Friday, July 20, 2012

JonBenet Ramsey Evidence Revealed in New Book

Detective's Book Casts Doubt on "Intruder"

New Evidence Brought to Light in the Case of JonBenet Ramsey


By: Joseph Giacalone
Webpronews.com
In one of the most gripping cases of the 20th Century, a 6 year old went missing from her Boulder, Colorado home on Christmas night in 1996. To this day, the investigation is surrounded by theory and conjecture. However, we may learn more from a new book.

The former lead detective in the JonBenet Ramsey case has penned a new self-published book detailing evidence that was not known to the public until now. It appears as if Detective  Jim Kolar sheds some new details in the cold case murder of JonBenet. I also sense some frustration with his superiors by his decision to make public evidence in the case in a self-published book.



According to the evidence he discovered, the intruder theory cannot be corroborated. Therefore, someone inside of the house was responsible. In the below video from the Daily Beast, it clearly shows a large cob web in the window entrance where the intruder allegedly entered the Ramsey home. Upon watching the video, a strong argument can be made that this web would have been disturbed by any individual upon entering the location. Jim Kolar also defends his position that the markings discovered on the body were not made by a stun which detectives initially believe.

The JonBenet case is unfortunately a good case for law enforcement to learn from - what not to do. The first step when a child is missing is to completely search the residence. Children often hide inside locations within an area they are most comfortable with, any many times they are found doing just that. Investigators initially took John Ramsey's word for it that the entire house was searched - never doing it themselves. Hours later, John Ramsey found the little girl in the basement and brought the body upstairs, further contaminating any physical evidence at the scene. Crime scene contamination is always a problem in every case, but steps must be taken to mitigate the circumstances.

I'd like to hear your comments and thoughts after watching the video.

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15 comments:

  1. I would ask an entomologist to look at the cobwebs and see if they could comment.

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    1. HI Trini,
      It's probably too late. This is something that should have been done at the crime scene. Unfortunately, it was so badly contaminated that none of the evidence would have been worth anything.
      Thanks for sharing,
      Joe

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  2. I still believe the ranson letter in this case will be the key in solving this case - it is the only piece of evidence that we can say...yes, this did come from the killer(s) - and or a participant in the crime. The key parts of the crime - evidence - you must take the biggest pieces first, and then the little pieces to put the puzzle together. It takes to long the opposite way, and by that time - some evidence can change with age-time (such as cobwebs-what kind of spider-some spiders re-web every night). Try the Handwritting Analysis - you will find your answer here. Jennifer J. Bland A.M.Inst.F.P. http://www.parapsych.org.uk/

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    1. Hi Jennifer,
      Thanks for the comment. One of the unique things about the ransom note is that it asks for $118,000. Who asks for an amount like that? It is long believed to be the same amount of John Ramsey's Christmas bonus, which would indicate someone with extensive and intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the Ramseys, hmmmmm.

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  3. This case is all in the ransom letter. This is really the 1 and only piece of evidence that stands alone. It is handwritten, which the analysis of the letter is the (finger print) in this case - and the letter is very lengthy - meaning many one-of-a-kind prints the killer(s) left behind. The letter is a compairison between the killer(s) and John. Also a lie detector test would have been the first way to test JonBenet's immediate family. This is how good investigation's elimate suspects. Anyone that is innocent would have no objections to taking a lie detector test - and would want to take one to be ruled out - this is part of the process.

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  4. You know this case will be solved - it will be like many cold cases that a break comes through later in our lives. I've had alot of suspicions of person(s) that knew JonBenet from her beauty pagents - they would have had access to many personal information about the girl - but the key is in the ransom letter - it is almost 3 full pages long. We need an expert handwritting specialist.

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  5. Sorry I didn't see your post sooner; I find it very intriguing. I have always felt the suspect(s) came from inside the home. I remember hearing that the police found several versions of the "ransom" note in the kitchen garbage. What kidnapper has that luxury of time? As you have pointed out, as any cop knows (or should know) that any call involving a "missing" child demands a complete search of the premises first and foremost. I felt that the first mistake in this case was the acceptance or belief that JonBenet was kidnapped. Who supplied that information? Oh, the Ramseys. What was their proof? The note? The cops should have said "Hold on. We have a missing child. Let's search the house, top to bottom." This kind of statement would seem to question what the Ramseys were reporting; it's evident that the responding cops "bought" the kidnap tale, for quite some time, until it dawned on them to search the house ~ yet they compound the error by allowing civilians to conduct the search, on what is potentially a crime scene (and of course did turn out to be one).

    By the looks of the video, if it was taken shortly after the discovery of the body, it certainly looks like that window was broken long before that night. It doesn't look "fresh," by any means.

    Thanks for bringing it to our attention, Joe!

    (I've been offline due to extensive traveling from late June-October. I've been to Paris (writers retreat), Seattle (got on a ship there for an Alaskan cruise with my family), Las Vegas (my sis & I visited my dad & his wife) a weekend trip to CT (main goal: shopping at Cabela's), and the most recent trip, Bouchercon in Cleveland. Whew! It's nice to travel, but I'm so glad to be home!)

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  6. Brent Opell, Professor of Biology at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksbury, Virginia, reported when consulted by the police, that the web was that of the Agelenidae, known as a funnel-web spider. The web was reasonably intact and extending through the grating, suggesting that the grating had not been disturbed since the spider constructed its web. According to Prof. Opell, these types of spiders would cease constructing webs no later than early November, thus indicating that no one had entered that window well past November 1996 deadline. The theory that anyone could have entered the Ramsey residence through this broken window was discounted by this simple evidence of nature.

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    1. Thanks for sharing this information and for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it.-Joe

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  8. I think because of where the cob webs are located a person could have very easily entered or exited without ever touching them. Also, cob webs have a way of sticking on things in strange ways in which breaking a glass would not cause them to fall off, good example is I have found it almost impossible to use a spray hose to wash off webs on the outside of your house. You have to physically use a rag and wipe it off.

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    1. Thanks Holly for taking the time and commenting, good points are always appreciated.
      Joe

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  9. Thank you for your dedication and tenacity...
    It's because of people like you that justice inevitably prevails.
    I can't wait to read your book!

    Tanya

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  10. Thank you for your dedication and tenacity...
    It's because of people like you that justice inevitably prevails.
    I can't wait to read your book!

    Tanya

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  11. Couldn't the kidnapper have been a tiny younger athletic person . (biketrails were found)Who may have entered the house when the Ramseys were out for dinner. Snooped around the house to find info about the Ramseys wrote the ransom note (maybe copying Patsys handwriting) then waited till the Ramseys came home ,waited till they went to sleep then went to JB's room lured her out of the bedroom(or stungunned her)took her to the basement where he / had prepared a suitcase with some of her personal belongings to take out of the house ; but something went wrong she started screaming then he silenced her. Why would Patsy have killed the apple of her eye her golden child the reason for her living? Killer seems to me a sadistic rude pedophilic predator,obsessed with JB,and/ or extremely jealous or disagreeing with the lifestyle of the R's.

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