August 2006 - Posts
This one is not so long. The Ransom note can be found here.
After watching the A&E “Anatomy of a Murder” on the JBR
case, I have changed a few ideas that I had originally written above-in June
One thing that I need to correct is the stairwell theory. I
have seen on this tv program that there is no way JBR could have been dropped
and hit any object, like a fireplace stand, if she was dropped from this
stairwell. The way the stairway is set up would not allow for this to have
One thing I’d like to add after just now learning of it from
this program, is regarding the autopsy findings of what seems to have been
“chronic” sexual intrusion of some sort. Dr. Weicht stated in this program that
there was evidence of some sort of on-going sexual abuse. I don’t agree with
this being indicative of “sexual abuse”. I believe that any irritation may have
been caused by JBR touching and/or rubbing herself when she was holding her
urine too long. I know this is possible because I used to do the same thing as
a small child.
This part of the autopsy is new info for me so I am just now
thinking about it. Was her hymen intact? If so, the chance for sexual abuse is
nil. Maybe she explored herself. I will say that it IS possible to have chronic
inflammation and irritation in the vaginal area and NOT have been sexually
abused-even at age 6.
LOOK at Karr’s body language at the moment he says, “I was
with JonBenet when she died.” during the press conference in Thailand. He
looks as if he’s making it up as he goes while watching for a reaction from
“his” audience. I think this guy is a nutcase who was infatuated with JBR and
drawn into the case because he’s a pedophile. One obvious reason for his “confession”
could be just for his 15 minutes. Another reason, maybe he REALLY thinks he was
there and did do it because he fantasized about her so much. This one is off
the wall, but what if he simply wanted a free trip home?
I know he communicated with the college professor for four
years so WHY did wait until now to come forward IF he really did do it. I don’t
think that his conscience would have held out four years let alone the ten
years since the murder. This man seems to be a meek weakling with a serious
mental defect; i.e. pedophilia. He may associate himself with JBR so much so
that he truly thinks he was there. It was probably a dream or fantasy of his-
to believe that she died at his hands in the midst of a “loving” moment, and at
the hands of the man who loved her.
His demeanor and stature fit with my profile, even though he
would have been nearly twice as old as what I have projected. The theory I have
about the killer being a good student may also apply to a teacher. Yet, I still
feel that this ransom note was NOT the work of an adult, especially an educated
one. However, an educated person could have tried to “fake” being ignorant by
misspelling words… I don’t buy this. I’m simply playing Devil’s advocate here.
I’ve done that a few times in this document.
I think, too, that I need to clarify my head wound ideas.
There is really only one reason why a head wound of such size would not
bleed…there was no blood pumping through her little body at the time the blow
was dealt. This has been the concensus, I think. I still am not convinced that
the blow was from a Maglite-type light. The wound pattern just doesn’t fit in
my eyes. However, again, I’ll clarify that my idea about her being dropped has
now proven false because of logistics.
There were two programs that I recorded on my DVR and
watched this morning so I may get the contents of the two confused or refer to
the wrong program as I explain my ideas. Both programs were about JBR and that
is the crux of this anyway.
Something that has troubled me about this case is the
footprints in the snow debate. I’ve always lived in the Midwest
and we deal with snow here, obviously. When there is a dusting of snow or we
know that snow is coming it is a common practice to pour rock salt down on the
walkways to try to stay ahead of ice build-up. Was the area around the basement
window where an intruder may have entered ever inspected for rock salt? This
would show that someone may have walked in that area without having left
footprints because there was no snow or slush in that area. I do not buy that
any of the BPD made a point to look for prints in the snow. They bungled this
investigation from the moment they arrived on scene. I’m not a law enforcement
officer but I do read about true crime and have learned that a crime scene’s
integrity must be guarded and preserved at all costs. Didn’t these BPD officers
ever learn that? Maybe they didn’t want to offend the “rich folk” and ask them
to all leave. But, hell, their job to find/save the victim was their main
priority. It is the reason they were called in. It’s their job. Offending
people should have been the very least of their worries.
Something else in one of these programs was news to me. I do
not recall reading in Mr. Schiller’s book that the police tried to open the
door to where JBR’s body was eventually found and found it would not open. Did
I miss this fact or was it something that has just come to light? Was it made
up as an afterthought when the cops realized they missed that room because of
their less-than-thorough search of the home?
I know I am not being kind to the cops’ handling of the
investigation. But I am a lay person and I seem to know more about crime scene
protocol than the inexperienced BPD. That’s sad. I mean, it’s great that Boulder had been so near
to crime-free that the police didn’t have experience investigating homicides.
But before they get that little gold shield, I know they’ve had training. If
you choose to be a cop, that training should be second-nature and kick in the
instant it is needed. Maybe they all missed that day at the academy.
I firmly believe that The Ramsey’s (just John, now) have an
idea who may have killed JBR. It’s not someone they want to believe would have
done that. I think someone in their social circle has a son, grandson,
domestic… whom The Ramsey’s suspect but don’t want to face the fact. Has a
complete guest list from The Ramsey’s Christmas party ever been established?
Someone was at the gathering, took off to explore the house, maybe even set
that suitcase up as a “step” for an easier entrance/exit. This person may have
snooped, as I state in my original theory above, and come across the info about
John’s bonus. I feel that a sexual encounter was the main motive, period. The
ransom note was created to encourage the police to think this was a kidnapping
for the sole purpose of ransom. The death was probably an accident, with the
garrote being fashioned to show an obvious cause of death or murder as a
motive. Any motive seems better than a sexual assault of a six year old, even
in this sicko’s mind. He can’t even justify it to himself. Murder and
kidnapping are motives that pale in comparison to his real motive.
If the Ramsey’s are aware or suspect someone they know but
are too afraid to point a finger, this may account for what the press and BPD
think is their guilt. Let’s assume that they suspect the killer is the son or
nephew of a close family friend or a town government official whom they know
personally. Rather than to accuse this person publicly, maybe they are content
with believing they know who killed JBR and have learned to just accept it.
They know better than anyone what it is like to be wrongly accused and
persecuted. It’s possible they have just left well-enough alone. However, with
Patsy’s passing, maybe John will have the courage to come forth if he suspects
I simply don’t think that Karr is the killer. I’m sure the
FBI will find some credit card usage or something to show he wasn’t anywhere
near Boulder on
Christmas of 1996. As an ex-wife, I know I wouldn’t give a false alibi for my
ex-husband at any cost. If anything, I’d be more apt to TRY to place him at the
scene; without lying, that is.
At any rate, Karr does possess some of the traits that I
feel the killer has. He is effeminate. He is of small stature. He is educated.
He’s attracted to children and pornography. I’d like to know about his mother.
I bet she fits the type of woman I describe above. Yet, I still do not think
Karr committed this crime. He will probably pass a lie detector test because HE
is convinced that he did it. I’m sure it will come to light that he had never
known JBR in life- unless he’d seen her at a pageant- and has only become
infatuated with her since her highly-publicized death. The man is just a loon.
I hope the law doesn’t waste too much time with this kook. I hope he can be
dismissed as a suspect very soon. As badly as everyone would like this case to
be solved, I don’t think that will happen with the arrest of JM Karr.
This one is even longer... Go here to read the Ransom Note.
In the opening of the note, “Mr. Ramsey”, shows that this
person respects his elders or in the least, a man of John Ramsey’s social status.
*FBI must keeps record of how many ransom notes actually address a person by
name. I wonder how many do. There is no mention of Patsy or any message to her
in this note. This tells me that the Unsub does fear women enough to not want
to be an enemy of one. Women intimidate and scare him. Also, it’s a machismo
thing to only take on John. He’s trying to prove he’s a real man by committing
the entire crime. To take on a big man like John Ramsey would be a feat in
The first paragraph makes no sense. I believe it’s mentioned
in the Schiller book that an officer read the note and asked “foreign to
where?” in regards to the “small foreign faction” claim made in the note. The
foreign thing is funny because foreign people normally use different sentence structure,
jargon. This note shows no signs of that. The use of “faction” implies one too
many spy dramas for this kid.
The amount of ransom also seems childish. Any true criminal
with experience would have known that anyone with a million dollar home could
raise at least a million dollars. The figure demanded of $118,000.00 shows no
sophistication on the Unsub’s part and surely a lack of brains. It almost
proves that the Unsub is a kid and that the ransom demand was a secondary
concern or an afterthought, as I stated earlier. I suggest that the Unsub had
visited the home before, perhaps on Dec. 23, and snooped through John’s home
office. He may have seen a bank account statement or a note that showed the
amount of the bonus ($118K) and gotten the idea that that is how much money he
could ask for and almost surely get. Again, a kid would have little or no
concept of other accounts, holdings, stocks… He’d see this as an exorbitant
amount of money and have dollar signs in his eyes instantly.
Also, the denominations requested in the note seem straight
out of the movies as well. Movie
criminals always demand specific denominations. This amount of money in bills
as small as twenties would be very heavy to make a fast get-away with. Asking
for all hundreds or even hundreds and fifties would have made more sense…again
showing a lack of criminal commonsense.
This amount, too, tends to point the guilt away from the
Ramseys. It would make them obvious suspects being that only like 2 or 3 people
knew the amount of John’s bonus check. Also, if they were staging a crime
scene, they would have exaggerated the amount and made it seem more credible-
like 5 million dollars.
Unsub uses the line, “Follow our instructions to the
letter.” *Is this a common phrase in Colorado?
In the Midwest, I know most people say,”to the
‘T’”. I’d like to watch the movie “Ransom” again and see if this line is used.
In cop parlance, they say “follow the letter of the law.” Unsub may just be too
into cop shows.
Who says “attaché” anymore? Again, this is a term for
briefcase that is used in spy films. This word is somewhat archaic these days
and probably only the very wealthy use it. And if this were the case here, if
this Unsub is a wealthy older person, he or she would know that “attaché” has an
accent sign over the ‘e’. If a kid has only heard the word used in spy movies,
he wouldn’t know that the accent mark goes there.
Next, the Unsub warns that John should rest because the
delivery will be exhausting. This calls to mind a movie from the “70’s in
which, I think Clint Eastwood, must run all over town from phone booth to phone
booth answering calls and receiving instructions from a kidnapper. It may be
“Marathon Man” or one of the Dirty Harry movies. Don’t know for sure. There
have been several movies with this theme.
There is indecision shown in the text about the delivery
time. It’s as if the Unsub is trying to be nice and get it over with sooner but
I think he really can’t decide if he’s given a good time frame for the
arrangements. He may not know what time banks open or he may expect John to
have the money in the house.
Page two’s first few lines really attempt to be threatening
with the use of words like “execution” and “beheaded”. The possible denial of
her remains for a proper burial is something commonly written about in books
film and seen on cop shows where a plea bargain is in the works. I’ve seen
shows about real cases where they have made a plea to not ask for the
death penalty if the killer will
disclose the location of his victim. Yet, these threatening words again show
that the Unsub watches or reads too much about crime and has knowledge of some
real and fantasy aspects of crime. He just can’t differentiate them here.
Now, into a little detail about the way the note is composed
and why I feel it’s a school/college-aged kid that wrote it…This is going to be
jumbled so bear with me.
The word “deceive” is spelled correctly. This might be a
tricky word for some people- mixing up the I & E. Yet, a simpler word and
one that kids to tend to misspell, “business” is spelled as so- bussiness. And
“possession” is spelled “posession”.
Furthermore, “tomorrow” is spelled correctly. Many adults misspell “tomorrow”.
The word “commonsense” is one word according to my PC dictionary but the Unsub
separates it at the end of the margin and uses no hyphen to show that the word
continues on the next line. This is uncharacteristic of his writing to this
point. However, I, myself, had to look up the word “commonsense” to see if it’s
separated or one word. I wasn’t sure. He correctly uses articles a, an &
the throughout but he missed one- AN EARLIER TIME….page 2. He missed a typo in
his proof reading efforts.
The punctuation used throughout this note is mostly correct.
However, in the sentences that refer to John and are directed at him as if
being spoken, no commas are present and they should be. EX: Don’t underestimate
us John. There should be a comma as so: Don’t underestimate us, John. This
occurs in three sentences.
It’s not a case in which the Unsub doesn’t know where to
place commas. The punctuation IS used correctly in the paragraph about- “if you
do such and such, she dies”. These are all correct. Then he gets carried away
with the periods in FBI and SBTC. They are not necessary here. However, the
Unsub feels they are and being the good student that he is, he uses them in the
acronyms. Ruthless criminals don’t take time to punctuate- especially where no
punctuation is needed.
In the third line of page one of the note, the sentence
begins “We…” and there is a scribble mark that looks as if it was going to be
“do” or something similar. This person took the time to scribble the typo out
on a couple of occasions. THAT shows the amount of time and focus he had going
for him. It also shows he is someone who does not settle for mediocrity from
himself- probably because Mommy won’t accept it. He actually makes several
corrections to his writing; going as far as using an inverted^ proofreader
mark…inserting “not” …to be read- “do not particularly like you…”
What type of ruthless criminal corrects typos, uses proper
sentence structure, spelling, grammar… in a 3 page ransom note?... one which is
still in school and feels the pressure to turn in grown-up, grade “A” work and
get Mommy’s approval.
The sentence about “You and your family are under constant
scrutiny…” makes no sense. Constant surveillance would make sense but it’s like
he couldn’t think of the word he wanted to use or had a difficult time trying
to figure out how to spell it. Also, he adds “as well as the authorities…”
almost as another afterthought. This time, the sentence structure lacks proper
No misuse of capitalization or the lack of exists except
when he writes “law enforcement”. He capitalizes the “E” as if it shows
respect. It is not a proper noun and doesn’t need to be capitalized where it
sits in the sentence.
A kid would feel the urge to capitalize this word.
He was possibly running short on time or losing focus as he
wrote- the first line of page 2- “and hence a(sic) earlier pick-up of your
daughter.” He crossed out “delivery” .
The use of “hence” tells me that the kid is trying to use
“rich people speak”. It’s how he perceives the well-to-do parlance.
Another point about Unsub’s lack of knowledge about
banking…. He writes “You will withdraw….from your account.” He doesn’t specify
checking, savings, personal, business, bank name, credit union, nothing. It’s like he has no idea where that money
could be. He doesn’t want to appear ignorant and mention a specific account
that may not exist. He wants the Ramsey’s to think that his “small foreign
faction” has checked into them and his company. If the Unsub says, “ …from your
savings account” and John doesn’t have one, he’ll look unknowledgeable-stupid
even. Only a kid would worry about that detail. An adult would know that Ramsey
likely has several bank accounts. I’m surprised that Unsub didn’t use the terms
“Swiss bank account” or “off-shore account”, since these are commonly used in
film. Again, his lack of knowledge may have kept him from broaching the
The line warning John not to try to outsmart them implies a
cat and mouse game- a ‘who’s smarter than who?’ game. Unsub is guaranteed to
win because he knows JBR is already dead. With this, he has no chance to act
upon his sexual desires; no chance at holding her for ransom and making a
little money nor earning any bragging rights at that point. He had no idea that
the case would lead to nowhere and no one.
I feel he’d be mad at himself during the note-writing for
letting things happen how they did. He was trying to prove his competence and
he screwed that up too. I think that he had intended to carry an unconscious
JBR out of the basement window and molest her and possibly hold her for ransom-
if he felt he could do so without her knowing who he was- (he’d have to keep
her unconscious in this case). After realizing she was dead, he attempted to
fashion the garrote and tie her up haphazardly to make it seem as if she was
being held hostage. Maybe the detailed
note was meant to show how tough and dangerous and smart he is. I’m sure he
impressed himself with his creation. And with the bungling, big-shot lead cops
in charge, he got away with it. Yea, I’m sure he thinks he’s a god by now.
As for the autopsy results of JBR’s stomach contents,
Schiller’s book states that Dr. Meyer THOUGHT it was pineapple in her stomach.
He couldn’t tell for sure. The police did find a bowl of it on the kitchen
counter so maybe it was a deduction and not necessarily a fact. The pineapple
thing troubles me. The kid was at a party with many people. WHO keeps track of
what the kid eats? So, no one can say for sure if there was pineapple in
anything served at the White’s party or if JBR woke up and ate it alone or if
the Unsub and she shared a dish… No one knows for sure. Patsy and even Burke
(JB’s older brother who was 9 then) were accused of serving the girl pineapple
because their prints were the only one’s found on the bowl that held the fruit.
No one in law enforcement ever wondered if the Unsub had gloves on and fed JBR
the food. Nope-No one thought of this because no one felt that any intruder was
even in the home that night. Did anyone inquire about JB’s habits at night? Did
she ever wake up in the middle of the night to get a snack? Her parents wouldn’t
have heard her if she did since they’re on the third floor. Did anyone question
Burke about JB waking him up to have a snack or go down to the kitchen with
her? None of this is mentioned in the book by Schiller. * Issue about the Unsub
sharing pineapple with JB- This wouldn’t fit with my theory that JB was dropped
accidentally from the top of the stairs. Just a thought.
Back to details about the note and what it says about the
Unsub. As mentioned previously, the note formally addresses Mr. Ramsey at
first. Then, after the Unsub loosens up or gets confident, he uses “John” at
the end of the note. Did he decide to get more personal? Did he want to erase
the Mr. Ramsey opening but couldn’t? Was he just careless and not thinking at
that point? Did he not want to give away his age by using the respectful term?
Or was it simply that he was feeling cocky and considering John an adversary –
his equal or even below him?
From the basement description given in Schiller’s book, the
SBTC picture was on a wall or against a wall in the train room, I think. *not
sure So, someone would have had to have been in that basement before and had
this picture pointed out to him or had time the night of the murder to browse
around. The SBTC initials struck the Unsub as a clever way to sign the note-
suggesting a “small foreign faction” with those initials. The Unsub REALLY must
have thought the cops wouldn’t see that small detail. He probably thought he
was brilliant to have used those letters. And that the use of John’s old base
name would point to John as the culprit.
*too obvious to have
been missed even by the most inexperienced of cops.
The note closes with “Victory!”. This is waaaaay tacky and
overboard with the terrorist idea. He’s over-playing his game and it should have
been obvious to the cops that a kid put this crime together. No true terrorist
group is going to bother with a 6 y/o child who isn’t the President’s kid for a
measly $118,000.00. The cops just didn’t look elsewhere.
I’ve noticed the way that certain letters are formed. This
can tell a lot about a person. * I’ll not type all that here. Just see notes.
Throughout the note there are blatant attempts to disguise
the handwriting or to mimic someone else’s writing, i.e. Patsy’s.
In two instances, Unsub uses an exclamation point to
emphasize his words. Isn’t that a bit redundant in a ransom note for your
little girl? To me this says a kid was making a point the way kids know how to-
by using!!!!! If the note was an electronic note, I bet it would have come in
all CAPS for emphasis. Child-like. The reader of the note doesn’t even SEE the
exclamation points. He sees the words that hold the key to getting his child
back. Proper punctuation shows his effort and achievements in school.
Back to punctuation for a second… In the dollar amount of
$118,000.00, he uses the decimal, 00 cents and comma. But in the $100,000 and
$18,000 when stating the denominations of bills, he uses the comma but not the
decimal and 0 cents. He may have realized that being this “perfect” wasn’t a
good thing….he could have been found out by being too good a student so he
dropped the .00
Unsub refers to more than one person being involved in the
kidnapping, 10 times plus 2 times wrote “two men”. Only four times does he
refer to himself only. He claims that two men are watching JBR. WHY would it
take two men to watch one six y/o girl? In his note, why did he stop using “we”
and refer to “me”, singly? He forgot he was part of a small foreign faction,
There was a piece of cord tied loosely around JBR’s right
wrist. It was an insincere attempt to tie her or an unnecessary effort before
realizing she was dead. Possibly she awoke and he tried to tie her but decided
to hit or stun her again into
unconsciousness so he could complete his attempt at sexual acts. He could have
panicked when he realized she was dead and tried to revive her- starting by
untying the cord on her wrist.
Lastly, the indentations and spaces between sentences in
this note are amazingly uniform. The three distinct paragraphs (not broken up
properly- should have been more paragraphs) all measure respectively: 1’, 1 ¼”
and ¾”; no margin lines are visible. I measured from the beginning of the first
word of the next sentence. *I’ll show ya. The majority of sentences are spaced
5/8” apart. Some are ¼” & ¾” but most are that 5/8”. Amazing! …almost
neurotic. Cops should question kids’ teachers about this writing style.
aside from the letter differences that are too difficult to type coherently and
the sketches of the head wound pattern, this is it. Let me know what you think
after you read that book or at least the note.
This ones a long one... Go here to read the Ransom Note.
It would seem that JBR was rendered unconscious & immobile in her bedroom. This lends to Smit’s theory of a stun gun being used. JBR would have remained quiet IF “Santa Claus” or a close acquaintance told her to do so.
Theory: Unsub carried her down the spiral staircase. Unsub was probably right handed and carried her head N upper body in his right arm. This would place her head on the right side- causing it to touch the garland as she was carried down the stairs- *She had traces of garland greenery in her hair.
A picture of the staircase shows what appear to be fireplace grate stands near the bottom of the stairwell. If JBR was dropped from the top of this staircase, her head may have hit one of these stands- causing the skull fracture. The fracture is believed by experts to have been caused by a Maglite-type flashlight. Such a light was found in the home. However, such a blow would have left hair and tissue and blood on the light. NO blood was even seen on JBR’s head upon discovery. The coroner only found the head wound at autopsy. Blunt force trauma normally causes flesh to tear. Head wounds bleed profusely- IF a victim is alive at the time of the injury. (See autopsy report for signs of subcutaneous bleeds or hemorrhaging)
The shape of this wound appears unlike what one would expect to find from the flashlight-shaped purposed weapon. *See sketches.
No idea if the Maglite was ever tested for blood, prints (Ramsey’s prints would be expected). If Unsub used this light, he must have had gloves on IF no prints were found. Or he may have brought his own light and that possible weapon is missing/remains unfound. *I do not agree with this theory. I believe that JBR was accidentally dropped. This would suggest that the kidnapping WAS the original and possibly ONLY intention of the kidnapper.
It has been determined that the Sharpie pen that composed the ransom note and the notepad were from the Ramsey’s kitchen nook. The pad and pen were both found replaced to where they belonged. This shows that the Unsub is one to clean up after himself- Mommy makes him clean up after himself- tries to teach him responsibility this way and he HAS to listen to Mommy. Yet, she dotes on him, babies him, makes him feel like he’s still a ten y/o child- still makes his decisions for him. This crime was one he formulated himself to show his independence and “good” thinking ability.
Being Mommy’s little man, he’s still a virgin. He respects and loves his mother yet he fears her. He fears disappointing her as well. The mother will be an overbearing nag- snooty-type who wants her baby to do well and will push him in areas in which he has no desire to thrive or any ability to succeed.
The thought of being with a young woman and intimacy scares him. He does not fit in with peers because of his lack of social maturity. To him, JBR suggests a “sexy” female on his own level. She has no experience to compare with the Unsub’s “performance”. This is safe for him. He wanted sexual experimentation from this and the kidnapping was either a ruse born from watching too many cop shows or an afterthought to her death. The kidnapping would have been a cover story if he’d have been caught with the child and wanted to avoid being viewed as a pedophilic pervert.
A few lines from the note are nearly verbatim to lines used in movies of this period. The attempts to sound mature and threatening are tragically laughable. No true criminals would use these lines or waste so much time composing them in a 2 ½ page ransom note.
Ligature strangulation is different from manual strangulation. Use of a ligature leaves no bruises in the shape of fingers, no skin oils on victim, and doesn’t usually break the hyoid bone and cause near-instant death. Yet, a ligature can be a piece of rope, a shoe string or a sock… A garrote is an unusual device in itself. This is a weapon used in movies more commonly than in reality. This again makes me think that this Unsub watches too many police shows, movies, reads this genre of books, magazines… The garrote was constructed poorly, even though it did its job. Unsub would probably have lower scores in math or has scored lower on mechanical aptitude tests in school. If he just wanted to strangle her, his hands would have sufficed. The length of cord that was used in constructing the garrote would have done the job alone. The fashioning of the device itself shows the mind of a kid trying to be a big-time, sophisticated criminal. Maybe he thought that no one would ever think a kid would use a device like this and the trail would never lead to him. Or maybe he thought by using the garrote that the police would think a highly intelligent, experienced criminal committed this crime-(a member of a small foreign faction). The “small foreign faction”, too, is silly. No adult would use this terminology. This, again, to me, shows a kid living in a fantasy land of cops and robbers- or in this case, killers. Another thought is that after the head injury, he needed an obvious cause of death hoping that no autopsy would be done and no one would know he had penetrated JBR with something small. He may have figured that with the makeshift garrote visible, the cops would know how she died and leave it at that. Unsub isn’t familiar with homicide protocol- autopsies are done in nearly all states in any death in which the manner is not obvious natural causes /in the presence of a doctor. This garrote was created from things handy at the site of where the body lay. This shows that he didn’t intend to or come prepared to use a garrote.
Unsub is probably 15-19 y/o. - student who is accustomed to producing high average to above average school work; especially in any compositions. Use of spelling, grammar, punctuation…shows he is a good student. * see notes about the few spelling errors common to kids. His schoolwork writing will be creative and within the realm of feasible.
The writing does look female and this may be why Patsy was not ruled out by her writing samples. Yet, some males who strive to do well in school will put effort into their penmanship, too. His penmanship may reflect his mother’s strong influence on him and his sexual ambiguity- he may be bisexual or unsure if he’s even attracted to females. He may not know if a female can arouse him and this is why he chose JBR. He feels too sexually inadequate and inexperienced to experiment with a grown teen or young woman. He figures he can “practice” with a child that he views as sexy and older than her 6 years because he’s seen her pageant photos.
If he has younger brothers, he may have already experimented with them. I don’t think he’d abuse any sisters. Any abuse at home would be nothing more than touching, looking at nakedness. He’s too afraid of his mother and of letting her down to do any more. This playing doctor type of thing with siblings would be his way of testing himself with male arousal.
The attempt at sexual contact with JBR was very hesitant. There was a complete lack of semen found possibly because JBR had died before he tried any contact and the thought of a dead person didn’t arouse him at all- probably quite the contrary. No ejaculation was possible since he wasn’t able to get aroused. By this time, if JBR was dead or he thought she was (say, after the fall/ head injury), his original plans were foiled permanently. He had to formulate new plans now. This may be when the kidnapping idea came about. He may have had a stun gun with him just to incapacitate JBR for the sexual assault. This person of interest and his friends (yet he has no real close friends) should be asked about ownership of a stun gun and any stun guns ordered online or thru mail to addresses in the neighborhood should be researched. Cops should find retailers of the model of stun gun that Det. Smit believes made the burn-like wounds and see if anyone in/near Boulder purchased such a device.
If it is possible to get an exact guest list for the Ramsey’s Dec. 23rd Christmas party, the police should check for any teens who were present or any guests with teen children or grandchildren. Also ask if anyone just dropped by for a few minutes. *Did John keep his home office door locked? Was his bank info in the home office? What about work office- who had keys? Any cleaning people fit this profile of Unsub?
Now, onto the ransom note itself. I’ve picked apart every word, every letter and every indentation. I’ve measured the indentations and have charted them.
My continuity is lax because I just wrote what came to mind and a great deal of this is out of sequence.
The first obvious thing about the nearly three pages of ransom note is its length. This tells us that the Unsub obviously had a great deal of time to write it. If it’s a fact that the pen and pad were from the Ramsey’s own kitchen nook, this says that the note was composed within the home at a time when the Unsub knew he’d be undetected, i.e. from midnight until 5 a.m.
If he had so much time, it’s possible that he got hungry and/or thirsty. *Was the refrigerator & handles dusted for prints? Not to my knowledge. What about a bathroom in the basement or on the first floor? A male rarely ever can urinate without a trace. The toilets should have been checked for drops of urine and pubic hair. If the Unsub is a secretor, I think DNA can be gotten from urine…I think.
The following are my own theories about the JonBenet Ramsey
case. I had only begun to study things about this case in May 2006. Since, I
have learned all that I can find in books, on television and on the internet. I
have read media accounts and I take them with a grain of salt. I do not concur
with the stories of The Ramsey’s involvement. In fact, when this case first
came to light in 1996, I was in the mindset that the parents probably refused
to cooperate with the police because they were guilty. Now that I have read the
facts of the case, I am thoroughly convinced that The Ramsey’s should be the
least likely to be suspected.
When I put this paper together, I did so for a girlfriend of
mine to read and give me her opinion on. She was interested in the case but had
never read Schiller’s book or seen the movie based on the book. She has no
experience in law enforcement so I tried to keep this in lay terms.
There is a lack in continuity because I was in a hurry to
put this together while my thoughts about things were fresh in my mind. I also
tend to play Devil’s advocate and may even seem to contradict myself at times.
I’m just throwing out ideas as they come to me. I also ask rhetorical questions
throughout this paper. I have no way to get answers to my questions but there
are questions within nonetheless.
I am typing this preface on 8-21-06; the same date that I
included the additional notes at the end. I have learned more since the arrest
of JM Karr. The tv’s true crime programs have rekindled interest in this case
and they’ve enlightened me further. I’m sure as the days pass now I will come
up with more ideas. I will put them to paper as well.
For now, this is it. I want to send this out to anyone who
will listen, anyone who can help. I don’t want to make a name for myself or an
ass of myself. But if by some small chance I may have hit on an idea that
helps, I’d be glad to have helped.
The ransom note can be found here. Also a link will be placed in each post for the note.
Thanks for reading.