interrogation by Thomas Haney and Trip DeMuth (December 6, 1996 Christmas Parade)

18 PATSY RAMSEY: My car with the
19 driver, it was a BMW, and JonBenet -- and I
20 wasn't there, I was in New York at the time,
21 John and I were out of town, but my parents took
22 her, and there were these little girls from the
23 America Kids.
24 TRIP DeMUTH: So there were maybe
25 four or five girls?

2 TRIP DeMUTH: Sitting up on the
3 back of the Beemer?
4 PATSY RAMSEY: Yeah, right. I
5 can't remember their names. I would if I saw a
6 picture somewhere.
7 TRIP DeMUTH: Okay, now were all of
8 their names displayed on the side of the car?
9 PATSY RAMSEY: I believe so.

[John Ramsey, June 1998 Interviews]1998-06-23: John Ramsey Interrogation by Lou Smit and Mike Kane
(Screen Capture from "CBS 48 Hours Investigates - Searching for a Killer" 10/04/2002)

John Ramsey Interrogation by Lou Smit and Mike Kane
Present also were Bryan Morgan, PI David Williams
June 23, 24, 25, 1998 - Boulder, Colorado


June 1998 John Ramsey Interrogation by Lou Smit and Mike Kane (December 6, 1996 Christmas Parade)

23 LOU SMIT: (INAUDIBLE) how JonBenet was exposed
24 during that particular time of her exposure?
25 JOHN RAMSEY: The biggest exposure which, say

1 in retrospect, would be how stupid could we have
2 been. But when she was in a children's parade in
3 Boulder, I think it was December 6th or early
4 December. And the kids had done it before.
5 Actually they did it the year before as well. It's
6 a neat children's parade. All the kids, and kids
7 love to be in parades, and it just seemed like a
8 fun thing for the kids to do. There's people
9 lining the streets up and down.
10 LOU SMIT: Were you there for that?
11 JOHN RAMSEY: We were not; we were out of
12 town. And Patsy's mother was there taking care of
13 the kids, and they had prearranged for JonBenet to
14 go with Pam Archuleta who was, I think at the
15 time, (INAUDIBLE) United Way. So she drove her
16 little red convertible and JonBenet and that other
17 little girl sat up on the back.
18 LOU SMIT: Who was the other girl?
19 JOHN RAMSEY: Again, Patsy would know. I don't
20 know her name. But she was one of the little
21 pageant girls from Denver, I think. A dark haired
22 girl. I have a picture of that.
23 LOU SMIT: Okay.
24 JOHN RAMSEY: Which I can get for you.
25 LOU SMIT: I think I'd like a copy of that,

1 if I could.
2 JOHN RAMSEY: Yeah. And the car might have
3 had -- I think Patsy would normally put her name
4 on the side of the car with a little magnetic-like
5 pageant clothing. But basically I think it was
6 like a red Christmassy velvet dress.
7 LOU SMIT: And was that right downtown? Where
8 was that at exactly?
9 JOHN RAMSEY: Oh, it goes down, what is it
10 Walnut, I think. It goes down to Walnut and then
11 it kinds lines around and comes back. It's in the
12 early evening.
13 LOU SMIT: (INAUDIBLE) I've got my copy so,
14 like I said --
15 JOHN RAMSEY: I mean, what concerned me
16 afterwards as we started looking into who could
17 have possibly done this is a lot of, as I said
18 earlier, there's a lot of good people and there's
19 a lot freaks out there, and we were just kind of
20 ignorant of that. And she was certainly exposed,
21 occasionally exposed to the freaks.


18 MIKE KANE: Okay. Now I think yesterday
19 that you mentioned when one of the parades on
20 December the 6th, that you were away then. Do you
21 recall where you were then?
22 JOHN RAMSEY: We had gone to New York
23 that weekend with Susan and Glen Stine. They
24 invited us to go. I forget when Glen came back, it
25 was like a Friday and they came back on the Sunday

1 or something like that.
2 MIKE KANE: Where did you stay then?
3 JOHN RAMSEY: I can see the place; I
4 can't tell you the name. Patsy might remember.
5 MIKE KANE: In Manhattan?
6 JOHN RAMSEY: Yeah, it was downtown. It
7 was near the theatre district. The Marriott or
8 something like that.


10 MIKE KANE: Okay. All right.
11 Yesterday, you said something about on the -- a
12 couple of things that on the 20th or on the 6th
13 of December she was in that little parade. What
14 is that parade? Is that a parade for kids or a
15 parade of kids?

June 1998 John Ramsey Interrogation by Lou Smit and Mike Kane (December 6, 1996 Christmas Parade)

16 JOHN RAMSEY: A parade of kids.
17 Kids are in the parade.
18 MIKE KANE: Okay.
19 JOHN RAMSEY: High school band
20 and it was full of kids.
21 MIKE KANE: You said her name was
22 on a car?
23 JOHN RAMSEY: I think so, I am not
24 positive of that, but it's quite probable.
25 MIKE KANE: Why do you think it's

1 probable?
2 JOHN RAMSEY: Because Patsy
3 tended to do that.
4 MIKE KANE: Do what, do you know
5 what --
6 JOHN RAMSEY: JonBenet Ramsey,
7 Miss Little Colorado or whatever.
8 MIKE KANE: Okay, so it was in
9 connection with being miss --
10 JOHN RAMSEY: Right.
11 MIKE KANE: Did you have like a
12 sign or placard or something like that?
13 JOHN RAMSEY: She had an I think a
14 little magnetic or this a little sign that kind
15 of adhered to the side of the car.
16 MIKE KANE: Okay, she had that made
17 up?
18 JOHN RAMSEY: She was in a
19 couple of little parades in Charlevoix where
20 they, you know, little small town, brought your
21 own Corvettes and kids would be on the back and
22 JonBenet was in a couple of those.
23 MIKE KANE: You guys were out of
24 town that weekend. I think you said that Mike
25 Archuleta's that wife is the one that took --

1 JOHN RAMSEY: She drove the
2 car, she was there as United Way. I think
3 Patsy's mom was there. She took care of the
4 kids while we were away, so I don't know who
5 picked up, how the logistics were handled but –


11 MIKE KANE: Was it for you
12 personally you didn't like the attention or for
13 your family?
14 JOHN RAMSEY: Um, I was starting
15 to think geez, you know, we need to -- because
16 we had -- we had had, you know, since Jeff
17 Meric and we had a couple of other employees who
18 were let go. Not that I even knew, but that
19 didn't go happily and I just was starting to
20 think about I better, you know, I need to start
21 thinking about visibility.
22 MIKE KANE: How do you square that
23 with Little Miss Colorado pageants?
24 JOHN RAMSEY: That was part of
25 what I guess was starting to think about. I

1 mean in retrospect it was totally foolish, but
2 it was, I mean these -- see, if you don't think
3 like an evil person, you assume everybody else
4 is kind of normal like you, and these little
5 pageants were in a little room with the parents
6 and these little parades in Charlevoix were you
7 know, small town parades, everybody knew each
8 other, and we just kind of a fun thing for kids
9 to do. It was innocent.
10 We had falsely, I think, assumed
11 that Boulder was a small innocent town. We
12 used to go back to Atlanta and our friends would
13 talk about their security systems and you know
14 if you shoot the guy, be sure to get him in the
15 house, you know. And God, we don't talk about
16 this stuff in Boulder. It was just, you know,
17 being out of that environment and coming back to
18 it, it just was astounding to us. We thought we
19 were in safe little Boulder, nothing ever
20 happened in Boulder.


[Death of Innocence]2000-03-18: "Death of Innocence" written by John and Patsy Ramsey

DOI Page 98

"When 1996 rolled around, our friends Mike and Pam Archuleta drove a Christmas-red BMW convertible with JonBenet and some of her little friends riding on the top of the back seat and waving at people. Pam was director of the Boulder United Way, and the parade gave her a way to promote the organization. As always, almost as many people walked in the parade as watched it from the sidewalk. Nevertheless, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from everywhere marched down the street. It was a neat small-town family activity....or so we thought.

Could one of the people watching the parade have been the killer, perhaps, a pedophile who was attracted to the little girl riding on the red convertible? Pam did report that a strange man approached the car during the parade. My instincts later told me it was a terrible idea to put your kids on display like that; but that thought never occurred to me at the time.

When I think back to those events, I know they were conceived in innocence and intended to be nothing but fun. Yet, now that I look back across the fabric of the 1996 season, I am disturbed by the bumps under the cloth. Strange and unexpected people appear. Events and details that Patsy and I had never noticed emerged in frightening ways that now terrify us.

A killer was standing somewhere in the shadows. And we had no idea."


[jameson's Webbsleuths]2006-04-01: Webbsleuths Forum (http://www.webbsleuths.org)
"Do we know JBR's pageant venue by city"

Member since 11-29-02
04-01-06, 02:25 PM (EST)

4. "RE: Parade of Lights"
In response to message #3

This guy is still a mystery ... I wonder if anyone was able to determine who he was.

It was December 6, 1996, during the Parade of Lights in Boulder.

JonBenet was sitting up high on the back seat of a Christmas-red open BMW convertible with two other pageant contestants, waving to the crowd while the song Jingle Bell Rock was played from the car.

A plastic sign on the side of the convertible identified her by name and revealed that she was a child beauty queen. Family friend Pam Archuleta held JonBenet's ankle to keep her from falling.

As they went past one of the town's leading banks, a strange man walked from the crowd toward the BMW. Archuleta says he looked "creepy" and had "a face full of anger and hatred" that she will never forget. She had the impression that the man had seen JonBenet before and recognized her.

Well-dressed in a tweed jacket and jeans, the man was in his 40's, tall and thin with graying hair. He stared at JonBenet and walked to within two feet of the car.

For Archuleta, the staring man's behavior marred what until then had seemed an innocent Christmas event that could have taken place in any town in America.

But soon the pageant programs were put under sinister spotlight because JonBenet was found dead just 20 days later and videos of the little beauty's pageant were played endlessly on TV.

(National Examiner 5/3/2004)

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