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[Fake Wanted Reward Poster]
Prank Wanted Poster 05/06/1997
Screen Capture from 05/10/2003
CourtTV: A Second Look
. Prank Reward Poster

Posted in a Boulder Downtown Mall
May 6, 1997

Did you ever wonder why Michael Tracey shows this fake wanted poster in almost every single documentary in the UK or the US or on various media shows that he produces or co-produces?


1997-05-07: John Ramsey target of prank poster

John Ramsey target of prank poster
By Charlie Brennan
May 7, 1997
Rocky Mountain News Staff Writer

BOULDER -- The Pearl Street Mall area in downtown Boulder was visited before daylight Tuesday by pranksters who hung posters that label the father of JonBenet Ramsey a killer.

Featuring a photograph taken of John Ramsey during the interview he and Patsy Ramsey gave last week to a group of local journalists, the poster reads: "$100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderer John Ramsey.''

It goes on to state, "On Christmas night, Dec. 25-26, JonBenet Ramsey was murdered in her home by a known person.''

The poster advertises a telephone number purported to be that of Crimestoppers. Instead, it is a number established by the Ramsey family as a legitimate tip line for people hoping to offer information in exchange for a $100,000 reward.

The poster appears to have borrowed the typeface and much of the language -- in an edited and altered version -- of an advertisement the family ran in the Boulder Daily Camera on April 27.

Neither the police nor Ramsey family representatives offered any comment on the hoax.

1997-05-08: Fake 'reward' posters target John Ramsey

Fake 'reward' posters target John Ramsey
Camera Staff Writer
Thursday, May 8, 1997

Ramsey family friends Wednesday destroyed posters on the Downtown Mall that claim John Ramsey murdered his daughter, JonBenet.

The fliers - patterned after a reward advertisement - began appearing on kiosks downtown Tuesday.

"I think they are absolutely disgusting," a family friend said. "There is no way any one of the Ramseys could have had anything to do with JonBenet's death ... so I'm tearing them up. This family has been through enough already."

John Ramsey and a friend found the 6-year-old girl strangled in the basement of the Ramseys' home on Dec. 26.

The Ramseys placed an ad in the April 27 Sunday Camera offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of JonBenet's killer or killers.

The kiosk poster mirrors the advertisement's typeface and reads: "$100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderer John Ramsey.
The flier replaces a photo of JonBenet with one of John Ramsey taken during an interview last week. It also lists a Crime Stoppers phone number included in the Ramseys' ad.

"I hope these fliers don't make people who have nothing legitimate to say about the crime call the tip line and waste Crime Stoppers' time," another family friend said. "This whole thing is just sick."

Family spokeswoman Rachelle Zimmer declined to comment on the fliers.

City spokeswoman Leslie Aaholm said police have not decided whether to investigate the posters.

"Frankly, I think it's truly unfortunate that people in this community would have this attitude when the investigation is not complete and nobody has been arrested," Aaholm said.

In other developments Wednesday:

Police hope to receive DNA test results connected to the case next week, officials said. Authorities sent the material to Cellmark Diagnostics on March 4, according to Mark Stolorow, director of operations at the private Maryland lab. Testing - which takes four to six weeks - began in early April after Boulder County District Attorney Alex Hunter offered to allow Ramsey representatives to monitor the exams. They declined.

Ramsey family attorneys have not decided if Patsy Ramsey will submit to authorities' request for a fifth handwriting sample. The former Miss West Virginia furnished a fourth handwriting sample to inves tigators on April 12. "There are continuing discussions," said Suzanne Laurion, spokeswoman for the district attorney's office. "Things just haven't been worked out yet.


[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 (Prank Wanted Poster)

5 LOU SMIT: Could I ask a quick
6 question. You know, one time a while back we
7 were talking about the posters and stuff that
8 was sent out. There was something in regards to
9 a poster being placed in a mall, and then your
10 picture being placed on this poster as being a
11 wanted poster, do you remember anything about
12 that?
13 JOHN RAMSEY: Somebody told me
14 about that. Yeah.
15 LOU SMIT: The person that
16 placed those posters, I heard someplace
17 that maybe he may have lived in the
18 neighborhood, did you ever hear anything
19 like that?
21 LOU SMIT: Okay. It was
22 just --
23 JOHN RAMSEY: The wanted,
24 put my face on it?
25 LOU SMIT: Yeah?

1 JOHN RAMSEY: Yeah, no I didn't.
2 LOU SMIT: Somehow I had
3 heard that the house at the end of the
4 block, there was a fellow lived in there?
5 JOHN RAMSEY: In the Baseline
6 end or the other end?
7 LOU SMIT: On the Baseline
8 end.
9 JOHN RAMSEY: That was a
10 house on our side of the street was rented
11 by students.

June 1998 John Ramsey Interrogation by Lou Smit and Mike Kane (Prank Wanted Poster)

12 LOU SMIT: Right, and somehow
13 I heard, and I didn't know where I heard
14 this from, I don't know if I heard it over
15 the Internet or heard something, that
16 maybe the fellow that placed those posters
17 in the mall could have somehow lived in
18 that house. This was just an ironic
19 thing, but I wanted to throw that in.
20 JOHN RAMSEY: Wasn't there
21 something about that house that came out?
22 Does that ring a bell?
23 BRYAN MORGAN: If you know, I
24 don't know.
25 JOHN RAMSEY: Well, the

1 house --
2 LOU SMIT: 715?
3 JOHN RAMSEY: Baseline and
4 15th. On our side of the street.
5 LOU SMIT: Right there
6 (indicating).
8 remember anything like that?
9 JOHN RAMSEY: No, I don't.
11 JOHN RAMSEY: Something rings a
12 bell but I -- I don't remember.
13 LOU SMIT: Okay. It was
14 just a thought I had. Go ahead, continue.
15 The poster rang that.

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