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JonBenét Ramsey Case Encyclopedia


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2007

May

May 2007 | Miller Book Published in Japan. Thomas "Doc" Miller. JonBenet Ramsey: Prostitution of Justice  (details at Books)

5.14.07 | John Ramsey Dating Beth Twitty. According to Internet poster Candy, the May 14 issue of National Enquirer reports that John Ramsey has been dating Beth Twitty, the mother of Natalee Holloway, a high school girl who went missing on Aruba in May 2005 during a graduation trip; Ramsey and Twitty reportedly met in late 2006 at a Nashville speakers bureau.

June

6-22-07 |  Bennett Book PublishedS. I. Bennett, AKA Jameson. A Rebuttal to Steve Thomas’ Book “JonBenét - Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation.” Author argues that an unspecified intruder did it (details at Books).

6-22-07 |  Bennett Book PublishedS. I. Bennett, AKA Jameson. A Rebuttal to Sam Dennis McDonough’s Book. Author argues that an unspecified intruder did it (details at Books).

 

2008

July

7-9-08 | DA Clears Ramsey FamilyBoulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy says no one in the Ramsey family is considered a suspect and formally apologizes in a letter (full text) to John Ramsey for the cloud of suspicion his family has lived under for nearly 12 years (CNN Fast Facts). The letter explains that new DNA tests have convinced her that no member of the Ramsey family should remain under any suspicion (Daily Camera case timeline).

October

10-5-08 | Tracey Book Published. Michael Tracey. From Christmas to August: An Essay on Murder, Media Mayhem and the Condition of the Culture. Author argues that an unspecified intruder did it (details at Books).

 

2009

February

2-2-09 | BPD Resumes Lead Responsibility for Case. Boulder police Chief Mark Beckner and newly sworn Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett announce that the Boulder Police Department is taking the Ramsey investigation back from the district attorney's office. Additionally, Beckner announces formation of a new task force to take a fresh look at the case, which is to include representatives from the FBI, Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado Attorney General's Office (Daily Camera case timeline).

 

2010

June

6-15-10 | Walker Book Published. John H. Walker. In My Opinion: JonBenet Ramsey, the Travesty of Innocence Revisited (Paperback). Author provides case against John and Patsy Ramsey (details at Books).

August

8-11-10 | Lou Smit DiesDetective Smit died in Colorado Springs at age 75 of colon cancer.

September

September 2010 | Police Seek to Re-interview Burke Ramsey. Reports surface that, as part of a plan to take a fresh look at the Ramsey case, police seek to re-interview JonBenet's brother Burke, who had been 9 at the time of her death. Ramsey family attorney Lin Wood confirms a detective met with Burke, gave him a business card and said, "If you want to talk to us, here's how you would contact me" (Daily Camera case timeline).

October

10-2-10 | Police investigators conduct new rounds of interviews (CNN Fast Facts).

November

11-5-10 | Hoffman-Pugh Book Published. Linda Hoffman-Pugh. The Death of an Innocent. Author provides case against Patsy Ramsey (details at Books).

 

2011

May

5-2-11 | Lawyer Darnay Hoffman DiesMr. Hoffman died after stabbing himself in the chest on May 2, the city medical examiner’s office said. He was 63.

July

7-21-11 | John Ramsey RemarriesPress reports identify his wife as Jan Rousseaux, 53, a twice-divorced Las Vegas designer. The wedding is a private ceremony in Charlevoix, MI (Daily Camera case timeline).

 

2012

March

3-14-12 | John Ramsey Book Published. John Ramsey. The Other Side of Suffering: The Father of JonBenet Ramsey Tells the Story of His Journey From Grief to Grace. Author argues that an unspecified intruder did it (details at Books).

May

5-1-12 | Jameson Book Published. Jameson. Murdering JonBenet. Author argues that an unspecified intruder did it (details at Books).

5-8-12 | James Book Published. Bill James. Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence. Includes chapter on JBR killing; author argues that an unspecified intruder did it (details at Books) 

June

6-14-12 | Kolar Book Published. A. James Kolar. Foreign Faction--Who Really Killed JonBenet? (details at Books)A. James Kolar, who worked as an investigator in the DA's Office under Lacy, publishes his book "Foreign Faction — Who Really Kidnapped JonBenet?", casting doubt on the involvement in the case of an intruder and asserting that each member of the Ramsey family in the house "may have been involved at least as an accessory after the fact" (Daily Camera case timeline). 

6-28-12 | Whitson & Smit Book Published: Robert A. Whitson and Andrew Lou Smit. Injustice: Why JonBenét Ramsey Was Murdered by a Sadistic Psychopath--Not Her Parents. Authors argue that an unspecified intruder did it (details at Books).

August

8-22-12 | Taylor Book Published. John W. Taylor. Umbrella of Suspicion: Investigating the Death of JonBenét Ramsey. Author provides case against Burke Ramsey (details at Books).

 

2013

January 

1-27-13 | Grand Jury Indictment Made Public. The Boulder Daily Camera The Daily Camera reports for the first time that the grand jury investigating JonBenet's death in 1998 and 1999 had secretly voted to indict both John and Patsy Ramsey on charges of child abuse resulting in death — but then-DA Alex Hunter refused to sign the indictment, believing he could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt (Daily Camera case timeline).

1-29-13 | Enyart Report. Bob Enyart, paster of the Denver Bible Church published The Clue That Breaks the Ramsey Case claiming that Patsy Ramsey had killed JBR in a fit of rage and she and John had covered it up. Two YouTube videos summarize the report. Part 1. Part 2

October

10-13-13 | Major Westword Article. Alan Prendergast. JonBenet's parents: How an indictment became an "exoneration." In-depth discussion of the 1999 grand jury indictment and DA Mary Lacy's subsequent exoneration of the Ramseys in 2008.

10-23-13 | Judge Approves Indictment ReleaseJudge rules that the court will release grand jury indictment about the Ramseys.

10-25-13 | Grand Jury Indictment Released. In response to a lawsuit brought by Daily Camera reporter Charlie Brennan and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, a judge unseals the unprosecuted grand jury indictments in the Ramsey case (Daily Camera case timeline).

10-25-13 | BPD Press Release: Boulder Police Department Statement About Release of Ramsey True Bills (Webbsleuths forum chat).

10-27-13 } Open Letter from DA Stan Garnett. This was published in Daily Camera (full text pdf).

 

2014

January

1-12-14 | Pietras Book Published. David Pietras. The Tragic Little Pageant Princess. Author provides case against John and Patsy Ramsey (details at Books)

1-15-14 | Cameron Book Published. John A. Cameron. It's Me, Edward Wayne Edwards, the Serial Killer You Never Heard Of. Author argues that an serial killer named Edward Edwards did it. 

1-23-14 | BPD Press Release: Statement Regarding the Family of Fleet White, Jr.  (Webbsleuths forum chat).  Fleet and Priscilla White, the Boulder couple who were in the Ramsey home the day JonBenet's body was discovered, are officially exonerated in the JBR killing — for the third time (Daily Camera case timeline).

December

12-17-14 | Major Westword ArticleAlan Prendergast. JonBenet Ramsey: How the Investigation Got Derailed -- and Why It Still Matters

 

2015

January

1-10-15 | Miller Book Published in U.S. Thomas "Doc" Miller. JonBenet Ramsey: Prostitution of Justice (details at Books). Author is uncertain which Ramsey did the killing but is certain Patsy wrote the RN. 

February

2-21-15 | Mark Beckner Reddit AMA. Former case BPD chief Mark Beckner does a live Reddit AMA, resulting in more than 600 comments (link is to cached version, as Chief Beckner deleted his AMA when he realized how much publicity it received.

2-24-15 | Mark Beckner Expresses Regrets Over AMA. In an interview published today in the Boulder Daily Camera Beckner expresses regrets over participating saying he didn't realize his comments during an "Ask Me Almost Anything" session for the Reddit online community would filter out to the public at large.

March

3-29-15 | James Kolar Reddit AMA. Former case investigator and author James Kolar discusses his book Foreign Faction on a live Reddit AMA, resulting in more than 400 comments.

April

4-8-15 | Smith Book Published: Laurence Smith. The Last Christmas of JonBenét Ramsey. Author provides case against John and Patsy Ramsey (details at Books).

July

7-31-15 | Who Killed JonBenét Ramsey? Documentary BroadcastWho Killed JonBenét Ramsey? Written and produced by Darnay Hoffman and Michael Peele, 2015 (33 minutes). Posted to YouTube on 7.31.15 by catwoman (details at Broadcast Media).

August

8-15-15 | Bee Book Published: Sweetie Bee. Little Girl Blu The JonBenet: Inside Circle Theory. Author argues that an unspecified intruder did it (details at Books).

November

11-2-15 | Barbara Walters Documentary BroadcastBarbara Walters Presents: American Scandals. JonBenét Ramsey: Inside the Mystery. Investigation Discovery (44 minutes) premiered on this date (details at Broadcast Media).

 

2016

August

8-7-16 | Singular Book Published. Stephen Singular. Presumed Guilty: An Investigation into the JonBenét Ramsey Case, the Media, and the Culture of Pornography (Kindle Edition). Author updates his 1999 theory that unspecified members of a child sex ring did it (details at Books).

8-15-16 | McDonough Book Published. Sam Dennis McDonough. 120 Clues That Show Who Killed JonBenet. Author provides case against Patsy Ramsey (details at Books).

September

9-1-16 | Boulder Police Chief Greg Testa says in a Sept. 1 videotaped statement that he wouldn’t do interviews about the case to maintain the investigation’s integrity. He points out that the department has processed 1,500 pieces of evidence, took 200 DNA samples, interviewed more than 1,000 people in eight states and investigated more than 20,000 tips, letters and e-mails (Denver Post timeline).

9-1-16 | BPD Press Release: Tipline (Webbsleuths forum chat).

9-5-16 | The Killing of JonBenét Ramsey: The Truth Uncovered A&E Documentary BroadcastThe Killing of JonBenét Ramsey: The Truth Uncovered. A&E (86 minutes) premiered on this date (details at Broadcast Media).

9-9-16 | Who Killed JonBenét? Dateline NBC Documentary BroadcastWho Killed JonBenét? Dateline NBC (85 minutes) premiered on this date (details at Broadcast Media).

9-12-16 | Burke Interview with Dr. Phil. Part 1, The JonBenét Ramsey Murder: Brother Burke Breaks His Silence (32 minutes) premiered 9/12/16 (details at Broadcast Media). Burke Ramsey, now 29, speaks about his sister's murder publicly for the first time in an appearance on the "Dr. Phil" show. He denies any involvement in her death (Daily Camera case timeline).

9-12-16 | JonBenét: An American Murder Mystery Part 1 Investigation Discovery Documentary BroadcastJonBenét: An American Murder Mystery: Part 1--A Killer on the Loose. Investigation Discovery (43 minutes) premiered on this date (details at Broadcast Media).

9-13-16 | Burke Interview with Dr. Phil: Part 2. Part 2, JonBenét Ramsey Murder: Brother Burke and the Secret Interrogation Tapes (38 minutes) premiered on this date (details at Broadcast Media). 

9-13-16 | Van Der Beek & Wilson Book Published. Nick Van Der Beek and Lisa Wilson. The Craven Silence. Authors provide case against Burke Ramsey.

9-13-16 | JonBenét: An American Murder Mystery Part 2 Investigation Discovery Documentary BroadcastJonBenét: An American Murder Mystery: Part 2--Pool of Suspects. Investigation Discovery (43 minutes) premiered on this date (details at Broadcast Media).

9-14-16 | JonBenét: An American Murder Mystery Part 3 Investigation Discovery Documentary BroadcastJonBenét: An American Murder Mystery: Part 3--He Calls Himself Daxis. Investigation Discovery (43 minutes) premiered on this date (details at Broadcast Media).

9-15-16 | Burke Interview with Dr. Phil: Part 3. Part 3, The Burke Ramsey Interviews: Your Questions Answered (43 minutes) premiered on this date (details at Broadcast Media). 

9-18-16 | Who Killed JonBenét Ramsey? Part 1 CBS Documentary BroadcastWho Killed JonBenét Ramsey? CBS (Part 1--84 minutes) premiered on this date (details at Broadcast Media).

9-19-16 | Who Killed JonBenét Ramsey? Part 2 CBS Documentary BroadcastWho Killed JonBenét Ramsey? CBS (Part 2--82 minutes) premiered on this date (details at Broadcast Media).

9-19-16 | Burke Interview with Dr. Phil: Part 4. Part 4, Who Killed Child Beauty Queen JonBenét Ramsey? (46 minutes) premiered on this date (details at Broadcast Media). 

9-27-16 | Woodward Book PublishedWoodward 2016.  We Have Your Daughter: The Unsolved Murder of JonBenét Ramsey Twenty Years Later. September 27, 2016. Author argues that an unspecified intruder did it.

October

10-6-16 | Burke Ramsey Sues Werner Spitz. Burke Ramsey files a $150 million defamation lawsuit against forensic pathologist Dr. Werner Spitz. The lawsuit stems from the airing of a two-part CBS docuseries about the murder of JonBenét, in which Spitz theorized that Burke Ramsey killed his sister (CNN Fast Facts).

10-9-16 | Van Der Beek & Wilson Book (Part 2) Published.  Nick Van Der Beek and Lisa Wilson. The Craven Silence: Book 2. October 9, 2016. Authors provide case against Burke Ramsey.

10-12-16 } Rolling Stone Article: Bryn Lovitt. Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey? 8 Possible Suspects.
10-18-16 | Kerns Book Published:  Kerns 2016The Coldest Case: Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey. October 18, 2016. Author argues that an intruder did it.
10-25-16 | Van Der Beek & Wilson Book (Part 3) Published.  Nick Van Der Beek and Lisa Wilson. The Craven Silence: Book 3. October 25, 2016. Authors provide case against Burke Ramsey (details at Books).

10-28-16 | Lacy Exoneration of Ramseys Challenged. Forensic experts who examined the results of DNA tests obtained exclusively by The Daily Camera and 9News dispute former DA Mary Lacy’s conclusion that a DNA profile found in one place on JonBenét’s underpants and two locations on her long johns was necessarily the killer’s. The experts say the evidence showed that the DNA samples came from at least two people in addition to JonBenét — something Lacy’s office was told, but that she did not mention in clearing the Ramseys (Denver Post timeline).

10-28-16 |  Major Westword Article. Alan Prendgast. JonBenet Ramsey Investigation: Distorted DNA Part of Ongoing Coverup?

10-28-16 | "Butt-print" Found Outside JBR Bedroom. Former Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy told ABC News in an interview this week that a detail critical to her belief that an intruder had killed JonBenet Ramsey was a "butt print" she spotted in carpeting outside the child's bedroom days after the murder.

November

11-5-16 JonBenét's Mother. Victim or Killer? Lifetime Documentary Broadcast | JonBenét's Mother. Victim or Killer? (2016). Lifetime Movie Channel (86 minutes) premiered on this date (details at Broadcast Media). 

11-5-16 Who Killed JonBenét? Lifetime Movie Broadcast Who Killed JonBenét? (2016). Lifetime Movie Channel (86 minutes) premiered on this date (details at Broadcast Media/Movies). 

11-28-16 | Updated Smith Book Published:  Smith 2016The Last Christmas of JonBenet Ramsey II: A Freakish Accident, Murderous Cover-Up, And a Shameless Plea-Bargain (2nd edition). November 28, 2016. Author provides case against John and Patsy Ramsey.

11-30-16 | Dr. Werner Spitz files a motion for summary judgment in the case filed against him by Burke Ramsey. He argues he was expressing his "point of view," which is allowed under the First Amendment (CNN Fast Facts).

December

12-13-16 | BPD/DA Plan New DNA TestingBoulder police, DA plan new DNA testing in JonBenet Ramsey case. Boulder County DA Stan Garnett and Testa confirm that they and members of their staffs discussed the issue with Colorado Bureau of Investigation administrators, who are on the verge of unveiling new, more sophisticated DNA tests than their lab has ever used before (Denver Post timeline).

12-17-16 | Paula Woodward Reddit AMA. Author Paula Woodward discusses her book We Have Your Daughter on a live Reddit AMA, resulting in nearly 200 comments.

12-23-17 | Boulder DA Tells Australian News He Knows Who Killed JBRAsked if he thought he knew who killed JonBenet, Mr Garnett replied, “I do.” He added: “If we can ever file a case in open court, I’ll tell the world.” News.com.au asked him to reveal his view on who was responsible for the death, but he declined to say.

12-28-16 | Burke Ramsey Sues CBS for Defamation.  Burke Ramsey filed a $750M defamation suit over CBS series about JBR's killing.

 

2017

January

1-18-17 | Article: Steven A. Diamond. Who Killed JonBenet? Psychology Today.  

February

2-7-17 | Dr. Oz BroadcastA New Look at the JonBenét Ramsey Case with Aphrodite Jones and John San Agostin.

2-23-17 | Article: Steven A. Diamond. Who Killed JonBenet? Part 2: The Ransom NotePsychology Today.  

March

 3-9-17 | CBS Files Motion to Dismiss Burke Ramsey SuitA lawyer for defendants in a $750 million defamation lawsuit filed by Burke Ramsey, the brother of murder victim JonBenet Ramsey, filed a response Thursday asking that his action be dismissed outright.

April

4-6-17 | Former Ramsey Investigator Ollie Gray Dies. According to Internet poster Jameson, Ollie Gray has died.

 

2018

January

1-5-18 | CBS Motion to Dismiss Denied. Judge David A. Groner denied the network’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit. A review hearing is scheduled for January 18, and a settlement conference for March 8. "This Court finds that the statements at issue and the docu-series as a whole could reasonably be understood as stating actual facts about Plaintiff. This Court does not find that the “disclaimer” at the beginning and at the end of the program negate the docu-series potentially defamatory meaning."

1-11-18 | DA Stan Garnett ResignsDistrict Attorney Stan Garnett is resigning two years into his third and final term as Boulder County's top prosecutor to take a senior partner position at a private law firm in Denver. The resignation is effective March 1, 2018 (resignation letter).

 

 

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