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*** Important question: What was the role of the Arapahoe County coroner, Dr. Michael Doberson, in all this? He was one of the experts called in to assess whether a stun gun was used on JonBenet, which would have intended to exonerate the parents.
 
*** Important question: What was the role of the Arapahoe County coroner, Dr. Michael Doberson, in all this? He was one of the experts called in to assess whether a stun gun was used on JonBenet, which would have intended to exonerate the parents.
 
** [http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/11/04/civil-lawsuit-filed-against-former-aurora-officer-for-sexual-assault/ ''CBS Denver'', "Civil Lawsuit Filed Against Former Aurora Officer For Sexual Assault", 2012/11/04]: "The city of Aurora and the police department wouldn’t directly comment on the pending case, but police Chief Dan Oates says the department charged Michael Mangino with every crime it could once it learned of the allegations against him. [...] In April Mangino pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor after allegations that he forced a 15-year-old girl to take naked pictures of herself with his cellphone. Now the minor is seeking financial damages in the civil suit. The teen’s attorney, David Lane, says the police department ignored past complaints about Mangino’s behavior. “The director of the Women’s shelter went to the Aurora Police Department, filed a complaint, and they promptly threw that complaint into the trash,” Lane said. [...] During his sentencing Mangino told the court that “sexual deviance has been a fabric in my life since about 16 years old.” He went on to say sexual deviance is a widespread problem within the police department, ignored by administrators because they are involved in similar deviant sexual activity."
 
** [http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/11/04/civil-lawsuit-filed-against-former-aurora-officer-for-sexual-assault/ ''CBS Denver'', "Civil Lawsuit Filed Against Former Aurora Officer For Sexual Assault", 2012/11/04]: "The city of Aurora and the police department wouldn’t directly comment on the pending case, but police Chief Dan Oates says the department charged Michael Mangino with every crime it could once it learned of the allegations against him. [...] In April Mangino pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor after allegations that he forced a 15-year-old girl to take naked pictures of herself with his cellphone. Now the minor is seeking financial damages in the civil suit. The teen’s attorney, David Lane, says the police department ignored past complaints about Mangino’s behavior. “The director of the Women’s shelter went to the Aurora Police Department, filed a complaint, and they promptly threw that complaint into the trash,” Lane said. [...] During his sentencing Mangino told the court that “sexual deviance has been a fabric in my life since about 16 years old.” He went on to say sexual deviance is a widespread problem within the police department, ignored by administrators because they are involved in similar deviant sexual activity."
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*** [https://www.westword.com/news/michael-mangino-busted-for-sex-crimes-2nd-aurora-dare-cop-accused-of-pervy-kid-habit-5874510 ''Westword'', "Michael Mangino, busted for sex crimes, 2nd Aurora DARE cop accused of pervy kid habit", 2011/03/29]: "[Michael Mangino has] been accused of several sex crimes in relation to an allegedly inappropriate relationship with a fifteen-year-old runaway. And he's not the first Aurora DARE officer to face charges about an unhealthy obsession on children. Back in December, you'll recall that Aurora DARE coordinator Morgan Sellman was busted for child pornography in Colorado Springs. He hadn't officially visited classrooms as a DARE instructor since 2001, and if the charges against him are proven in court, that'll have been a very good thing. No such luck with Mangino, whose school visits were so numerous that before news broke about him being accused of sexual exploitation of a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor (plus official misconduct), Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates reportedly met with administrators from six facilities: Clyde Miller Elementary, Vaughn Elementary, Lynn Knoll Elementary and Arkansas Elementary, all in the Aurora Public Schools system, plus Cherry Creek's Eastridge Elementary and St. Pius X Catholic School, part of the Archdiocese of Denver."
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*** [https://www.officer.com/investigations/news/10738956/former-aurora-colorado-police-officer-gets-3-years-for-sexually-assaulting-teen ''Officer'', "Ex-Colo. Officer Gets 3 Years For Assaulting Teen", 2012/07/06]: "Mangino had been an officer for DARE, or Drug Awareness Resistance Education. A 29-year veteran of the Aurora Police Department, Mangino plead guilty to coercing a 15-year-old female runaway to take sexually explicit photos of herself with his cellphone. [...] Mangino, worked as a community resource officer in District 1, was also a DARE instructor in several elementary schools. In one of the videos found on Mangino's phone, the camera focuses on the buttocks of a young girl in a DARE class as she was bending over a table in a classroom, according to the arrest affidavit. According to the arrest affidavit, another teenager, a runaway from San Francisco, was contacted by Aurora police officers on March 9. Mangino was asked to take her to jail. After she was fingerprinted, she told Mangino that she had smoked marijuana four hours before. He then drove her to The Children's Hospital so she could be medically cleared before she could be booked at the juvenile detention center, the affidavit said. [...] Then, while waiting by the emergency room, Mangino "strongly hinted" for her to take pictures in the bathroom and even told her which body parts to photograph, according to the arrest affidavit. She did as she was told and took a handful of photos of herself partially undressed, and then completely naked in the bathroom at the hospital. [...] When she returned to the home for runaways, she told a counselor that she took photos of herself for a police officer. When asked if she thought this was abnormal, she said "no," that she has done that at least twice before, although she was not certain during the other two times if the officers involved were really officers or police impersonators."
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*** [https://www.courthousenews.com/girl-says-police-gavedeviate-cop-a-pass/ ''Courthouse News Service'', "Girl Says Police Gave|Deviate Cop a Pass", 2012/11/02]: "Mangino was Aurora’s police Officer of the Year in 2000. [...] [Guardian ad litem Melissa] Shirley adds: “The Aurora Police Department knew of defendant Mangino’s sexually deviant compulsions and were aware of the severe risks in permitting him to maintain a position of trust and authority over Aurora youth, but continued to employ defendant Mangino with the Aurora Police Department as a member of the Police Area Representatives Unit, and DARE officer in the Aurora Public School District.” Before Mangino abused the girl CLM, “a complaint was filed with the Aurora Police department against defendant Mangino alleging that he had attempted to engage in sexually deviant behavior with an Aurora youth residing at Comitis Crisis Center in Aurora, Colorado,” the complaint states. “Upon information and belief, a sergeant within the Aurora Police Department ignored the allegations and destroyed the complaint. No investigation was launched against defendant Mangino, and defendant Mangino was not disciplined in any way.”"
 
** Jeffrey Claude Bartleson, the Pueblo CO campaign manager for [[John McCain]] in 2008, molested several boys dating back decades
 
** Jeffrey Claude Bartleson, the Pueblo CO campaign manager for [[John McCain]] in 2008, molested several boys dating back decades
 
*** [https://www.denverpost.com/2009/02/05/molestation-allegations-against-well-regarded-puebloan/ ''Denver Post'', "Molestation allegations against well-regarded Puebloan", 2009/02/05 (updated 2016/05/06)]: "A wide-ranging investigation has been launched into allegations that a well-known Pueblo resident has molested many boys over the years, including most recently when he was the manager for Sen. John McCain’s presidential-campaign office in Pueblo. Under investigation is Jeffrey Claude Bartleson, 52, who was arrested Jan. 29 and then re-arrested Wednesday after a campaign worker in the McCain office told police she believed Bartleson molested one of her sons. [...] in affidavits filed by police investigators in Pueblo District Court, authorities say that the most recent complaints follow a pattern involving Bartleson that dates to 1982. According to Detective Daniel Anderson, Bartleson has usually positioned himself so he is around children, whether as a Scout master, as a sponsor of the chemical-dependency unit at Pueblo’s Parkview Medical Center, at his church or simply by inviting children to spend the night at his home. In June 2003, then-Rep. Scott McInnis praised Bartleson in a tribute at the U.S. House of Representatives. In the tribute, McInnis noted that “in his capacity as a foster parent, Jeff has helped several youth in the region through his work with the Young Life Association and the El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch.” McInnis also noted that Bartleson was instrumental in the foundation and development of the Interfaith Hospitality network, which McInnis described as “one of Pueblo’s newest self-help organizations.” [...] David Dill, chairman of the Pueblo County Republican Party, said today that although Bartleson headed the McCain campaign office in Pueblo, Bartleson does not hold any position with the Pueblo County Republican Party. He attended a few meetings of the organization, but that was the extent of his involvement, said Dill. Dill said he believed that Bartleson directed McCain efforts in southern Colorado. State GOP officials said today they had no contact with Bartleson."
 
*** [https://www.denverpost.com/2009/02/05/molestation-allegations-against-well-regarded-puebloan/ ''Denver Post'', "Molestation allegations against well-regarded Puebloan", 2009/02/05 (updated 2016/05/06)]: "A wide-ranging investigation has been launched into allegations that a well-known Pueblo resident has molested many boys over the years, including most recently when he was the manager for Sen. John McCain’s presidential-campaign office in Pueblo. Under investigation is Jeffrey Claude Bartleson, 52, who was arrested Jan. 29 and then re-arrested Wednesday after a campaign worker in the McCain office told police she believed Bartleson molested one of her sons. [...] in affidavits filed by police investigators in Pueblo District Court, authorities say that the most recent complaints follow a pattern involving Bartleson that dates to 1982. According to Detective Daniel Anderson, Bartleson has usually positioned himself so he is around children, whether as a Scout master, as a sponsor of the chemical-dependency unit at Pueblo’s Parkview Medical Center, at his church or simply by inviting children to spend the night at his home. In June 2003, then-Rep. Scott McInnis praised Bartleson in a tribute at the U.S. House of Representatives. In the tribute, McInnis noted that “in his capacity as a foster parent, Jeff has helped several youth in the region through his work with the Young Life Association and the El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch.” McInnis also noted that Bartleson was instrumental in the foundation and development of the Interfaith Hospitality network, which McInnis described as “one of Pueblo’s newest self-help organizations.” [...] David Dill, chairman of the Pueblo County Republican Party, said today that although Bartleson headed the McCain campaign office in Pueblo, Bartleson does not hold any position with the Pueblo County Republican Party. He attended a few meetings of the organization, but that was the extent of his involvement, said Dill. Dill said he believed that Bartleson directed McCain efforts in southern Colorado. State GOP officials said today they had no contact with Bartleson."
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** Murder of Phlisia Marie Bunting - in 1990 from Denver CO found in Grand Junction CO
 
** Murder of Phlisia Marie Bunting - in 1990 from Denver CO found in Grand Junction CO
 
*** [https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/dejfii/phlisia_bunting_16_was_found_murdered_in_a/ /r/UnresolvedMysteries post about Phlisia Bunting with extensive sourcing]
 
*** [https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/dejfii/phlisia_bunting_16_was_found_murdered_in_a/ /r/UnresolvedMysteries post about Phlisia Bunting with extensive sourcing]
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** Disappearance of Zachary Bernhardt - in 2000 from Clearwater FL
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*** [http://charleyproject.org/case/zachary-michael-cole-bernhardt Charley Project info on Zachary Michael-Cole Bernhardt]
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**** "Early on in the investigation, authorities stated they thought Hackett knew more about her son's disappearance than she had disclosed. She frequently changed residences and was facing eviction from her apartment at the time of Zachary's disappearance. [...]"
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**** "[...] Kevin Jalbert, who resides near Zachary's home, told an acquaintance that he was a child murderer and was prepared to find another victim in early 2001.<br><br>Authorities learned about Jalbert's comments and began tracking his movements. He attempted to solicit an undercover officer for assistance in a child abduction, rape and murder in September 2001. He was arrested shortly afterwards and later sentenced to forty years in prison.<br><br>Jalbert claims he has abducted and raped 1,000 children and killed five. His sister said he is a chronic liar and exaggerates to receive attention. He led the undercover police officer to Zachary's apartment building and said he had kidnapped a child from there, but he pointed out the wrong apartment and also described Zachary's clothing incorrectly. DNA samples from Jalbert also did not match available evidence in Zachary's case. Jalbert denied having abducted the boy, but then he failed a polygraph about his possible involvement in the case.<br><br>Investigators found child pornography Web sites on Jalbert's home computer. It was determined that he visited a nearby landfill approximately two weeks after Zachary's disappearance. Jalbert had also been considered a suspect in a child abuse case in Florida some time prior to 2000. He was never charged in connection with the unrelated case. Authorities stated they've been unable to rule him out as a suspect in Zachary's disappearance."
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**** "In January 2002, a five-year-old boy was kidnapped from the same apartment complex Zachary disappeared from. The boy said his abductor lured him into a vehicle with the promise of ice cream, and drove around with him for ten hours. The boy was left alive in a trash bin in Bushnell, Florida and he was rescued by a passing motorist. He may have been sexually assaulted."
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*** [https://www.trace-evidence.com/zacharybernhardt Trace Evidence, "Episode 045 - The Disappearance of Zachary Bernhardt"]: "A year after Zachary's disappearance, a photo was discovered near Boulder, Colorado, some 1800 miles away, depicting a young, blond haired boy bound at his wrists and ankles with duct tape. The similarity to Zachary was difficult to dismiss, though ultimately this photo cannot be verified."
 
* Satanic crime and organizations in Colorado
 
* Satanic crime and organizations in Colorado
 
** From p.58 of ''Painted Black'' by Carl Raschke - a drug lab in the county adjacent to both Boulder and Fort Collins: "In Weld County, Colorado, federal drug agents arrested three individuals while busting a drug laboratory and confiscating a cache of weapons along with "Satan-worship material." A warrant stated that the head of the drug and satanism operation had been giving directions from prison. The house in which the suspects were arrested was surrounded by a barbed-wire fence and protected by a gun-equipped tower."
 
** From p.58 of ''Painted Black'' by Carl Raschke - a drug lab in the county adjacent to both Boulder and Fort Collins: "In Weld County, Colorado, federal drug agents arrested three individuals while busting a drug laboratory and confiscating a cache of weapons along with "Satan-worship material." A warrant stated that the head of the drug and satanism operation had been giving directions from prison. The house in which the suspects were arrested was surrounded by a barbed-wire fence and protected by a gun-equipped tower."

Revision as of 18:22, 24 January 2020

Timeline

White family Christmas party

JonBenet found missing

Police response

Early investigation

Grand jury sessions

Nancy Krebs comes forward

John Mark Karr confession

DNA exoneration, new suspects

Child sex ring theory

Sexual abuse evidence

[John Meyer autopsy]

[Boulder Police Department panel of forensic pathologists]

[Cyril Wecht conclusions]

[Suspicious ignorance of Dr. Beuf]

Family complicity

Pieces of evidence pointing to the Ramseys' complicity from the beginning include:

  • The ransom note, which was written inside the house on Patsy's notebook -- something that doesn't match the M.O. of an intruder -- and was matched by the Boulder police and Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to Patsy's handwriting
  • Neither John nor Patsy acting concerned when 10 AM passed with no phone call for ransom instructions, even though the ransom note said to expect such a call "between 8 and 10 a.m."
  • Where JonBenet's body was found: in a location that, by John and Patsy's own admission, was difficult to find unless one was familiar with the house
  • Odd reactions to events throughout the day as they unfolded, as noted by multiple police officers at the scene
  • 9/11 dispatcher Kim Archuleta's account -- suppressed by an investigator who put her under a gag order despite no pending court case -- that Patsy's demeanor changed from frantic to calm as soon as she hung up

The question is whether the Ramseys were themselves the perpetrators or simply covering for somebody else. By all appearances, it was the latter. In 2013 it was revealed that the 1999 grand jury voted to indict the Ramsey parents as accessories to their daughter's murder. One of the counts was that the Ramseys "did ... permit a child to be unreasonably placed in a situation which posed a threat of injury to the child's life or health which resulted in the death of JonBenet Ramsey". Another one of the counts was that the Ramseys "did ... render assistance to a person, with intent to hinder, delay and prevent the discovery, detention, apprehension, prosecution, conviction and punishment of such person for the commission of a crime, knowing the person being assisted has committed and was suspected of the crime of murder in the first degree and child abuse resulting in death". The indictments accused the Ramseys of (either wittingly or unwittingly) allowing their daughter to be in contact with a person or group who abused her and, when that resulted in her death, attempting to cover up the crime as the work of an intruder. As indicated by the autopsy report, the nature of that abuse was almost certainly sexual over a period of time.

[most likely adult pedophiles, not Burke]

[signs of trouble in the Ramsey household]

Child pageant milieu

[sexualization of young children at pageants]

[Randy Simons story]

Regional pedophile networks

[Early in 1998, James Partin of Idaho Springs CO was arrested under suspicion of distributing child pornography online; he came under suspicion for the disappearance of a girl in 1983 and had a photograph of JonBenet Ramsey in his possession]

[During the Wonderland child pornography raids later in 1998, one of those arrested was Richard Bruce Thomes, a computer consultant in Fort Collins CO. His role in the network is unknown, but he was found dead the next day of a purported suicide. Interestingly, the Wonderland raids commenced on September 1, with Thomes being found dead on September 6, and the Ramsey grand jury convened shortly thereafter on September 15. The timing suggests that the FBI suppressed the grand jury (which risked revealing a pedophile ring) until the raids were done, either to protect their sting operation or (if their motivation was more sinister) give themselves a chance to clean up the evidence.]

[Access Graphics allegedly had child pornography found on its computers; Amsterdam connections with Access Graphics and Kelvin McNeill]

Nancy Krebs

Law enforcement response

[Det. Linda Arndt of the Boulder Police Department requested assistance numerous times throughout her investigation at the Ramsey home, which never arrived. The BPD response was lackadaisical and prevented the field detectives like Arndt from properly securing the crime scene. Such a failure was later pinned on her, indicating that the department tried to make her into a scapegoat.]

[According to an FBI agent who advised the Boulder police, the high-level command staff "inhibited the officers and the detectives from doing the job that they knew they needed to do" by separating the Ramsey parents before questioning them]

[While the police accurately identified the Ramseys as suspicious, the Boulder County District Attorney's office under Alex Hunter was inappropriately deferential to them. A likely factor in this was John Ramsey hiring lawyers from the firm Haddon, Morgan, & Foreman, which had close ties to Colorado's Democratic power structure including Hunter's office. Hunter himself had a reputation of being very hands-off as a prosecutor, which included controversy over protecting drug traffickers. The DA staff failed to authorize search warrants that the police requested, held friendly meetings with the Ramseys' lawyers, and gave over evidence in the case. At one point, the police stopped sharing their most sensitive information with the DA's office, and shortly thereafter their computers were hacked into.]

[The judge originally set to preside over the grand jury was suddenly replaced and left to go to Cairo. He had previously been involved in keeping children with their abusive parents in a child custody case.]

[When the grand jury indicted both parents as accessories to their JonBenet's murder, Hunter not only refused to prosecute, but hid the indictment. 9 years later, his successor Mary Lacy issued a controversial public exoneration of the Ramseys from guilt in their daughter's murder. Lacy's exoneration, which was based on DNA, exonerated the Ramseys from something that the grand jury never charged them with, a blatant sham that would not be revealed for 5 years until the grand jury indictments became public.]

[On the other hand, the BPD's theories inaccurately centered around someone in the Ramsey family being the sole perpetrator. Most egregious was when they "discredited" Nancy Krebs without performing due diligence on the leads she provided. To Hunter's credit, it is true that he was (according to author Stephen Singular) willing to investigate the evidence linking JonBenet's murder to pedophilia, but only as long as it did not implicate the Ramseys or other prominent individuals.]

Like the parable of the blind men and the elephant, both agencies only allowed themselves to view pieces of the overall puzzle of what happened to JonBenet Ramsey. The result has been a dichotomy established between two theories, "Ramseys did it" (RDI) or "intruder did it" (IDI), that ignores the reality of how the Ramseys and many other unnamed figures are all complicit. Neither agency was willing to open up the possibility of a wide-ranging child sex ring ring in connection with the case.

[Some clues indicate that a cover-up could go even higher than just the Boulder authorities. The FBI did not immediately step in to take control of the investigation, allowing the inexperienced Boulder police to handle it instead. Considering that the crime initially presented itself as a kidnapping of a defense contractor executive's daughter by a "foreign faction", which had terrorism/national security implications as well as the appearance of a victim being transported across state lines, there was no legitimate reason why the FBI did not directly involve itself from the beginning. Donald Freed, in highlighting this irregularity, argues that the most likely explanation for this breach of protocol would be a stand-down order from a higher-level authority, such as FBI headquarters in Washington DC. That would in turn indicate high-level political will to subvert a proper investigation.]

Political connections

[Explain the political connections to both the Ramseys and Whites that could result in such a high-level cover-up]

[Many prominent people in Boulder disappeared from public life shortly after JonBenet's murder. There are indications, from various accounts which Stephen Singular gathered, that many high-level citizens in Boulder were involved in pedophilia.]

[The Franklin child sex ring is known to extend into Colorado. Sometime after his 1982 abduction, Johnny Gosch was transported to a ranch in Buena Vista CO, where he was kept as a child sex slave by a man called "the Colonel" (suspected of being Michael Aquino). Many victims of the Franklin child sex ring were kept at this ranch house throughout the years. They were taken throughout the country to service the political and business elite, including other locations in Colorado. The message "Johnny Gosch was here", written in red nail polish, was found on the bathroom wall of a Mexican restaurant in Denver.]

[While researching for his documentary on 9/11, Jonathan Elinoff discovered the tip of the iceberg for a large pedophilic blackmail ring operating in Colorado. His finding came about from looking into the background of Delmart Vreeland, an intelligence operative who alluded to the 9/11 attacks before they happened, and was arrested in Colorado on child molestation and pornography charges in 2004. Elinoff played a key role in exposing the drugs and sex scandal involving former Arapahoe County sheriff Pat Sullivan, which led him to a much darker pedophilic underground that frightened him away from his entire documentary project.]

See also

References

External links

  • Chapter 20 ("Boulder") in Programmed to Kill
  • Ann Louise Bardach, "JonBenet Ramsey: Missing Innocence", 1997/10
    • "[...] Subsequently, French told colleagues that he had been struck by how differently the two parents were reacting. While John Ramsey, cool and collected, explained the sequence of events to him, Patsy Ramsey sat in an overstuffed chair in the sunroom, sobbing. Something seemed odd to French, and later he would recall how the grieving mother’s eyes stayed riveted on him. He remembered her gaze, and her awkward attempt to conceal it—peering at him through splayed fingers held over her eyes."
    • "The ransom note warned the couple not to contact the police but to await a phone call between 8 and 10 that morning. Arndt wrote in her report that “between 10:30 and noon, John Ramsey left the house to pick up the family mail,” which she later saw him open and read. [...]"
    • "[...] Ramsey yanked the tape from her mouth, and, according to the investigator, “holding her with both hands around her at the waist, the way you would hold a doll,” carried her upstairs and laid her on the hardwood floor in the living room. “What was interesting was when Ramsey brought the body upstairs he never cried,” related a source present at the time. “But when he laid her down, he started to moan, while peering around to see who was looking at him.” [...]"
    • "[...] (Ironically, two Simpson defenders, Barry Scheck and forensic scientist Henry Lee, have made themselves available to the Boulder D.A.—some say in an effort to refurbish their post-Simpson image.) [...]"
    • "[...] Hofstrom’s and Wickman’s teams are supposed to be working together in their high-security war room, but trust between the two was quickly shattered."
    • "[...] Pioneer talk-radio host Alan Berg, his [Peter Boyles's] “best friend and mentor,” was gunned down in 1984 by neo-Nazi thugs. Ramsey lawyers Pat Burke and Lee Foreman represented two of the accused. [...]"
    • "However, one insider says that Hunter “is twice removed from the case,” and Hunter admits that he depends on Peter Hofstrom for his information. “He’s the one that’s keeping me advised. . . . He’s what I consider to be the lead guy.”

      Which, some say, is the problem. The burly Hofstrom is an old friend of several of the Ramseys’ lawyers, and he often socializes with Haddon’s partner Bryan Morgan. Confronted by police officials about such a seeming impropriety, Hofstrom reportedly fumed, “I’m not stopping my breakfasts with Bryan. I’ve known him for 20 years.” Patrick Burke, one of Patsy’s lawyers, has also been sighted, says an investigator, “standing at the door of the off-limits war room,” chatting with Hofstrom and DeMuth. And when investigators finally coaxed the Ramsey team into having its clients provide handwriting samples, it was done not at the police station but at Hofstrom’s house, “as if it were a goddamn afternoon tea.” [...]"
    • "One day in early July, I was contacted by a source with firsthand knowledge of the investigation. I arranged to meet with him in a parking lot outside Boulder. Edgy and fearful, he said he was speaking to me only as a last resort. He said that a flow of privileged, confidential information critical to a case against the Ramseys has been leaked from the D.A.’s office to the Ramseys’ lawyers with the efficiency of a sieve. He said that the Ramseys have been provided with copies of all “the most sensitive and critical police and detective reports” as well as reproductions of both the ransom note and the “practice” note found the same day. Haddon’s team even persuaded Hofstrom and Hunter to give them “private viewings” of the original ransom notes and “the actual ligature and garrote.” “The Ramseys’ best defense attorneys are right inside Hunter’s office,” he mumbled bitterly."
    • "“Out of the 74 names submitted for testing, Patsy’s handwriting was the only one that set off alarm bells,” says an investigator closely involved with the testing of the ransom note. A Colorado Bureau of Investigation (C.B.I.) report concludes, “There are indications that the author of the ransom note is Patricia Ramsey, but the evidence falls short to support that definitive conclusion.”"
    • "By April the police had decided that they could no longer share all their information with the D.A., and that they would keep their most damning evidence to themselves. In June a war-room computer was allegedly broken into. Two weeks later a statement from the C.B.I. reported that there had been a glitch in the system. Nevertheless, says the confidential source, “Three experts told the detectives definitively that the computer was hacked.”"
    • "Dr. Cyril Wecht, a well-known forensic pathologist, has no doubt that the 45-pound child was molested. “If she had been taken to a hospital emergency room, and doctors had seen the genital evidence, her father would have been arrested,” he has said. The vaginal opening, according to Dr. Robert Kirschner of the University of Chicago’s pathology department, was twice the normal size for six-year-olds. “The genital injuries indicate penetration,” he says, “but probably not by a penis, and are evidence of molestation that night as well as previous molestation.” There were also blood and urine stains on her underpants. [...]"
    • "Most stunning, according to some experts, was the revelation that the child had evidently been “re-dressed” after her murder. JonBenet’s parents told investigators that she was wearing a red turtleneck pajama top when they put her to bed. She was found in a white one; a red turtleneck was in her bathroom sink. Navy-blue “fuzz balls” adhered to her body, and investigators are searching for a match. Casting doubt on the theory that an intruder killed JonBenet were the state and position of the child’s body. She was fully clothed and covered with one of her blankets. The ligatures around her neck and right wrist were, investigators say, “very loose,” consistent with a staging. Moreover, there were no signs of forcible entry and no footprints in the melting snow around the house. [...]"
    • "The Paugh house, a brick Colonial with a circular driveway, was a matter of great pride to Nedra. One investigator described their living room as “the shrine room,” bedecked with trophies, ribbons, and photographs of their pageant-winning daughters. “They were so meshed up in each other, and it was my gut instinct that told me something wasn’t right there,” says Stobie. “They were going on and on about the size of Burke’s penis. This, to me, was so bizarre. . . . Nedra’s like a little bird, but both Pam and Polly were overweight. . . . There was Slim-Fast everywhere.” Patsy, on the other hand, represented real success. “We love spending the money John Ramsey makes,” Nedra was fond of telling folks. [...]"
  • Konformist, "Daddy's Little Princess" by Robert Sterling, 1998
  • Presumed Guilty by Stephen Singular (1999, 2016)
  • Perfect Murder, Perfect Town by Lawrence Schiller (1999)
  • JonBenet: Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation by Steve Thomas (2000)
  • Crime Library, "Main Event: The Murder of JonBenet Ramsey" by Patrick Bellamy: chapters 1, ..., 11, ... - disingenuous in its defense of the Ramsey family, but still contains useful information (such as polygraph questions in Ch.11)
  • Crime Library, "Stephen Singular: Investigates the JonBenet Ramsey Case" by Patrick Bellamy: chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • "I think much of what she [Nancy Krebs] said -- and I was present during several of her interviews -- is very significant. The Ramseys have gone on TV and begged the public for information about this murder. They have presented a profile of their daughter's killer: a pedophile in Boulder who knew their family. This woman came forward and talked about a pedophilic group in Boulder with connections to their family, and she suggested that this group might have played a role in their daughter's death. The Ramseys wanted absolutely nothing to do with her -- even though she was talking about things that appeared to exonerate them in the murder of their child. What does this tell you? They don't want this pedophile door opened even one crack. The secrets of the case, I believe, lie in there and they (or at least one of the parents) don't want anyone to explore this realm of child exploitation, abuse, and pornography. It is better to be accused of being a murderer than to have other things come out. [...]"
    • "The [polygraph] test [taken by the Ramsey parents] is valid but that is not the main point. Who created the questions, why were they fashioned exactly as they were, and why were the parents not asked the same things? Why wasn't John Ramsey asked about the creation of the ransom note? The fact that they were asked different questions, and that the Ramseys set it up that way, signifies a conflict of interest between the parents and that they each know different things. They passed the test because I don't believe that they killed their daughter or know exactly who did. They could answer those questions safely. But could Mr. Ramsey safely be asked about his involvement with the note or the aftermath of the crime? That is a question the media has never posed to him and it needs to be asked by both reporters and the police."
    • "I believe that the child was removed from the house that night, for the seemingly innocent purpose of photographing her or exploiting her in some way, and she was killed at another location. At least one parent knew this removal had taken place. I think that JonBenet was then returned home and the crime was covered up by someone inside the family. Both parents, in my opinion, do not have the same information about what occurred that night. The unmatched hard evidence mentioned above excludes the Ramseys as the killers and most likely excludes their home as the scene of the crime. The death was "accidental" in that no one intended for her to be hurt, let alone killed."
  • Mind Control Missile Murder Madness, "The Time Of No Time Evermore", 2013/12/18
  • Overview of the child sex ring theory in a Rigorous Intuition post

Search warrants and affidavits

Ransom note authorship

  • As mentioned in the Vanity Fair article by Ann Louise Bardach, of 74 writing samples, only Patsy's couldn't be ruled out
  • Boulder Daily Camera, "Ex-detective's book points to Ramseys", 2000/04/09 - affirms Patsy's authorship in his book, accuses her of altering her writing style after the murder: "According to a portion of the ABC interview released on Saturday, of 73 suspects whose writing samples were analyzed by experts along with the note, only Patsy Ramsey could not be excluded as its author, Thomas says. He said Patsy Ramsey changed her handwriting after the slaying. "In the ransom note, almost exclusively the lowercase manuscript 'a' was used I think 98 percent of the time," ABC quotes Thomas as saying. "But what was telling was that after the Ramseys were given a copy of the ransom note, the lowercase manuscript 'a' almost disappeared entirely from Patsy's post-homicide writing." Writing samples from Patsy Ramsey's personal letters and notes she wrote before the murder contain 732 manuscript 'a's that look like the lowercase typewritten 'a' but are written by hand, Thomas said. He said she switched to a cursive 'a' after JonBenét's slaying."
  • CNN, "Does 'JonBenet: Inside The Ramsey Murder Investigation' Reveal the True Killer?", 2000/04/14 - former Boulder detective Steve Thomas says that the police and an expert trusted by the FBI agreed Patsy wrote the note
    • "THOMAS: Well, I think the most significant evidence in this case was the pen, the pad, the ransom note and the handwriting. And when we finished an investigation after 18 months and presented our case to the district attorney's office, presumably for them to move it forward, one statistic that was cited in that presentation was that out of 73 people whose handwriting was examined in this case, there was only one whose handwriting showed evidence to suggest authorship, who was in the home that night, who couldn't be eliminated as the author, and that was Patsy Ramsey."
    • "THOMAS: No, but there was also a forensic linguist that we used in this case, a very renowned and recognized expert, so much so that the FBI continues to use him, who did identify her as the author of the note."
    • "KING: Was the note suspicious to you from the beginning?

      THOMAS: Well, initially -- in hindsight now, we can all say it was patently bogus, but initially, those officers and detectives on scene treated it as if it were, in fact, a legitimate kidnapping. In hindsight, we now know otherwise, that it was not, but..."
    • "KING: Is your handwriting cleared, both of you?

      P. RAMSEY: John's definitively was cleared, and I scored a 4.5 out of a 5. Five is definitely no match, and it just -- you know."
    • "THOMAS: Well, they're saying that she scored a numerical scale of 4 1/2, but that apparently is from their own defense handwriting experts. And I find it remarkable that their own paid experts won't exclude her as the author of the note."
    • "WOOD: [...] But I want to clarify this fiction about the handwriting, too. This expert that Thomas now tells us was the expert linguist who was used by the FBI -- I have a letter, Larry, that this fellow, Don Foster, wrote to Patsy Ramsey in June of 1997. And he said to her, "I know that you are innocent -- know it, absolutely and unequivocally. I would state my professional reputation on it, indeed my faith in humanity.""
  • Gideon Epstein said in his May 17, 2002 deposition that he was "100 percent certain" Patsy wrote the note
  • Yahoo7 News, "Handwriting expert believes JonBenet Ramsey's ransom note was written by mother", 2016/12/17 - handwriting expert Cina Wong argues that the note was written by Patsy
  • Comment on 2016/08/22 by John Thompson Jr. on TVLine, "The Case of JonBenét Ramsey Trailer: CBS Aims to Solve 20-Year-Old Mystery", 2016/08/16: "THE RANSOM NOTE WAS PRODUCED VIA USE OF A MECHANICAL DEVICE KNOWN AS A PEN PLOTTER WHICH WAS DIRECTED BY A SPECIAL HANDWRITING FONT CONSISTING OF PRINTING WHICH STRONGLY RESEMBLED THAT OF PATSY RAMSEY. THE DEVICE IS ONE WHICH WAS USED IN OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION ACTIVITY SUCH AS FORMERLY ENGAGED IN BY FLEET WHITE JR. DURING HIS CAREER AT FLEET OIL COMPANY IN IRVINE CALIFORNIA. WHITE WOULD HAVE ORDERED THE SPECIAL FONT DURING LAST HALF OF 1996 FROM AN OUT OF STATE SOURCE."

Complicity of parents

  • Patsy Ramsey most likely wrote the ransom note, as per the above
  • Intruder theory refutation
    • CNN, "Slain 6-year-old Colorado girl was sexually molested, source says", 1997/01/04: "The Rocky Mountain News, also quoting anonymous sources, reported that the alarm system at the Ramsey home was not operating on the night JonBenet's body was found. However, police investigator Sgt. Larry Mason said Saturday no evidence has been found suggesting the house was broken into, and investigators have no suspects."
    • Boulder Daily Camera, "Reactions follow book claims", 1999/03/16: "Smit and Beckner have expressed strongly opposed opinions about evidence in the case. "The problem with it is he ignores the other evidence in the case," said Beckner, who believes Smit may have grown too close to the Ramseys. "Some of the information he is using is not accurate.""
    • Chicago Tribune, "Prints in JonBenet case not intruder's", 2002/08/24
    • CNN, "NANCY GRACE: The JonBenet Ramsey Case", 2006/09/04 - in which John and Patsy Ramsey say the room where JBR was found was only known to those close to the family: "UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Whoever it was, was familiar with your patterns.

      JOHN RAMSEY: Well, that`s certainly our suspicion, for several reasons. One that -- one, it`s a large -- a fairly large house, and to know where JonBenet`s bedroom was, and the room that we found her in is in a remote part of the basement -- I don`t go in that room more than...

      PATSY RAMSEY: A casual guest would not know where that room is. That`s -- that`s a -- it`s, you know, back, cellar, kind of out of the way."
    • DocG, "The Lou Smit Show", 2012/07/30
    • DocG, "Clear Evidence of Staging: The Basement Window", 2012/08/08 (parts 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • ABC interview of Linda Arndt by Elizabeth Vargas
  • Boulder Daily Camera, "Ramsey ex-detective speaks", 1999/09/13 - Det. Linda Arndt says that the Ramseys were unconcerned about the ransom deadline passing, and that she repeatedly called for backup from the Boulder PD which she never received
  • UPI, "Detective: JonBenet's father did it", 1999/09/13
  • According to p.53 of Perfect Murder, Perfect Town by Lawrence Schiller, Patsy told her friend Pam Griffin "You know, they've killed my baby" -- which made Pam suspect that Patsy knew who killed JonBenet but was afraid to say -- and that "We didn't mean for this to happen". Stephen Singular quotes it in Presumed Guilty (2016) at l.832 as such: "Patsy said something like, ‘We didn't mean for this to happen.’ ... Later, Pam couldn't say why, but she remembered feeling as if Patsy knew who killed JonBenet but was afraid to say."
  • Polygraph exam of the Ramsey parents - see Ch.11 of the above Crime Library article for the questions
    • If the Ramseys were not directly involved in the murder but merely put her into an abusive situation that led to her death, they could easily answer the first and second sets of questions truthfully. Also strange is that only Patsy, not John, was asked about the ransom note.
    • Boulder Daily Camera, "Polygraph results released", 2000/05/25: "John and Patsy Ramsey say polygraph test results prove they didn't kill their daughter, JonBenét, and that they don't know who did. But Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner said those tests have little value to investigators because the examiners were hand-picked by the couple without police input. Beckner also said the tests may have ruined any chances for the Ramseys to take a polygraph that would be meaningful to investigators. Too many polygraph tests can ruin the reliability of future tests, the chief said. During a nationally televised news conference in Atlanta Wednesday, the Ramseys' civil attorney Lin Wood announced that the couple passed a series of polygraphs conducted earlier this month by experts of their choosing. However, the first test the couple took was inconclusive, Wood said. Neither Wood nor any of the experts he brought forward could explain the outcome of the first test."
  • Basement photos of JonBenet
    • Websleuths thread asking if JonBenet's murder was broadcast online as a private snuff film (pages 1, 2, 3, 4)
      • "TRIP DeMUTH: Is there any reason why there would be photographs of JonBenet located in the laundry room?

        PATSY RAMSEY: No. Were there -- I mean, did somebody find them there?

        TRIP DeMUTH: If there were, would that be out of place for you?

        [...]

        THOMAS HANEY: So you don't recall taking a photo of her down there?

        PATSY RAMSEY: (Shaking head.)

        THOMAS HANEY: If she was doing something really cutesy or something, would you maybe run and get the camera, take one of her?

        PATSY RAMSEY: Of her in the laundry room?

        THOMAS HANEY: Uh-hum.

        PATSY RAMSEY: No."
    • Websleuths claim by UKGuy in 2016 that the police were searching the Charlevoix home for nude photos of JonBenet: "The search of Charlevoix was as a result of the album of JonBenet photographs found dumped in the basement alerting investigators to the fact that someone had an unhealthy obsession with JonBenet! The Charlevoix home was explicitly searched for underage visual images in whatsoever format and the results of the search, multiple pages, were redacted by the judge who released the search warrant. Excuses were made that it was all about handwriting exemplars, nonsense of course, since the Boulder house was drowning in handwritten material. One item listed as being removed from the Charlevoix home was a photo album."
    • 1997/01/05 search warrant for the 112 Belvedere property in Charlevoix MI
    • Syracuse Herald Journal, "Cops search strangled young beauty queen's vacation home", 1997/01/07: "Charlevoix County prosecutor Mary Beth Kur said she prepared a search warrant, along with a motion to seal the affidavit, which was granted by a judge. She said the documents contained information known only to the perpetrator."
    • 1997/03/06 search warrant for the 112 Belvedere property in Charlevoix MI - one item taken by police was a photo album
    • CNN, "Police search Ramseys' summer home second time", 1997/03/08: "Charlevoix District Attorney Mary Beth Kur told CNN that Boulder police Detective Jane Harmer spent an hour Thursday morning searching the house. It was the second search of the home. The first was in January. Kur, who said she helped prepare a 20-page affidavit supporting the search warrant, would not disclose what was taken from the home. She did say that, since it was the second search, police had to show that they were looking for new information in order to obtain the warrant."
    • Rocky Mountain News, "Despite release of warrants, Ramsey case still holds secrets", ????/??/??: "At least three more warrants in the case remain sealed; two of them are for searches executed at the Ramseys' vacation home in Charlevoix, Mich. And a Boulder judge signed yet another warrant Dec. 26 -- the day 6-year-old JonBenet's body was discovered in her parents' basement -- for a still publicly undisclosed property in Boulder County. [...] Meanwhile, longtime Denver prosecutor-turned-private attorney Craig Silverman said the Michigan warrants could be more interesting than the warrants on the Ramseys' Boulder home. "The home in Michigan is not part of the crime scene, and they (police) would have had to articulate the basis of their suspicion of the Ramseys,'' said Silverman. "The most interesting affidavits have yet to be revealed.''"
  • At the Ramseys' home in Charlevoix, there was allegedly a suggestive photo of JonBenet that appeared to show her nude, as related by an anonymous source on p.160 of Presumed Guilty by Stephen Singular (1999): "The photograph, the woman said, showed JonBenet with a provocative expression on her face, wearing nothing but make-up and a feather boa snaking around her torso." By some accounts, JonBenet was only 3 years old at the time.
  • According to p.293 of JonBenet: Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation by Steve Thomas, the Ramsey family's dictionary was folded open to the word "incest":

        Then, while reviewing a list of book titles from the Ramsey home at the request of Don Foster, I dug out the Polaroid photographs from the Evidence Room. Using magnifying glasses, evidence tech Pat Peck and I compared the titles on the list with what the pictures showed. Entire shelves of books had been overlooked.
        When we checked the photos from a big manila envelope marked as evidence item #85KKY, I almost fell out of my chair, and Peck inhaled in sharp surprise. A picture showed Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary on a coffee table in the first floor study, the corner of the lower left-hand page sharply creased and pointing like an arrow to the word incest. Somebody had apparently been looking for a definition of sexual contact between family members.
     
  • Justice Watch thread in 2000 about a psychic named Diane claiming that the Ramsey family was full of incest
    • "Diane believes that incest is directly linked to this case; as a matter of fact, all roads lead to it.

      She believes both parents, John and Patsy, were brought up in dysfunctional families. She believes Nedra is the original "Sybil's mom", and Patsy's a real "Sybil"."
    • "I don't recall much of how she described John's upbringing; however, she's insistent that all members of the Ramsey First Family are lying when they say John didn't abuse them. I was going to post this last week in the Melinda thread, but didn't. Anyway, according to Diane, Melinda (and Beth) were physically abused by John and they, and their mother, are keeping the secret tight."
    • "Both parents brought their prior histories into their own family. She claims that Burke was just as abused as JonBenet, and further claims that Burke is still in danger. In almost every letter Diane sends me, there's always references to the hell those little kids were going through -- and the fear. They both were very fearful. Diane claims this is evident in their drawings, as well as their physical problems, e.g., bedwetting, always being sick. She's noted that "hellhole" isn't descriptive enough of the hell both Burke and JonBenet had to endure with their parents. She describes a lot of anger, a lot of physical abuse as well as sexual abuse, and that both children suffered these abuses by BOTH parents."
    • "Money talks, and Diane believes Lucinda's been paid quite well. Melinda has fluttered about; on the one hand she's trying to protect her father, on the other, she's afraid of him. I have to check my notes because I don't know where JAR fits in, if at all. I know Diane is adamant that JR is abusing Burke, and abused Beth and Melinda...off hand, I can't recall if JAR suffered at his father's hands as well...I'll check this."
    • "Oh wait! Different topic, but...Diane really believes that Fleet is in on all of this. She thinks that blow-out in Atlanta after the burial wasn't a complete "falling-out" and possibly was a red herring to thwart authorities. And further, that Fleet went back to Boulder to help clean things up and hide the truth. Fleet and Priscilla are aware of the tensions and problems that existed in the Ramsey household. Di thinks it's all part of a larger plan."
    • "Iteresting that it appears JR abused all his kids except JAR. Reminds me of Dr. Hodges interpertation of JAR's temper and seemingly need to pick fights. Hodges said JAR harbors some feelings of guilt because he knows his sisters were abused ( in Jonbenet's case "silenced") and he wants to be punished > Hodges gave this innterpertation when recounting an incedient where JAR approached a reporter and was begging guy to hit him."
  • 2000/03/18 deposition of Linda Arndt
    • "Q. And what opinions are you referring to that were material to the investigation?

      A. Incest. Naming the Ramseys as suspects.

      Q. This is incest between John Ramsey and JonBenet?

      A. Yes, to the whole incest dynamic in the family.

      Q. But involving John Ramsey and JonBenet, any other members?

      A. Well, specifically because she's the one who's dead.

      Q. But when you refer again to incest, it could involve any number of family members. I'm just trying to identify the family members you refer to when you use that term.

      A. Well, there's a whole dynamic, because everybody's got a role in the family."
  • Peter Boyles interview of former housekeeper Linda Wilcox in 2006 or prior which mentions JonBenet saying she would be a "sexy witch" for Halloween, evidently at the inspiration of her mother Patsy
  • Websleuths post in 2013 by UKGuy suggesting that Steve Thomas intended to support the incest theory in his book but backed away due to legal concerns and instead dropped hints: "Well thats the catch, does Steve Thomas offer all the evidence or just enough to justify a belief in PDI? If you read the relevant chapters, where the forensic evidence is summarised and discussed and the predominately male officers are given a lecture on female anatomy along with pictures of JonBenet's genital region contrasted with that of someone of similar age free from injury. Patently an incest theory was discussed along with JonBenet's internal injuries, but this was neither presented or developed in Steve Thomas' book, this and the eventual reference to JonBenet's injuries as Vaginal Trauma, moves away from an incest theory. I reckon Steve Thomas wrote his book constrained by the knowledge, if he told it as he saw it, then the Ramsey Legal Team would litigate, so he moderated his theory, but dropped hints here and there."
  • From p.73-74 of An Angel Betrayed by David J. Hughes (2014): "Also, in an interview for the "National Enquirer" tabloid in 2000, Patsy confessed that she had considered the possibility of John molesting JonBenet during her cancer treatments, but wrote it off. Her reasoning for doing so was very odd. She didn't consider it, then dismiss it because "oh, he'd never do something like that." She dismissed it because her mother was sleeping inside the room like a guard dog. Why did Nedra have to keep watch in the first place, is my question.."
  • Reddit thread in 2019 highlighting evidence that Burke may have been sexually abused
    • "Burke Ramsey's interview with a child psychologist January 8, 1997 (BONITA PAPERS)

      Social Services had previously provided Dr. Bernhard with some history on Burke which indicated an ongoing bedwetting problem, but Burke denied this saying that it happened a long time ago. Children are usually honest about this in interviews, and Dr. Bernhard wondered why Burke was not.

      [...]

      Dr. Bernhard felt there needed to be more follow-up with Burke in the discussion of sexual contact. The only show of emotion by Burke, other than the irritation with the questions about the actual crime, was when Dr. Bernhard began to ask about uncomfortable touching. Burke picked up a board game and put it on his head an action indicating anxiety or discomfort with these types of questions and that there was more that he was not telling her. Dr. Bernhard asked Burke if he had any secrets, and he said, “probably, if I did, I wouldn't tell you, because then it wouldn’t be a secret."
    • "(FOREIGN FACTION, Kolar) I had reviewed an investigator’s report that documented a 1997 interview with former Ramsey nanny - housekeeper Geraldine Vodicka, who stated that Burke had smeared feces on the walls of a bathroom during his mother’s first bout with cancer. She told investigators that Nedra Paugh, who was visiting the Ramsey home at the time, had directed her to clean up the mess. There were other police reports in the files that documented what I thought could be viewed as related behavior. CSIs had written about finding a pair of pajama bottoms in JonBenet's bedroom that contained fecal material. They were too big for her and were thought to belong to Burke. Additionally, a box of candy located in her bedroom had also been observed to be smeared with feces. Both of these discoveries had been made during the processing of the crime scene during the execution of search warrants following the discovery of JonBenet’s body."
    • "LINDA WILCOX (PMPT page 258) When the police interviewed me, they asked if the kids wet the bed a lot. I said yes. Detective Harmer asked if I thought that was unusual, and I had to say, "Not really. Not at that age." Burke wore Pull-Ups until he was six, and JonBenet always wore them. But I also told the police it was curious to me that Burke stopped wetting the bed when he stopped being the focus of Patsy's attention. And that was when JonBenet became a chronic bedwetter. But you know if you have little kids around that age, they are bedwetters. When I left in September of 1995, they were both still wetting their beds."
  • 2019 Reddit thread on a mysterious number of cameras going missing from the Ramsey home
  • 1999 indictment against the Ramsey parents
    • Boulder Daily Camera, "Released indictment names John and Patsy Ramsey on two charges in JonBenet death", 2013/10/25: "In 1998, 12 grand jurors convened to look into the unsolved death of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey. After more than a year of poring over evidence, they left the Boulder County Courthouse without a word. On Friday, 14 years later, an unprosecuted grand jury indictment revealed the grand jury prepared charges of child abuse resulting in death and accessory to a crime for both John and Patsy Ramsey in the death of their daughter. The four pages released indicated the jury felt that both the Ramseys permitted a child to be “unreasonably placed in a situation which posed a threat of injury to the child’s life or health, which resulted in the death of JonBenet Ramsey” and rendered assistance to a person “knowing the person being assisted has committed and was suspected of the crime of murder in the first degree and child abuse resulting in death.” [...] Lin Wood, an attorney for John Ramsey, said the released indictment means “absolutely zero” in terms of the investigation into JonBenet’s death. [...] Wood said the exoneration and the DNA made what was revealed Friday irrelevant. “You didn’t have DNA testing then, and that fact alone renders these findings by a grand jury in 1999 to be 100 percent wrong,” Wood said."
    • CNN, "Court papers: Grand jury in 1999 sought to indict JonBenet Ramsey's parents", 2013/10/25: "The documents provide no further details on who that "person" was. The grand jury had accused the couple of committing the offenses "on or between December 25 and December 26, 1996." JonBenet was found murdered in the basement of the family's Boulder home the day after Christmas 1996."
  • Pineapple in JonBenet's stomach - might have actually been from the White party, not the Ramsey home
    • Important question about the pineapple bowl in the Ramsey home: was it just Patsy's fingerprints on the bowl, or were both Patsy's and Burke's fingerprints on it? Steve Thomas' book seems to imply it was only Patsy's fingerprints, as does the police interrogation with her ("PATSY RAMSEY: Yeah. Did you fingerprint that?" / "TOM HANEY: Yes." / "PATSY RAMSEY: Did it show anything?" / "TOM HANEY: Well, what would that tell you, somebody's fingerprints were on it." / "PATSY RAMSEY: Well, if they weren't mine, if they were not John's, maybe somebody fed her pineapple." / "TOM HANEY: What if those fingerprints belonged to one of the two of you?" / "TOM HANEY: Look at me. If they are not yours and they are not John's, then they would be somebody else's." / "PATSY RAMSEY: Right." / "TOM HANEY: But now I am telling you they are not somebody else's. Those prints belong to one of the two of you."), but later reports added the detail that Burke's prints were on the bowl too.
    • Websleuths thread in 2006 suggesting that the Ramseys' evasiveness over the pineapple was because they fed it to JonBenet with a sedative: "I heard Wendy Murphy on a radio talk show recently. She had just read through the police questioning of the Ramseys and asked some interesting questions. [...] Wendy began by stating that the undigested pineapple is the most important evidence in this case. [...] Her next, more subtle point: Why would both John and Patsy Ramsey adamantly insist that they did NOT give JB pineapple? [...] Wendy continued with: Given that there is nothing sinister about giving a child pineapple, and given the obvious connection of that bowl, Patsy's fingerprints and the undigested pineapple in JB's belly, it's more than apparent that their firm resistance to admitting that they gave the pineapple to JB is that they KNEW it contained a sedative (something we would know was NOT true if it WERE untrue). This sedative idea is not speculative because in the same general location of the police interrogation of John Ramsey, John was also asked about drugs in the home -- in particular, whether he was aware that Patsy was taking Klonopin. John said no, but the interesting thing about Klonopin is that it can cause seizures in kids. [...] Wendy continued with: How does asking them about the meds they were taking translate to the police found drugs in JB's body? The short answer is: Any reasonable lawyer would easily instruct their client to refuse to answer such a probling question and easily persuade the police not to ASK such an intrusive question -- unless the information was truly important and highly relevant to the investigation. Thus, the very fact that they were asked and answered all the questions about the drugs they were using in telling."
    • Sasha on the Gossip Rocks forum in 2008 argues that the pineapple in the Ramsey home was staged to make it appear that she died there - says that the Whites "did not recall" whether pineapple was served
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, no. CIV.A.1:00-CV-1187-J: Wolf v. Ramsey, 2003/03/21: "There is no evidence in the record that indicates when JonBenet ate the pineapple. Defendants state they did not feed JonBenet pineapple upon returning home from the White's party that evening. (SMF ¶ 13.) Mr. White does not recall if pineapple was served at his dinner party on December 25, 1996. (F. White Dep. at 202.)"
    • According to CA4Now on City Data in 2016, Patsy Ramsey claimed that Priscilla White served cocktail wieners with pineapple
    • Reddit thread discusses the likelihood that fruit cocktail, not just pineapple, was found
    • We Have Your Daughter by Paula Woodward, p.159 is the source of the claim, citing non-public Boulder police documents: "According to previously unreleased BPD reports, laboratory testing revealed that JonBenet also ate cherries and grapes as well as pineapple. Remnants of cherries were found in the stomach/proximal area of her small intestine. "Another item besides pineapple was cherries." (BPD Report #1-1348.) In that same report: "Another item besides pineapple was grapes." (BPD Report #1-1348.) Another report expands on the grapes, saying "grapes including skin and pulp." (BPD Report #1-349.) The food described resembles what is included in most cans of fruit cocktail."
    • Westword, "JonBenet: Paula Woodward on New Book, John Ramsey, Burke-Did-It Claims", 2016/10/03 - "One of the things I got — I call it a JonBenét murder book index. It was about 4,000 pages long and it had portions, summaries, sentences from police reports, and some from CBI and FBI that I was able to verify. It was fascinating, and one of the things in there was about that bowl of pineapple that so much was made of — to all of us. The picture of it, and how Burke's and Patsy's fingerprints were on the bowl. And Boulder police didn't take the contents of her stomach to be tested until October of 1997. Which is a long time. Took it to the University of Colorado. Two experts at the University of Colorado, they came back in January of 1998, and they came back with a report that said what was in her stomach was grapes, grape skins, cherries and pineapples. A fruit cocktail."
  • Burke-did-it (BDI) theory doubts
    • It must be asked why, if the Ramsey parents knew Burke was guilty, they would let him go over to Fleet White's house immediately whereupon he could have spilled his secret to any number of people
    • The indictment of the Ramsey parents for facilitating and protecting an unknown third party almost certainly does not refer to Burke. First of all, the person they were accused of covering for was said to be suspected of first degree murder; Burke was too young to be prosecuted and most BDI theories hold that he accidentally killed JonBenet. More telling is the count of unreasonably placing JonBenet in a dangerous situation that led to her death, as it strains belief to say Burke was such an imminent threat that by taking JonBenet home and putting her to bed her parents unreasonably endangered her life.
      • Colorado statute for child abuse - says that "When a person knowingly causes the death of a child who has not yet attained twelve years of age and the person committing the offense is one in a position of trust with respect to the child, such person commits the crime of murder in the first degree as described in section 18-3-102 (1)(f)" and does not list any other ways that child abuse can result in first-degree murder charges
    • CBS documentary misrepresentations
  • DNA evidence - is it useful or not?
    • Rocky Mountain News, "DNA may not help Ramsey inquiry", 2002/11/19: "The Ramseys' attorney scoffed at the notion that the underwear DNA might be traceable to the garment's production. "That sounds like a pretty spectacularly imaginative theory to me," said Wood. Of Kane, he added, "I've never found Michael Kane to be objective." Wood said the DNA from the underwear was commingled with a spot of blood, making any theory of point-of-manufacture contamination "nonsensical." He also contended there are as many as a half-dozen genetic markers in common, between the DNA recovered from JonBenet's underwear and her fingernails."
    • CBS, "JonBenet Parents Pin Hopes On DNA", 2004/12/23: "What's more, reported 48 Hours, the Denver police crime lab has two spots of JonBenet's blood found on the underwear she was wearing the night of the murder. Mixed in with that blood is the DNA of an unknown person . It has taken years to isolate, but forensic scientists in Colorado now have a complete DNA profile of the killer. They know the killer is a male. What they don't know is his name. Augustin and Gray, private detectives hired by John and Patsy Ramsey in 1999, are convinced the DNA sample belongs to JonBenet's killer, because of a small amount of matching DNA that also was found under the 6-year-old murder victim's fingernails."
    • New York Times, "New DNA Technology Clears the Family of JonBenet Ramsey", 2008/07/10: "A new technique of analysis, Ms. Lacy said in a letter to JonBenet’s father, John Ramsey, has found DNA traces, unobtainable by earlier methods, of an unidentified male on the long johns JonBenet wore the night she died. The DNA is not from a member of the Ramsey family and is almost definitely that of the killer, who would have presumably removed or otherwise handled the long johns, Ms. Lacy said. The genetic material matches that from a drop of blood found on JonBenet’s underwear early in the investigation. [...] Ms. Lacy said a private laboratory, the Bode Technology Group of Lorton, Va., had tested material scraped from the waistband of the long johns and found a match with the earlier samples taken from the crotch of the underwear JonBenet wore on the night of the crime."
    • CNN, "DNA clears JonBenet's family, points to mystery killer", 2008/07/10: "Testing in 1998 showed that DNA evidence found in the girl's underwear and beneath her fingernails was from an unidentified man and did not match anyone in the Ramsey family. Tests conducted in March revealed that new DNA collected from a pair of long johns matched a sample previously taken from the child's panties."
    • Boulder Daily Camera, "DNA in doubt: New analysis challenges DA’s exoneration of Ramseys", 2016/10/27: "Forensic experts who examined the results of DNA tests obtained exclusively by the two news organizations disputed former District Attorney Mary Lacy’s conclusion that a DNA profile found in one place on JonBenet’s underpants and two locations on her long johns was necessarily the killer’s — which Lacy had asserted in clearing JonBenet’s family of suspicion. In fact, those experts said the evidence showed that the DNA samples recovered from the long johns came from at least two people in addition to JonBenet — something Lacy’s office was told, according to documents obtained by the Camera and 9NEWS, but that she made no mention of in clearing the Ramseys. [...] Additionally, the independent experts raised the possibility that the original DNA sample recovered from JonBenet’s underwear — long used to identify or exclude potential suspects — could be a composite and not that of a single individual."
    • Reddit post by samarkandy arguing that the DNA evidence found on JonBenet is significant
  • CyberSleuths thread with a user claiming to know a cop who accused John Ramsey of pedophilia: "I remember the time a friend of mine who is a cop, told me John was a known pedophile. Time will tell if that statement is a fact or not. Lately, looks like he may have been right. [...] No, it wasn't a Boulder cop. In fact, we live in another state. I don't know if what he said is true or not. [...] All I know is right after the murder, he told me this. [...] I have no idea where my cop-friend heard this information. I would guess he heard it at the station he works at. Thing is, this guy is a WONDERFUL person and I have never heard him say a bad word about anyone. So for him to say this, makes me believe that at least he believes what he was telling me. I also got the feeling that he told me more than he should have. We saw him at Xmas and he didn't want to talk at all other than to say it will be solved."

Sexual abuse

Boulder PD documents

Boulder DA documents

  • Linda Wickman interview notes about Nancy Krebs, 2000/02/20: parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Litigation

Child prostitution ring leads

Many of these come from Stephen Singular's book Presumed Guilty, whose work is summarized in his various interviews over the years (..., 2016/11/07, ...)

  • Randy Simons, a Denver CO child photographer who took the June 1996 shots of JBR, approached at least one pageant mother about shooting nudes of her daughter. He abruptly left behind his wife and children and moved to remote eastern Colorado right after JBR's murder. Simons expressed fear for his life and claimed in an article for pageant newsletter Stagelines that he was being pursued by "paramilitary" types. Simons was specifically afraid that this paramilitary group was after his photographic negatives. In July 2019 Simons was arrested on child pornography charges in Oregon.
    • From p.124 of Perfect Murder, Perfect Town by Lawrence Schiller, there is an indication of why Patsy hired Randy Simons: "Most pageants include a “Most Photogenic” or “Photo Portfolio” category, where the entrants are judged solely on their photographs. Pasty decided it was time for JonBenét to have a portfolio, and Pam Griffin recommended a photographer, Randy Simons, who could make a six-year-old look twenty. When a pageant favored the seductive look, Pam told Patsy, Simons was the best."
    • Denver Post, "JonBenet glamour photographer jailed", 1998/10/17
    • Rocky Mountain News, "Man found walking nude told deputy, 'I didn't kill JonBenet'", 1998/10/21: "Lincoln County Sheriff Leroy Yowell said Randy Simons, 46, was arrested at about 3:30 p.m. Friday for walking along a residential street in Genoa -- an eastern Plains town, population 200 -- with no clothes on. Simons told the arresting deputy "I didn't kill JonBenet." "That was the first thing he said when my deputy walked up to him," said Yowell. Yowell said that his deputy had said nothing to Simons that would have likely elicited such a remark from the photographer."
    • From l.927-939 of Presumed Guilty by Stephen Singular (2016):

          In the newspaper article, he [Simons] portrayed himself as having been able to peddle the pictures for lots of money, but he'd resisted that option and done the right thing. He had sold his entire JonBenet collection to the Sygma Photo Agency, a national distribution outlet in New York City, for $7,500, plus a percentage of what Sygma received for reselling the photos to newspapers, magazines, and television programs. Sygma now had the pictures, but Simons had kept the negatives in a rural bank vault.
       
    • From l.940-951 of Presumed Guilty by Stephen Singular (2016):

          “What can you tell me about Randy Simons?” I asked Griffin.
          “I've known him for fifteen years,” she said, above the whir of her sewing machine. “and he's photographed my daughter, Kristine, since she was three years old. He loved to tease little girls, but that seemed totally innocent to me. We all loved Randy and were completely comfortable with him. He had the best pageant photography business around, but for the past year or so, he's lived alone out in eastern Colorado. He left a wife and daughter and son back in Denver. Nobody can figure out why he moved there. He says that he's making or selling antennas for CB radios now. Money was always important to him. He talked about it a lot and was always trying to make more.”
          “How did he behave after JonBenet's murder?”
          “He was very strange and I thought his reactions were inappropriate. He was more torn up than anyone else outside the family, and he'd only met the girl a few times. He just kept phoning me about JonBenet and crying and crying. He wouldn't stop. When he first called, he wanted me to contact Patsy and get her permission for him to sell JonnyB's portfolio. I couldn't get that permission, so he just went ahead and sold the pictures. Pageant people were really upset with him for doing that. He's been blackballed because of it. We don't want photographers to exploit these children by having their pictures plastered all over the tabloids.
          “As time went on, Randy just became hysterical. It was odd because I'd never heard him cry before about anything. He began calling me late at night and saying that people were going to come out to where he lived and kill him. He had a wild, scary sound in his voice. Then he said something that really stopped me.”
          “What was that?”
          “He said that he didn't have an alibi for the night of last December 25. ‘Why do you need an alibi?’ I asked him. He wouldn't answer that question. I asked him where he was on Christmas night. He said he didn't want to talk about it. In the past, he'd always wanted to talk about everything. He was extremely upset and it just didn't make any sense to me. If you didn't agree with him now, he got nasty and started screaming like a madman. Maybe he just turned paranoid because people in the beauty pageant world were angry at him and he was losing some business.”
       
    • From l.965-972 of Presumed Guilty by Stephen Singular (2016):
          “What else do you know, Pam?”
          She hesitated, before saying, “One time Randy wanted to shoot Kristina nude, but I said absolutely not. We weren't into that. He had nude pictures lying around his studio, fairly tasteful ones of adult woman, so I knew he did this sort of thing, but not with my daughter. Another time he suggested using computer equipment to put Kristine's head on another body, to make her image more salable. They can do anything with computers now and maybe he just wanted to help her career, but I wasn't into that, either.”
       
    • From l.978-985 of Presumed Guilty by Stephen Singular (2016):

          “After JonBenet was killed,” she [Miss Colorado 1989 Trish Dampier] told me, “Randy wrote a very strange article in a pageant newsletter saying that men in vans had come out to the small town where he lives and were going to get him if he didn't sell JonBenet's portfolio. He seemed paranoid about all this, and that's how he tried to justify selling her pictures. We gave him a lot of grief over that and he took it badly. We all have pictures of ourselves that we wouldn't want him to sell if we died.”
          Carol Hirata lived outside of Fort Collins and published “Stagelines,” the newsletter that contained Simons's “strange article” about being pursued by “paramilitary” types following the homicide. Hirata had also received calls from the photographer “at odd hours.”
          “He's handled the whole JonBenet thing in a very bizarre manner,” she said. “He told me that his life was in danger and made some vague references about someone releasing inappropriate pictures of JonBenet if he didn't sell her portfolio.”
       
    • From l.988 of Presumed Guilty by Stephen Singular (2016):

          According to Pam Griffin and LaDonna Griego, Simons claimed that in the first week of January, when stories about the dead child were being prepared for a variety of magazines and TV shows, Sygma had put extreme pressure on him to sell his JonBenet portfolio. The New York distributor naturally wanted to cash in on this nationwide, if not worldwide, photo opportunity. Both women said that Simons told them that Sygma had given him an ultimatum: Hand over the pictures by midnight January 7 or the distributor would release photos of the girl that would embarrass everyone who knew her. At this point, Simons explained to them, he caved in and relinquished the portfolio.
       
    • From p.259 of Perfect Murder, Perfect Town by Lawrence Schiller: "Simons was something of an “odd critter,” though, said Fix. Right now he claimed that people were chasing him and that the Ramseys were pointing the finger at him. Simons had even told Fix that some paramilitary group was trying to ambush him and steal his negatives. He’d shot someone in the leg with an arrow to protect himself, Fix said, shrugging."
    • From p.259 of Perfect Murder, Perfect Town paperback: "In March of 1997, Detective Jeff Kithcart interviewed photographer Mark Fix. Asked about Randy Simons, Fix said no, he didn't think Simons was a good suspect - thought he was an "odd critter". He was paranoid, thought people were after him, thought the Ramseys were blaming him. He feared some paramilitary group wanted his negatives..."
    • Pedophilia confirmation (including July 2019 child pornography arrest)
      • National Enquirer, "JonBenet Ramsey: Victim Of Sicko Kiddie-Lover Cult", 2016/07/29 (page 2 photo of Simons from a 1991 Arapahoe County arrest): "Now sources tell The National ENQUIRER that lawmen are taking a new look at Randall "Randy" Simons - the photographer (inset) who took glamour photos of JonBenet before her death! He was busted in Oregon just weeks after sex offender Gary Howard Oliva was collared last month. [...] Simons, 63, is "creepy" and "fixated" on little girls, say neighbors in Westfir, Ore. He had been arrested for theft in the town recently, but not charged. [...] Sources described Simons, who moved to the Northwest after JonBenet died, as an oddball who pesters little girls. "Randy has a twisted mind," said a neighbor. "He is an alcoholic, an addict, a person who approaches and annoys children [by] wanting little girls to 'dress up' for him." Another source insisted: "Some parents are very concerned about Randy and have confronted him. They've told him to stay away from their kids - or else!" [...] Meanwhile, Oliva is charged with emailing more than a dozen, disgustingly "graphic" images of child porn. He is a registered sex offender who did jail time for assaulting a 7-year-old in Oregon."
      • KVAL, "Police: Children's photographer accessed child porn on wireless network at restaurant", 2019/07/03: "A man who describes himself as a children's photographer faces accusations he regularly accessed child pornography on a public wireless network at an Oakridge restaurant, the Oakridge Police Department says. Oakridge Police arrested Randall D. Simons, 66, on Tuesday on 16 counts of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse. The arrest is the result of a year-long investigation, police said."
      • BeenVerified info on Randall D Simons age 66 of Eugene OR - lists him as living in Eugene OR, Arriba CO, Littleton CO, Genoa CO, and Denver CO
    • Alleged connection to the North Fox Island pedophile ring
    • Sygma Photo Agency background
      • Background of founder Jean-Pierre Laffont
        • According to Wikipedia, Laffont served as a Commanding Officer for the French Army in Oran during the Algeria War (i.e. against Algerian independence, on the same side as the CIA and the Permindex-linked OAS)
        • Telegraph, "Jean Pierre Laffont: Once upon a time in America", 2014/09/11: "Modest and unassuming, people warmed to him: an apartment block full of transvestite prostitutes took him to their bosom – until their pimp chased him from the scene – and he was taken up by hippies and farmers, American Nazis and Wiccan priests. Laffont believes that his success in finding stories was thanks to something intrinsic to America. “It’s a country of freedom,” he says. “Nobody asks me, 'why do you photograph me?’ The American people welcome the foreigners, it is a tradition. And they give you the benefit of the doubt. They ask, 'what are you going to bring us?’ On the contrary to France, where they ask, 'what are you going to take from us?’”"
      • Coverage of the Afghan mujahideen
        • Consortium News, "Bill Gates v. Photojournalists", 2011/09/22: "Dominique Aubert, once a top photographer for Sygma, got a decidedly chilly reception from his old agency when he sought compensation for its distribution on the Internet of some of the 250,000 photographs that he shot for Sygma in war zones. [...] When I was on assignment for Newsweek in 1988, I personally watched the intrepid Aubert at work in Afghanistan. Traveling with the mujahedeen’s National Islamic Front on a mission to harass Soviet forces near Kandahar, we bounced along rough desert roads on motorcycles at high speeds with Dom and me perched precariously on the back seats with our cameras."
      • Employment of Jean-Paul James Andanson, alleged intelligence agent (MI6?) and Princess Diana murder suspect
        • Vanity Fair, "The Diana Mysteries", 2004/10: "But the Andanson dossier contains a striking inconsistency. The photographer and his wife testified that he had been at home all evening on August 30, but his son, James junior, told police, “I don’t know where my father was [at the time of the accident], but one thing is sure, he was not at home.” [...] “I never believed in a suicide,” says Hubert Henrotte, founder of the Gamma and Sygma photo agencies, who worked closely with Andanson for more than 25 years. “I say he was never a man who knew moments of depression. Suicide is only plausible when you are depressive. And you don’t commit suicide by fire. That’s impossible! I am convinced he was killed by the French services, or British services, or someone else who wanted him dead.” Henrotte believes Andanson had at least an informal working relationship with British intelligence."
        • From p.476-477 of Cover-up of a Royal Murder: Hundreds of Errors in the Paget Report by John Morgan (2007): "Clearly, Andanson was still working for Sygma in the early hours of August 31 1997. This means that he shifted agencies either later that day, or sometime in September 1997. It is misleading for Paget to describe the timing as "August/September 1997" as this means it could have occurred before or after the crash. The agency switch occurred after the crash, and it appears likely that it may have been directly or indirectly linked to Andanson's role in the crash."
      • Acquisition by Bill Gates
        • New York Times, "Corbis to Acquire A Photo Agency", 1999/06/15: "The Corbis Corporation, a privately held company that is wholly owned by William H. Gates, the chairman of the Microsoft Corporation, said today that it had agreed to acquire Sygma, one of the world's largest news photography agencies, as part of its plan to offer news and celebrity images to publishers and consumers over the Internet."
  • James Partin, a former Idaho Springs CO resident arrested in 1998 for distributing child pornography online, was under scrutiny for the 1983 disappearance of a teenage girl and had a photo of JBR in his possession.
  • Richard Bruce Thomes, a computer consultant in Fort Collins CO (one hour from Boulder), was arrested in the Wonderland child pornography raids in 1998. He purportedly committed suicide on September 6, 1998.
  • Nancy Krebs, with a confirmed family connection to the Whites (best friends of the Ramseys), claimed to be a victim of a Boulder CO pedophile ring involving the Whites and the Ramseys. Her therapist Mary Bienkowski (Boulder Daily Camera, "Therapist backs sex ring claim", 2000/02/26) and her lawyer Lee Hill (Westword, "The Accidental Jurist", 2000/03/30) vouch for her credibility.
    • Boulder Daily Camera, "DA pursues new Ramsey lead", 2000/02/25: "The woman has described to police years of sexual and physical abuse in California homes at the hands of adults who stayed at holiday and other parties after other guests had left for the evening. Then, she said, another "party," one of sexual abuse for the gratification of a select group of adults, would begin. In talking to detectives, the woman draws parallels between sexual techniques used at these sessions and the physical evidence of garroting that investigators found on the body of JonBenét Ramsey. The woman told detectives she believes JonBenét was killed accidentally when an asphyxiation technique used to stimulate an orgasmic response during a child sex and porno "party" went too far. The woman told police she knows firsthand about asphyxiation (choking) to produce a sexual response because it had been done to her when she was a child. The woman said in her experience little girls were dressed provocatively and trained to say provocative things, such as, "It's a pleasure to please you." She told police that when girls did not perform as expected, they were struck on the head. That was because their hair covered the wound. A big night for such "parties" was Christmas night, she said. Over the years, she said, many parties were held then because a large number of cars around a house did not arouse suspicion in the neighborhood and the children had a full week to heal from their wounds before returning to school. JonBenét Ramsey's death occurred overnight Christmas 1996. The autopsy report concluded she suffered a blow on the head and was strangled. The woman said she knows the Ramseys through the Fleet White family. She said the godfather to her mother is Fleet White Sr., 86, of California."
    • Boulder Daily Camera, "Ramsey detectives off to California", 2000/03/05: "She said she encouraged her client to take the information to Boulder police so it could be fully investigated. Bienkowski has since become critical of the department and reluctant to cooperate with police. [...] San Luis Obispo County sheriff's deputies have said the woman has filed several criminal reports that investigators could not confirm, including a 1991 report that she had been raped."
    • Longmont Daily Times-Call, "Messages warn therapist to avoid figure in sex ring", 2000/03/10: "The California therapist who is treating the so-called Mystery Woman in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case has received telephone messages ordering her to stay away from her patient, who has come forward with allegations of lifelong sexual abuse by a ring that includes figures in the Ramsey case. The five messages were left at the office of Mary Bienkowski over what is believed to be a six-month period. One of the calls appears to be made by one woman and the other four made by a second woman. A reliable source identified the voices as that of two women who are among those accused of victimizing the now-37-year-old Mystery Woman. The woman remains in hiding. Transcripts show the two women giving differing stories about Mystery Woman, with one saying she has married and moved away and the other claiming she is on an extended vacation with her family. The woman, however, has neither married nor gone on the vacation, the Times-Call has learned."
    • 2000/03/10 interview by Mary Suma (Mame)
    • Longmont Daily Times-Call, title unknown, 2000/05/13: "[...] According to the woman, detectives also said they didn't contact or investigate several people whose names she gave them and refused to say if they had interviewed others. Police also declined her offer to show them evidence, including a card sent to her the same week she came forward with her allegations. That card, sent to her by a member of her family, contains a large picture of a cartoon bear holding a pink heart. She earlier came foward with claims that members of her family involved her in a child sexual explotation ring. A pink heart was also reportedly found written on the back of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey 's hand when her body was found on Dec. 26, 1996. The only word written on the card is the first-name signature of the sender. The woman said she offered Boulder detectives other evidence of alleged threats against her but was told to give them to police in California. Some of those messages, according to documents shown to the Times-Call, invoke the names of people with "lots of money" and connections in the Boulder Police Department. Jeanne Adams, an Ogden, Utah-based advocate for survivors of ritual abuse who accompanied the woman to Boulder, called her story credible. "I have listened to her story and she has shared some information with me," Adams said. "As a ritual abuse survivor, she is very credible, and her story is consistent with that of other survivors." [...]" (Justice Watch discussion and more complete article)
    • Press release on 2000/05/15 by Jeanne Adams and Linda Redd
    • Notes and discussion from a 2000/05/16 interview by Mary Suma (Mame) of Nancy Krebs (Mystery Woman or MW)
    • 2000/05/19 interview by Mary Suma (Mame)
    • Webbsleuths poster claims that Krebs had proven injuries that landed her in the hospital, and discusses who "Uncle Johnny" is
    • Based on Lee Hill's deposition of John Ramsey, John was actually in California in 1966-67 and potentially after his return from the Philippines, which could allow him to be the "John Ramsey" accused by Krebs of raping her.
    • 2002 case involving the release of Nancy Krebs investigation documents
    • Background of Fleet White
      • Justice Watch thread attempts to dig into the background of Fleet Oil and other business dealings of Fleet White
        • "[...] There is one particular property in Michigan that I'm still not sure about--a "secret document" says it's connnected to FW's, but I don't believe it is. OTOH, a natural gas well was drilled nearby for the Ford plant by a company based in Traverse City (near Charlevoix) and in Midland, TX, which very well could've been a contact of FW's--maybe JR's, too, as the property is connected to people from East Lansing as well."
        • "The 2nd Fleet Oil Co. is Fleet Oil & Truck Supply in Long Beach, CA. It seemed to be accepted as fact on the fora when I came here a year ago that this was FW's company. [...] The ownership docs on the place show a person by the last name of Harter as the owner and his having owned it for more than 10 years." - Facebook page of Rocky Harter; possible family connection to Lizabeth Harter from the Ted Bundy case?
      • Discussion of Fleet White's potential guilt - mentions how virtually no personal details are available on him; raises the fact that he refused to talk to police without his prior statements; accuses him of helping John Ramsey disturb the crime scene; speculates on the apparent rupture of John and Fleet's friendship in Atlanta following the murder, wondering why they still seem to be on the same page as to not divulging information; asserts that he has "two names which share the same Social Security number"; points out the incident with Daphne White hiding in their home; claims that he dressed as Santa for JonBenet at the Christmas party (ed. note: JonBenet was looking forward to a special visit from Santa) and was allowed by the Ramseys to change her underwear
      • Forum posts about Fleet White having the Steven Mason / Stephen Mason alias
      • Justice Watch thread on more suspicious aspects of Fleet White including Daphne hiding in the house: "Long before MW surfaced, I was trying to figure White out. His letters were over the top missives that seemed more focused on politics and Hunter than anything else. His controlling intensity bothered me. [...] He refused to testify before the Grand Jury. He wanted transcripts of his earlier statements. Why? He obstructed justice according to Beckner. He required kid glove treatment. [...] His daughter had been reported missing the previous October and found hiding in a cupboard. The NUDE information was provided by another poster via email, who heard it from a good source. But it's unconfirmed."
      • According to p.50 of Perfect Murder, Perfect Town by Lawrence Schiller, JonBenet was expecting a secret visit from Santa after Christmas, perhaps as a result of what Bill McReynolds told her: "Barbara Kostanick was the mother of a playmate of JBR's. She asserted: "The day before Christmas, JonBenet was at our house playing with Megan. The kids were talking about Santa, getting all excited. I asked JonBenet if she had visited Santa Claus yet. She said, “Oh, Santa was at our Christmas party the other night.” Megan had seen Santa at the Pearl Street Mall, so we talked about that. Then JonBenet said, “Santa Claus promised that he would make a secret visit after Christmas.” I thought she was confused. “Christmas is tonight,” I told her. “And Santa will be coming tonight.” “No, no” JonBenet insisted. “He said this would be after Christmas. And it’s a secret.”"
      • According to p.240 of Perfect Murder, Perfect Town by Lawrence Schiller, Fleet White had indeed changed JonBenet's panties before
      • Boulder Daily Camera, "Ramseys glad friends no longer suspects", 1997/04/18: "The decision to eliminate a local oil executive and his wife as suspects in the JonBenet Ramsey homicide pleases the slain beauty queen's parents, a spokeswoman said Thursday. "Fleet and Priscilla White have been good friends to us," said family spokeswoman Rachelle Zimmer, reading a statement from the Ramsey family attorneys. "We are gratified to know that the Boulder Police Department has officially cleared them as suspects in the murder of our daughter. We hope that this announcement will give them some relief from the terrible stress of this situation. "It is also our hope that the Boulder Police Department will continue to clear the names of all those who have been unfairly tainted by suspicion." The Whites arrived at the Ramseys' home on Dec. 26 shortly after Patsy Ramsey, JonBenet's mother, found a ransom note demanding $118,000 and called police, family friends said. About eight hours later, John Ramsey, JonBenet's father, and Fleet White discovered the 6-year-old strangled in the basement of the Ramseys' house, family friends said." - does not make it seem like there was bad blood between the families
      • Boulder police chief Mark Beckner, for an unclear reason, called Fleet White "morally empty"
      • Initial support for Mary Keenan
        • Justice Watch thread on Mary Keenan's possible role in the Ramsey war room computer hacking: "Interesting choice for the creepy Whites. Keenan successfully prosecuted the ONLY other sex ring case I know of in Boulder. They identified the ONE person with expertise in sex ring crime, then wined and dined her. They stood there when she announced her candidacy to show she is their preferred DA, so how could WE possibly be involved in sex ring activity? Hah!" - interesting that Fleet White, publicly a big supporter of Steve Thomas, backed the candidate who Steve Thomas opposed and considered untrustworthy
        • Boulder Daily Camera, "Ramsey witnesses urge probe", 2000/01/14: "Recently, the Whites made two public appearances — albeit silently. They attended prosecutor Mary Keenan's announcement last month of her candidacy for district attorney."
      • Intense secrecy and lack of cooperation
        • Boulder Daily Camera, "Former Ramsey friend sentenced to jail for ignoring subpoena", 2001/10/25: "Referring to a 6 1/2 page letter White submitted to the court, the judge said it was clear that White had not acknowledged the severity of his actions by ignoring the subpoena in the Miller case. "You don't get to make the rules, and you thought you did," Plaut told White. That letter was sealed by the court. White, however, previously told the court that he ignored the subpoena in the best interest of the JonBenet investigation, the justice system and his family."
        • National Enquirer, "JonBenet Murder Witness changes his story" by Don Gentile, 2002/08/27: ""Some of the gaps in his memory were absolutely astonishing - and he threw a shroud of mystery over his own activities the day of the gruesome slaying." "Asked if he remembers finding a suitcase down there and moving it, he couldn't remember." "Asked if he remembers John Ramsey turning on a light switch in the room where JonBenet's body was found, he said he couldn't remember." "Asked if he read the ransom note left in the house that day, he couldn't remember. "Asked if he could remember the appearance of JonBenet's body, whether she had a heart drawn on one hand, or if he could recall John's reaction to finding the body, he couldn't." "About the only thing he could remember was his name!" ...But Denver criminal attorney Craig Silverman said a Judge would not look kindly on White's suffering a memory loss if the Wolf suit goes to trial and he's called to testify. "If he refuses to answer any questions, he could be held in contempt, Silverman told The Enquirer. "It might even be considered perjury if he takes it to the extreme, it's simply a lie that he doesn't know or can't recall.""
        • Longmont Daily Times-Call, "White turns his focus to Keenan", 20??/??/??: "White's latest crusade is aimed at District Attorney Mary Keenan, who, he claims, has failed to prosecute whoever leaked information from grand jury proceedings in the summer of 1999 that centered around JonBenet Ramsey's murder on Dec. 25, 1996. Along with his wife, Priscilla, the 54-year-old White filed a motion earlier this month demanding a court hearing at which Keenan would have to explain why she refused to prosecute or cite any person who violated grand jury secrecy laws. [...] In 2000, White's name surfaced again when a California woman came forward with allegations of ritualistic sexual abuse by a group that included people associated with the murder case, including Fleet White. Since that woman's claims were discredited, White has been on a rampage against the media, seeking criminal libel charges against outlets who told the woman's story. Two special prosecutors were appointed in the case, but neither filed charges. [...] After White failed to show up for a hearing he had demanded regarding the reasoning behind the special prosecutor's decision, Bailin closed the case. [...] Keenan was the driving force behind having a special prosecutor appointed after White complained loudly when the first one was dismissed. [...] Although never a suspect in JonBenet's murder, White is the only person at the murder scene who has spent time in jail stemming from the case. In October 2001, White was sentenced to 30 days in jail after he ignored two subpoenas in a Ramsey-related trial. White was subpoenaed in May and June 2001 to appear as a witness in a criminal bribery trial. He said he chose not to appear because he didn't think he had any relevant testimony to give. The case involved lawyer Thomas Miller, who was accused of trying to buy a copy of the ransom note found in the house. [...] several people in law enforcement and the media have wondered aloud why a man obsessed with punishing news outlets for publicizing his name keeps himself in the spotlight."
        • Interesting to note that White went after reporters for publishing Nancy Krebs' story but not Nancy Krebs herself
      • From l.279-291 of Presumed Guilty by Stephen Singular (2016): "In mid-morning, Fleet walked down to the Ramsey basement alone for a look around and opened the door to a brick-walled, windowless room known as “the wine cellar.” He'd later tell the police that since he never turned on the cellar light, he saw nothing unusual. Shortly after one P.M., at the suggestion of Detective Arndt, John and Fleet went into the basement together. John opened the same wine cellar door and flipped on the light. [body of JonBenet is found] Ramsey leaned down, ripped off the tape, and untied one of her wrists. Fleet kneeled and touched JonBenet's foot. It was cold and her lips were blue. A prominent red mark lay at the base of her throat."
      • From l.832-856 of Presumed Guilty by Stephen Singular (2016): "During one of our interviews in 1997, I asked Pam what else she recollected from visiting Patsy at the Fernies' the day after the body was discovered. She said that the most visible and forceful person inside that home was not John Ramsey, but Fleet White, Ramsey's best friend before the murder. [...] the Whites were from California, where Fleet had spent his youth surfing, sailing, and living the good life among the well-heeled in Newport Beach. When he and Priscilla decided to have children, they left SoCal for Boulder, moving a couple of houses down from the Ramseys' sprawling near-mansion. [...] Both the Whites and the Ramseys were conservative-minded, and the families had bonded over feeling something like outsiders in liberal Boulder. They'd grown so close that John called Fleet very early on the morning JonBenet went missing, and then the Whites drove over at down and hustled young Burke out of the Ramsey house and provided him with shelter and companionship at their own home that day. What would happen in the next few days between John and Fleet was unpredictable and volatile. “White was everywhere,” Pam told me about being at the Fernies' on December 27. “Ordering everyone around. Telling people what to do and not to do. Giving me the creeps. He didn't want me to be alone with Patsy. Didn't want me in the bedroom with her. Didn't want me to help her go to the bathroom. Didn't want me talking to her as she was falling asleep. He didn't even want me to help her drink water to keep her from getting dehydrated. I was trying to assist my friend and couldn't understand why he was acting this way. Someone finally had to tell him to back off, so he took a hike and disappeared.” According to Griffin, White behaved similarly at JonBenet's memorial service at St. John's Episcopal Church the following Sunday, Patsy's fortieth birthday."
      • Incident in Georgia between the Ramseys and the Whites
      • From p.101 of Presumed Guilty by Stephen Singular (1999):

            "Do you believe White?"
            The DA hesitated and then said, "I've met the man, and he made me very uncomfortable. He's six-foot-four, with big shoulders and huge hands. An iron grip. He just gave me a feeling. We know one thing for sure. The Ramseys and the Whites stopped being friends after the trip to Georgia. That’s strange, because they used to go sailing together and had been very close. They socialized a lot in the past and the Ramseys had gone over to their home on Christmas night. Both families had young daughters the same age. We've heard that Daphne White was JonBenet's best friend."
            "Has anyone talked to Daphne?"
            "Social Services has, but I'm not satisfied with what they've done."
         
      • 2002 posts by user B who claimed to be a former Ramsey housekeeper in Charlevoix: "This is the first time I have heard of John being fired????? I don't think so. As for Fleet White, to me, as Jams knows, the guy has guilt written all him. He is a loose canon. I have met him and he gave me the creeps. Not that it justifies murder but there is something "off" about that guy. Why was JonBenet terrified of him at the Charlevoix house? Her dad went to run an errand and left her with Fleet, John Andrew was out of the house, and my girlfriend who helped clean there said Jon Benet wouldn't leave her side when she got there in the late morning to work???? Stayed glued to her side. Fleet was up in the girls room when she arrived????? Later she saw him looking thru John's wallet while she cleaned their bathroom????? It was odd indeed and not something a guest in their house should have been doing. She even asked John when he got back to keep Fleet out of her way as he made her uncomfortable. Patsy and Pris were gone shopping. It was very odd behavior......So FW is not what he makes himself out to be."
      • CyberSleuths post talks about the Whites contaminating evidence in the Ramsey home on the morning of December 26: "7.) Why did his wife wipe down the Ramey's kitchen counter with 501 cleaner the morning of the 26th before she put out food for the police? 8.) Why did he go upstairs and start making up Burke's bed the morning of the 26th. Odd thing for a man to do. Did he and his wife want to have a reason, in case evidence had been left behind, that they had been in the private rooms of the house?"
      • 2016/10/20 Henri McPhee post: "In the initial and preliminary police investigation Detective Steve Ainsworth, who was an experienced homicide detective with the Boulder County police, had Fleet White and Chris Wolf and Santa Bill as the prime suspects. As Detective Ainsworth later said on TV, he was then withdrawn from the investigation for holding those views, which he said on TV he couldn't understand. [...] Lou Smit seems to have attempted an extensive background check on Fleet White. Lou Smit reported that there are gaps in Fleet's CV. [...] Priscilla White seems to have spent her time scrubbing in the Ramsey house kitchen on the day the body was found. That was to remove any incriminating forensic evidence. I don't believe Fleet's story that he never saw the body first thing in the morning and now he can't recall anything about it."
      • Initial police interview with Burke Ramsey on December 26 while he was at the White home (image of actual document) - has Priscilla White's sister Alyson Schoeny bizarrely identify herself as "Burke’s grandma"
    • Alleged family tree of Nancy Krebs (also on acandyrose.com)
    • Clifford Christoff / Chris Christoff
    • Richard Talfryn Jones / Tal Jones / "Spade"
    • Macky Boykin / Mackie Boykin
    • Discussion on Justice Watch about the meaning of S.B.T.C. - has one person express their belief that John Ramsey's "top secret" security clearance implied he worked for the Office of Naval Intelligence; one suggestion that S.B.T.C. means San Bernadino, Trona, California; another person brings up how aside from Boykin, there were members of the Archuleta family in Trona CA, which matches the name of 9/11 dispatcher Kim Archuleta (Bustle, "Why Didn't Kim Archuleta Testify In The JonBenet Ramsey Case? The 911 Dispatcher Wanted Her Voice To Be Heard", 2016/09/18) and former Ramsey family pilot Mike Archuleta (Denver Post, "Hunter: We're not quitting", 1999/10/15)
    • Gwen Boykin / Gwen Krebs
    • Justice Watch discussion on the parallels between Nancy Krebs, JonBenet, and Monarch victims
    • Longmont Daily Times-Call, "Lawyer struggles to regain license" and Wayne Laugesen, "Lee Hill charged with felony: Wife says police exploited her to "get" Hill" - the Boulder police apparently retaliated against Hill (full name Walter Leon Hill) to discredit him, using a purported domestic violence incident that his wife soon disavowed; Fleet and Priscilla White's names somehow appeared on Hill's restraining order, with Assistant District Attorney Karen Peters having no knowledge of how his name got there but not bothering to do an inquiry; Hill claims that the Whites attended all of his court hearings until their names appeared on the restraining order; Boulder County journalist Wayne Laugesen says that White was unusually interested in the abuse of restraining orders
    • Comment by BURGUNDY on 2016/09/11 claiming that the pink heart on JonBenet's hand was similar to the Kali (allegedly practiced by two of Fleet White's guests) symbol for child sacrifice: "What do you all think about the drawing on JonBenet’s hand? It looked like a heart. It is very similar to the sacrificial sign” for child sacrifice to KALI and is in the exact colour required. This symbol looks a lot like a close up 3 with a longer bottom coming up and a tail off the back."
  • Access Graphics involvement in child pornography
    • A Star article claimed that child pornography had been found on Access Graphics (subsidiary of Lockheed Martin) computers. Despite the tabloid's lack of credibility, it's worth noting that the Ramseys didn't sue the Star over that story, even though they later sued the tabloid over allegations about Burke. As far as I can tell, the story is named "JonBenet Dad Linked to Kiddie Porn Scandal", written by Richard Gooding and printed April 29, 1997.
    • The Star article also claimed that Access Graphics did business in Amsterdam's red-light district. While this is unconfirmed, the Access Graphics website indicates that its European headquarters is located in Schiphol, a city in the Netherlands located right next to Amsterdam. The Netherlands is known to have a very permissive attitude towards pornography and prostitution.
    • Websleuths comment by DeeDee249 in 2007 remembering a news report on the same story that appeared in the tabloids: "I think I remember 10 years ago, right after the murder hit the news, that child porn, specifically photos of little girls bound up, were found on Access Graphics computers in Amsterdam. I believe JR had offices there and traveled there on occasion. Anyone else remember this?"
    • According to Nancy Krebs, "Uncle Johnny" a.k.a. John Ramsey set up front businesses to launder the profits from child pornography
    • David Harbin, who runs the Panamaed blog, unverifiably claims that Access Graphics was involved in a merger with Innotrac. He connects Innotrac to a large child porn industry operating around Panama City FL, involving names such as Martin Blank, Larry Dorfman, and Blank's stepson Anthony Thevis who is the son of Michael Thevis, an Atlanta pornography kingpin with Mafia connections and possible ties to the Atlanta child murders. The source for Harbin's information is said to be Robyn Nichols, the ex-wife of Tony Thevis.
    • Loss of wealth by John Ramsey after the murder
      • From p.??? of JonBenet: Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation by Steve Thomas (2000): "A handwritten ledger reflected his increasing wealth over the years. Later I would find records showing that as of May 1, 1996, Ramsey had assets of $ 7,348,628, and a total net worth of $ 6,230,628. Total liabilities were an even $ 1,118,000, and the similarity of that figure to the ransom demand of $ 118,000 jumped out at me. I noted it as a possible source."
      • Daily Beast, "John Ramsey's Lingering Suspicions", 2008/10/13: "Contrary to what most people imagine, Ramsey is no longer a rich man, and he describes his family’s long fall from wealth and privilege after the murder. "It takes four or five years for you to begin, just begin to get over it. Fear almost paralyzes you,” he says. “You contemplate suicide because you have no desire to live. I was afraid to cross the street. I made bad decisions.” [...] After the murder, Ramsey, who had built a billion-dollar computer company up from nothing, fell precipitously from the peak of wealth and prominence, losing not only his daughter, but also his career and his home. [...] Ramsey now lives in remote Charlevoix, Michigan, cloistered in a modest mustard-colored house in the shadow of the mansion where he once spent summers. [...] Since the murder, Ramsey has sold three big homes, in Atlanta, Boulder, and Charlevoix. He has shed his plane, his boats and his cars, stopped golfing, stopped sailing. Now he is exhausting his IRAs."
  • John Ramsey and Patsy Ramsey both grew up close to high-level pedophilia cases
    • John was raised by a man who was the head of the aeronautics commissions in both Nebraska and Michigan, the latter during the time that Francis Shelden constructed an airstrip on North Fox Island for his elite pedophile ring (see below)
    • Patsy was raised by a Freemason father who worked for likely CIA front Union Carbide, and she participated in beauty pageants that brought her in contact with prominent political figures such as Robert Byrd (see below)
    • John lived in Atlanta during the 1979-81 Atlanta child murders; in fact, he met his wife Patsy during that period. Boulder police chief Tom Koby was previously deputy police chief of Houston TX under Lee P. Brown, the Atlanta Public Safety Commissioner in 1978-82 who oversaw the investigation of the child murders. On their defense team, the Ramsey family had John Douglas, a prominent FBI profiler who helped steer the Atlanta child murders case in the dubious direction of a single black serial killer being responsible.
  • Stephen Singular, Lee Hill, and Alex Hunter discuss the child sex ring theory (from the Linda Wickman notes on 2000/02/20)
    • "Stephen Singular stated that he had a number of questions to put to Alex Hunter. Singular asked if there was interest in investigation the White family. Mr. Hunter stated that he would investigate the Hartman family if it was indicated. Singular asked if the Whites had been actively been investigated. Mr. Hunter replied that they had been actively investigated, although not 100%. Singular said that about three years ago Alex Hunter had some interest in Daphne White, and asked if there was interest in pursing this further."
    • "Stephen Singular then stated that he it to be on record that he didn't think the Ramsey's or an intruder killed JonBenet. He thinks other things need investigated. He referred to the exploitation of children and a subculture that JonBenet was exposed to that he didn't think had been investigated. He further stated that he had five names of people connected to pornography who have come connection to the Ramseys or the Ramsey group. He said that he had information from Boulder Police Det. Ron Gosage that this had not been investigated. If there was to be a dialogue Mr. Singular wanted an indication of some baseline interest. He wanted to put this topic on the table and kick it around without names."
    • "Mr. Hill stated that he was referring to his witness being a victim as well as being involved in other activity. This activity involves two generations, and has gone into a third generation. Daphne White would be in the third generation. The witness could also provide additional names of people who were at the White's party. There is a good chance that these people would add other names to the victim list. Mr. Hill then stated that if there was hair on the cord he thought he knew who it belonged to. The witness would also have other information that would go to "other" activity."
    • "Lee Hill said he had learned something he wanted to check out. He said he had talked to some reporters. He asked when did the Ramseys meet the Whites for the first time? Mr. Hill thinks they knew each other before. He referred to entries made, visitors and gift senders to a birth, and testimony from his client. He further stated that the break down of communication between the families was just subterfuge. Much of the separation was for show; just an apparent separation."
    • "Lee Hill stated that there wree three girls who were passed around at the White's house. The Ramseys had gone to the White's house. This is the site where the fatal events occurred."
    • "Stephen Singular interjected that he had a different view of things. He didn't think the crime was committed at the White's residence. He thinks that there were three people present when JonBenet was killed. Fleet White, the video person who lives in this area, and the killer who doesn't live in this area. The witness has said that her family members were involved with the Whites and the Ramseys in general."
    • "Alex Hunter asked if the witness was claiming that Fleet White, Jr. had sexually assaulted her in the past?

      Lee Hill replied, yes. In addition to Fleet White, Sr. and other people. The scenario is broader than the family. A prop, similar to an iron, has occasionally come into play, reportedly to scare small children. It is unknown if this is a cult, church, or other religious sect. It is related to the "kink" that links the perverse sexual fetish the family uses. The events were filmed. They are attended by a close, exclusive group. The witness has told this to her therapist consistently for over ten years. There is reportedly a business aspect to this also. It is unknown how large. He further commented that an offer of money like this is a test question to keep track of the witness' mood. White told her to accept the money. She told him, no. His next question was, you mean you aren't going to talk? White, Sr. wants the witness to go to Aspen with him immediately."
    • "Stephen Singular mentioned a male putting pornography on CD's. The witness knows this man through her mother. Her mother was at the Christmas party. The mother was visiting a family member."
    • "Barrie Hartman asks if the newspapeer could blast the BPD if they don't pursue this. Alex replied, yes, and commented that this was probably a grand jury type of case. Mr. Hartman asked if anyone had talked to Fleet White recently? Alex Hunter replied, no. Apparently Fleet White has put pressure on Boulder County Commissioner Paul Danish, among others, not to authorize more money for this investigation."
  • Alex Constantine, "The JonBenet Ramsey Case: Emerging Child Sex-Ring Allegations, Political Connections and a Suspect", 2000 (Justice Watch post)
    • "Calhoun came to entertain the notion that the sex-ring allegations surfacing sporadically on the edge of the case might have some merit. "On March 21, I contacted the Pearline, Texas Police Department for verification of the Paul Schultz [child sexual abuse] case mentioned in the file. I was immediately transferred to Detective Bill Colson,. He was unaware of the recent developments in Boulder concerning the 37-year-old woman from San Luis Obispo, California. However, Detective Colson confirmed the following: The case number '951302,' on pages 7 and 14, is genuine, and the woman, Belinda Schultz, currently living in Cypress, Texas, in a notarized statement contained in the file, at the time would [have been] more likely to give information concerning the Ramsey case. And a Boulder detective was in Texas in December, 1997, seeking information regarding Paul Schultz [her estranged husband] and his involvement, if any, in the JonBenet Ramsey case.""
    • "Belinda Schultz, 43, was born to the Zander family, an established, aristocratic family in Louisiana, and grew up in Lafayette, near New Orleans. Her first marriage was to Lanny Slaydon, an oil industry marketer. She had four children before the marriage dissolved in the early 1980s. She moved on to Houston to live with family members, and met Paul Schultz. She describes her ex-husband as a "white supremicist" of the "Christian Identity" strain, and a "mafia hit-man" currently serving time for felony child molestation, sentenced in Brazoria County, Texas, the county seat of Angleton. Prior to their divorce, Paul and Belinda ran Custom Air Products on Hampstead Road in northwest Houston, a business formerly run by Paul's father, Carlton Schultz. She notes that the business had "Mafia" connections. The company largely served the petroleum industry along the Gulf Coast, but everyday management of the business fell to Belinda because her husband was often incapacitated by a weakness for cocaine and alcohol. They had a child, Nicholas, in 1990. In an affidavit filed with the Pearland, Texas PD, Nicholas recalls that his father used to receive "sugar" and "lots of money: when he pimped his son out to pedophiles frequenting the adult bookstores on Houston's south side. Belinda's second marriage crumbled when she began to suspect that he was bisexual and had a gay lover, Tenourio Luga, sometimes "Lucas," a reputed explosives expert and informant to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, who has provided his services to the Mexican Mafia and CIA. Luga is a suspected drug runner. He has been investigated in the past by the BATF for the stockpiling of firearms and explosives."
      • Houston Chronicle, obituary for Samuel William Boger, 2004/02/19: "SAMUEL WILLIAM BOGER, age 93, of Bowling Green, joined the church Triumphant on February 15 at Alterra Sterling House, Bowling Green. He was born on December 5, 1910 to Sylvester Lee and Wilhelmina Magdalena (Fisher) Boger in Ada, OH on July 11, 1943, he married Gloria Davies in Detroit, MI and she survives. Sam was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Knoxville, TN. He had graduated in 1933 from Whitenburg University in Springfield with a BS in pre-med and was employed with the Ex-cello Corporation, for 43 years in the tool & die division. Both Sam and Gloria are founders of Custom Air Products, Houston, TX. Sam was a life member of both the Elks, Gatlinburg, TN and the Free Masons in Detroit, MI. He was also a member of the Ruritan in Cosby, TN."
    • "Paul Schultz, according to his ex-wife, was also a coeval of Huey Meaux, the famed record producer and a convicted child molester. [...] Belinda's son Nicholas, age six at the time of Meaux's arrest, identified the accused in a televised news report. Belinda called Bill Colson, a detective with the Pearland Police Department. Colson did not investigate the sex-ring allegation, though he told her that he would contact Houston police to search for a photo of Nicholas among Meaux's child pornography collection. Frustrated with Colson's false promises, she contacted Detective A.D. Wright, the officer in charge of the Meaux case. Wright confirmed a connection between Meaux and Paul Schultz. In addition, according to Calhoun's file, Officer P.C. Taylor of the CID section produced telephone records indicating that Schultz and Meaux had made "numerous" calls to one another. Houston police offered that they had a "thick file" on Schultz, linking him to several known pedophiles in Houston."
    • "One of Paul Schultz's confederates in the sex ring, according to Nicholas Schultz, was a wealthy Republican, one Jerry J. Moore. Nicholas says that he once accompanied Moore by plane to Colorado. In January 1996, the federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced that it sought a $250,000 civil penalty against Charles R. Vickery, former senior chairman of the First National Bank of Bellaire, Texas. The OCC charged that in 1991, Vickery directed the bank to make illicit loans to Houston real estate magnate Jerry J. Moore and corporations owned and controlled by him. Vickery also granted some $50,000 of title insurance premiums paid by Moore on the loans for his personal use. The loans violated federal lending limit law and triggered alarms at the OCC . The S&L was issued a cease and desist order.4 Jerry J. Moore is now one of the wealthiest men in Texas. His real estate company was recently bought out for $400 million. He is also active in Republican state politics. Nicholas Schultz maintains that he was taken to Moore's antebellum mansion, Nicholstone, not far from Dickerson, Texas, and describes the home as a distribution point for child pornography. Huey Meaux was a regular at Moore's mansion, according to the boy's statements. Moore's social connections to the Mafia are consistent with the "hit man" allegation raised by Belinda Schultz. Moore's social circle included: Leonard Capaldi, convicted by the district court in the southern district of Texas on charges of bank fraud and bribery, stemming from his involvement in the April 4, 1986 collapse of Mainland Savings Bank. This S&L lost $300 million. Capaldi was sentenced to the Federal Correctional Institute in Milan, Michigan.5 Leading lights of the Mainland Savings scandal: arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, James Bath (a business associate of George W. Bush, recruited to the CIA by George, Sr,), Martin Schimmer (for walking off with Teamster steelworker pension funds), Herman K. Beebe, a known Mafioso. Another gangland chum of Jerry J. Moore is Jack Tocco, a Detroit crime boss. Political ties have included late Texas Governor John Connally and Lloyd Bentson, former Secretary of the Treasury.6"
    • "The same "faction" that warned Mary Bienkowski to back off? Police investigating the Ramsey case also received warnings. Blood was splashed on Detective Linda Arndt's front door. The mutilated carcass of a cat was left on Steve Thomas's front lawn (if his statements have any credibility, given the flagrant distortions in his book on the case, clearly contrived to widen the umbrella of suspicion that has hung over the parents since the smears began). Sergeant Bob Wilson was at home when four high-powered rounds were fired through his bedroom window and nearly hit him. After these events, "there was no follow-up by the police department" Steve Thomas complains, "which apparently regarded bullets, blood and dead cats as minor" 23" - footnote 23 is p.180 of Steve Thomas's book
  • Webbsleuths post on "Belinda Schultz re: Convicted Pedophile Paul schultz"
    • "Belinda did tell me something interesting that COULD be a connection that did NOT involve Alex Constantine. Nick Schultz's detective in Sugarland is named Bill Colson He is retired and lives in Navasota, TX . He told her that he got a formal request from LE out in Colorado Springs about someone involved with the Nick Schultz case that was also involved in the Ramsey case. She said this person was a friend of the Ramsey family and had an odd name. I asked if it was Fleet White. She said "yes, yes, that's it". They wouldn't tell her much more than that other than he was required to release the information despite her pleas not to get involved. She said that Detective Bill Colson said Fleet White was involved in the satanic cult."
    • "Much of what Nick told her at a very young age was hard for her to believe but some of it does match some of what Nancy Krebs had to say. He told her that they killed one of his pets and took the heart out and said they would do that to his mother if he ever told any one about the abuse. He talked about underground tunnels with men in uniforms with shiny buttons waving their arm in a hail Hitler motion, the Third Reich, child sacrifices, and animal sacrifices. Belinda did not know if this was a very wild imagination or the truth."
    • "When they took Nick to the first doctor to get evidence of this abuse the doctor came back and said he could not find evidence of it. The doctor's nurse later called Belinda discretely and said there absolutely WAS evidence of horrific abuse. This nurse later mysteriously disappeared, said to have gone to another country. They took Nick to another doctor who said there WAS abuse and he was found dead three weeks before he was about to testify. Nick's own therapist was afraid of testifying about ritual satanic abuse and said that courts shun therapists who talk about it so they didn't even go for that aspect at trial. However she definitely believed that Nick was used in ritual abuse in a satanic cult. She had seen it before."
    • "Nick Schultz had identified Michael Aquino (founder Temple of Set) and his wife Lillith at some point in investigation interviews or therapy so there is believed to a connection to this particular cult."
  • Evan Ravitz, "'Nothing is what it seems' in Ramsey case"
    • "The substance of our testimony to the police and what we still want investigated is what it seems Hunter most wanted to avoid: the possibility that accused pedophiles in very high places in Boulder -we suggested two names- had both motive and means to de-rail the investigation in the first hours, possibly by calling off the FBI. The motive would be to keep the wide-ranging spotlight of a media case like this away from people like themselves, whether they were involved or not.

      Normally, the FBI would immediately assume jurisdiction over an apparent kidnapping by "a small foreign faction" (so read the "ransom note") of the child of a Defense contractor executive. (Lockheed-Martin owned Access Graphics.) Detective Linda Arndt has stated that she asked for the FBI and police backup before she even arrived at the Ramsey home and was told no. This left her unable to control a crime scene filled with suspects and their friends. When she repeated her request she was told everyone was in a meeting. Why would police administration repeatedly refuse to provide backup and FBI assistance in such circumstances?"
    • "Tom Wickman made another curious comment to Dr. McFarland and I, and independently to Stephen Singular, author of "Presumed Guilty: An Investigation into the JonBenet Ramsey Case, the Media, and the Culture of Pornography" (on page 217). Tom said that once he was "getting close" to arresting a Boulder City Council member, but had been told to "back off." Since Tom was legally prohibited from giving us any clues about the Ramsey investigation, I feel he was repeatedly drawing an analogy, by way of saying that he'd heard the pedophile-coverup story before and had been told to back off from investigating that."
  • IRC chat with Stephen Singular on 1999/08/18
    • "[20:47] <steve_co> there have been several reports of illciti photos of her but none has surfaced. One report caem from oneof herphtogs

      [20:47] <Blue> herphtogs?

      [...]

      [20:48] <steve_co> her photgraphers

      [...]

      [20:49] <steve_co> one of her photographes said thre were illigeitmate pix ofher incyberspace beforfe shedied."
    • "[21:04] <BayBB> What do you know about the fight after the funeral? Was there a gun pulled?

      [21:04] <steve_co> Yes ,Fleet white pulled a gun onJR. Whywouldhe dothis if hewere anionnocen bystander?

      [...]

      [21:06] <steve_co> three eyewitnesses havesaid this."
    • "[21:08] <Blue> I'd like to know the name of the cp series that Daphne is supposed to appear in.

      [...]

      [21:09] <steve_co> I don't knowany name. A longtimeago theboulder authorities were told to lookfor pix of thischild andIdon't thinkthey haven ever onethat. it isworthpursuing."
    • "[21:18] <jameson> Cindy is the screen name of a child shown in some hard core porn on alt.binary

      [21:18] <jameson> some of us think the child is a playmate of JBR's"
  • Propwash, "KOBY, HUNTER, RAMSEYS NAMED IN CHILD-PORN RING, BLACKMAIL PLOT", 1998/08/25: "Sources inside the Boulder city government confirmed today that both former police chief Tom Koby and Boulder County District Attorney Alex Hunter have been named as possible conspirators in a child-pornography ring which may have led to the December 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey. A potential witness in the case revealed to Propwash that investigators with a state agency suspect the crime may have been perpetrated as a cover-up or act of vengence involving a plot to blackmail one or more participants in a child-pornography distribution ring. Photographs of six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey performing sexual acts with adult males are alleged to have been circulated on the internet and in print-publications. Speaking on condition of anomymity, our source claims a member of the inner circle of Ramsey friends and confidants had threatened to expose some of their criminal activities and was subsequently threatened with black-mail by the others. John and Pasy Ramsey are know to have socialized in an elite clique of wealthy business and government leaders including the District Attorney himself, the former mayor Leslie Durgin, and other Boulder figures such as the notorious Pasta Jay. Sourceds told Propwash that persistant foot-dragging by police investigators and obstruction by the District Attorney's office have long been rumored to be attempts at concealing complicity in the murder or coverup. The delaying tactics pursued by the offices of Koby and Hunter have been widely criticized and publicized culminating on August 5th in the resignation of a primary detective in the case, Steve Thomas, and publication of this letter to Colorado Governor Roy Romer, in which he claimed the DA's office has hindered and delayed the investigation. Thomas' letter accused Hunter of "crippling the case" by ignoring evidence, refusing police requests for search warrants, and sharing information on the case with the Ramsey's and their lawyers. Romer announced in a press conference his intention not to appoint an independant prosecutor after being assured by Hunter of his intention to convene a grand jury to re-examine the evidence in the the case." - includes photographs of Tom Koby and Alex Hunter
  • Bill McReynolds and Janet McReynolds background
    • First marriage of Doris Janet McReynolds a.k.a. Doris McReynolds and Doris Ballew and Doris Janet Ballew
    • Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph, "Colorado Artists, Administrators Selected for Awards Program", 1976/10/23: "Janet McReynolds of Boulder is using her award to attend the rehearsals and performances of her play, “Hey Rube!” at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles."
    • New York Times, "Stage: ‘Hey, Rube’ Tells of Ritual Killing", 1978/06/01: "IN 1966, a 38‐year‐old Indianapolis mother of seven was convicted of first‐degree murder in the “torture slaying” of Sylvia Likens, a 16‐year‐old boarder in her home. Found guilty of lesser charges were the woman's accomplices—her own teenaged son and daughter and two neighborhood youths. The facts of the case are so horrendous as to seem unreal. [...] In Janet McReynolds's “Hey, Rube.” a fictionalized dramatization of the Likens case at the Interart Theater, it is not clear what the author intended to write. The play could be a psychological study of the killer, a sociological study of sexism, a sympathetic profile of a hapless victim, or a courtroom melodrama."
    • Boulder Daily Camera, "'REAL SANTA' DROPS IN ON DESERVING DECORATORS", 1996/12/23: "Bill McReynolds, who as Santa Claus has warmed the hearts of thousands of people on the Downtown Mall the past three years, took some time Sunday to make random visits to several houses with attractive holiday displays. McReynolds, who has considerably scaled down his Santa schedule since major surgery in August, was followed this weekend by the watchful eyes of a camera crew that will feature Santa Claus on a nationwide broadcast next year. McReynolds will be profiled on a new television series called "An American Moment with Charles Kuralt," which will be hosted by the veteran CBS reporter who has traveled the nation searching for interesting people. McReynolds' segment, part of an hour-long special, will air sometime around Christmas 1997. The program won't be the first national television exposure for McReynolds, who several years ago began growing his authentic white beard. Two years ago, he was featured on a CBS "Eye on America" segment proclaiming him the real Santa Claus. The 66-year-old retired University of Colorado professor decided to scale down his Santa schedule this year - including his Downtown Mall duty - after having surgery to replace the aortic valve of his heart. The surgery left him 60 pounds lighter, but his spirit is perfectly intact."
    • New York Daily News, "KURALT'S BLOWN 'MOMENT'", 1997/02/21: "But in their haste to get home for the holidays, Kuralt and his team missed what would have been a chilling prelude to the country's No. 1 murder mystery. Kuralt and crew were compiling footage for a profile on Bill McReynolds, who bills himself as a "real-life Santa Claus. The crew shot footage of McReynolds in his mountain cabin in Rollinsville, Col. (pop. 40), and followed the man while he made his rounds about town. But the crew failed to capture the moment when McReynolds asked them if they'd like to accompany him to his friend Patsy Ramsey's home on Dec. 23. This, of course, was two days before Patsy's daughter, JonBenet, was found slain in the basement."
    • Boulder Daily Camera, "Police question Boulder 'Santa,' wife", 1997/03/03: "Boulder investigators had interviewed Bill McReynolds, 67, a former University of Colorado journalism professor, and his wife Janet, 64, on Feb. 7, after they returned from a trip to Spain. The Rocky Mountain News reported Sunday that police re-interviewed the McReynoldses and collected hair and handwriting samples from each of them last week. The News said police are interested in the McReynoldses because of two parallels to the Ramsey slaying. One is the fact that the McReynoldses' middle daughter, then 9, was abducted along with a friend in Longmont and witnessed the sexual molestation of her friend. The incident occurred on Dec. 26, 1974. No suspects were ever arrested. JonBenet was found murdered in the basement of her parents' luxurious Boulder home 22 years later. An autopsy showed that JonBenet may have been sexually assaulted. Another parallel is an award-winning play written by Janet McReynolds in 1976. The play, "Hey Rube," is about the sexual assault, torture and murder of a girl whose body was found in a basement. Janet McReynolds went with her husband to the Ramsey house on the night of Dec. 23, when he portrayed Santa at a Christmas party for the third consecutive year. Bill McReynolds was given a tour of the Ramsey's 6,866-square-foot home in 1995. The McReynoldses told police their alibi for the night of JonBenet's murder was that they went to bed at 8 p.m."
    • Denver Post, "The girl behind the case", 1997/06/22: "“JonBenet is a pleasure to have in class,” her teacher wrote. “She is a confident, positive student who works hard on all assignments. JonBenet’s mature behavior makes her a positive role model for the other students.” It was the kind of behavior Santa Claus would appreciate. Or, at least, the kind of behavior noticed by Bill McReynolds – the man the Ramseys hired to play Santa at their annual Christmas parties. Patsy picked him in part because she loved the festive, gold glitter he sprayed into his natural white beard. At his first party in the Ramsey home in 1995, McReynolds said he was instantly struck by JonBenet’s quiet smile and her “pensive, almost retiring” ways. He saw within her something he described as an angelic glow. At that same party, the little girl handed McReynolds a vial of gold glitter as he was leaving. No child had ever given him a gift while playing Santa. She gave him another last Christmas. “The star dust was all I took with me for good luck when I had heart surgery (last summer),” McReynolds said. “Her murder was harder on me than my operation. She made a profound change in me. “I felt very close to that little girl. I don’t really have other children that I have this special relationship with – not even my own children or my own grandchildren … “When I die, I’m going to be cremated. I’ve asked my wife to mix the star dust JonBenet gave me with my ashes. We’re going to go up behind the cabin here and have it blow away in the wind.” At JonBenet’s funeral, McReynolds handed Patsy one of those vials and walked away without looking at her. Patsy called out: “Santa? Will you come to the party next year?” That won’t happen, McReynolds said. He has retired. It would be too painful, he said, to don the Santa suit ever again."
    • Hard Copy broadcast on 1999/02/02 about a Santa bear in JonBenet's bedroom at the time of her murder - both the Ramseys as well as former housekeeper Linda Hoffmann-Pugh say they have never seen the bear before; it is claimed that the bear mysteriously vanished to the surprise of police; Pugh suggests that Bill McReynolds might have given JonBenet the bear; at 1:33 there is video of Bill McReynolds speaking to the film crew; interviews his son Jesse McReynolds who says that he carried two teddy bears but never gave them out and still has them; in Patsy's video Christmas card there are many teddy bears but no sign of the Santa bear; at 2:11 someone who is presumably Janet McReynolds is shown
    • Bonnie M. Wells, "In Their Own Words"
      • "March 4th, 1997: American Journal had a tv segment that dealt with the Ramsey case. The man who had played Santa Claus at the Ramsey's Christmas party for the previous three years was interviewed and I was speechless!

        Bill McReynolds told interviewers that he had never cared much for Christmas until recent years. "His own mother had suffered with bouts of depression and always seemed to have a "spell" during the holidays so he had grown up not caring much for them."

        McReynolds said he'd been a journalist for most of his life and had tried his hand at short story writing a time or two. One of his stories had been about a girl who was murdered in her own home and then carried down to the basement and left!

        I had difficulty concentrating on the rest of the interview because my mind wanted to keep going back to what the man had already said.

        The man's next comments absolutely sent me into orbit .....

        He said he'd suffered a tragedy in his own life a few years earlier when his own daughter had been kidnapped and murdered on (Christmas night!) McReynolds claimed it was then and there that he decided to celebrate Christmas by trying to make other children happy."
      • "The story about Bill McReynolds' daughter took a few twists and turns as time went on, and detectives working the Ramsey case were shocked to learn that McReynolds had failed to mention his daughter and the "coincidental" date. But it seemed this was only the tip of the iceberg as there was a lot more to come from the McReynolds family.

        It turned out that Bill McReynolds daughter had indeed been kidnapped .... she and one of her friends .... on Christmas night, precisely 22 years before JonBenet was murdered! But she had not been killed as McReynolds had told on the tv program. Instead, her friend was sexually assaulted while she was tied up and forced to watch. Nothing was done to her however, and afterward the two girls were released. As far as I know the case was never solved, and no one knows who assaulted the girl's friend to this day."
      • "At the memorial service for JonBenet many people noticed the strange behavior of Bill McReynolds. Some commented on how he "rambled" when he stood up to speak. Others were astonished at his remarks about how he had questioned JonBenet one time when he was "in her bed room," and had asked her where she would be when she "wasn't here anymore." The child had replied....."In Santa's heart.""
      • "And he talked about going home and carving JonBenet's name in his harp. He said he had a harp on which he'd carved the names of dead children that he had known!"
      • ""McReynolds said what was truly terrible was that this wasn't the first child to die during his Santa years. A little boy who was 'a special friend' had been murdered several years previously." Bill McReynolds only played Santa Claus from 1992 through 1996 folks! This other child's death could not possibly have been "several years previously" as Thomas states. And what does McReynolds mean by "special friend?" This sure doesn't sound good to me, and I cannot imagine what would be wrong with a cop who didn't notice the peculiarities in this man's comments."
      • ""Then came the undoing of Santa Bill. McReynolds loved appearing on television {most of them crave attention!!}, and someone recognized him as a regular customer at a local adult bookstore." {This same cop had combed every low life joint in a hundred mile radius looking for anything on John Ramsey, and found absolutely nothing. Wonder why he didn't also investigate Mr. McReynolds?}"
    • Rocky Mountain News, "Journalist who did not seek limelight can testify to its remorseless glare", 2001/12/20: "Chris Wolf was a journalist between jobs the night of Dec. 26, 1996. Now he is a plaintiff in a $50 million defamation lawsuit. The trajectory of his story is one of the more dramatic in the JonBenet Ramsey case. "This has made me unemployable," said Wolf, who still lives in Boulder. Wolf, a 42-year-old graduate of the University of Colorado, was sharing a trailer behind the Dakota Ridge New Age healing center just south of Lyons at the time of the murder. He'd been experiencing rough waters in his relationship with a former dancer several years his senior. It was her who went to police with her suspicions about Wolf. [...] Boulder police added Wolf, who had worked at the Boulder County Business Report, the Colorado Daily and the Lyons Recorder, to the pool of suspects. John and Patsy Ramsey added him to their own list, according to their book, The Death of Innocence. [...] Wolf denies a report that he was a friend of another onetime suspect, longtime CU journalism professor Bill McReynolds, whoplayed Santa Claus at the Ramseys' Christmas party two nights before the murder. "I spoke to Bill McReynolds once in my life, and that was during a class that he was teaching," Wolf said. McReynolds, contacted recently, also denied having known Wolf well. But Boulder County Commissioner Paul Danish said he remembers running into Wolf in front of Boulder's downtown post office in fall 1996. Wolf told him he had paid a hospital visit to McReynolds, who had a collapsed lung, Danish said."
  • One of the later suspects in the case, John Mark Karr, had a bizarre story evocative of connections to high-level pedophilia. A schoolteacher who traveled from state to state, he was obsessed with little girls including JonBenet. In 2001, Sonoma County CA authorities arrested him on child pornography charges, but he fled the country. Karr was living in Thailand when, in 2006, he confessed to murdering JonBenet Ramsey. After being flown back to the United States in relative comfort, the Boulder DA seriously considered him as a suspect until his DNA failed to match and he was cleared. Sonoma County continued its child pornography case, but that fell apart when the computer containing the evidence was mysteriously lost, and Karr's charges were dropped. A couple years later, allegations came out that Karr was a CIA asset at the US embassy, procuring children for diplomats. It has also been suggested that Karr was put forth as a patsy in JonBenet's murder, maybe even acting under mind control during his 2006 arrest.
    • According to the JonBenet Ramsey Case Encyclopedia page on John Mark Karr, Reuters reported that Karr's confession included details about the murder that had not been made public. They provide a link to the Reuters story, but as of 2008/02/05 the story has been scrubbed from their website.
    • KUSA, "Arrest made in JonBenet Ramsey murder case", 2006/08/16: "A Boulder County District Attorney investigator is bringing a suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case back to the United States. The suspect was arrested in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday morning. The suspect has confessed to certain elements of the crime that are unknown to the general public. Both John and Patsy Ramsey, before she passed away in June, were consulted during the investigation. 9NEWS interviewed John Ramsey Wednesday afternoon. Click here for more on that interview. The suspect is expected to arrive back in the United States, possibly within the next two days, accompanied by an investigator from the Boulder DA's office. The Boulder County DA's office has not confirmed the identity of the suspect. However, they plan to have a press conference Thursday afternoon."
    • CBS, "JonBenet Confession Under Scrutiny", 2006/08/16: "Karr claims he drugged JonBenet and then had sex with the child, but an autopsy said a blood screening showed no drugs or alcohol in the child's body. [...] Karr's ex-wife, Lara Karr, who divorced him in 2001, told KGO-TV in San Francisco that during the 1996 Christmas season, when JonBenet Ramsey was strangled and beaten to death in Colorado, she and her then-husband were living in Alabama — and that she was with him the entire season. A Thai police official said Karr told Thai interrogators that he picked up JonBenet at her school and brought her to the basement the day she was killed, Dec. 26, 1996, the day after Christmas — a highly unlikely scenario."
    • Associated Press, "Suspect Arrested in JonBenet Ramsey Case", 2006/08/17 - reveals that the Ramseys told police about Karr before he was a suspect: "Karr was a teacher who once lived in Conyers, Ga., according to Wood. The attorney Lin Wood said the Ramseys gave police information about Karr before he was identified as a suspect. Wood would not say how the Ramseys knew Karr. But JonBenét was born in Atlanta in 1990, and the Ramseys lived in the suburb of Dunwoody, about 30 miles northeast of Conyers, for several years before moving to Colorado in 1991."
    • Boulder Daily Camera, "John Mark Karr arrested in connection with JonBenet Ramsey slaying", 2006/08/17: "Karr admitted to killing JonBenet, the head of Thailand immigration police said today. In a surprise breakthrough in Boulder`s most infamous homicide, Thai police arrested John Mark Karr overnight in his downtown Bangkok apartment. Sources close to the investigation confirmed Wednesday that Karr was being escorted back to the United States to face charges related to the death of 6-year-old JonBenet. [...] District Attorney Mary Lacy confirmed Wednesday that an arrest had been made in the case "following several months of a focused and complex investigation, " but she refused further comment. [...] Thai police arrested Karr on unrelated sex charges. Karr - who is a father of high-school-age children and also a former elementary schoolteacher - lost his teaching license in California after authorities arrested him on suspicion of possessing child pornography. Estranged family members of Karr told media outlets he had a heavy interest in JonBenet's death, along with the cases of other slain children. [...] Barbara Lautenbach, program assistant with the Colorado Department of Education, said the agency has a file on Karr, but there's nothing to indicate he was ever licensed as a teacher in Colorado. She said she didn't know why the department would have a file on him if he hadn't been licensed, and there were no dates or hometown listed in the file. [...] Karr was arrested in California in 2001 for possessing child pornography, but he fled the country before he was convicted, Sgt. Robert Giordano of the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department told the San Francisco Chronicle. Authorities in California learned during the investigation that Karr had been fired from teaching jobs in Georgia and another Southern state amid similar allegations, the Chronicle reported. The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing suspended Karr's credential in April 2002, according to minutes recorded at the meeting."
    • NBC, "Suspect: JonBenet’s death ‘an accident’", 2006/08/17: "He will be taken within the week to Colorado, where he will face charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping and child sexual assault, Ann Hurst of the Department of Homeland Security told reporters in Bangkok. “I was with JonBenet when she died,” Karr told reporters afterward, visibly nervous and stuttering. “Her death was an accident.” Asked if he was innocent of the crime, Karr said: “No.” [...] Lt. Gen. Suwat Tumrongsiskul, head of Thailand’s immigration police, said by telephone that he was told Karr claimed he had drugged the child and sexually assaulted her. Karr said he then realized he had “accidentally” killed her, according to the general. Suwat did not say who briefed him on the questioning conducted by U.S. law enforcement officials. [...] Lin Wood, the Ramsey family’s longtime attorney in Atlanta, said Karr had sent numerous e-mails in recent months making statements about the murder to a professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder studying the case. Wood said those e-mails were key in linking Karr to the slaying. When asked if authorities could tell whether Karr had firsthand knowledge of the murder or had just picked up information from news accounts, Wood said: “There is information about the murder that has never been publicly disclosed.” [...] Wood said that Karr had tried to correspond with JonBenet’s mother, Patricia, in the months before her recent death from ovarian cancer. Wood said Ramsey did not reply, but handed that information over to investigators who used it to link Karr to the case. [...] Suwat, the Thai immigration police official, said Karr insisted that JonBenet died during a kidnapping attempt that went awry."
    • WSB-TV Atlanta, "Dead Psychic's Sketch Of JonBenet Killer Revisited", 2006/08/17 - psychic Dorothy Allison purportedly came up with a suspect sketch resembling Karr back in 1998; is it a genuine psychic feat, a coincidence, or foreknowledge by the Ramseys?
    • Washington Post, "Questions Surround JonBenet Suspect Confession, but No Word on Evidence", 2006/08/18: "Karr had an earlier marriage to a girl who was 13 when they wed. He had a peripatetic history of brief jobs in schools. He abruptly quit a teaching internship in Alabama his last semester of college, after complaints about his behavior in class. [...] Karr's second ex-wife, Lara Karr, told a San Francisco television station that they had been together in Alabama on Dec. 26, 1996, when JonBenet's beaten body was found in her family's home in Boulder. [...] The résumés Karr posted on the Internet describe a globetrotting child educator and caretaker. He said he held teaching jobs in Costa Rica, Honduras, Germany, the Netherlands and Korea."
    • Tuscaloosa News, "State school officials questioned Karr’s relationship with students", 2006/08/18: "Records from the Franklin County Board of Education indicate John Mark Karr worked as a substitute teacher from Dec. 17 to Dec. 19, 1996. Ramsey was found dead in the basement of her Boulder, Colo., home Dec. 26, 1996, authorities said. Former Vina Principal Johnny Hester said that after the 1996 Christmas break, Karr continued to serve as a substitute teacher at Vina in early 1997 and throughout that year. Records indicate Karr received his last paycheck from the school system in December 1997. Hester said he doesn’t remember Karr acting any differently when Karr came back to work as an elementary substitute teacher in January 1997. “He always wanted to substitute in the elementary grades,” Hester said. Hester said he decided not to use Karr anymore after he noticed that Karr was “too friendly” with the female students and said other things happened that triggered suspicions. [...] Former classmate Bruce Thompson also was surprised by the news. “I told my wife this morning, I can’t believe he would do that, but you know how people change through life,” Thompson said. He remembers Karr as “very intelligent, a straight-A student, snappy dresser and car fanatic” who owned a Porsche and DeLorean."
    • Denver Post, "Patsy was asked to meet Karr in May", 2006/08/18: "Only weeks before she died, police asked JonBenet Ramsey’s mother if she would meet with the man now suspected in her daughter’s slaying – a schoolteacher whose worshipful notes described an obsession with a 6-year-old beauty queen he called “my love, my life.” Patsy Ramsey was willing to meet with John Mark Karr but she died from ovarian cancer in June before investigators went any further, family attorney Lin Wood said today. And she never saw the words Karr believed she was reading because his messages were secretly being intercepted by authorities. [...] Friday, a Thai official backed off other details he gave of Karr’s story – details that raised suspicions about whether Karr was really involved or just a wannabe trying to insert himself into a high-profile case. [...] On Friday, Suwat confirmed to the AP his account of the sexual assault. But asked if Karr gave the girl drugs, Suwat said the suspect described the encounter with JonBenet Ramsey as “a blur.” “It may have been drugs, or it may have been something else because (Karr said) it was a blur, blur,” Suwat said. Suwat also said his statement about the girl being picked from school was based on a documentary he had seen and not the interrogation. [...] There is no known piece of evidence tying Karr to Colorado. Eric Yoder, an investigator for the Colorado Department of Education, said Karr was never licensed to teach in the state and there is no record of him applying for a teaching job."
    • Associated Press, "Ramsey murder suspect awaits extradition", 2006/08/21
    • ABC, "EXCLUSIVE: Secret Tapes of John Mark Karr", 2006/08/22
    • Denver Channel, "Brother: No Connections Between Karr, Ramsey Family", 2006/08/23 - brother of Karr allegedly worked for John Ramsey, but he denies it
    • ABC, "Ramsey Suspect's Father, Half Brother Doubt Guilt", 2006/08/25: "Asked whether Karr was with his family on Christmas 1996, Nate Karr told ABC News, "Well, I can say almost without question that from the time that John had children he has never missed a Christmas with his family -- and that's any Christmas. So, whether it be in Atlanta with us or with Lara in Alabama, we are positive that from the time period that he had children that he's never missed a Christmas with his children." [...] Nate Karr said he was disturbed by the images of his half brother following his arrest in Thailand. "My thought was, 'What have they done to him?' " he said. "That was my immediate thought: 'What have they done to him to make this happen?' Because he looked to me like he had been drugged, almost. It wasn't the John that I know.""
    • Press Democrat, "Wendy Hutchens reveals little of what draws sinister men to her", 2006/08/27
    • Bart Baggett, "Bart analyzes John Mark Karr", 2006/08/27 - Karr's Thailand employment application said his address was 4000 Paces Ferry Rd. in the Vinings district of Atlanta GA, the same street where the Ramseys lived (from p.279-280 of JonBenet: Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation by Steve Thomas: "In fact, the GBI already had the home at 4070 Paces Ferry Road under observation, and the warrants, manpower, and equipment would not be a problem.")
    • CBS, "John Mark Karr's Computer Is Gone", 2006/09/21
    • Sydney Morning Herald, "Records found of Karr's lost child porn", 2006/09/30
    • Wayne Madsen, "Major Cover-Up Suspected In GOP's 'Pagegate'", 2006/09/30
    • CBS, "Karr's Child Porn Charges Dropped", 2006/10/05
    • Los Angeles Times, "Child Porn Charges Dropped", 2006/10/06
    • SFGate, "Sonoma County sheriff lost John Mark Karr's computer in move", 2007/09/26: "A Sonoma County judge dismissed misdemeanor child-pornography charges last October because prosecutors could not show when Karr had used the computer, which was seized from his home in 2001. It allegedly contained five sexually explicit images of children. [...] Karr's computer was the only item among 175,000 pieces of evidence that went missing during the move from Administration Drive to Ventura Avenue in Santa Rosa, the Sheriff's Department said today."
    • Press Democrat, "After 11-month investigation, it still appears hard drive in child porn case was lost in Sheriff's Department move", 2007/09/27
    • Was the Thai coup in 2006 that began on 2006/09/19 related to Karr's extradition in any way?
    • Wayne Madsen, "ASEAN PEDOGATE: AMERICA’S MOST INSIDIOUS SCANDAL", 2008/07/04 (archive)
    • More articles by Wayne Madsen relating to Karr and US government pedophilia in Southeast Asia - "Pedophiles preyed on young survivors from Indian Ocean tsunami" from 2007/08/11 ; "Canadian and other diplomats across Asia worried about Neil capture in Thailand" from 2007/10/22 ; "Ambassador at center of diplo-pedo scandals takes early retirement" from 2008/01/25-27 ; "With Hillary Clinton in charge, no change in State Department involvement with and tolerance for U.S. pedophiles in Asian nations." from 2009/04/06 ; "ANOTHER CONFIRMATION ABOUT PEDOPHILE US DIPLOMATS IN SE ASIA" from 2009/09/01
    • Fox News, "John Mark Karr Re-Emerges to Form a JonBenet Cult", 2010/05/24 - Karr purportedly had at least 30 followers
    • Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Ex-Atlantan John Mark Karr has new name, familiar troubles", 2010/05/26 - threatening emails from Karr to Spiegel
    • Daily Beast, "John Mark Karr: After a JonBenet confession, are their other secrets?", 2010/06/01: "An informant supplied emails and ultimately, police-sanctioned tape recordings, of Karr/Reich waxing poetic about his lust for his young female students. "It is too bad you never got to enjoy a bath time with a little girl," he wrote in one. "It really is a wonderful experience." [...] On April 16, 2001, a statement was taken from Karr/Reich's first wife, identified only as Q.S. She claims she married Karr/Reich in Alabama when she was 13, a marriage marked by "fear and intimidation," after Karr/Reich forged her age on their marriage certificate. [...] In one passage in the police report, Q.S. told of her husband hauling her down to the basement of the family home in Georgia and telling her that "he had killed some young children" and buried them there. [...] When police went into Karr/Reich's home with a search warrant on April 3, 2001, they found letters from Davis to Karr/Reich, photographs of Karr/Reich wearing makeup, hundreds of photos of small children and a .38 semiautomatic pistol. [...] In one taped telephone conversation obtained by The Daily Beast, he frequently refers "to the little girl in Europe I had sex with," but in the same breath says the girl's mother sanctioned the sex. In the phone call, made in October 2007, Karr/Reich begs to be allowed to talk about JonBenet, how he killed her and to read from what he calls "my manuscript." He assumes his alter-character, "Daxis," and his voice turns husky and sexually charged as he reads. [...] While Karr/Reich and his family have recently told people she is "living in Europe" or "has just moved to China," multiple sources familiar with her online habits say that she is living in Seattle. [...] "It's scary looking back now," Spiegel says. "I would have sheltered him, or killed for him to be completely honest…" and her voice trails off in a sheepish tone. [...] Spiegel's attorney, former Los Angeles sex-crimes prosecutor Robin Sax, terms Karr/Reich "crazy dangerous," and believes Karr/Reich has other "personal protectors" under her influence."
    • SF Weekly, "Killer Groupie Samantha Spiegel", 2010/12/08 - she claims she was in a relationship with Karr and was persuaded by him to kidnap children into a sex cult known as The Immaculates
    • AL.com, "As JonBenet Ramsey headlines return, where is confessed 'killer' John Mark Karr?", 2015/02/26 - says that Karr was born in Atlanta, but lived in Alabama from 1976 to 2000
    • 2016 interview with Karr by Investigation Discovery
      • Investigation Discovery post on Facebook about their interview
      • The Sun, "Twisted pedophile claims he knows JonBenét Ramsey’s killer and changed murder scene", 2016/09/12: "Speaking out, Karr, 51, said: “Nobody wanted that little girl to die that night— nobody. Her death was an accident. I was with her when she died. But I was not the person who caused it.” He explained there was a "panic" after the little girl died and added she was not discovered in the place she lost her life. “How she was found, that’s not how she died. Where she was found in that basement is not where she died." Karr added her lifeless body was “tampered” in a bid to cover up who the killer was. “Something happened to her [and I] had to take care of it,” Karr said. “I have always been able to fix things. Nobody came in there and did a paedo-erotic thing to that little girl, but it was made to look as though it was done that way.” He went on to claim the kidnap letter which was found was fake. He said it was a prop to make her death look like a “botched kidnapping.” [...] Karr has been forced to change his name several times since the murder and he now lives in Thailand. He refused to name the killer or detail the "accident." [...] He said he would not reveal details of who was responsible for fear of them taking retribution: “I’m going to protect every person that needs to be protected."
      • Radar, "20th Anniversary Bombshell — Sicko's Twisted JonBenet Confession Caught On Tape", 2016/12/19: "“Where she was found in that basement was not where she died. . .You think she was murdered because of the way she was found. I’m just trying to give you a hint, I’m throwing you a bone. But don’t forget, I am not saying that I am the one who did all these things.” [...] Karr then hinted at new clues in the case, alleging: “There was another person who was with her when she died that night. I said I was with her during her accidental death, but I was not the person who caused it.”"
    • Snuff film theories
      • Websleuths thread asking if JonBenet's murder was broadcast online as a private snuff film (pages 1, 2, 3, 4): "This is a grisley theory, but it would explain a lot. Karr was there, yet he was also at home. "A small foreign faction" -- forget the "foreign," it could be a ring of pedophiles who conspired for two to film the rape and murder of JonBenet. There were two unidentified foot prints in the wine cellar room. One rapes and kills while the other runs the video camera, to give the members a feeling as though they were participating. This would also explain Karr's initimate knowledge of the condition of the bruised body. [...] If Karr is privy to a "home movie," it was probably broadcast on a web private channel on the internet for a small, elite, silent, and highly paying pedophile club. Karr does not look capable of squashing a bug, let alone being brutal enough to do the real killing the way it was done. But he does look he is capable of being a stool pigeon. [...] The media would totally freak on something like this, which might explain the great secrecy."
        • "Forgive me, I have yet again forgotten the name of the Police Departments PR man [Kelvin McNeill], that quit his job not too far into this case.

          Shortly after leaving the PR job, he became employed elsewhere, and shortly after that took a 'vacation' to Amsterdam. He did not come home alive. Killed in a strange taxicab 'accident'. He getting out or in and driver took off BEFORE he was either in or out totally - knocking him down, lingered a couple days then died.

          Could he have become aware of a porn connection and gone to Amsterdam to pursue his thoughts? OR to continue with this unsubstantiated 'sleuthy 'path' ? ? 'could' he have been dispatched serepticiously to Amsterdam to investigate?"
        • "1. Perv Photographer- James Partin age 35
          This the photographer, who was under investigation for the death of Beth Miller, another little girl, in Colorado. He was arrested at his home in Ohio, for possession and circulating a photo or photos of JBRs body. Were talking dead body at the crime scene. if you will allow me to be so blunt. He was charged with selling/circulating child porn and theft of property. I believe this may have been tangent to the arrest of Lawrence Shawn Smith, the guy at the photo shop), as I belive they are both into little girls. Very interesting, that Lawrence Smith knew who would be interested in this particular photo.Anyway, He was into the child porn scene big time. He was cleared of the JBR murder; don't know about the Beth Miller case.

          [...]

          3. Photo Shop guy - Lawrence Shawn Smith
          A photo technician was fired for stealing and selling autopsy photos of JBR, published in the Globe tabloid was back in jail July 19, 1997. There were two separate instances of photos coming from the photoshop, not sure if this one is first or second. In a separate incident, some photos from the shop, were conveniently dumped in the shop's dumpster, where they were conveniently recovered by a Globe newspaper hack. Court ruled that they were in trash, and therefor were not the property of shop or police. Lawrence Smith was later arrested in connection with indecent exposure in front of two teenage girls. Big surprirse. Can you hear me now?

          Smith pulled this off with buddy Brett Sawyer, a then private investigator, who was previously employed by the sheriff's department (!).

          [...]

          4. Ramsey Neighbor & Colorado Photographer - Stephen Miles
          This is the guy who was not connected by any photos or acts, yet was accused by the Ramseys. He even file a libel lawsuit against the Ramseys.
          I speculate, that the Ramsey's had information that pointed to the involvement, (before, during or after the crime) by a photographer. And they mistakenly accused this guy. I think they were given cryptic info about James Partin at the time."
      • Comment on a JustOneMinute thread about the John Mark Karr confession: "I actually think there is a chance he did it. But I think there is a greater chance that he was in possession of the snuff film made about the killing."
    • Alabama friend Jim Davies who was arrested in Australia for child exploitation
      • Circle of Fire, "Daxis Down Under", 2011: "In 2006, Karr's once Alabama neighbor, Jim Davies, was being held in custody in Australia, facing extradition to America for the rape and torture of his daughter who was a child when the crimes against her were committed. Davies was fingered in 2006 by law enforcement as a possible accomplice to John Mark Karr in JonBenet Ramsey's murder. Davies was asked to submit a DNA sample to determine if his was a match to the traces of DNA used to allow Karr to walk in '06."
    • Walker County AL group involved in the murder
  • From l.1593-1617 of Presumed Guilty by Stephen Singular (2016):

        In late January 1999, five months after the Wonderland bust, I appeared on a live radio/Internet show devoted to the Ramsey case. [...]
        [...]
        Two weeks after I was on the air, an individual who'd heard the program called me at home.
        “A contact person in the Ramsey case,” he said, “has been arrested.”
        I asked what that meant.
        “A person who was in contact with those who were in contact with the dead child has been arrested.”
        “Where?”
        He refused to answer, but I pressed him and he named a town in Southern California.
        “The man who got busted,” he said, “is very upset about the little girl's death. He doesn't want to see any other children harmed or murdered by these kinds of activities.”
        Half an hour later, Joyce found an online story about a recent arrest in the area the informant had mentioned. The accused man was middle-aged, middle-class, sophisticated with computers, and had been taken into custody for numerous sexual crimes against children. He was incarcerated south of Los Angeles.
     
    • From l.1678 of Presumed Guilty by Stephen Singular (2016):

          I brought up his known crimes, which involved shooting graphic pictures of seven-and-eight-year-old girls and simulating sex with them. Inside a special room off his garage the police had found a video camera and adult porn cassettes, a mattress, and a black whip. He denied all of this, plus the more than twenty charges of molestation California had filed against him.
       
    • Possible suspect: Jack Hornbeck
      • Los Angeles Times, "Sex Offender Held in Child Porn Case Using Library's Computers", 1999/02/12: "A convicted child molester who routinely used computers at the Los Angeles Central Library to collect and distribute child pornography was arrested after planning what he thought would be a sexual liaison with six youngsters--one as young as 3, police said Thursday. Jack Hornbeck, 45, of Los Angeles, was taken into custody Wednesday by undercover detectives in a parking lot at Saticoy Street and Woodley Avenue, according to Det. Lisa Miranda of the Los Angeles Police Department's sexually exploited children unit. His arrest culminated a two-month Internet sting operation in which he stands accused of trafficking in child pornography using computers in the main branch of the Los Angeles public library, Miranda said. "He would go to the library as soon as it opened up and signed up to use each computer on each floor," Miranda said. "From there he maintained his Web site, while e-mailing and communicating with members of his club. He sent me as many as 300 images of child pornography." [...] LAPD detectives said they began looking into the case after receiving a tip from a San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy. Detectives discovered that Hornbeck, a registered sex offender, was the founder of a sex club designed for people who enjoyed "family love"--a code known by pedophiles to describe their sexual interest in children, Miranda said. [...] Hornbeck was being held at Parker Center jail in lieu of $300,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in Los Angeles Municipal Court early next week. More arrests are expected in the case, officers said. Detectives said Hornbeck was convicted in 1995 for one count of oral copulation on a minor. He served several months in jail before he was released on probation."
      • Interesting that the tip came from San Bernardino County CA, home to Trona CA where Macky Boykin lived
      • Los Angeles Times, "Child Molester Sentenced for Computer Porn", 2000/01/15
      • From p.434 of Crime Classification Manual by John Douglas, Ann W. Burgess, Allen G. Burgess, and Robert K. Ressler (2011): "The offender may have established his own Web site. Although homeless, Jack Hornbeck, age forty-five, managed to maintain a child pornography Web site from the Los Angeles Central Library computers (Kalfrin, 1999b). Detectives posed as “Molly,” a mother with several children under ten years old, who “enjoyed getting together with other families for love and fun” (Kalfrin, 1999b, par. 5). Through several e-mail messages, Hornbeck revealed to detectives that he was a convicted child molester, that he was on probation, and that he was communicating from one of the computers at the public library’s central branch. Hornbeck sent messages to “Molly,” explicitly describing what he wanted to do to her children. He sent over two hundred images to detectives and referred them to his own Web site “aclove,” the Adult-Child Love Association. Hornbeck was arrested in a parking lot holding a hand-lettered sign for “Molly” and carrying condoms and KY Jelly he had purchased for an encounter with her children. He pleaded “no contest” and was sentenced to three years eight months in prison."
  • From l.507-518 of Presumed Guilty by Stephen Singular (2016):

        “How did you hear about me?” he said.
        “Someone in Denver said you know about child porn. Do you?”
        He shrugged and looked at the floor, glancing over at the young inmates near us, tightly clustered with their wives, girlfriends, and children. He studied the guards in the corners, their hands on their hips, their eyes on the big clock on the wall. He leaned toward me and whispered, “I have some names and connections. Some people in Boulder are into child stuff.”
        [...]
        “There are names ... around town,” he said.
        “Just men?”
        “And a couple of women.”
        “They sell and trade pornography?”
        “Yes.”
        “On the Internet.”
        “That's part of it.”
        I dropped a prominent Boulder name.
        His head popped up. “How do you know that?”
     
  • From Ch.9 of Presumed Guilty by Stephen Singular (2016) or Ch.10 of Presumed Guilty (1999):

        In early May, I returned to the Boulder County Jail for another visit with the inmate I had questioned earlier. This time he gave me the names of several people who he claimed were involved in adult or child pornography. Through other sources, I was able to confirm that at least two of these individuals were, in fact, in the possession of extensive child pornography libraries. One of them, a lawyer, had left Boulder a few months prior to the murder. I tracked him down in another state. He denied that he had ever been connected to child pornography, but acknowledged that he knew local people who were. Another Boulder attorney admitted that he had clients who were engaged in child porn, but that he was ethically bound not to reveal their identities. A third person had once had an interest in taking risque photographs of teenagers, but had long since given up this pursuit.
        One name in particular, however, was of more interest to me. Political activists in Boulder had previously identified him as a city employee who had had connections to pornography and perhaps child pornography. According to these sources, a number of years earlier, two municipal workers had found illicit sexual material and erotic toys in this man’s desk. Although female coworkers had previously alleged sexual harassment, none of them had initiated any legal action against him. Eventually, they were assigned to another office. According to city council members, Boulder’s mayor Leslie Durgin, had at first wanted to fire the man, but after consulting with others, had decided not to. The incident was never made public, and the local newspaper, the Daily Camera, while aware of these events, did not carry the story because no one was willing to speak on the record. It was a scandal that never erupted.
     
  • From l.1901 of Presumed Guilty by Stephen Singular (2016):

        [...] Frank [Zell] had also established a working relationship with Christopher Anderson, a 30-year-old reporter for the “Daily Camera,” who by 2001 had been covering the police and courts for the paper for the past four years. In late spring of 2001, Anderson told Frank that the Boulder Police Department had a list of names of prominent local citizens believed to be sexually involved with children. These people were not to be investigated by the cops, but shielded from legal harm. According to Frank, Anderson had said all this with a rather casual air, as if he and his employer had known about the arrangement for some time.
        When Frank asked if he could see the list, Anderson said that he'd share it with him as soon as he returned from a vacation in Fort Lauderdale. On June 2, 2001, on the beach in Florida, the reporter was struck by lightning and killed.
        “That just about did me in,” Frank recalled years later. “It was very tough to put this one behind me.”
     
  • searchinGirl on Reddit mentions a video store in Table Mesa (part of South Boulder) that she managed which sold child pornography under the table: "I think his business has to be Child Pornography. I’m not saying this just because I worked that video store in South Boulder [...] My experience working the video store opened my eyes to the reality of porn. It was at the beginning of home video in the mid-80s. I was Manager at a store in Table Mesa and I had high school students renting the videos over the counter. Under the counter were the porn flicks, both beta and vhs; and it occurred to me that going by the pictures on the box tops, the girls in the films looked younger than the girls working the counter. It was appalling and somewhat an epiphany that made me quit eventually. I just came to feel so uncomfortable with it. That and some of the customers who would rent them. Odd sorts of people."
  • As detailed further in the linked statement below, Lyons Municipal Judge William H. Long allegedly made a deathbed revelation implicating John Ramsey and several other Colorado elites ("a Boulder deputy police chief (but not Sullenberger), a top cop from Denver, a Boulder district judge, Boulder prosecutor Robert Shapiro, a prosecutor and district judge from Larimer County, and a guy from IBM, named Stevens") in the murder of JonBenet
    • Boulder County prosecutor Robert Shapiro
      • Colorado Bar Association Continuing Legal Education bio of Robert S. Shapiro: "Robert Shapiro, Esq., is currently the First Assistant Attorney General for Special Prosecutions in the Colorado Attorney General's Office. He started his career at the Attorney General's Office in November 2007 after working for over 11 ½ years as a Prosecutor in the Boulder County (Colorado) District Attorney's Office, including serving as a Chief Deputy District Attorney. Prior to his years in Boulder, Mr. Shapiro served as a Deputy District Attorney in the Mesa County District Attorney's Office in Grand Junction, Colorado. Additionally, before Mr. Shapiro became a Prosecutor he served 4 years on active duty as a United States Army Intelligence Officer with assignments in the Republic of Panama, Europe and throughout the United States. [...] Historically Mr. Shapiro's unit has been assigned to investigate and prosecute gang cases, drug distribution and trafficking organizations, gambling enterprises, human trafficking and child sexual exploitation cases, mortgage and bank fraud schemes, auto theft cases, and burglary rings."
      • Durango Herald, "Shapiro named temporary 22nd DA", 2010/05/25: "Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is dispatching his first lieutenant to Cortez to temporarily handle prosecutions and duties of the 22nd Judicial District in the wake of District Attorney Jim Wilson's weekend death. Rob Shapiro leads the special prosecutions unit for Attorney General John Suthers, who described his first assistant as an "experienced and professional" attorney. Shapiro has been a district prosecutor in Mesa and Boulder counties."
      • 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra prosecution
        • SkyHiNews, "Montrose DA accused of exposing himself to 3 women", 2010/11/04: "A western Colorado district attorney arrested this fall is accused of exposing himself to three women who worked in his office over a three year period. Prosecutors with the state attorney general’s office filed a seven-count complaint against 48-year-old Myrl Serra Wednesday. The Daily Sentinel reports that prosecutor Robert Shapiro said that investigators had evidence of one women’s allegations when Serra was arrested and later discovered allegations by two more women."
        • Denver Post, "Former Colorado DA Myrl Serra’s sentence disappoints victims", 2012/01/19: "One victim sat in the back of the Montrose courtroom and sobbed when a judge handed former 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra a sentence of four years’ probation for what she had just testified was a three-year run of sexual abuse that caused her “pain and sickness that I have no words to express.” [...] Special prosecutor Robert Shapiro, who had asked for eight years in prison, put the best face on it following the sentencing. Serra’s sex-offender probation will be “rigorous, invasive and in-your-face,” he said. “He will be watched like a hawk.”"
      • Shapiro, along with Michael Dougherty, was the prosecutor from the Colorado Attorney General’s office who prosecuted Pat Sullivan, and defended the light sentence that Sullivan received as well as the decision not to charge him with statutory rape
  • Colorado elite pedophile rings
    • The Franklin child sex ring based in Omaha NE spanned multiple states, including Colorado. Following his 1982 abduction, Johnny Gosch was kept by Lt. Col. Michael Aquino on a ranch in Buena Vista CO along with many other kidnapped children. According to America's Most Wanted producers in Who Took Johnny, this ranch was owned by a former prison guard. Gosch was also taken to a Mexican restaurant in Denver CO at one point, in which he left a message "Johnny Gosch was here" on a bathroom wall in red nail polish.
    • Delmart Vreeland, the Naval intelligence officer who predicted 9/11 before it happened, was arrested in Douglas County CO in 2004 for molesting underage boys, receiving an effective life sentence in 2008 (ABC7 (Denver), "International Criminal Gets Prison For Child Sex Crimes", 2008). According to Jeff Wells, Vreeland had confided in Andy Stephenson about being part of an elite child abuse network similar to Franklin. It is interesting to note that Vreeland grew up in the Detroit MI area around the time that pedophile rings connected to North Fox Island were operating.
    • Pat Sullivan, the former sheriff of Arapahoe County CO, was busted in 2011 trying to exchange meth for sex with young men. As the investigation continued, allegations surfaced that some of his victims had been underage boys, and that he may have been tied to several murders. Documentary filmmaker Jonathan Elinoff found that Sullivan had in fact been overseeing a massive pedophile ring in Colorado that involved law enforcement officers, Russian Mafia figures working for Viktor Kozeny, and US intelligence. The apparent purpose was to blackmail high-ranking government officials to facilitate the 9/11 attacks. Sullivan himself was well-connected to both George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton with an alleged CIA involvement dating back to the Bay of Pigs. Another notable operator in the network was Tom Henry, onetime attorney and likely handler for the aforementioned Delmart Vreeland, who threatened Elinoff's life and orchestrated an apparent hit on Elinoff by a Colorado white supremacist group. Elinoff had previously been investigating Vreeland in Colorado before stumbling onto the Sullivan story, and came to believe the two were linked.
      • Important question: What was the role of the Arapahoe County coroner, Dr. Michael Doberson, in all this? He was one of the experts called in to assess whether a stun gun was used on JonBenet, which would have intended to exonerate the parents.
    • CBS Denver, "Civil Lawsuit Filed Against Former Aurora Officer For Sexual Assault", 2012/11/04: "The city of Aurora and the police department wouldn’t directly comment on the pending case, but police Chief Dan Oates says the department charged Michael Mangino with every crime it could once it learned of the allegations against him. [...] In April Mangino pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor after allegations that he forced a 15-year-old girl to take naked pictures of herself with his cellphone. Now the minor is seeking financial damages in the civil suit. The teen’s attorney, David Lane, says the police department ignored past complaints about Mangino’s behavior. “The director of the Women’s shelter went to the Aurora Police Department, filed a complaint, and they promptly threw that complaint into the trash,” Lane said. [...] During his sentencing Mangino told the court that “sexual deviance has been a fabric in my life since about 16 years old.” He went on to say sexual deviance is a widespread problem within the police department, ignored by administrators because they are involved in similar deviant sexual activity."
      • Westword, "Michael Mangino, busted for sex crimes, 2nd Aurora DARE cop accused of pervy kid habit", 2011/03/29: "[Michael Mangino has] been accused of several sex crimes in relation to an allegedly inappropriate relationship with a fifteen-year-old runaway. And he's not the first Aurora DARE officer to face charges about an unhealthy obsession on children. Back in December, you'll recall that Aurora DARE coordinator Morgan Sellman was busted for child pornography in Colorado Springs. He hadn't officially visited classrooms as a DARE instructor since 2001, and if the charges against him are proven in court, that'll have been a very good thing. No such luck with Mangino, whose school visits were so numerous that before news broke about him being accused of sexual exploitation of a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor (plus official misconduct), Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates reportedly met with administrators from six facilities: Clyde Miller Elementary, Vaughn Elementary, Lynn Knoll Elementary and Arkansas Elementary, all in the Aurora Public Schools system, plus Cherry Creek's Eastridge Elementary and St. Pius X Catholic School, part of the Archdiocese of Denver."
      • Officer, "Ex-Colo. Officer Gets 3 Years For Assaulting Teen", 2012/07/06: "Mangino had been an officer for DARE, or Drug Awareness Resistance Education. A 29-year veteran of the Aurora Police Department, Mangino plead guilty to coercing a 15-year-old female runaway to take sexually explicit photos of herself with his cellphone. [...] Mangino, worked as a community resource officer in District 1, was also a DARE instructor in several elementary schools. In one of the videos found on Mangino's phone, the camera focuses on the buttocks of a young girl in a DARE class as she was bending over a table in a classroom, according to the arrest affidavit. According to the arrest affidavit, another teenager, a runaway from San Francisco, was contacted by Aurora police officers on March 9. Mangino was asked to take her to jail. After she was fingerprinted, she told Mangino that she had smoked marijuana four hours before. He then drove her to The Children's Hospital so she could be medically cleared before she could be booked at the juvenile detention center, the affidavit said. [...] Then, while waiting by the emergency room, Mangino "strongly hinted" for her to take pictures in the bathroom and even told her which body parts to photograph, according to the arrest affidavit. She did as she was told and took a handful of photos of herself partially undressed, and then completely naked in the bathroom at the hospital. [...] When she returned to the home for runaways, she told a counselor that she took photos of herself for a police officer. When asked if she thought this was abnormal, she said "no," that she has done that at least twice before, although she was not certain during the other two times if the officers involved were really officers or police impersonators."
      • Courthouse News Service, "Girl Says Police Gave|Deviate Cop a Pass", 2012/11/02: "Mangino was Aurora’s police Officer of the Year in 2000. [...] [Guardian ad litem Melissa] Shirley adds: “The Aurora Police Department knew of defendant Mangino’s sexually deviant compulsions and were aware of the severe risks in permitting him to maintain a position of trust and authority over Aurora youth, but continued to employ defendant Mangino with the Aurora Police Department as a member of the Police Area Representatives Unit, and DARE officer in the Aurora Public School District.” Before Mangino abused the girl CLM, “a complaint was filed with the Aurora Police department against defendant Mangino alleging that he had attempted to engage in sexually deviant behavior with an Aurora youth residing at Comitis Crisis Center in Aurora, Colorado,” the complaint states. “Upon information and belief, a sergeant within the Aurora Police Department ignored the allegations and destroyed the complaint. No investigation was launched against defendant Mangino, and defendant Mangino was not disciplined in any way.”"
    • Jeffrey Claude Bartleson, the Pueblo CO campaign manager for John McCain in 2008, molested several boys dating back decades
      • Denver Post, "Molestation allegations against well-regarded Puebloan", 2009/02/05 (updated 2016/05/06): "A wide-ranging investigation has been launched into allegations that a well-known Pueblo resident has molested many boys over the years, including most recently when he was the manager for Sen. John McCain’s presidential-campaign office in Pueblo. Under investigation is Jeffrey Claude Bartleson, 52, who was arrested Jan. 29 and then re-arrested Wednesday after a campaign worker in the McCain office told police she believed Bartleson molested one of her sons. [...] in affidavits filed by police investigators in Pueblo District Court, authorities say that the most recent complaints follow a pattern involving Bartleson that dates to 1982. According to Detective Daniel Anderson, Bartleson has usually positioned himself so he is around children, whether as a Scout master, as a sponsor of the chemical-dependency unit at Pueblo’s Parkview Medical Center, at his church or simply by inviting children to spend the night at his home. In June 2003, then-Rep. Scott McInnis praised Bartleson in a tribute at the U.S. House of Representatives. In the tribute, McInnis noted that “in his capacity as a foster parent, Jeff has helped several youth in the region through his work with the Young Life Association and the El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch.” McInnis also noted that Bartleson was instrumental in the foundation and development of the Interfaith Hospitality network, which McInnis described as “one of Pueblo’s newest self-help organizations.” [...] David Dill, chairman of the Pueblo County Republican Party, said today that although Bartleson headed the McCain campaign office in Pueblo, Bartleson does not hold any position with the Pueblo County Republican Party. He attended a few meetings of the organization, but that was the extent of his involvement, said Dill. Dill said he believed that Bartleson directed McCain efforts in southern Colorado. State GOP officials said today they had no contact with Bartleson."
      • Colorado Independent, "Pueblo manager for McCain campaign arrested on molestation charges", 2009/02/05
    • Charlene Fassa, "Judi Chase's Amber Alert", 2006 - details a Colorado elite pedophile ring known as the Fat Cats (ed. note: interesting given the remark in the ransom note to John that "You are not the only fat cat around so don't think that killing will be difficult") that abducted children for sex slavery and child pornography; focuses on a case in Evergreen CO where social services conspired to kidnap the foster children of Judi Chase and pass them through a fraudulent adoption agency run by Shelly Jones and Jack Curry that sold children to others; facilitating this state kidnapping was the murder of Judi's husband David Chase by Matt Orahoske (ed. note: name changed to Pat Lubelski in the article), a truck driver who appeared to be involved in trafficking and met secretly with Shelly Jones several times
  • Other missing and murdered children in Colorado
    • Disappearance of John Truscott Haynes - in 1981 from Nederland CO
    • Murder of Jonelle Matthews - in 1984 from Greeley CO
      • Associated Press, "Former Idaho governor candidate investigated in 1984 killing", 2019/09/13: "A former candidate for Idaho governor says he’s under investigation in connection with the 1984 killing of a 12-year-old Colorado girl. Steve Pankey, who ran as a Constitution Party candidate for governor in 2014 and again as a Republican in the 2018 primary, told the Idaho Statesman this week that he’s under investigation in the death of Jonelle Matthews of Greeley, Colorado. [...] Her body wasn’t found until earlier this year, when construction workers excavating for a pipeline in a rural part of Weld County, Colorado uncovered her remains. Pankey and his former wife lived about 2 miles from her home when Matthews disappeared in 1984. [...] Pankey said he’d had previous brushes with the law in Colorado, charged with what he called a “date rape” in 1977 at the age of 26. He said the sex was consensual and the charge was later dismissed by prosecutors. He also said he’d been charged with several other misdemeanors over the years — including battery and harassment by phone — but won after going to trial multiple times."
      • KCNC, "Jonelle Matthews Murder: Idaho Politician Steve Pankey Is Person Of Interest", 2019/09/13: "Pankey and his former wife lived about two miles away from Matthews’ home in Greeley when she was reported missing, according to the Statesman. He said he has not returned to Colorado since leaving in 1987. Greeley police said Pankey made repeated efforts to speak with detectives throughout this investigation, but when detectives went to Twin Falls, Idaho, on Aug. 15 to speak with Pankey, he refused to speak with them. Pankey said he voluntarily gave a DNA sample at the Twin Falls Sheriff’s Office just a few weeks after Jonelle’s remains were found this summer. [...] A spokesperson for the Greeley Police Department said, “At no point in time was a request made by law enforcement to obtain Steve Pankey’s DNA.” The Greeley Police Department said detectives were able to obtain a warrant and searched Pankey’s residence on Sept. 4, with the Twin Falls Sheriff’s Office and the Twin Falls Police Department. [...] According to the warrant, officers were able to seize computers and electronic devices, “any and all computer programs or software used in the operation of the computer,” as well as diaries, letters, email and other documents. [...] After singing in a holiday concert at her middle school on Dec. 20, 1984, Jonelle was taken home by a friend and the friend’s father. She was last seen at 8 p.m., entering the ranch-style home where she lived with her father, Jim; mother, Gloria; and sister. Their father arrived home from Jennifer’s basketball game about an hour after Jonelle but found an empty house, The Greeley Tribune reported."
      • KTVB, "Full KTVB interview with former Idaho governor candidate Steve Pankey", 2019/09/18 (summary parts 1, 2, 3, 4)
      • Colorado Sun, "After haunting Colorado for three decades, there is new hope in the Jonelle Matthews case", 2019/10/01: "“It was all hands on deck,” recalls John Gates, a 25-year veteran of the Greeley Police Department who is now Greeley mayor. He was the third detective on scene on that dark, freezing night. [...] A series of seemingly tangential connections to the Matthews family, coupled with some bizarre claims by Pankey himself, has made for a combative relationship between him and Greeley police, although authorities have stopped short of naming him as a suspect. [...] But Pankey does claim some strained connections to Jonelle’s family. He says that on Dec. 27, 1984, a week after Jonelle vanished, his estranged father-in-law, who was a gravedigger, dropped a strange remark about a body that needed to be buried — and then left. Pankey says he never again spoke to his father-in-law, who has since died. He insists he was so worried about the conversation, he told the FBI about it the following week on the advice of his attorney. Pankey also talks about a volatile relationship he had with the last known person to see Jonelle alive. He claims that Russ Ross, who dropped Jonelle off at her home at around 8 p.m. on the night of Dec. 20, assaulted him in the 1970s over Pankey’s attempt to start a union at the 7UP bottling company where they both worked. Pankey also says he was the youth pastor at the Sunny View Church of the Nazarene, which Jonelle’s family later attended after he was kicked out. He tells The Sun he was accused of raping the piano player, charges he says were dropped after he took a polygraph test."
      • KTVB, "Steve Pankey, person of interest in Colorado murder cold case, claims he's being framed by police", 2019/10/05
        • "In the statement, Pankey states that Matthews disappeared from her Greeley, CO home and that it was found in July 2019, “in an area known and regularly patrolled by law enforcement.” The statement continues with him saying the community deserves to know who did this, and why.

          He then lists some persons of interest. He has four names on his list starting with Russ Ross, Greeley Mayor John Gates, GPD Chief Mark Jones, and himself. He then begins to mention the events that happened to him on the night Matthews vanished.

          “On December 27th, Steve’s father in law related a cop needed a body to be buried. On or about January 3, 1985, Steve made a statement to Fort Collins FBI Special Agent Lyons in order to avoid a possible obstruction of justice charge,” the statement reads."
        • "> On December 20, 1984, an unmarked WCS police car and a pickup pulled into Steve Pankey’s driveway at 6086 W 10th St. The Pankey family was at Big Bear Lake, California from December 21 through December 26. On the late evening of December 26, Steve Pankey first heard Jonelle Matthews existed / disappeared from his 1980 Toyota Corolla radio. Steve’s only knowledge of Miss Matthews is from media reports. On December 27th, Steve’s father in law related a cop needed a body to be buried. On or about January 3, 1985, Steve made a statement to Fort Collins FBI Special agent Lyons in order to avoid a possible Obstruction of Justice charge. In 2019, police dug holes on Pankey’s former property and found no evidence. July 2019, Miss Matthews's body was found in a remote area that had no connection to Steve Pankey.
          >
          > (Now defunct) White Nationalist cult Sunny View Church of The Nazarene member Russ Ross and his daughter were the last known people to see Jonelle enter her home. Russ had special, specific knowledge that Jonelle was to be home alone for a specific period of time. Russ Ross was Steve Pankey’s abusive supervisor at Greeley 7UP.
          >
          > Major John Gates parents used to own Greeley 7UP. In 1979 Steve Pankey’s wife was pregnant with their oldest child. GPD officer Gates tried to get Pankey fired from 7UP because of a failed 1977 date rape charge. Gates / Ross filed a failed misdemeanor charge against Pankey. Gates and Ross had an ongoing thing for Pankey."
      • Background of Steven Pankey
        • 7 Up Bottling Company in Greeley CO
          • National Labor Relations Board, Decisions and Orders of the National Labor Relations Board, Volume 261 (1982), p.894

            7 Up Bottling Company and Steven Pankey, Case 27-CA-6764
            May 14, 1982
            [...]
                Pankey, the Charging Party, was hired in December 1978 to deliver premix and postmix, to load the several delivery trucks for their next day's runs, and to repair fountain equipment for customers as needed. [...] Pankey remains on the payroll.
                In charge at Greeley when the events in issue began to unfold in the fall of 1979 was Terry Sillasen, sales manager. Effective February 1, 1980, he exchanged positions with Russell Ross, who had been an area manager in Respondent's Denver operation. Ross actually began fulltime work in Greeley on January 7, with Sillasen staying until February 1 to assist in his orientation. Under Sillasen and then Ross in the Greeley supervisory hierarchy were Randy Illingsworth, route supervisor, and Bill Weber, warehouse manager. Greeley being a branch of the Denver operation, the Greeley sales manager reported to Carl Ten Pas, Denver sales manager. Ten Pas in turn reported to John Howell, overall Denver Manager. It is undisputed that all of those named in this paragraph were supervisors for purposes of the Act.
             
          • Obituary of Gid W. Gates: "Gid Gates, 95, of Greeley passed away at Grace Pointe Assisted Living on June 1, 2015. Gid was born in David City, Nebraska to Arch and Rose (Styskal) Gates on December 22, 1919. [...] Gid graduated from high school in David City, Nebraska and went on to college at the University of Nebraska where he met his wife, Fran. In 1938, while in college, he joined the National Guard. He was called to active duty on December 21, 1940 during World War II. He served on Iwo Jima and was a captain in the army until his discharge in 1945. After the war Gid and Fran settled in Alliance, Nebraska. In 1948 they moved to Greeley where they owned the 7up Nesbitt Bottling Company until they sold it in 1975. Later Gid went to work for Wheeler Realty selling commercial real estate. Gid was a Greeley City Councilman from 1971-1975. He served on the Board of Directors for United Bank for 16 years and was president of the Board of the Greeley Country Club. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Greeley Elks Lodge #809, American Legion and Lost Patrol, VFW, a 70-year member of Masonic Lodge #190, and a 50-year member of El Jebel Shriners. [...] Gid is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Abran Quevedo of San Diego, California; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Leslie Gates of Atlanta, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law, John and Patty Gates of Greeley; [...]"
        • Coeur d'Alene Press, "Candidate Profile-Steven Dana Pankey", 2010/05/07: "Profession: Real Estate Investor [...] Community service (service clubs, nonprofit boards, etc.): I have served as a volunteer for Lincoln County Community Justice for five years. I serve weekly as male counselor for Griefshare at my Twin Falls church. (Griefshare is a healing program for people who have experienced a loved one's death). I was Lincoln County's Idaho Constitution Party Chair from 2008 to February 2010. [...] Marital status: I was married for 23 years. I have been divorced for nine years. Family: I have a 30 year old son "Mark" and daughter in law "Esther" who also live in Shoshone. My 20 year old son "Carl" was murdered in Phoenix on July 4, 2008."
    • Murder of Phlisia Marie Bunting - in 1990 from Denver CO found in Grand Junction CO
    • Disappearance of Zachary Bernhardt - in 2000 from Clearwater FL
      • Charley Project info on Zachary Michael-Cole Bernhardt
        • "Early on in the investigation, authorities stated they thought Hackett knew more about her son's disappearance than she had disclosed. She frequently changed residences and was facing eviction from her apartment at the time of Zachary's disappearance. [...]"
        • "[...] Kevin Jalbert, who resides near Zachary's home, told an acquaintance that he was a child murderer and was prepared to find another victim in early 2001.

          Authorities learned about Jalbert's comments and began tracking his movements. He attempted to solicit an undercover officer for assistance in a child abduction, rape and murder in September 2001. He was arrested shortly afterwards and later sentenced to forty years in prison.

          Jalbert claims he has abducted and raped 1,000 children and killed five. His sister said he is a chronic liar and exaggerates to receive attention. He led the undercover police officer to Zachary's apartment building and said he had kidnapped a child from there, but he pointed out the wrong apartment and also described Zachary's clothing incorrectly. DNA samples from Jalbert also did not match available evidence in Zachary's case. Jalbert denied having abducted the boy, but then he failed a polygraph about his possible involvement in the case.

          Investigators found child pornography Web sites on Jalbert's home computer. It was determined that he visited a nearby landfill approximately two weeks after Zachary's disappearance. Jalbert had also been considered a suspect in a child abuse case in Florida some time prior to 2000. He was never charged in connection with the unrelated case. Authorities stated they've been unable to rule him out as a suspect in Zachary's disappearance."
        • "In January 2002, a five-year-old boy was kidnapped from the same apartment complex Zachary disappeared from. The boy said his abductor lured him into a vehicle with the promise of ice cream, and drove around with him for ten hours. The boy was left alive in a trash bin in Bushnell, Florida and he was rescued by a passing motorist. He may have been sexually assaulted."
      • Trace Evidence, "Episode 045 - The Disappearance of Zachary Bernhardt": "A year after Zachary's disappearance, a photo was discovered near Boulder, Colorado, some 1800 miles away, depicting a young, blond haired boy bound at his wrists and ankles with duct tape. The similarity to Zachary was difficult to dismiss, though ultimately this photo cannot be verified."
  • Satanic crime and organizations in Colorado
    • From p.58 of Painted Black by Carl Raschke - a drug lab in the county adjacent to both Boulder and Fort Collins: "In Weld County, Colorado, federal drug agents arrested three individuals while busting a drug laboratory and confiscating a cache of weapons along with "Satan-worship material." A warrant stated that the head of the drug and satanism operation had been giving directions from prison. The house in which the suspects were arrested was surrounded by a barbed-wire fence and protected by a gun-equipped tower."
    • From p.60 of Painted Black by Carl Raschke - occult-inspired murders also in Weld County: "Triple murderer Sean Sellers, seventeen, of Oklahoma City, while awaiting execution of death row, confessed he had been inspired to kill his mother, stepfather, and a convenience-store clerk with a .44 magnum after reading satanic literature brought by a babysitter when he was about the age of ten. Sellers claimed he had inaugurated his own satanic group in Greeley, Colorado."
    • From p.68 of Painted Black by Carl Raschke - cult activity in Fort Collins: "A teacher and several parents of junior high students in Fort Collins, Colorado said they were outraged at the way threats associated with incidents of alleged satanism in the Poudre R-1 School District had been scanted by authorities. Audrey Marshall, a Lincoln Junior High special education teacher, remarked, "I've estimated that 30 to 40 percent of my class alone has been either victimized, threatened, beaten or in some way bothered or terrorized by [a large group of satanists]." Elizabeth Kleckner, a parent of one of the high schoolers, swore her daughter had been violently threatened on three occasions by certain girls who bragged about animal sacrifices and flaunted satanist insignia."
    • Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph, "Second Blaze Guts Boulder Fraternity Home", 1985/11/11
    • Topix thread in the JBR forum entitled "Colorado Cults and Pedophile Groups": pages 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Other cult organizations in Colorado
    • Naropa Institute - a Buddhist retreat for artists and poets in Boulder CO
    • Beta Dominion Xenophilia (BDX) cult
      • MEAWW, "Could BDX cult leader Scott Caruthers be involved in the murder of 6-year-old pageant star JonBenet Ramsey?", 2019/04/23
        • "JonBenet was found bludgeoned, strangled and hidden underneath a white blanket with a nylon cord around her neck. Her wrists had been bound above her head while her mouth was covered using duct tape. A new documentary 'Hunting JonBenet's Killer: An Untold Story' which features on the A&E network is attempting to find answers to some pressing questions on one of the world's most notorious cold cases."
        • "One of the theories made by 68-year-old Colorado woman Bernice Johnson, who is locked up in prison, stated that the clues written in the ransom note found near the scene of the crime point to another suspect, Scott Caruthers. Retired FBI agent Robert Clark traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, to investigate details about Caruthers, who was known to be a cult leader.

          Caruthers had started the Beta Dominion Xenophilia aka 'BDX' cult and, according to Johnson, moved to Maryland in 1989. Johnson also revealed that she and Caruthers had made several trips from Maryland to Colorado. She also claimed that Caruthers had hired her baby daddy Todd Fuss to kidnap JonBenet Ramsey. Johnson alleged that Caruthers and Fuss had crossed paths before, but she wasn't sure when."
        • "Caruthers was arrested for hiring a hitman to kill the enemies of BDX and had also allegedly arranged a plot to kidnap a six-year-old girl. Bernice Johnson claimed that Caruthers masterminded the idea of JonBenet's murder. Johnson also added that she could connect the ransom note to Caruthers because of the language. The letter was signed off with the text "Victory, SBTC.""
        • "Another part talks of "counter-measures and tactics" and when it comes to this, Caruthers used to love telling people about his service in the CIA and these are terms that only units in Intelligence would use. The ransom note had been signed off with the word "victory" followed by SBTC. Caruthers always insisted he was from a dimension called "victory" which is in the Kabbalah mystical tree of life."
    • Influx of hippies / counterculture in the late 1960s - likely connected to the Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon milieu
      • Boulder Daily Camera, "Asteroid Icarus triggered 1968 Boulder hippie invasion", 2019/06/16: "Hundreds of hippies from other parts of the country drove or hitchhiked to the Rocky Mountains for safety. Many took refuge in the mountains west of Boulder believing that only Boulder and possibly Tibet would be spared in the aftermath of Icarus, according to newspaper reports. [...] The New York Times reported on the hippies moving up to former mining settlements in their Volkswagen buses painted with brightly colored flowers. The Times quoted Boulder County officials who estimated some 500 hippies had arrived in Boulder in the summer of 1968. The Associated Press covered the influx as well, interviewing long-haired young people and snapped photos of campsites set up with tents, sleeping bags and campfire stoves for cooking pancakes and other simple meals. Boulder County Sheriff Marvin Nelson received complaints about the mountain campers that claimed there was theft, vandalism and drug possession. Some hippies had illegally taken over vacant cabins. [...] Though Icarus passed by Earth without incident, the hippies remained. [...] Some hippies eventually returned to where they came from. Others continued west to California. But many remained in the Boulder area and, in ensuing years, had a pivotal impact on Boulder’s culture in politics, music, the arts, business and education."
      • Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau, "What Is Boulder, Colorado, Known For?": "Hippy Central Between 1960 and 1975, the city’s population more than doubled, with the majority under the age of 24. Not all of them were hippies, but hippy culture thrived in Boulder and college students outspoken about political issues transformed Boulder’s social landscape. For many people, Boulder still conjures up images of VWs, long hair and peace signs."
      • Chris Wolf - an intruder suspect and a potential fake leftist provocateur
        • Rocky Mountain News, "Journalist who did not seek limelight can testify to its remorseless glare", 2001/12/20: "Chris Wolf was a journalist between jobs the night of Dec. 26, 1996. Now he is a plaintiff in a $50 million defamation lawsuit. The trajectory of his story is one of the more dramatic in the JonBenet Ramsey case. "This has made me unemployable," said Wolf, who still lives in Boulder. Wolf, a 42-year-old graduate of the University of Colorado, was sharing a trailer behind the Dakota Ridge New Age healing center just south of Lyons at the time of the murder. He'd been experiencing rough waters in his relationship with a former dancer several years his senior. It was her who went to police with her suspicions about Wolf. [...] Boulder police added Wolf, who had worked at the Boulder County Business Report, the Colorado Daily and the Lyons Recorder, to the pool of suspects. John and Patsy Ramsey added him to their own list, according to their book, The Death of Innocence. "He represented too many unanswered questions," they wrote. Wolf hopes to collect $50 million in damages from them. [...] Wolf said that Boulder police have interviewed him about the murder of his friend, Susannah Chase, a 21-year-old CU student who was slain in a downtown Boulder alley on Dec. 21, 1997. "The cops did ask me about Susannah Chase," Wolf said. "They asked me if I knew her. I told them I knew her as a checker at the Wild Oats market and that I never saw her or talked to her outside of that. And I told them that she was a beautiful, wonderful, innocent young woman who I never would have wanted to see any harm come to. "It broke my heart when I heard what happened to her. That's what I told them, and that's the truth.""
        • Boulder Weekly, "The Ghost of Christmas Past: Obsessed Reporter Reveals Dark Under World of Ramsey Case" by Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, 2001/12/20 (additional copy): "Chris Wolf was a local reporter whose girlfriend, Jacqueline Dilson, had accused him of killing both JonBenét Ramsey and Susannah Chase. I initially met with Wolf in the fall of 1997 to tell him what I had learned, although he had a difficult time accepting the fact his own girlfriend was the tipster who caused his most recent ordeals. [...] He had traveled throughout the United States and Latin America, where he quickly bonded with poverty-stricken peasants and adopted an anti-imperialist political view on the world. Eventually, he moved to Boulder where he earned a master's degree in journalism at CU and went on to work as a mountain climbing instructor for Outward Bound, an outdoor confidence building program. Later, Wolf worked at various local newspapers as a reporter, where he sometimes engaged in passionate arguments with his co-workers about politics. Wolf had a peculiar past-including a history of working as a male stripper and a 1992 indecent exposure charge to which he pleaded guilty. [...] Wolf became a surprising suspect in the JonBenét case when Dilson told police only two weeks after JonBenét's murder that Wolf had disappeared the night JonBenét was killed. She told police Wolf was wearing a tennis club-style sweatshirt, which said "Santa Barbara." Since the supposed foreign faction claiming responsibility for JonBenét's kidnapping in the ransom note identified itself as "SBTC," Dilson wondered if it stood for "Santa Barbara Tennis Club." [...] I was intrigued enough to visit Dilson. She allowed me to read Wolf's journals. As I read about his journeys in El Salvador, I realized that Wolf's Marxist viewpoints were strikingly similar to the politics expressed in the ransom note."

Law enforcement cover-up

  • Boulder Police Department (BPD)
    • From p.15 of Perfect Murder, Perfect Town by Lawrence Schiller:

          Mason tried to scare up some detectives to assist Detective Arndt, but the crew on duty the morning after Christmas was already spread thin on other assignments related to the case. For two hours and twenty-seven minutes, Arndt was the only officer in the Ramsey house.

          At first Mason couldn’t understand why the officers on the scene hadn’t secured the house earlier, separated the Ramseys, and questioned them individually. Then he learned that Commander Eller had ordered that the Ramseys be treated as victims, not suspects.
          The Ramseys were an “influential family,” Eller told Mason, who realized that this message must have affected the behavior of all the officers at the scene.
       
    • US Magazine, "FBI Agent in JonBenet Ramsey Case Reveals in ‘Overkill’ Sneak Peek the Biggest Mistake Police Made", 2016/12/16 - from an interview by Lawrence Schiller of the first FBI agent on the scene in the Ramsey case: "[People have] criticized the Boulder police for not doing what the police should have done on the 26th of December, and that was separate John and Patsy into two different interview locations, and get them interviewed, and get a full signed statement from them. Everybody makes mistakes at crime scenes, and I don't want to lay the blame on any particular person, but it was the philosophy in the police department at that time on the command staff that inhibited the officers and the detectives from doing the job that they knew they needed to do."
    • Linda Arndt as a scapegoat
      • Justice Watch discussion in 2000 about Linda Arndt being "The Best Witness": "Linda Arndt is the best witness as to what took place, who did what, when, and where. She was the only one who stayed that whole long, nightmarish time alone with that crowd. She was depicted in PMPT as being suspicious, but they didn't show the fear she felt at the moment JR brought that poor, dead, stiff child upstairs. She must have picked up some strange vibrations, not just from John, but from the whole crowd and situation. She could have felt she was trapped in a "Rosemary's Baby" scene, but this was "Rosemary's Dead Baby" [...] I think she cares about little JonBenet and knows there was evil still in that house."
      • Boulder Daily Camera, "Sergeant defends Arndt at trial", 2001/06/01
      • Rocky Mountain News, "Ex-officer reached out to Ramsey", 2006/06/28: "In her first in-depth print interview, Arndt remembered Ramsey as "a lady of grace and courage and spirit, particularly in the face of such unrelenting adversity." "She was imprisoned by secrets. This whole case has been imprisoned by secrets." Arndt was reluctant to reveal many details of her contact with JonBenet's mother in the final year of her life. [...] Arndt would not discuss her theories of the case, saying only that she doesn't hold the "prevailing view" within the Boulder Police Department, which increasingly keyed on Patsy Ramsey. "I'm able to confirm a lot of things that Patsy was maintaining for 10 years," Arndt said. [...] On the case: Arndt was left by her colleagues at the Ramsey home with JonBenet's parents and family friends in the first hours of the investigation. She shouldered the blame for numerous police errors at the crime scene that day in December 1996."
    • Duct tape on JonBenet's mouth
      • From p.15 of Perfect Murder, Perfect Town by Lawrence Schiller: "Ramsey cried out a second time, White followed him into the room. By now Ramsey had ripped the tape off his daughter's mouth…."
      • From p.16 of Perfect Murder, Perfect Town by Lawrence Schiller: "Fleet White decided to go back downstairs to the wine cellar where her body had been found… now that there was a light on, he saw a white blanket in the center of the cement floor. A piece of black duct tape was lying on it. He picked up the tape, which felt sticky, and then placed it back on the blanket…"
      • From p.183 of Perfect Murder, Perfect Town by Lawrence Schiller: "CBI told the Boulder police that no prints had been found on the black duct tape that John Ramsey said he removed from his daughter's mouth…"
      • It sounds like, based on the above information, that either Fleet White or one of the authorities manipulated the tape
    • Tom Koby background
  • Boulder County District Attorney Office
    • Alex Hunter background
      • From l.220 of Presumed Guilty by Stephen Singular (2016)

            “The cops in Boulder,” Phillip Battany, a retired BPD officer with more than a decade on the force, had told me, “try to do their jobs, but sometimes it's impossible. Because the town has only one political party — the Democrats — everyone who's important in Boulder is allied with everyone else and the place is run like a ruling elite runs a private club. For years it was a sanctuary for drug dealers and users. There was no narcotics enforcement when I was a policeman because that's how the people in power wanted it. It was completely haywire from a cop's point of view, and that's why I eventually quit.”
         
      • From l.233 of Presumed Guilty by Stephen Singular (2016)

            In September 1997, nine months into the Ramsey case, five Boulderites died of heroin poisoning. Back in the 1980s, a retired local physician, Robert McFarland, had spent more than a decade trying to find out why only a single individual had been prosecuted after Boulder police officers had busted one of the largest heroin labs in America. McFarland never did receive an acceptable answer from the authorities.
            “The whole legal system in Boulder has produced a hands-off environment,” he once said, “and Alex Hunter has been the right man for the job. His people just don't take on difficult prosecutions, because it's too risky. If they don't think they can get a clear-cut victory, they back off.”
         
    • Lou Smit background
      • Denver Post, "New detective joins case", 1997/03/14: "A Denver native, Smit joined the Colorado Springs Police Department as an officer in 1966. In 1972, he was promoted to homicide detective. Between 1990 and 1995, he worked as an investigator in the district attorney's office in Colorado Springs. In 1995, longtime colleague John Anderson was elected El Paso County Sheriff and hired Smit as his captain of detectives, specifically to work on the murder of Heather Dawn Church. [...] In January 1995, Smit took over. Within three months, after an exhaustive search to match an unidentified fingerprint, authorities arrested neighbor Robert Charles Browne, who pleaded guilty to the girl's murder and is now serving a life term in prison. [...] Smit's detective work also resulted in the conviction of Park Estep for the 1974 murder of a Colorado Springs massage parlor operator, and the solution of a 1975 case that involved four major defendants and five murder victims, including Karen Grammer, the sister of television star Kelsey Grammer."
      • Affidavit of John Wesley Anderson on 1999/03/04 speaking in support of Lou Smit
      • El Paso County Sheriff John Anderson background
        • Al Kaly Shrine Dust, "Featured Member: John Anderson", 2010/05: "John Wesley Anderson was born in Wayne, Nebraska in January 1954 and moved to Colorado with his family two years later. Soon after, his parents divorced and mother found herself needing a job. In 1957 Colorado Springs Police Lt. Red Davis was looking to hire the first Meter Patrol Officers and John’s mother found herself wearing Meter Patrol Badge Number One. [...] Also, during this time he looked forward to Christmas and other “get-togethers” at Grandma’s where he could listen to Uncles Red and his brother Les, also a Colorado Springs Officer, telling “war stories” of their arrests and cases at work. [...] By the time John graduated from Ellicott High School in 1972 he had been a Colorado Springs Cadet for a year and continued there until 1975. “Uncle Red” had become Assistant Chief Davis at this time and John was turning 21 years old. He tested for an officer position, was moved into dispatch where he worked for three months and was hired as a Colorado Springs Police Officer three days after his 21st birthday. Red later retired and became the 24th sheriff of El Paso County. His career with the Colorado Springs Police Department took him to “the streets,” the Training Academy, Detectives and saw him promoted to sergeant in 1986. As Sergeant he supervised in Patrol, the Academy and Traffic, Internal Affairs, and Community Relations. John also received a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1990 and an MBA in 1994, both from Regis College, before being elected the 26th Sheriff of El Paso County, also in 1994. [...] During his stint in Detectives he met the nationally recognized Lou Smit and became life-long friends with him. Lou was hired in 1995 by Sheriff Anderson and assigned to solve the long “cold” Heather Dawn Church homicide, which he did. [...] After two terms (term limits still exist in El Paso County) and 30 years in law enforcement John again retired. He then went to work at Lockheed-Martin for Ret. Lt. Col. Al Sarno (a Mason and Shriner) whom he met around 1996 through the Sheriff’s Department. Twenty-five years ago John joined the Masons in Colorado Springs. Although he has had “a life interwoven with cops and Masons” he specifically recalls Police/Masonic encounters with Sgt. Mike Tooley, Chief John Taggert and Det. Capt. Vic Morris. Vic, who recently passed away, was Grand Sentinel and husband of Past Worthy Grand Matron Trude Morris. [...] As part of the Lockheed Martin team working with the Small UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) in Technology Transfer – where military technology is scouted for use in the civilian arena - John has been able to work with Homeland Security and Homeland Defense agencies."
        • Colorado Springs Independent, "A decade after being term-limited out of office, John Anderson wants to be sheriff again", 2014/02/26: "Anderson joined two other Republicans, Jim Reid and Bill Elder, in seeking the party's nomination, with the March 29 party assembly fast approaching. [...] If voters support Anderson, he'd earn a third term in office, having been sheriff from 1995 to 2003 before reaching what was then the term limit. Anderson groomed current Sheriff Terry Maketa to be his successor, promoting him to undersheriff. Though the two have had some fallings-out in the past — notably, Maketa did not endorse Anderson in his failed 2006 bid for Congressional District 5 representative — the term-limited Maketa has supported Anderson's run for sheriff. [...] While Anderson hasn't had many high-profile endorsements so far, former Undersheriff Donald Kessler also recently announced his support. [...] Under Anderson's leadership, the El Paso County sheriff's department solved or addressed a series of high-profile crimes, including the capture of the "red Rodeo" serial child molester in 1999 and the 1995 capture of self-proclaimed serial killer Robert Browne for the 1991 murder of 13-year-old Heather Dawn Church. The department was also involved in the 2001 capture of the "Texas Seven" — prison escapees who murdered a police officer — and in the investigation into the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. [...] In 1995, Anderson put three issues before voters asking for more tax money to increase staff and expand the jail. They all failed by about a 4-to-1 margin. [...] After leaving the sheriff's office, Anderson went to work for Lockheed Martin as a systems engineer principal. There, he also served as a liaison to the U.S. departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security, and others in law enforcement. Al Sarno, who was a senior program manager at Lockheed until he retired in March 2013, says he hired Anderson because Anderson had rare knowledge of both homeland security and law enforcement. He notes that Anderson was given the highest security clearance for his job, and was required to pass polygraphs. He also was given an unlimited corporate credit card — a rare move for one of the world's largest defense contractors and a sign of trust. Sarno notes that Anderson was chosen to lead important projects and internal investigations around the world, and is up to speed on the latest technology used in law enforcement and the military. In fact, he was the corporate lead for advanced technology applications for law enforcement and homeland security, both domestically and internationally."
        • Colorado Springs Gazette, obituary for Albert R. Sarno, 2015/09/13: "Albert R Sarno, born on July 17, 1943 and died on September 7, 2015 is remember by his loving family and his beloved Melanie Atkins. He was a Lt. Col. (retired) and served bravely in the Vietnam War. He then continued to manage defense projects with Lockheed Martin. He also worked with CSPD and CBI in the cold case unit. He is survived by his two children Susan Blake Wachter, Steven Sarno and his 5 grandchildren."
      • 1974 murder of Sun Ok Cousin and assault of Yon Cha Lee - was pinned by Smit on Park Estep, a former Army engineer and Vietnam veteran; Ottis Toole later confessed to the crime and arguably fit the details better
      • 1975 murder spree by Freddie Glenn, Michael Corbett, Larry Dunn, and Eric McCleod (all soldiers at Fort Carson, except Glenn who was a civilian employee there) - their first known victim was Daniel Van Lone, who they drove to a remote area and murdered execution style; another one of their victims was Karen Grammer, the 18-year-old sister of famous actor Kelsey Grammer (who, as Dave McGowan notes, later got accused of statutory rape); Lou Smit was a Colorado Springs homicide detective at the time and implicated this group
        • Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, "Grocery windows broken by vandals", 1975/04/21: "Early Sunday afternoon deputies received a report of shooting in the 2900 block of North Avenue. Daniel H. Vanlone, of 2950 North Ave., told deputies that an unknown person was shooting across the street at a dog and a bullet richocheted over his home. There were no arrests made in the matter."
        • Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, "Fire destroys empty house", 1975/05/02: "A two-story house on North avenue was gutted by fire early today just hours after tenants moved out, according to Grand Junction Fire Dept. reports. The house, at 2950 North Ave., was owned by Pavlakis & Co., 260 Main. The fire department was called at 4:15 a.m., and the building was engulfed in flames when trucks arrived, according to fire department reports. The house was a total loss, but a smaller house north of the burning house was not damaged, according to the report. Battalion Fire Chief Wes Painter said the house had been vacated the day before the fire and was almost empty."
        • Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, "Palisade soldier shot to death", 1975/06/18: "Francis Gerald "Jerry" Romisch, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Romisch, of Palisade, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds near Colorado Springs early Tuesday morning. The youths body was found lying beside his pickup truck alongside Colo. 115 south of town Time of death was estimated at 1:30 a.m. [...] The youth had spent the weekend at home with his family at 718 Road 33 810, leaving here at 8 p.m. Monday to return to duty at Ft. Carson. He was ranked as Specialist 4 assigned to a military intelligence unit. [...] The truck's windshield was sprayed with bullets and as many as 17 bullet holes were found in the vehicle. The youth had lived all his life in this area until he joined the Army in January, 1974. [...] Additional survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Conway Johnson of Golden, Brenda, Rhea, Mary Ellen and Blanche Marie, all at home; three brothers, Richard, also stationed at Fort Carson, Kenneth John and Bryan Edward, both at home ; and his grandparents, Mrs. Ellen Lancaster of Grand Junction and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Richard Romisch of Glenwood Springs."
        • Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, "Ex-Junction resident killed on East Slope", 1975/06/19: "A second man with ties to the Grand Junction area was found shot to death early today near here. He is Daniel Howard VanLone, 29, who until last month lived at 2950 North Ave. in Grand Juncton. [...] Tuesday morning a trucker found the body of a Palisade youth, Gerald Romisch, 19, who had been gunned down apparently as he rode his pickup truck from his parents home in Palisade to report for duty at Ft. Carson, near here. Despite the similarities in the killings, a spokesman for the El Paso County Sheriffs Office called the relationship "just a coincidence." "We havent got a motive in the VanLone killing but there is no tie-in," said Sheriffs Sgt. Howard Schafer. VanLone's body was found about a mile north of the Four Seasons Motor Inn where he worked as a cook on the 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. shift. He started work there as a kitchen helper May 21, according to Mary Jensen, the firms personnel manager. But VanLone quickly won promotion to cook. [...] VanLone's job record is vague concerning Grand Junction. It is believed he spent most of his life in Colorado Springs, served in the U.S. Army and then moved with his family to Grand Junction sometime in 1974. While here he worked for about a month as a dishwasher at the Ramada Inn, 718 Horizon. That job ended sometime in May, a spokesman said."
        • Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, "Springs police continue probe into shooting of local men", 1975/06/24: "Undersheriff Gary Gibbs said "nothing new" had surfaced in the investigation, but said, "We're still working full time on it." A 19-year-old Palisade man, Francis Gerald "Jerry" Romisch, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds last Tuesday near Colorado Springs. His body was found lying beside his pickup truck alongside Colo. 115 south of town. Romisch had spent the weekend at home with his family and had left Palisade at 6 p.m. June 16 to return to duty at Ft. Carson, where he was assigned to a military intelligence unit. The second death occurred early Thursday, when Daniel Howard Van-Lone, 29, was found shot in the head on a dirt road near Colorado Springs. He later was pronounced dead at a Colorado Springs Hospital. Van Lone worked as a cook at the Four Seasons Motor Inn, but had recently moved from Grand Junction with his wife and four children, where he had lived since sometime in 1974. Undersheriff Gibbs said the investigation still had found no connection between the two deaths, and said it was "nothing like" a case of mistaken identity."
        • Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph, "Daniel Van Lone Funeral Today", 1975/06/26: "A graduate of El Paso Community College, he served in the Army stationed in Korea and Vietnam. He was married Feb. 29, 1972 in Huntsville, Ala."
        • Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, "Man indicted in death of former resident", 1975/10/03: "A civilian employe at Fort Carson has been indicted in the fatal shooting of a former Grand Junction resident, Daniel Howard Van Lone, 29, on June 19. The indictment returned Thursday by an El Paso County grand jury named Freddie Lee Glenn Jr., 18, who had previously been indicted in two more of five murders currently under investigatioh in El Paso County. [...] Glenn has been charged in the stabbing death of Karen Grammer, 18, and the shooting death of Winslow Douglas Watson III, 21. Also charged in the Watson death are Michael Corbett, and Rick Mobley, who is the object of an extradition procedure from Florida. Corbett is charged in the stabbing death of Winfred Proffitt. Corbett, and Mitchell Martin are charged in the shotgun death of Rickey Lewis. [...] Van Lone's body was found with a gunshot wound in the head in the early morning on a dirt road about a mile from the motel where he was employed resident as cook. Van Lone had worked for the Ramada Inn while living in Grand Junction. He had left in May to return to Colorado Springs where he is believed to have lived most of his life. He lived here with his wife and four children at 2950 North Ave."
        • Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph, "Man Says 'Innocent' To Murder", 1975/10/07
        • Overview of the Ken Botham case and other 1975 murders in Colorado that were likely related: "The events that occurred in Grand Junction in 1975 are impressive compared to other years past. Some of these events are as follows: [...] Daniel Van Lane, early June, shot once in the head. Had moved his family to Colorado Springs after his home mysteriously burned in Grand Junction. [...] Late June, a young soldier was gunned down with an automatic weapon while returning to station. His brother was allegedly serving on a narcotics squad at Fort Carson."
        • From Dave McGowan's interview in Issue #38 of PARANOIA: The Conspiracy Reader: "Karen Grammer's murder was briefly mentioned in my book because of the indirect connection to the JonBenét Ramsey case (which obviously wasn't a serial killer case, but which is covered because of the parallels to other cases). Lou Smit, the private investigator brought in to work on the Ramsey case—first for the DA, and then later for the Ramseys—was previously best known fur purportedly solving Grammer's murder. I found this to be an intriguing connection, primarily because Smit seems to be far better at providing spin than solving crimes.

          The Karen Grammer murder is yet another one of those tantalizing factoids that you find sprinkled here and there in the mainstream media coverage of high-profile crimes, and then never hear another word about. As it turns out, the Grammer case is, perhaps not surprisingly, a bizarre one. She was purportedly killed by a gang of current and former GI's stationed at the Fort Carson Army base near Colorado Springs. Grammer was supposedly one of seven victims killed as part of a murder spree—except that her murder was markedly different than the other six murders. All the other victims were men, and must of them, if not all, had some connection to Fort Carson. At least three were soldiers who were currently or formerly stationed there, and another was a cabdriver killed on the base. At least one victim was himself a member of the gang. Most were shot, execution style. Grammer, on the other hand, had her throat slashed after being brutally raped.

          Most of the murders were undoubtedly part of some kind of clean-up operation going on at Fort Carson at the time. It is unclear how or if Grammer's murder was connected to whatever was going on at the Army base. Smit just lumped her murder in with the others and wrote them all off as just another senseless, largely motiveless, murder spree.

          As an interesting side note, Kelsey and Karen Grammer's father was murdered as well, in a separate incident in 1968. And as another interesting side note, the prosecutor on the Karen Grammer case was later a prosecutor on the Ted Bundy case."
        • From p.27-29 of Hello Charlie: Letters from a Serial Killer by Charlie Hess (2008):

              Eventually joining forces with a team of prosecutors that included Robert Russell, who would subsequently help to bring Ted Bundy to justice, Smit began assembling evidence against a vicious gang led by Michael Corbett, an army officer whom the detective would later call “one of the most dangerous men I've ever met.”
              A textbook psychopath, Corbett had served a stint at Fort Carson, where he began his crime spree while still in the army, running over a fellow soldier with a tank to settle a grudge. “He was completely without a conscience,” Smit asserts, “and he could turn on and off like a switch. There was no telling what might trigger him. He was a very gung ho military type, who took his training very seriously and prided himself on his martial arts skills. That might be why the army brass accepted his story that the tank episode was an accident.”
              Once discharged, Corbett began gathering a coterie of devoted followers, most notably his roommates Freddie Glenn and Larry Dunn, drawn as much by his cold-blooded charisma as by his addled rants of black empowerment. Also part of the gang was Winslow Watson—like the others, a former GI—who had ended up in the morgue after crossing Corbett by stealing a loaf of bread from some next-door neighbors. It was Watson’s name that Smit had found in the deserted apartment; one in a string of capricious killings carried out by Corbett and his crew. That growing list of victims also included Daniel Van Lone, the hotel cook, who, after being robbed, was summarily dispatched when the infuriated killer found only fifty cents in his pocket.
              Smit and his colleague, a young prosecutor named Chuck Heim, had taken the first steps down a bloody trail left by the ruthless killers. “We had a couple of other cases—a cab driver killed at Fort Carson and another soldier gunned down at a rest stop ten miles from the base—but we were never able to make those stick,” he recalls. “As it was, we had plenty to keep us busy anyway.”
              The investigation broke wide open in short order when Smit was able to elicit a confession from Larry Dunn, the gang’s junior partner, after persuading New Orleans authorities to arrest him on an unrelated crime. “We had seven murders we were looking at by that time,” Smit recalls, “and Chuck Heim offered Dunn immunity in exchange for his testimony. He told us the whole thing, sitting there in the New Orleans House of Detention, beginning with Van Lone, who had begged for his life as Corbett forced him to lie on the ground and then put a .38 to his right temple and pulled the trigger.” “Did you see that motherfucker jump when I shot him?” was Dunn’s recollection of Corbett’s exultant comment as they drove away.
           
        • Kenneth Patterson, "The Freddie Glenn Story: His Side", 2015/10/05 (LinkedIn archive)
          • "Freddie Glenn was only 18 years old when he was tried and convicted of murder in 1975. He accompanied a couple of friends on what was only supposed to be a couple or few robberies. Glenn has not denied accompanying the other men.

            Glenn only believes that he is doing way more time than he deserved. He's been in jail for 40 years -- and didn't kill anyone. His only crime was being there in the first place. The odd thing about the whole case was that Glenn was never offered a chance to appeal.

            While even one of the other two convicted killers, Michael Corbett, admitted Glenn's innocence in a letter that was addressed to Glenn's longtime friend and confidant, Belinda. Glenn, who now goes by "Siyani" is mentioned in this letter as not having anything to do with any of the murders."
          • From Michael Corbett's letter to Belinda: "Ok, baby sister. You wanted to know the real deal, about my brother Siyani. It's like this. For one, Siyani never killed anybody. They lied on him, because [District Attorney] Bob Russell, and [Detective] Lou Smit, was mad at him for not turning on me! Larry Dunn, was the one that really killed Grammer. They gave Siyani that murder case. As for Profit, I did that and I even went and testified at Siyani's trial with a life sentence in that one. I admitted to mine, at my first Parole hearing in 1996. All Siyani should have gotten of is Accessory to first degree murder, which only carry's 10 years."
          • From Freddie Glenn's letter to Kelsey Grammer: "I was too scared to tell or snitch on anyone. Instead, I chose to accept responsibility for my involvement in those crimes which was only me driving my car in what was supposed to be only robberies. Had I cooperated and saved myself and told them Larry Dunn killed your sister and testified against Michael Corbett, I would not be in prison today. Larry Dunn took the life of your sister and was actively involved in the other two murders. He lied on me and was reward full immunity on 3 murder charges."
          • "KP: The night in question concerning Karen Grammer’s murder, what were you doing at the time your friends approached you?

            Freddie: Larry Dunn and Eric McCloud came by my apartment. Larry had an idea of getting some money. I would actually be their transportation. Eric was only coming along for the ride. We all knew each other and hung around in the same areas. They didn’t have their own cars. They were privates in the Army at Ft. Carson and struggling financially. So I would help them out since I was the only one in the whole group that owned a car. So I would be the designated “taxi” driver. The night in question, we drove around, just the three of us. Larry Dunn was the oldest and more like the ringleader. We were riding around while Larry was casing places to rob. Eventually, we came to a Red Lobster. He ordered me to stop the car and park a small distance away from the restaurant. I did what I was told. Larry and Eric exited the car to rob the restaurant. I was waiting 15 or 20 minutes (maybe less) in the car. The next thing that happens, Larry and Eric return to the car with Karen Grammar and ordered me to drive off quickly.

            [...]

            KP: I had a question about Michael Corbett. Where did y’all meet?

            Freddie: In the Arbada House Apts. where I stayed. That was my first apartment in Colorado Springs. That’s where I lived most of the time I was in Colorado Springs. In fact, that’s where we all met except for Eric. Eric was a soldier in Ft. Carson and used to court with my auntie. I met Eric through my aunt. Michael Corbett is trying to let everyone know that I didn’t have anything to do with the murders. He never had anything to do with the Grammer case, but he knows Dunn did it. He also confronted Dunn at one time, “Why did you do that?” I can only guess that Michael was mad at Larry Dunn for killing and raping Karen Grammer. He actually told me he started to kill Larry for all the mess he had gotten him into. Michael is in bad shape right now and doesn’t have very long to live. He’s just trying to make things right before it’s all said and done.

            KP: What was Larry Dunn like and how did y’all meet?

            Freddie: He was an older guy. I think he was about to be kicked out of the army. He was always looking for money. He used to visit the Arbada Apartments where I stayed. That’s where he and Michael Corbett used to hang out. Larry later became friends with my older sister that was living in Colorado Springs already. That’s really how Larry and I became friends. While my sister would be at my apartment, Larry would come to see her. When I say friends though, I don’t mean that we were extremely close. I would just give him rides like I would for anybody else we knew living at the complex. It was mainly about him knowing my sister. My sister died 15 years ago. She died with the guilt of ever introducing me to Larry Dunn. Larry walked away from three murder cases by lying on me and testifying against Michael. I was too scared to snitch on anybody. I just tried to accept responsibility for my involvement."
        • Bob Russel background
          • Colorado Springs Gazette, "Tribute planned for former DA who prosecuted Ted Bundy", 2012/01/05: "For two decades Robert L. Russel was the public face of justice in the Pikes Peak Region — a five-term district attorney who personally tried some of his biggest cases while nurturing the talent of dozens of young attorneys. [...] Memorabilia and newspaper clippings will offer glimpses of Russel’s varied career, from prosecuting notorious serial killer Ted Bundy to winning a conviction against the man who killed Karen Grammer, sister to actor Kelsey Grammer.Russel, who served as 4th Judicial District Attorney from 1965 to 1985, came into office as the only full-time prosecutor for El Paso and Teller counties, and built a team of up-and-coming legal talents, observers say."
          • KRDO, "D.A. Legend Bob Russel Dies At Age 82", 2012/01/25: "Robert Russel, a prominent local figure best known for his five-term run as El Paso County District Attorney has passed away at the age of 82."
          • Colorado Springs Gazette, "DA Bob Russel, 82: He left lasting fingerprints", 2012/01/25: "While today’s D.A.s are administrators, Russel prosecuted cases himself — including, all too briefly, that of serial-killer Ted Bundy — and he won over jurors on his way to a 22-7 trial record on murder cases. [...] Colorado Attorney General John Suthers got his start under Russel — and so did judges, business leaders and three of the past five district attorneys. [...] Russel drew national notice when he was appointed special prosecutor on the case of Ted Bundy, who was nabbed in the Aspen area during his cross-country killing spree and detained for a 1977 trial that was moved from Aspen to Colorado Springs."
          • Shrine of Remembrance page on Robert (Bob) Lee Russel: "Russel also advised his friend and colleague, Lou Smit, who investigated the killing of JonBenet Ramsey in 1996."
      • Apple Dumpling Gang investigation of Robert Charles Browne
        • New York Times, "The Confessor", 2007/04/29
          • "The godfather of the Apple Dumpling Gang was Sheriff Maketa’s predecessor, John Anderson, who held the top law-enforcement post in the county from 1995 to 2003. Charlie Hess’s daughter Candy managed Anderson’s first campaign. During a strategy meeting at her house in 1994, Hess met Lou Smit, who served with Anderson on the Colorado Springs Police Department in the 1970s and ’80s."
          • "Smit was a legend in Colorado law-enforcement circles. A veteran of more than 200 homicide investigations, he had a knack for solving tough cases that seemed to entail an almost mystical connection with victims. His dedication to the job was unrivalled. When Smit had applied to the Colorado Springs police force in 1966, the department still had a 5-foot-9-inch height requirement. Smit measured in half an inch short. He asked to be retested, and the night before, he persuaded his cousin, who was already on the force, to hammer him on the head with his nightstick. The next morning, extended half an inch by the mother of all welts, he got the position."
          • "Hess and Smit’s friendship developed quickly over regular racquetball games and frequent meals. They each could improvise in difficult circumstances. They each had quick senses of humor. They each appreciated the degree to which cases sometimes required tactics and methods that weren’t always in, or by, the book.

            “Lou and I are very much alike,” Hess said. “We both understand that if you want to see into the abyss, you’ve got to walk near the edge.”"
          • "In 1952, lured by a $6,200 salary, he landed a position as a special agent for the F.B.I. Hess, just shy of his 25th birthday, was assigned initially to San Antonio. He learned Spanish at the F.B.I. language academy and was later posted to El Paso and then to Alpine, Tex., beside Big Bend National Park. He showed a flair for cultivating informants on both sides of the border; within six months of the start of his stint in San Antonio, he had 20 people passing him tips. Almost everything he learned about getting people to talk to him he credits to the intuitive approach of the Texas sheriffs he met on his rounds."
          • "Hess put in 10 years with the bureau, and then 3 as the city manager of National City, just south of San Diego. But with his 40th birthday looming and his marriage getting rocky, he was restless and ready for an adventure. He ran into an old classmate from the F.B.I. Academy who had been hired by the U.S. Agency for International Development (Usaid) to teach police work to the South Vietnamese. Hess was hired by Usaid, and late in the spring of 1967 he flew to Vietnam as a foreign-service officer of the State Department. “I don’t think I was in favor of the Vietnam War ideologically as much as I just wanted to find out what was going on over there,” he told me.

            One day in the summer of 1967, Hess went on an inspection tour in a plane with a C.I.A. paramilitary officer named Robert Wall, who outlined a joint American-South Vietnamese program that the C.I.A. was organizing to “neutralize” the Vietcong political cadres. Wall offered Hess a job as a deputy coordinator for the Phoenix Program."
          • "When I pressed him on the issue, Hess said he had not participated in, or witnessed, the more brutal interrogation practices that were aired in Congressional hearings in the early 1970s, when United States soldiers gave accounts of prisoners being thrown out of helicopters, or “rung up” by electric shocks from hand-cranked field telephones, or pierced through the eardrums by sharpened bamboo dowels. Hess, who has a hat stitched with the message, “Vietnam — If You Weren’t There, Shut Up,” also made a point of telling me he had no objection in principle to such techniques during wartime: “In a war, and this is strictly my opinion, you do whatever is necessary to save American lives. The only people who know if it’s appropriate are the people who are doing it at the time.”"
        • Description of Hello Charlie: Letters from a Serial Killer by Charlie Hess (2008): "The 1991 abduction and murder of thirteen-year-old Heather Dawn Church baffled police for three agonizing years, and became one of the most infamous murders the quiet and scenic city of Colorado Springs had ever seen. It was legendary homicide detective Lou Smit who finally broke the case, sending Robert Charles Browne, a forty-three-year-old Louisiana drifter and career criminal, to prison for life.But the savage saga of Robert Browne did not end there. In 2000, Smit, now retired, joined forces with Charlie Hess, an ex-FBI agent and former CIA operative, to reexamine the cold-case murder files of the local Sheriff's Department. With the addition of amateur forensics buff Scott Fischer, the Apple Dumpling Gang was born.As their volunteer work continued, Smit, Hess, and Fischer came upon a taunting letter written by Browne, hinting that the death of Heather Church was only the tip of the iceberg. What other law enforcement officials had simply ignored, the Apple Dumpling Gang took on with single-minded determination. Charlie Hess began a correspondence with Browne in which, over the course of dozens of letters, the killer teasingly spun out the details of a horrific killing spree spread over thirty years and nine states. The tally, according to Browne: forty-nine deaths, making him one of the most prolific serial murderers in the annals of American crime.Hess's unique insight into criminal psychology, honed over his years developing informants and working as a polygraph operator, made him uniquely suited to match wits with the cagey and canny killer. But Browne was every bit the retired cop's equal: quickwitted, mercurial, and charismatic, with a penchant for riddles and a lifetime full of grisly secrets.A riveting account of the complex and chilling cat-and-mouse game Hess and Browne played over five years,Hello Charliedetails Browne's bloody swath of murder -- by strangulation, poisoning, and dismemberment -- even as it explores the special bond forged between the cop and the killer, allowing Hess unprecedented access into the mind of a remorseless psychopath.As compulsively readable as any crime novel,Hello Charliepicks up whereThe Silence of the Lambsleft off, with the incredible true story of one man's search for justice with a murderer as his guide."
    • Mary Lacy a.k.a. Mary Keenan a.k.a. Mary Lacey background
      • Justice Watch thread on Mary Keenan's possible role in the Ramsey war room computer hacking: "Remember the computer break in at the War Room in June 1997? We learned in ST's book that DA candidate MARY KEENAN, attempted an authorized entry on the Saturday afternoon that preceded the discovery of the tampering. Now Peter Boyles has stirred the pot. He calls it "Marygate". Keenan says that she and her boyfriend were cooking a smelly fish that she decided to dump at the Injustice Center dumpster. Sooooo, she decided after the fish dump to see what was happening in the War Room. That's a logical progression, isn't it? The War Room was a place she had no authority to enter, at that time. If this was her story three years ago, how come Steve Thomas didn't know/share it? [...] It is also noteworthy that Social Services, at the same time, reported the theft of their "Burke files", stored in a pc. [...] Interesting choice for the creepy Whites. Keenan successfully prosecuted the ONLY other sex ring case I know of in Boulder. They identified the ONE person with expertise in sex ring crime, then wined and dined her. They stood there when she announced her candidacy to show she is their preferred DA, so how could WE possibly be involved in sex ring activity? Hah!" - interesting that Fleet White, publicly a big supporter of Steve Thomas, backed the candidate who Steve Thomas opposed and considered untrustworthy
  • Other Boulder institutions
  • Federal authorities

Ramsey family background

  • John Ramsey was owner and CEO of Access Graphics, a subsidiary of major defense contractor Lockheed Martin (which had Dick Cheney's wife on its board of directors at the time). By some accounts, John himself ended up on the Lockheed board of directors following its acquisition of Access Graphics. The so-called "Bonita Papers" say "In 1989, Lockheed Martin, one of the nation's largest aerospace corporations, purchased 73 percent of the stock in Access Graphics, making John a director of Lockheed", and p.36 of Death of a Little Princess by Carlton Smith says "Lockheed's purchase of twenty-five percent of the company in 1989 had given Access the necessary cash to make the deal with Sun; now Lockheed would own the whole thing. John became a director of Lockheed Martin."
  • Michigan pedophile ring connections of John Ramsey - striking parallels to the Cathy O'Brien story
    • He was born in Lincoln NE, of Franklin scandal infamy, before moving to Michigan after 6th grade (People, "Mystery Couple", 1997/10/06; Lincoln Journal Star, "John Ramsey's roots are in Lincoln", 2006/08/16). His father James Dudley Ramsey, formerly director of the Nebraska Aeronautics Commission from 1947 to 1956, subsequently became the director of the Michigan Aeronautics Commission until 1979. Jay Ramsey became known as Czar Ramsey due to his "iron hand" in overseeing Michigan's airports. In the mid-1970s towards the end of James Dudley Ramsey's tenure, a pedophile ring run by Francis Shelden was flying child sex slaves to a newly-built airstrip -- something the Commission almost certainly would have overseen -- on North Fox Island in Lake Michigan. Shelden's ring allegedly had elite clients and was linked to the Oakland County Child Killer (OCCK) murders. The island was close to Charlevoix MI, where John would purchase a vacation home in the early 1990s and then relocate to following JBR's murder. Ringleader Frank Shelden and his associates also had some connections to Colorado (see the North Fox Island pedophile ring page).
      • Will Kuehl a.k.a. William Milton Kuehl a.k.a. William Kuehl
        • Merkle Funeral Service, obituary of William Kuehl, 2015/08: "William Milton Kuehl was born in Monroe, Michigan on September 7, 1951. He grew up in a large family was the one of six children born from the union of the late Milton and the late Evelyn (Green) Kuehl. He attended Huron schools in New Boston and graduated with the class of 1968. William married the former Angela Anteau in Toledo, Ohio on March 15, 2010. William supported his family employed as a transport at Bell Transport in Monroe, Michigan taking medical retirement in 1997. William was a man set in his ways and very fun to be around. He enjoyed cracking jokes and making his friends and family laugh. William appreciated the outdoors taking care of his vegetable garden or watching and feeding the birds. He craved knowledge and could not live without technology spending most of his time surfing the web reading about everything. William Milton Kuehl, age 63 of Monroe, passed away at 3:11pm on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital."
        • Whitepages info on William Milton Kuehl - age is in the 60s; previous addresses are in Ypsilanti MI, Monroe MI, and Arvada CO
    • John attended Michigan State University from 1961-66
    • 1961-66 was also at the same time Cathy O'Brien claimed her Michigan father sold her into a child sex ring. Later, O'Brien would claim that her father and John Ramsey were documented as being together on the same ferry between Traverse City MI and Beaver Island (not far from Charlevoix MI and North Fox Island).
      • The source is p.358 of her book Access Denied: For Reasons Of National Security (2004), but it references a speech she made not long after the Ramsey case (which is referred to as happening "last December"). According to the book, the speech in question was hosted by Bill Mahkovtz (whose wife is named Claire) of Santa Cruz. And a Phoenix Project newsletter from 1998 mentions a "Mind Control Out of Control" speaking event for O'Brien hosted by Mahkovtz on 1998/04/21, which is probably the speech in question.
      • The following 1997 speech - parts 1, 2, 3, 4 - is a different earlier one, though it does mention the Ramseys.
      • O'Brien claims Beaver Island was home to a mind control project, and that her brother was nicknamed Beaver after the island; interestingly, her 1995 book (a year prior to the Ramsey case) does call her brother Beaver. In the index of Death of Innocence by John Ramsey and Patsy Ramsey (2001), there are mentions of Beaver Island and the Beaver Island Ferry, which suggests that the Ramseys really did visit the island.
      • Another island in Lake Michigan that O'Brien mentions in her story is Mackinac Island (writing it as Mackinaw Island), a political retreat housing the Michigan governor's summer home where she claims to have been taken by Gerald Ford for abuse. John and his first wife Lucinda held their moneymoon at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. See Lansing State Journal, "Ramsey-Pasch", 1966/07/17: "Mr. and Mrs. John Bennett Ramsey (Lucinda Lou Pasch) are honeymooning at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. They were married Saturday afternoon in the First Presbyterian Church of Kalamazoo. [...] Jeffrey Ramsey was best man for his brother, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James D. Ramsey, 4509 Chippewa Drive, Okemos. [...] Special guests were the grandparents of the bridegroom, Mrs. Harry E. Bennett of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Ramsey of Omaha, Neb. Both the bride and bridegroom are June graduates of Michigan State University, where the bride was affiliated with Delta Gamma sorority and the bridegroom with Theta Chi fraternity." The 1996 Christmas newsletter sent by the Ramseys also makes reference to the island, with John in a yacht race from Port Huron to Mackinac Island.
    • Something weird: only 3 months after John's mother died, Dudley Ramsey married Irene Pasch, the mother of John's ex-wife who he had only just divorced
  • Military background of John Ramsey
    • After university, John joined the US Navy in 1966, serving 2-3 years in the Philippines, some of which was at Subic Bay where likely Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) agent Lee Harvey Oswald once trained. According to his deposition by Lee Hill, he held a top secret security clearance while at Subic Bay and visited "Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand" for "R&R" during that time. Ramsey subsequently spent 8 more years as a Naval reserve officer, drilling at the Naval Air Station Cecil Field (in Jacksonville FL) and the Naval Air Station Atlanta (near the Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta GA) while also serving as the Officer in Charge of Construction for the Southeast. From about 1975 onward he was living in Atlanta.
    • Lansing State Journal, "RAMSEY", 1967/12/12: "John Bennett Ramsey has successfully completed 16 weeks of intensive training at Naval Officer Candidate School, Newport, R.I., and received his commission as ensign, U.S. Naval Reserves. During his training, Ensign Ramsey held a student office as battalion adjutant. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James D. Ramsey, 2476 Arrowhead, Okemos."
  • Patsy Ramsey grew up doing beauty pageants, and was at one point described by a pageant judge as "a little automaton" for her programmed, controlled movement. After being crowned Miss West Virginia in 1977, she worked for the state of West Virginia, accompanying Gov. Jay Rockefeller and Sen. Robert Byrd to do ribbon cuttings. Byrd was accused by Cathy O'Brien of molesting her as a child and serving as her mind control handler.
    • Beckley Post-Herald The Raleigh Register, "Miss West Virginia Parade Participant", 1977/07/04: "Patricia Ann Paugh, Miss West Virginia for 1977, will appear in the 16th annual Fourth of July parade to be held in Alderson beginning at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Miss Paugh, 20-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Paugh of Charleston, formerly of Parkersburg, will appear in the parade with Miss Susan Gial Harrison of Renick, 1976-77 West Virginia Dairy Princess. Miss Paugh has been named West Virginia's Official State Hostess by the state legislature. Members of the Alderson Junior High School band under the direction of Miss Lucy Fife also will participate in the parade. Serving as parade marshal will be Senator Jennings Randolph, D-West Virginia."
    • New York Daily News, "HORRIFIC END TO FAIRY TALE LITTLE GIRL'S GLITTERY LIFE, VIOLENT DEATH LEAVE NATION BEWILDERED", 1997/01/05: "Bob Anderson, from Charleston, was Patsy's business manager during her pageant days. He said she was frequently hired for ribbon-cuttings with then-Gov. Jay Rockefeller and Sen. Robert Byrd."
    • Washington Post, "PUZZLING DEATH PUTS PAGEANTS IN SPOTLIGHT", 1997/01/10: "It is a world quite familiar to Patsy Paugh Ramsey. She and her sister Pam were both Miss West Virginia, only the second set of sisters ever to compete in the Miss America pageant. Afterward, Patsy Ramsey worked briefly for the state, promoting parks and tourism. "She was very much in demand," said her former business manager Bob Anderson of Charleston. "You'd always see her at ribbon cuttings with {then governor} Jay Rockefeller.""
  • Early career of Patsy Paugh in Atlanta GA
    • Woman's Magazine, "PROFILE: Patsy Ramsey" by Deborah Rosenberger, 1996/04 (links to images here): "Ramsey moved to Atlanta (GA) soon after her graduation from West Virginia University. With her bachelor's degree in advertising and marketing, Ramsey began her career with McCann- Ericson Advertising Agency , where she focused on doing promotional marketing for Coca-Cola USA. Later she joined Hayes Microcomputer Products, Inc., as Director of Marketing Services, and worked there for five years developing user-friendly product instruction manuals. One of the software manuals Ramsey was responsible for won first place in an international technical writing competition. Her job with Hayes also put her in charge of special events, trade shows, and in-house advertising."
  • Don Paugh, father of Patsy Ramsey and business partner of John Ramsey, was formerly an engineer for the chemical and mining company Union Carbide. According to Steve Thomas, Don Paugh originally worked for the Bakelite Corporation before it was acquired by the company. The apparent connection between Union Carbide and US intelligence is not well-known, but given the CIA's role in clearing the way for corporate imperialism along with the additional evidence below, the relationship was likely quite close:
    • In p.383 of The Almost Classified Guide to CIA Front Companies, Proprietaries & Contractors by Wayne Madsen, Union Carbide is identified as a CIA affiliate
    • Chicago Reader, "The Conspiracy to Kill Martin Luther King" by John Sergeant and John Edington, 1990/03/01: "Somehow Ray traveled in the same U.S. cities as the real Canadian citizen Eric Galt, got access to Galt's signature, and inquired into emigrating to Rhodesia, where Galt had relatives. Moreover, Ray has scars on his forehead and his hand--as does the real Galt--and two months before the assassination underwent plastic surgery on his nose, as Galt had. Galt is also an expert marksman.

      How could Ray or his coconspirators have acquired, undetected, such a detailed profile of his alter ego? According to Galt, there is only one place where all the pertinent information is collected together--his highly classified security-clearance file in the Union Carbide factory in Toronto, where he was working on a top-secret U.S. defense project in the mid-1960s."
    • The company's bauxite mine in Port Kaituma, Guyana would later end up very close to the Jonestown community established by the Peoples Temple. And there are signs that the operations were related. When Guyana was attempting to achieve independence from Britain, the CIA worked to undermine the Marxist candidate and install the more moderate Burnham as president. According to Michael Meiers, in the 1970s Burnham became more leftist and led a nationalization effort that got rid of Union Carbide. Following that, the CIA began working to undermine his government; it was pointed out in the Washington Post ("Mistrial Declared in Case of Former Peoples Temple Aide", 1981/09/27) that some Jonestown veterans believed Jonestown to be a "device by which the agency manipulated the Guyanan administration of Prime Minister Forbes Burnham". On the other hand, an oral history project by the former Guyanese ambassador seems to indicate that Union Carbide actually left Guyana in 1968 because the venture was unprofitable, but the ambassador still notes the "power of a corporation with the international reach of Union Carbide to frustrate the socialist will of a country the size of Guyana".
    • From Covert Action Information Bulletin, issue 11, 1980/12: "The Hudson Institute is well-connected to the defense and intelligence apparatus. Staffed by some 44 professionals, a number of whom have worked at the Pentagon or CIA, the Institute is endowed by more than forty major multinational corporations. such as Exxon, Castle & Cooke, Bank of America, Union Carbide, American Telephone & Telegraph, Mitsui, and the Royal Bank of Canada. It performs wide-ranging classified research on both national and international issues to fulfill some of the voracious need of the energy and national security network."
    • New York Times, "Lab Humans", 1999/10/31 - human experimentation with radioactivity took place at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a nuclear weapons facility managed by Union Carbide from 1947 to 1984 (after which Lockheed Martin predecessor Martin Marietta took its place).
  • Masonic influence in the Paugh family
  • Child abuse within the Paugh family
    • Patsy Ramsey had a strange response when asked by the Boulder police if she suffered physical or sexual abuse as a child (see interrogations linked above). She suddenly began giving no audible responses and, according to someone who claims to have watched the interview tapes, transitioned to a childlike demeanor as if she had switched into an alter personality.
    • Nedra Paugh was, according to former Access Graphics manager Jane Stobie (see the Bardach article linked above), bragging about Burke's penis size, an indication of the strange views that the family had towards child sexuality. Stobie described the family as being "so meshed up in each other, and it was my gut instinct that told me something wasn’t right there".
    • Parallels to Marilyn Van Derbur, the Miss Colorado 1957 / Miss America 1958 winner who was sexually abused by her prominent father
      • Associated Press, "Miss America of 1958 Tells Of Incest Ordeal", 1991/05/09: "A former Miss America on Thursday revealed a dark family secret: that her millionaire father repeatedly assaulted her sexually. Marilyn Van Derbur, Miss America 1958, told reporters she was making her story public to help children and their families by making the crime ″speakable.″ [...] The offender was her father, the late Francis S. Van Derbur - millionaire Denver businessman, socialite, philanthropist and pillar of the community, she said. He died in 1984. [...] ″When a good friend of mine knew I would be speaking here tonight, she said, ’Why do you want to ruin your father’s reputation? Write an article and do it anonymously,‴ Van Derbur said Wednesday night. ″This was my father’s greatest weapon. He knew I would never tell.″ She added that after all this time, ″I say to my father tonight: ’You were wrong.‴"
      • Denver Post, "Van Derbur consulted by police", 1997/02/27: "Marilyn Van Derbur Atler, beauty queen, a victim of and a nationally recognized expert on incest, has offered her insights to the Boulder police in the investigation of the sexual abuse and slaying of JonBenet Ramsey. Van Derbur Atler said Wednesday that she met with Boulder police twice, once three weeks ago and again last week. "They asked the same questions you would ask, about my personal experience, since our families (the Van Derburs and the Ramseys) are similar." She didn't ask police anything specific about the Ramseys and they didn't volunteer anything, she said. [...] Police spokesman Kelvin McNeill said Van Derbur Atler was able to help police in areas of the investigation. "She was asked to provide us with insight on the case because she was a noted expert on several areas of interest to us," McNeil said. In research on survivors, Van Derbur Atler said she found that 68 percent of victims were violated by fathers or stepfathers."
      • CNN, "Boulder official confident Ramsey case will be solved", 1997/02/27: "Police also confirmed that they sought the insight of former Miss America, Marilyn Van Derbur Atler. Atler admitted publicly in 1991 that she had been sexually abused by her father, and has since become an authority on the issue of incest. [...] [Denver District Attorney Bill] Ritter said that Atler was consulted because she is respected for her insight "in cases where children are in some way abused, and this is certainly an abuse case with respect to JonBenet. I mean, she was murdered." He said there were also parallels between the Van Derbur and Ramsey families. Both were both families of means, and both a part of the beauty pageant circuit."
      • The Morning Call, "SHE'S SMART, PRETTY, AND STILL HEALING * FORMER MISS AMERICA AND VICTIM OF CHILDHOOD INCEST MARILYN VAN DERBUR ATLER WILL BRING HER STORY TO BETHLEHEM", 1997/04/06: "For years, only her husband and three sisters knew of Van Derbur's secret. After Van Derbur publicly talked about surviving incest, her oldest sister Gwen revealed that she also was violated by their father from childhood until she left home at 18. Van Derbur's other two sisters have asked her not to mention them in her talks, and she has honored their wishes."
      • Purgatory thread by Koldkase2 in 2003 about Van Derbur's story and how it may shed light on the JonBenet case
      • Forums for Justice thread in 2008 on the parallels between the Paugh family and Van Derbur's experience
        • "The veneer of "perfect family" that John Ramsey and Patsy Paugh Ramsey put forward is similar to what Marilyn Vanderbur describes in her book. And Nedra's very inappropriate comments about the size of Burke's penis when he was a baby, as well as JonBenet's appearance, dress, etc. make me wonder deeply whether there wasn't an incest experience in Patsy's own family."
        • "I'm from West Virginia and know people that knew the Paughs - here's the brief bits I know.

          Don worked for Carbide in South Charleston. During that period they lived in a very upscale neighborhood in that city.

          Nedra ran a tight ship and everything was always 50's type perfect. She was viewed as energetic, devoted to her daughters and family life, if not kind of a pushy parent. Like Patsy, Nedra appeared to be very interested in appearances of things - perfect girls, perfect house....that kind of thing."
        • "The most I ever saw written about the Paughs and Patsy's childhood was in the McLean book, written by a friend of Patsy's from W.V. McLean had various people from Patsy's childhood and life talk and write about her. You can buy the book online at amazon, second hand, for about $10--JonBenet's Mother. It's worth the read because they unwittingly explain a lot about why Patsy would go so far to cover up what happened to JonBenet, IMO. They use terms like "perfect" and "close to a saint" more than once. They describe her as if she wasn't even human. How far would that fall be if the truth came out? Talk about naive...."
        • "The photos of Beth in John's bathroom was a red flag to me. A very weird red flag. John's tic of sticking his tongue out - another red flag. Ask a psychologist what showing a very intimate body part like the tongue signifies. There are other red flags, but those are the ones that I'm thinking of right now...Thanks and I'm going to read!"
      • Forums for Justice thread in 2011 that expands more on the significance of Van Derbur's story
        • "I watched a video of Dr. Meyer testifying a few years ago in the murder of a baby in Boulder Co.--the Midyette trials. Dr. Meyer was such a wimp, I was astonished to see him almost change his credible testimony about the autopsy results when simply challenged by the defense. I thought then that he'd have been fairly useless in the JB case if a trial had been held."
        • "Marilyn Van Derbur was molested by her own father from the age of five to the age of 18, when she left home. It's a terrible story, but one which she only gathered the courage to tell after decades of such suffering, I cannot imagine it. When she finally did go public, it was because she had worked to open a clinic in Denver for sexual abuse victims and she got outed by the media. But for her sister speaking out and admitting that their father also molested her, too--something Marilyn did not know until then--Marilyn's own mother was set to denounce, along with the general public, as a liar. Marilyn's father was a very rich and powerful Colorado businessman with lots of political connections all the way to the governor's mansion there. "
        • "So it was natural enough for the BPD to call upon her in this investigation early on. She eventually spoke about the case on LKLive. If you haven't seen that interview, it's worth googling. She basically said the tape on the mouth was a clear symbolic message: you will not speak of it. Subconscious perhaps, but I agree.

          The thing that has always struck me is the similarities between Patsy Ramsey's life and Van Derbur's. Both were Miss Amercia contestants, competitive, socialites--hiding huge secrets. We know what Marilyn's secret was.

          But I doubt we will ever know if Patsy had that same secret, or who was molesting JonBenet. Van Derbur learned at her father's funeral and shortly after that he had molested far more than his own daughters in his long life when other victims came forward to her. As much as she knew of his vile nature and his power to conceal his awful crimes, she never imagined until he died that he had other victims, even until he died, she realized."
        • "There will be no admission of guilt forthcoming in this case. Few will ever admit such a thing if the victim confronts them, and JB will never do that, will she? Van Derbur stated that if her parents had ever thought she would tell this secret, they'd have killed her and then had lunch. For years she herself would have killed to keep this secret, she wrote."
        • "But one thing I do wonder about is the following: "Van Derbur learned at her father's funeral and shortly after that he had molested far more than his own daughters in his long life when other victims came forward to her. As much as she knew of his vile nature and his power to conceal his awful crimes, she never imagined until he died that he had other victims, even until he died, she realized." Since her father was a powerful figure and he had extended his molestations to include other victims, I have to wonder if there might indeed have been (and perhaps is still?) pedo rings operating in Colorado. Steven Singular certainly seems to think so. And if participation is widespread among the wealthy, politically connected, who knows but that it could have included the Ramseys? Reminds me, too, of the weirdo who Fr. Rol allowed to live on the church premises. I hate to go there, though..."
  • Access Graphics corporate history
    • p.26-31 of Death of a Little Princess by Carlton Smith gives more insight into the history of Access Graphics. It was formed out of a merger between Advanced Products Group, the Atlanta GA company started by John Ramsey to sell computer equipment, and two other companies: CAD Distributors of Boulder CO and CADSources Inc. of Piscataway NJ. As the names of the companies would suggest, much of Access Graphics' business came from distributing and setting up CAD systems for their customers. In 1990, they scored an arrangement with Sun Microsystems to become their principal distributor of UNIX workstations to resellers. When it began, Access Graphics only had sales of about $50 million per year; by 1993, that had increased to $400 million.
    • From p.87-88 of JonBenet: Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation by Steve Thomas (2000):

          Borrowing money from Don Paugh, John and Patsy moved to the Atlanta subdivision of Dunwoody and in their basement launched a company they called Technical Equipment Specialists, Inc., known as TecSpec, which sold computer equipment for other businesses. Patsy handled the office, and her mother helped in sales. When neighbors complained about the delivery trucks, Ramsey rented office space at the airport so that he could fly in his spare time.
          John Ramsey then joined with two other entrepreneurs to create MicroSouth, a distributor of computer instrumentation in the Southeast, and he was named president. When they hit the $500,000 mark in sales, MicroSouth held a big party, unaware of the fortunes on the horizon.
          MicroSouth linked with a California firm, Calcomp. They also created the Advanced Products Group in 1986. Don Paugh, Ramsey's father-in-law, was hired to run the new company.
          The next step was to go national, and APG merged with CAD Distributors in Boulder and CAD Sources from New Jersey to form another company that would primarily sell Sun Microsystems components. The partners hunted through a dictionary for an appropriate name, and Access jumped out. Not only did it represent entry to information, but it began with the letter A, which meant prime placement in the Yellow Pages. Access Graphics was born, with headquarters in Boulder and John Ramsey in charge of sales. He was soon named president and commuted from Atlanta to Boulder, where Patsy rented an apartment for him near the Access offices.
       
    • Georgia corporation info on MICROSOUTH, INC. - formed on 1983/09/01; principal address was 645 HEMBREE PKWY STE J, ROSWELL, GA, 30076-3868, USA; registered agent was WOOLSEY, THOMAS; officers were JOHN MANN and ROBERT P BERNARDI and WOOLSEY, THOMAS
      • Business Formation filing - changed the name of Teqspec Distribution Company, Inc. effective 1984/08/31; contains the 1983/07/26 incorporation for Teqspec: initial registered office was 1583 Northridge Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30338, Fulton County; registered agent was John B. Ramsey; board directors were John B. Ramsey 1583 Northridge Road Atlanta, Georgia 30338 and Thomas Woolsey Rt 5 Box 370 Morristown, Tennessee 37814 and Robert A. Dinning 3919 Quilling Road Winston Salem, North Carolina 27104
    • Georgia corporation info on ADVANCED PRODUCTS GROUP, INC. - formed on 1985/05/20; principal address was 1426 PEARL ST, BOULDER, CO, 80302-5311, USA; registered agent was C T CORPORATION SYSTEM of 1201 PEACHTREE ST., NE, ATLANTA, GA, 30361, USA; officers were JOHN B RAMSEY and ROGER K HOOVER (of 6801 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE, BETHESDA, MD, 20817, USA) and THOMAS E CARSON
      • Business Formation filing - changed the name of Teqspec II, Inc. to ElectroSouth, Inc. effective 1985/05/20; the president was John B. Ramsey and the secretary was Patricia A. Ramsey; also contains the 1988/05/17 merger of Advanced Products Group into ElectroSouth forming Advanced Products Group: lawyer Wesley B. Warren Jr. was involved in the affairs; ElectroSouth president was John Ramsey and secretary was Donald R. Paugh; APG president was Donald Paugh and secretary was John Ramsey; also on the ElectroSouth board were Thomas Woolsey and Robert Dinning
    • Georgia corporation info on ADVANCED PRODUCTS GROUP, INC. (MERGED 5/17/88) - formed on 1985/11/07; principal address was 850 FIRST NATIONAL BANK BLDG, DECATUR, GA, 30030, USA; registered agent was WARREN WESLEY B JR; officers were PAUGH, DONALD (of 1009 MANSELL ROAD STE K, ROSWELL, GA, 30076, USA)
      • Business Formation filing - the registered agent and sole member of the board of directors was Wesley B. Warren, Jr 850 First National Bank Building 315 West Ponce de Leon Avenue Decatur, Georgia 30031 of the law firm Simmons, Warren & Szczecko
    • OpenCorporates page on the Washington state branch ACCESS GRAPHICS, INC. of the Delaware corporation ACCESS GRAPHICS, INC. - incorporated on 1989/02/09 and dissolved on 1999/04/30; registered agent was FRANK H MENAKER JR 6801 ROCKLEDGE DR, BETHESDA, MA, 20817; directors (all named as governors) were GERALD SCHAEFER, JOHN MONTAGUE, JOHN RAMSEY, LILLIAN TRIPPETT, PETER REYNOLDS, PETER TEETS, RENATA BAKER, STEPHEN PIPER, THOMAS CARSON, and WALTER SKOWRONSKI
      • Confirmed by Washington corporate filing 0003611803 under UBI number 601 151 998 - curiously still has Ramsey as a corporate officer (president) in 1999 alongside Stephen M. Piper (vice president), Lillian M. Trippett (secretary), Walter E. Skowronski (treasurer), and many others subsequently listed; validates that Peter B. Teets was a director of ACCESS GRAPHICS, INC. alongside Thomas E. Carson, John B. Ramsey, and Gerald W. Schaefer
    • Georgia corporation info on PATSY RAMSEY & ASSOCIATES, INC. - formed on 1986/04/28; principal address was 1583 NORTHRIDGE RD, ATLANTA, GA, 30350-3415, USA; registered agent was WARREN WESLEY B JR of 315 W PONCE DE LEON AVE, DECATUR, GA, 30030, USA; officers were JOHN RAMSEY (as Secretary and CFO) and PATSY RAMSEY (as CEO)
      • Business Formation filing - specified purposes were "the business to engage in a marketing and advertising business; to buy, own, develop, manage, lease and sell real and personal property"; the initial sole member of the board of directors was Patsy Ramsey 1009 Sun Valley Drive Roswell, Georgia 30076
    • Florida InterCreditReport info on MICROSOUTH, INC. (GEORGIA) - company number is P21175; was set up on 10/4/1988 and REVOKED FOR ANNUAL REPORT on 8/25/1995; principal address was 19651 BRUCE B. DOWNS BLVD., #B-4, ROSWELL, GA, 33647; registered agent was CARPENTER, RON A. 4127 N.W. 27TH LANE, GAINESVILLE, FL, 32602; management was listed as Director - Ramsey John, Secretary, Treasurer, Director - Dinning Bob, President, Director - Woolsey Tom
    • Georgia corporation info on MICROSOUTH, INC. - formed on 1995/06/29; principal address was 645 HEMBREE PKWY STE J, ROSWELL, GA, 30076-3868, USA; registered agent was CT CORP SYSTEM of 1201 PEACHTREE STREET, ATLANTA, GA, 30361, USA; officers were J THOMAS WOOLSEY
      • Business Formation filing - details the late June 1995 acquisition of Microsouth, Inc. by TW Acquisition Corp. run by J. Thomas Woolsey, with another involved party being A. Siebert of 811 Dallas Avenue, Houston, Texas 77002; after the merger, TW changed its name to Microsouth and the original Microsouth was designated as nonsurviving
    • Subsequent activities by J. Thomas Woolsey
      • SEC filing from 2001 about TEKGRAF, INC.: "J. THOMAS WOOLSEY became Chief Information Officer in January 1998 and a director of the Company upon completion of the Company's acquisition of Microsouth, Inc., a Georgia corporation ("Microsouth"), in June 1997. From June 1997 until January 1998 he served as Regional Sales Director of the Company. Prior thereto, he served as the President and General Manager of Microsouth from 1989 to June 1997. Mr. Woolsey earned a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering and a Masters in finance and marketing from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. [...] J. Thomas Woolsey, a director of the Company and the former President of Microsouth, was the owner of a mail order computer sales company which was in operation from April 1995 through April 1997. This Company purchased products from various distributors, including Microsouth, for resale to end users. During the year ended December 31, 1997, this company's purchases from Microsouth totaled $8,500. Prior to completion of the Company's acquisition of Microsouth in June 1997, Microsouth performed certain software development services on behalf of JTW Acquisitions, L.P., an entity owned by Mr. Woolsey, for which it was not reimbursed. During the year ended December 31, 1997, Microsouth incurred charges of $31,000, relating to these services."
      • Partial list of contributors to John Ramsey's Michigan congressional campaign in 2004 - includes "PETER TEETS 1118 CRIPPLEGATE RD. UNDER SECRETARY-UNITED STATES AIR FORCE POTOMAC MD" and "THOMAS WOOLSEY 215 BIRCHMEAD DR. RETIRED-RETIRED ROSWELL MI" and "ROBERT DINNING 5129 RIVER CHASE RIDGE WINSTON SALEM NC"
        • Michigan GOP political consultant John Yob - who ran the Ramsey campaign
          • MLive.com, "GOP strategist John Yob assaulted by wife twice in 24 days, police say", 2015/02/13: "The domestic violence arrest of Erica Yob, the wife of national GOP political consultant John Yob, on Jan. 27 was her second alleged assault on her husband in a 24-day span, court records in Charlevoix County show. The earlier accusation against Erica Yob, 36, comes from a 9:30 p.m. Jan. 3 complaint that lists John Yob as the victim, a Charlevoix County court clerk said Thursday. [...] Erica Yob posted a $1,000 bond and was allowed to have her arraignment hearing delayed until March 10 so she could seek counseling, records show. But on Jan. 27, Erica Yob was arrested at the couple's home between the Watermark Country Club and Lake Walden off Cascade Road SE after her husband called 911 about 5:30 a.m. [...] The Yob family has a long connection to the Charlevoix area."
          • The Detroit News, "Michigan GOP strategist’s ‘news’ site touting clients", 2017/08/23: "A prominent Michigan Republican strategist has ownership ties to a conservative news website that promotes his candidate clients and critiques their opponents, prompting accusations of “fake news.” [...] Conservative Intel LLC shares a mailing address with other Yob-related companies, and business records list his longtime associate Dave Dishaw as the designated agent. State and local campaign finance records show Dishaw has previously identified himself as an executive with Strategic National, Yob’s main consulting firm. [...] The ties to Yob are not limited to Michigan clients. [...] It has run stories complimenting Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, for whom Yob has worked as a campaign adviser. [...] Yob is the son of longtime Michigan GOP power broker Chuck Yob. He remains a mainstay in state politics despite recently splitting his time between Grand Rapids and the Virgin Islands, which he fought to represent last year as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Yob and his consulting firm have worked directly for state and national candidates, including Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s 2016 presidential campaign, Arizona Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2010 and 2014 statewide races."
    • Background of Peter Teets - shows up as a director of Access Graphics and a contributor to John Ramsey's congressional campaign
      • Washington Technology, "Lockheed Martin Creates Commercial Unit", 1996/02/22: "One year after completing the largest defense merger of the 1990s, Lockheed Martin Corp. of Bethesda, Md., finally found a strategy to tackle the commercial infotech market. Lockheed Martin has gathered seven previously disparate commercial infotech units and put them under the helm of Gary Mann, a 25-year veteran of Lockheed. [...] Meanwhile, Mann said Peter Bracken, who led the company's former information sciences group, will retire in May. [...] Two other top managers, Joseph Cleveland, president of Enterprise Information Systems, and John Hallal, president of Martin Information Systems, who reported to Bracken, will report directly to Peter Teets, president and chief operating officer of the company's information and technology services sector. [...] Lockheed Martin's Commercial Systems Group - Real 3D, Orlando, Fla., makes arcade graphics boards used in video games. -CalComp, Anaheim, Calif., designs and manufactures computer peripherals. -Formtek, Pittsburgh, develops and integrates information management systems for aerospace and defense agencies. -Integrated Business Solutions, Orlando, Fla., provides computer outsourcing services to commercial customers. -Lockheed Martin Commercial Electronics, Hudson, N.H., makes circuit boards and electronic products for computers. -MountainGate, Reno, Nev., develops and makes data storage products. -Access Graphics, Boulder, Colo., provides computer distribution of open client/server computing solutions."
      • Military & Aerospace Electronics, "The plight of the metal benders", 1999/12/01: "In the case of Lockheed Martin, the issue surfaced in late October with the resignation of Peter Teets as president and chief operating officer after the announcement that the nation`s largest defense contractor expected earnings to be cut by more than half next year, from $2.15 a share to $1. The company`s sales are running around $25 billion a year, but a shrinking cash flow and debts totaling $11 billion are making investors apprehensive."
      • The Aerospace Corporation, "Mr. Peter Teets Joins Aerospace Board", 2005/06/09: "Peter B. Teets, retired president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Martin Corp. and formerly under secretary of the Air Force and director of the National Reconnaissance Office, has been elected to The Aerospace Corporation’s board of trustees. He was elected today to a three-year term during the board’s quarterly meeting held at the company’s headquarters in El Segundo, Calif.

        Teets began his career with Martin Marietta, Denver, Colo., in 1963, as an engineer in flight control analysis. In 1970, he began managing the inertial guidance system to the Titan IIIC launch vehicle. He became program manager for the company's Transtage Project and director of Space Systems in 1975. Five years later, Teets became vice president of Business Development for Martin Marietta Denver Aerospace, and, in 1982, joined its Strategic and Launch Systems Division as vice president and general manager. Following two years in these positions, Teets became president of Martin Marietta Denver Aerospace, and, in 1993, president of the company's Space Group.

        After the Lockheed Martin merger in 1995 and until 1997, Teets served as president and chief operating officer of the Information and Services Sector. In 1997 he was elevated to president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Martin Corp., a position he held until he retired in 1999.

        He accepted the post of under secretary of the Air Force and director of the NRO in 2001, and retired from government service in March 2005."
    • Websleuths thread cites Boulder Daily Camera, "ACCESS GRAPHICS SALES SOAR", 1996/10/08 - mentions Boulder architect J. Nold Midyette (the father of Alex Midyette, who was found guilty of criminally negligent child abuse of his infant son) helping build an expanded headquarters; shows that both GRAFTEK (mentioned below; itself a reseller of Sun equipment) did business with Access Graphics, as did Root Group, another reseller in Boulder; says that Access represented "Sun Microsystems Inc. of Mountain View, Calif." as well as "Silicon Graphics Inc. of Mountain View, Calif., and Hewlett-Packard Co. of Palo Alto, Calif."; notes that Calcomp of Anaheim CA, which became a minority investor in Access Graphics after it formed from the merger, was a Lockheed subsidiary, and Lockheed subsequently bought all of Access in 1991; thread mainly focused on the strange death of Lorraine Florence Lawrence
    • Justice Watch thread from 2000 delving into the corporate history of Access Graphics: "Ok, this is what I've found out. When I ran a search for MicroSouth - I also got a hit on Vidar Distributors. I used www.altavista.com Through Vidar - I found this page: http://www.vidar.com/north_am.html

      There you'll see a bunch of links for a company called TekGraf. I have documents that says MicroSouth aquired TekGraf in June of 1993, which is located in Houston Texas. MicroSouth - it'self was aquired 3 months earlier by a company called Network Digital Imaging. I also have Ramsey articles after the murder from the Atlanta Constitution, that states Jeff Ramsey was still employed by MicrSouth - after JonBenet's death.

      Microsouth had offices in Atlanta, Tampa and Winston-Salem.

      All this interlooping is getting strange. But what hasn't been strange in all of this?"
    • Known company personnel
      • Info on Optiv CEO Dan Burns: "Previously, as the western region vice president for Exault, an integrator, consulting organization and reseller, Burns secured some of the largest enterprise clients in the Rocky Mountain region and helped grow revenues to nearly $150M in two years. He also held positions at Access Graphics, Arrowpoint, and Netrex where he supported some of the largest telecommunication companies in building their information security programs, implementing technology and taking advantage of Netrex’s world-class MSS."
      • eCortex team members page: "The eCortex team is comprised some of the leading international experts in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience. We're an affiliate and technology transfer partner of the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Boulder. [...] Joshua Sroge, Chief Financial Officer Mr Sroge has been the CFO of e-Cortex since 2014, and has worked in finance and accounting with a wide variety of businesses over his 25-year career: chemical, energy and biotech, software and IT distribution, medical and sports equipment manufacturing, blockchain and cryptocurrency, and service industries. Joshua has been in both financial and operational leadership capacities with local companies such as Kryptonics, Image Guided Technologies, Access Graphics, Spatial Corp, and ShapeShift. In the past ten years he has been consulting with early to mid-stage technology companies to successfully raise capital, develop infrastructure, and enable commercialization."
    • Similar and related technology firms in the Boulder area
    • Anonymous comment in 2018 suggesting that General Electric had discovered financial irregularities with Access Graphics in advance of the acquisition: "Also in his history was deception with his company Southern Peripherals and Instruments. The owners said that JR tried to expense about $5000 in repairs and personal flying costs to the company.

      And lastly, it’s fitting to note and wonder that LM in the spring of ’96 asked one of the former owners of AG (who’d been marginalized after JR arrived) to return and handle the majority of their international trade. A question might arise whether GE auditors, pre-sale, had discovered fiscal irregularities in connection to JR."
    • As detailed above, there was a tabloid allegation that child pornography was found on Access Graphics computers, and Nancy Krebs claimed that "Uncle Johnny" (who she identified as John Ramsey) set up various front businesses to launder the profits from selling child pornography. These details raise the question of whether Access Graphics was involved in that kind of illicit activity, perhaps in relation to Internet communities such as the Wonderland Club.
    • Voice of Dissent, "/222/ EXPOSED. WELCOME TO WONDERLAND", 2015/03 (original link, now 404s) - allegations about Montagraph, a pedophile ring, and black-budget projects involving Access Graphics
      • "Follow the money. Follow the money. Follow the money.
        Access Graphics was a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, and was officially a distributor of mid-level computer hardware and software. You could think of Access Graphics as a VAR (Value Added Reseller) acting as an intermediary between manufacturers and "resellers" that sell to end-user businesses. Investigators familiar with classified projects will probably notice the tell tale signs of a company with a black budget. Access Graphics had nearly a half a billion dollars in annual revenue coming in without explanation or balance sheet entries that tied this revenue to it's main line of work.

        Keep in mind that Lockheed Martin has it's hands in a lot of things and most of them have direct ties to the Department of Defense. This is no secret, but if you dig deep enough, you'll find that Access Graphics' location in Colorado probably wasn't for the scenery or the fresh mountain air. The University of Colorado Boulder is home to the US National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive, the National data node for access to state and national agency data sets, the USGS DRGs Digital Raster Graphics, rumored Area 51 replacement Aurora etc. Lots and lots of high altitude photography and do keep in mind that in the early 90's the United States was still cleaning up the mess Saddam had made during his retreat in the Gulf War (Operation Desert Shield.) Combinations of high altitude and thermal imagery were being deployed to help locate burning oil wells out in the middle of the Kuwaiti desert.

        The rumor is Access Graphics was working with the Department of Defense, Lockheed, Unisys (possibly others) and the University of Colorado Boulder on some highly secretive technology used to process satellite imagery. These days we take technology like a cellular phone that can stitch together a series of pictures and produces one seamless panoramic image for granted. Most of us hardly give thought to the amazing coverage of the Earth we can readily view on Google Earth and Google Maps. Back in the late 80's and early 90's putting together imagery like that was still a time consuming task that required skilled technicians and most of the images were still on photographic paper. The most we can tell you is that we believe Access Graphics was deeply involved in developing software that digitized and stitched together large amounts of satellite imagery; and that this imagery had significant military applications."
      • Interesting facts to note: Lockheed Martin was modifying the PROMIS software for intelligence purposes through GE Aerospace and Geomatics -- both involved in the space program and/or satellite imagery -- and Access Graphics was seemingly swapped out with General Electric for GE Aerospace in 1997 (Boulder Daily Camera, "Ramsey exit to follow trade of Boulder firm", 1997/11/04)
    • Revenues of other technology companies in 1996, for comparison with Access Graphics taking in $1 billion
    • Some have in fact alleged that Access Graphics was a front for DARPA's advanced software division
    • Webbsleuths thread suggests Access Graphics was a CIA front involved with Iranian activities in Paris: "The mystery woman of k-frogs is an Iranian named Maryam Rajavi. She's being detained outside Paris for terrorist activity against Iran's Mullahs from Paris. Ramsey connection may well be from Lockheed/Martin CIA work through the Access Graphics office in Paris. This may well have occurred with or without Ramsey full knowledge. The shifting of employees after demands by Lockheed to Ramsey as to Paris office would be telling. This is info for a NEW EXPANSION of the big picture posssibilities of Ramsey death as payback by Middle eastern "foreign factions." Congressman Tancredo's association to the nrci and their female president Maryam Rajavi is big news. Denver is a and has been from early 1990's the USA hotbed of Middle East politics. The Ramsey Paris office is central to JBR's death. [...] Denver/Boulder were a national hotbed of Iranian's anti-to-Mullahs and the Denver Saudi student Alomari lost his passport used on 9-11, all pre-12-96, all in Denver/Boulder Colorado."
    • Topix allegations by James sons ex step mom in 2006 (pages 7, 8)
      • "I believe that the only involvement the family had was with a VP at Lockheed Martin who had a grudge with John and wanted him out of the succession plan. My ex-husband, the VP of Corporate Compliance, spent the three weeks preceding the murder at the Access Graphics facility (part of the Lockheed and Martin Marietta merger). I provided information to the Boulder Police Department and the next day, the FBI handcuffed my ex-husband, stripped him of all of his security clearances and he was fired from LMCO, and his position on the Board of Directors of Los Alamos National Lab, Sandia Corp, Hanford, Oak Ridge and other facilities. In a separate investigation, he lied about his involvement. He threatened me that if I ever came forward and told the authorities that the same thing would happen to our children. Now ages 15 and 12, I'm not afraid any longer and Jon Bonet is long overdue for justice."
      • "No, he is a strategist, highly skilled and trained by the most elite agencies. He most commonly used his services in military planning and met frequently at The Hague for strategy sessions and is a graduate of the LMCO Senior Management Executive Training at the Wye River Institute. He served in Intel in the Army, was cryptologist during Vietnam and worked his way up the corporate ladder via various strategic assignments. He wouldn't have been the person to commit the murder; he would have been responsible for the tactical aspects of executing the plan. I doubt his DNA is at the scene and if it were found in the house, he was a business colleague and admitted friend of John Ramsey so it would not implicate him conclusively. A couple of weeks after the murder, he completely broke down wailing in our basement claiming,“John Ramsey is my best friend.” I knew this to be completely untrue and his behavior was extremely unusual. Remember, the man was a defense executive, not a pediatrician. And if in fact, he was the first responder as VP of Compliance Validation (remember the ransom note indicated it was an assault against John Ramsey’s company) then he would have had a valid excuse for being there. At the very least, he is guilty of obstruction of justice. He knows way more than what he is telling. The FBI has removed him from all access to classified information and he now lives in England. I was not privy to the outcome of the investigation by the FBI."
      • "I suspect his involvement based on the following facts:
        1.) He considered himself intellectually superior to everyone around him.“Grow a brain” was a common insult he employed.
        2.) He was not at our home on the night of the murder (I assumed he was with his mistress).
        3.) He received repetitive calls from a man claiming to be from Access Graphics following the murder. The caller initiated the call minutes after my husband left the house in route to work in the morning. I found the incidents so disturbing that I filed a report with the police department because I was fearful someone was watching the house. Our house was broken into two times following the calls but nothing was disturbed. The alarm went off minutes after I left and the intruder was gone before the police responded. On one occasion, I left a $100.00 bill on the table but it was still there when I returned home.
        4.) After our separation, he was abusive to our son. He was consistently able to evade conviction even though 7 organizations filed child abuse allegations against him and the investigation produced a 192 page, 3 count criminal indictment of child abuse. He is above the law and very skilled.
        5.) I hired a private investigator during our divorce. The investigator claimed that he was known as a “ghost” in the PI business. He also noted that my ex was involved in a large number (12) of fatalities. I responded that he was responsible for 151 facilities world wide. I grew up on Louisiana where one refinery explosion was capable of killing 12 employees at one time. But most striking was my ex was usually present or had recently visited when the “accident” took place. Of note was a time when we were on vacation in Florida in August of 1998. He was on the board of directors at Los Alamos National Lab and the G3 picked him up in Jacksonville en route to Los Alamos for a weekend board meeting. He was supposed to return on Sunday evening but called me to report that there was an “electrocution” at the plant and he was notified when the plane was on the tarmac. So, they postponed their return trip. When we arrived home in Denver, I read in one of the papers that the fatality occurred on Monday. The death (at the time of the Wen Ho Lee controversy) was ruled an “accident”, but I’m skeptical because I refer to planned accidents as murders. I filed for divorce two months later."
      • "I began posting here because I have provided some of the evidence I have to the Boulder Police Department and to my knowledge there has been no follow up. The only action that took place was my ex was removed from his position, stripped of security clearances and now lives out of the country. I'm frustrated and feel guilty that Patsy died without realizing justice for her daughter. My feelings of guilt started to rise again after I learned that Patsy had died. I searched the Internet and found your blog and this one: http://paranormalexperience.blogspot.com/2006/07/jon-bonet-ramsey.html . I posted to both. I’m looking for answers to questions that have plagued me since the murder. I have no specific information about SBTC other than it means “saved by the cross” to some. My ex became a religious fanatic after the murder. I’ve searched the term with relation to defense and the only information I found was “speed brake thrust controller” used on the space shuttle. LMCO had the space shuttle contract at the time. I do not think it would be legal or prudent to post my ex’s name. The FBI is quite aware of who he is. I’m just baffled as to why they are not solving the crime."
      • "Well, first of all, I don't believe my ex was the murderer. I was married to him for 14 years and he never took out the trash or picked up the dog poop once. He’s not one to do the “dirty” work. He is however a strategist and most probably one of the best trained in the US. There were certain disasters that happened under his tenure that no one -- not the regulators, not the public and not the press -- ever found out about. He’s a genius. His reputation is so strong for being covert, the joke is if he would have been the Corporate Cop for Exxon, no one would have heard of the Valdez. Ever wonder why there’s an escape hatch on the orbiter? My only guess and it’s only a guess is that John was closely aligned with the Democrats. Most Defense Executives are Republicans because a Republican administration tends to divvy more lucrative defense contracts during its term and there is a philosophical match. Large corporations play both sides of the aisle but to be on the inside and a card carrying member of the “club”, it was pertinent to be a Republican. My ex is motivated by only two things: money and power. Shortly after the murder, he was moved up on the succession plan behind Robert (Bob) Stevens who is the current CEO. Bob’s total compensation package for 2005 was over $13M. The under execs also earn hefty salaries and bonuses with stock options. So, if my ex did participate, my guess is he was motivated by the promise of power and money. And he may have been asked to design a plan as hypothetical never knowing that it would be executed. Even at the executive level, very few people have access to the entire operational aspects."
      • "Welcome to my world, Medium. My life has been a living hell for the last ten years. I've gotten divorced, had to protect two children from something I don't completely understand, and battle a legal system that has no clue what people with TS clearances do. It's been a complete nightmare. My closest friends have no idea how I have survived it and my attorney constantly tells me that I'm simply lucky to be alive. But it is a very painful living."
      • "No, he’s pulled off greater coos than this. He likes to delve into political power and covert operations. For example, there was a movement to get Bill Richardson off the presidential ticket in 2000 and my ex was the strategist for that group. I like Gov. Richardson and think he has done great things for the people of New Mexico, but the BOD of Los Alamos did not consider him a friend. My ex, as strange as this may sound, is not a sick-o, he’s a power monger. He wouldn’t plan the murder of a child the same age as his own just to “test” himself."
      • "I don't know. I would hope so. I’m not sure who my children need to be protected from? And it could be that my ex threatened me for other reasons. I don’t know. He was moved to another state and now lives overseas. I don’t know if the FBI had anything to do with the last relocation.

        But your question does remind me of a detail I have left out. Prior to 9/11, defense companies had protocol in place for all types of domestic terrorism. Remember Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber? And there were also threats from eco-terrorists. Our children were not allowed to be photographed at school for local publications and there were other restrictions. Oddly enough, the LMCO security office did not issue a “lockdown” or alert for all executive’s children immediately following the murder. I found this a bit odd considering the ransom note indicated something about not respecting what John’s company did. It was almost like a Unabomber threat. Yet, for us, it was business as usual. So how did LMCO know that it was not a threat to other children? A bit bizarre to me."
      • "Oh, my previous post reads a bit odd. My answer corresponded to your first question regarding security. With respect to does he have children by someone else, yes, he has a son from a first marriage. I remember on September 10, 2001, the BPD released a statement about James Son and wanted information. I responded with the information I had because the age was a perfect match and then the next day, well, it was 9/11. I recently discovered that "Jameson" is someone in North Carolina and I do not know him/her or anything about them."
    • Claims by Field McConnell / Abel Danger
      • "#1400 Marine Links Desmarais Serco, JonBenét NIST to Cheney’s Front Running U.S. Naval Observatory Clock", 2013/02/15: "McConnell points out that Cheney’s opportunity to attempt a front-running coup d’état, arose after Desmarais had invested in Serco’s Contract Towers through Invesco Power and Lynne Cheney, then a director of Lockheed Martin, paid JonBenét’s father at Access Graphics, to develop Network Time Protocol (NTP) for continuity-of-government exercises involving manipulation of the U.S. Navy clock. [...] Lynne Cheney’s front running notes on 9/11. She allegedly used Desmarais Serco and NIST NTP clocks to stand down the Pentagon’s U.S. Navy Command Center and switch U.S. time to U.K. GMT! [...] “Why does the pentagon video say september 12,2001? I looked at a picture of the surveillance video and the date said September 12, 2001”"
      • "#1403 Marine Links Cheney ‘s Serco, Lockheed and Observatory Clocks to BBC WTC7 Packet-Switched Bomb", 2013/02/17: "United States Marine Field McConnell has linked former Lockheed Martin director Lynne Cheney‘s development of network time protocols (NTP) for the Serco, Lockheed Martin and United States Naval Observatory cesium clocks, to the BBC’s alleged use of packet-switched bombs in the pre-scripted (?) demolition of WTC#7 in New York at 5:20 pm on 9/11.

        McConnell notes Cheney rewarded John Bennett Ramsey, JonBenet Ramsey’s father and the former CEO of Lockheed Martin’s Access Graphics, with a $118,000 bonus in 1996 for his work in integrating Network Time Protocol (NTP) allegedly used by disgraced former BBC Director General, Greg Dyke, in time-stamping and packet switching of “the first live-broadcast mass snuff film in human history”."
      • "#2092: Marine Links Serco’s NORAD Santa Waypoints to St. Ermin’s Tagged Offenders, NIST-7 Time for JonBenét", 2014/09/01: "McConnell notes that JonBenét’s father John Ramsey – a distinguished former naval officer who held a pilot’s license and owned two planes – was chief executive officer of Access Graphics, a computer services company and a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin which provided NIST with the Solaris workstations apparently used to adjust NORAD’s network timing protocols and generate ad hoc waypoints for Santa’s reindeer on Christmas Day 1996 and al-Qaeda pilots on 9/11!"
      • "#2788: Clinton’s Qui-Tam Pride in PENREN JonBenet – 9/11 Bugs in Bankers’ Bridge – Hotel Serco’s Zulu Coup", 2016/09/26: "1. Abel Danger (AD) claims that Hillary Clinton’s associates in DOJ Pride tried to conceal an estimated $4.3 billion qui-tam procurement fraud in the Pentagon Renovation Program (‘PENREN’) by silencing the prospective whistle-blower John Bennett Ramsey – the father of the late JonBenet Ramsey – with a snuff film of his daughter’s murder on Christmas Day 1996.

        2. AD claims that in 1996 John Ramsey was installing Sun Microsystem servers in the Pentagon and discovered that his de facto boss, the former Lockheed Martin director Lynne Cheney had linked the UK MOD, DOJ, Wells Fargo and Citigroup banks and the Boeing company on the Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA) in apparent preparation for variants of an “All Under Control” script from the BBC technolgical thriller, Bugs, to hijack droned planes on 9/11."

White family background

  • Family and general history of the Whites
    • Los Angeles Times, "Whites Invite Friends to Beach and Fish Fry", 1952/07/08: "Nyla and Fleet White of Long Beach invited friends for an afternoon on the beach followed by a fish fry at their peninsula home."
    • Independent (Long Beach CA), "Mr. and Mrs. M. F. White Feted on Golden Year", 1958/08/25: "Although 50 years separate their wedding day and golden anniversary, only a few miles separate the church from the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. F. White. First Presbyterian Church in Downey was the setting of their wedding on Aug. 20, 1908. [...] RECEPTION hosts were Dr. and Mrs. Ronald T. White and and Mr. and Mrs. Fleet White. [...] White operated the oil salvage system on Signal Hill 20 years ago. He is well known to golfing circles in the city and still plays."
    • Independent (Long Beach CA), "M. Fleet Whites to mark 60th date", 1968/08/14: "A dinner party Sunday in the Santa Ana home of their son, Fleet Russell White, will honor the 60th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. M. Fleet White, 4119 E. 11th St. White and the former Ethel Townsend were married Aug. 20, 1908, in Downey. They have lived in Long Beach since 1923. The couple has another son, the Rev. Ronald T. White of Philadelphia. They have three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. White was retired from his work as an oil lease man in 1964. Both are members of Geneva Presbyterian Church."
    • Los Angeles Times, "SANTA ANA COUPLE CELEBRATE 60TH YEAR", 1968/09/01: "Fleet White and the former Ethel Townsend who were married in 1908 in Downey, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at the home of a son, Fleet White, 2141 Mesa Drive. The elder White came to Santa Ana when he was two years old. He and his wife have resided in Long Beach since the early 1920s. [...] One of the two children of the Whites, Fleet White of Santa Ana is president of the Fleet Oil Co., Los Angeles, and Dr. Ronald White practices in Philadelphia. Three grandchildren are Fleet White Jr. and Lani White, Santa Ana, and Mrs. David Close, Lafayette, Calif."
    • Independent (Long Beach CA), "Oilman M. Fleet White Dies; Services Wednesday", 1968/11/12: "Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Geneva Presbyterian Church for M. Fleet White, one of the pioneers in Long Beach oil exploration, who died Saturday. He was 83. A native of Kansas, he came to Southern California as a small child. He was vice president of Fleet Oil Co., now headed by his son, Fleet."
    • Los Angeles Times, "More Southland Party Scene", 1979/11/15: "Priscilla Brown Johnson and Fleet Russell White Jr. of Newport Beach were married late last month in Pasadena's Valley Hunt Club. The bridegroom's uncle, Dr. Ronald White of Redmond, Wash., performed the ceremony. A graduate of the University of New Mexico, where she was affiliated with Pi Beta Phi, the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Allen Brown Jr. of San Marino. Her father is chairman of the board of Century Financial Corp. and immediate past president of the USC Alumni Assn. The new Mrs. White was presented at the June Debutante Ball of the Pasadena Guild of Childrens Hospital. For her wedding, she wore a beige chiffon gown designed by Carolyn Charles of London and was attended by her sister Gayle Ann Brown of New York. The bridegroom, the son of the senior Whites, is with the Fleet Oil Co., of which his father is president. He is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and received his master's degree in business from USC. Dr. Thomas Chippendale was his best man. Following a honeymoon in Aspen, Colo., and a ski trip to Zermatt, Switzerland, the newlyweds will live in Laguna Niguel."
    • Los Angeles Times, "HOPKINS: BALL", 1981/04/02: "Among those mingling in the crowd were Norma Hester (she and Charlie hosted an intimate group for cocktails in their Corona del Mar home before the party), Marty and Jim Musick, Margaret and Howard Richardson, Fleet White with Pat Cox (she filled in for his wife, Nyla, who is skiing in Aspen), Virginia and Paul Bender, Pat and Alan Rypinski, Sheila and Ygal Soneshine, Ginny and Ed Warmington, the James Warmingtons, the Robert Warmingtons, Dolores and John Virture and Supervisor Tom Riley and his wife; Emma Jane."
    • Los Angeles Times, "A Fast-Paced Peek at Fashions of Future", 1983/09/02: "A peek into the future by great fashion designers was accomplished with dramatic simplicity at "An Evening of Elegance" last week at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa. Presented with all the aplomb of a New York hit musical, the fast-paced showing by Nordstrom was produced by Sue Ellen Gold, the store's fashion coordinator, as a fund-raiser for the Assistance League of Newport Beach. [...] Others at the benefit were Alison (Mrs. Richard) Potter, she's Marion Pickens' daughter; Gloria Loudon and her daughter, Barbara; Jane and Harry Bihler; Bonnie and Preston Zillgitt; Opal Mae and Ed Pellegrin; Sue Hitchman; Barbara and Wynn Bedall; Jean (Mrs. Robert) Bonner; Arlie Lorenz; Phyllis Carpenter; Emily Barrett; Faith and Paul Garman; Nora and Vincent Jorgensen; Jerry and T. Ducan Stewart; Bernice and Bob Mason; Pat (Mrs. James) Stegall; Catherine Sturtevant; the Thomas Walkers; Priscilla and Fleet White and Louise and Roy Woolsey."
    • Los Angeles Times, obituary for Robert A. Brown Jr., 2004/07/21: "Brown, Robert A. Jr. of Boulder died of natural causes Saturday, July 17, 2004, in Boulder. He was 83. Born March 7, 1921, in Los Angeles, he was the son of Robert A. Brown Sr. and Betty Pattison Brown. He married Mary Rose Callicott on Nov. 18, 1942, in Los Angeles. Mr. Brown moved to Boulder in 1995 from Laguna, Calif. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California in 1942 and was president of Century Financial Corp. in Los Angeles until his retirement in 1992. He was a lieutenant in the Navy during World War II. Survivors include his wife, of Boulder; three daughters Priscilla White of Boulder, Gayle Means of Washington, D.C., and Alyson Schoeny of Oak Hills, Calif.; and six grandchildren. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th St., Boulder. The Rev. John Hess will officiate."
    • Aspen Times, obituary for Fleet Russell White, 2006/08 (http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20060811/OBITUARIES/108110054 is original link; see copies on Rigorous Intuition and Topix)
    • Aspen Times, obituary for Nyla Marie White, 2014/08/21
    • Lani White & Associates Real Estate Specialists of Aspen CO about page for Lani White: "Let me introduce myself, I am Lani White, owner/broker of Lani White & Associates Real Estate, I have been coming to Aspen since I was a child, when my parents bought a charming chalet here. After my BA from Mills College in San Francisco, where I was on the ski team, tennis team and fencing team, I received two masters degrees from the University of California. Then, deciding to take a break I packed up my dog and cat and came to Aspen to ski instruct for the winter of 1977-78. In the spring, not ready to leave Aspen yet, I brought my horse out from California. Everything about summer in Aspen hooked me, especially polo, which I discovered that first summer. So, needing to make a living during this period that was, I thought, to be temporary, until I returned to "the real world", I did some interior decorating and got my real estate license.

      That was 33 years ago. I never left...I fell in love with everything about Aspen and Colorado, and I´ve been actively and continuously selling real estate in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley ever since then. I've loved introducing Aspen visitors to all that our community has to offer, and to find them their new home, vacation getaway or investment property. It's an been exciting, challenging and rewarding job to guide so many people through the life enhancing decision to invest and live and play in Colorado.

      I´ve seen Aspen through tremendous changes, and Aspen is still the only home I can imagine. I am president of the Aspen Polo Club and play polo with a passion. I ski (of course), play tennis every chance I get, and I savor the many cultural treats that Aspen offers and I will never take for granted the beauty of every day of every season here in the Rocky Mountains.

      I hope you´ll call on Lani White & Associates Real Estate for all of your real estate needs in Aspen, Snowmass Village and the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys. I have helped people with the purchase of luxury homes, condominiums, horse properties, properties for development, commercial properties, vacant land, first homes....and luxury rentals."
  • Oil business activity by the Whites
    • 90th Congress 1t Session, Subcommittee on Irrigation and Reclamation of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, hearings "ON H.R. 3300 and Similar Bills TO AUTHORIZE THE CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION, AND MAINTENANCE OF THE COLORADO RIVER BASIN PROJECT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES", 1967: "_______
      FLEET WHITE
      Long Beach, Calif., June 24, 1967.
      [...]
          I am the holder of two oil and gas leases located near the Geysers Geothermal Area, in Lake, Mendocino and Sonoma Counties, California. [...]
      [...]"
    • Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph, "Asphaltic Sands Bid Submitted By Phillips", 1967/09/27: "Phillips Petroleum Co. offered the highest of six bonus bids for leases on an area of eastern Utah asphaltic sands at a bid opening of the Utah State Land Board Monday. The Bartlesville, Okla., firm bid $160 per acre on a 157-acre tract in what is known as Asphalt Ridge about five miles west of Vernal. [...] After the bonus bidding, the six firms leased the remainder of 10,000 acres at the standard rental of $1 per acre per year for 10 years. [...] The other five successful bidders were Sunnyside Development Corp., and Fleet White, both of Los Angeles; Daniel H. Meyer and John C. Osmond, combined bid; Francis Gibbons and Dale E. Armstrong, all of Utah."
    • Chino Champion, "Major oil producer on Abacherli land", 1969/05/21: "What may be the first major oil discovery in San Bernardino County has been confirmed by Fleet Exploration Co., Ltd., with its acknowledgement that it had brought in a 400-barrel per day well on the Abacherli Ranch In the eastern Chino Hills, just north of Prado Dam. Fleet Exploration is a limited partnership, with Manuel Castro, geologist, the general partner, and Fleet White, president of Los Angeles-based Fleet Oil Co., his principal associate. Mr. Castro did the geological work that led to the test."
    • Houston Clubber, 1977/09 - says that "The Houston Clubber is published monthly for members of The Houston Club who received it monthly in their homes by paid subscription"; one director was Donald E. Warfield, known to be (1977 congressional testimony: "We call our next witness, Mr. D. E. Warfield, chairman, tax and fiscal affairs committee, the Associated General Contractors of America. [...] My name is Donald Warfield. I am executive vice president of Brown & Root, Inc., a Houston construction company, and I am appearing here as chairman of the tax and fiscal affairs committee of the Associated General Contractors of America, better known as AGC.") an executive with KBR; an ex oficio director was famous Texas Democrat Searcy Bracewell; the Business Bulletin section includes an announcement about George H.W. Bush joining the Baylor College of Medicine board of trustees; on p.16 under the Camera a la Carte section there is a photo captioned with "Relaxing before the luncheon begins, from left to right, are: Bruce Brownson, Fleet Russell White, Jr., Patrick B. O'Connor, Houston Club member Everette Latiolais, Karin Osbourn and R. Paul Kors."
    • San Bernardino County Sun, "Hollywood Park has oil strike", 1982/03/04: "Hollywood Park, which collected $4 million in profits on horse racing in 1930, could make millions more from oil discovered on its 335-acre property in suburban Inglewood, track officials say. [...] Casex Co., which leased drilling rights a year ago for 23 percent of the royalties, struck black gold after 42 days of drilling below 10,000 feet, said Arthur F. Kelly, head of the track's oil exploration committee. [...] Casex General Manager Manuel Castro and Fleet White, president of Fleet Oil Co. which is a copartner in drilling, said the oil pool probably is confined within track property because exploratory wells along the perimeter have come up dry."
    • Los Angeles Times, "Drilling Rights Talks Nearing End", 1983/07/24 (pages 1, 6): "Elliott-Ten Eyck and a Chevron USA-led consortium are the two companies competing for a city lease on the drilling rights. They are betting there is oil "down there," below Marine Stadium. [...] Chevron-USA, Elliott-Ten Eyck's competitor, formed a joint venture two weeks ago with three local oil men, William Cree III, Gene Hancock and Fleet White, according to Hilman Walker, Chevron's Southern California land manager."
    • Pacific Petroleum Geologist Newsletter, 1987/08/09 - new members in Los Angeles were "Richard G. Blake - Fleet Oil Co., Irvine; Robert J. Floran, UNOCAL, Brea; Willard J. Guy, San Diego; Gilbert M. Wilson, Alhambra."
    • Science & Technology Review (from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), "Groundwater Cleanup Using Hydrostratigraphic Analysis", 1996/01-02 (OSTI copy): "RICHARD G. BLAKE joined the Laboratory in 1992 as an environmental scientist/hydrogeologist. He graduated with a B.S. (1977) and an M.S. (1983) in geology from California State University, Los Angeles. He is currently the Hydrogeology Team Leader in the Environmental Restoration Division of the Environmental Protection Department. Blake also spent twelve years in the California oil and gas exploration industry: seven years for PG&E’s subsidiary Natural Gas Corporation of California, and five years as Fleet Oil Co.’s vice president. His publications include papers about California oil and gas exploration, stratigraphy and sedimentation, engineering geology and geologic hazards, hydrogeology, and environmental restoration."
    • Lawsuit against PG&E
    • NCIG Financial Inc. and its business partners
      • OpenGovUS info on Colorado corporation NCIG FINANCIAL, INC. - business start date was 1997/03/24; address is 8717 Delgany Ave. #215, Playa Del Ray, CA 90293; registered agent is Fleet Russell White of 2871 Tierra Ridge Ct. Superior CO 80027; Colorado authority was relinquished in December 2018; an entity with the same registered agent is Cb Minerals Company, LLC at 8717 Delgany Ave. #215, Play Del Rey, CA 90293 formed on 1994/02/07 by Fleet Russell White Jr.
      • Bizapedia page on businesses at 2871 Tierra Ridge Ct. Superior, CO 80027 - one is CB MINERALS COMPANY, LLC (file number 19941014568) incorporated 1994/02/07 by Fleet Russell White Jr. and the other is NCIG FINANCIAL, INC. (file number 19971038728) incorporated 1997/03/24 by Fleet Russell White
      • Colorado list of coal mining permits - has permit C-1984-065 for Coal Ridge Mine operated by NCIG Financial, Inc. in Garfield County CO (adjacent to Pitkin County CO home to Aspen CO and Mesa County CO home to Grand Junction CO)
      • "DIVISION 5 WATER COURT - OCTOBER 2017 RESUME": "CB Minerals Company, LLC and its affiliate NCIG Financial Inc. (jointly, "CB/NCIG"), own land, mineral rights and water rights in Garfield County, including the subject conditional water rights for the Coal Ridge Pump and Pipeline, that are decreed and are intended for use for energy development and/or a mixeduse residential project (the "Project"). [...] CB/NCIG have participated through their counsel, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, in reviewing and objecting to the water rights applications that could adversely affect the availability of water to the Project and in providing support for efforts to market the property. [...] CB/NCIG have engaged the law firm of Davis Graham & Stubbs to assist with the sale of the subject properties for energy development. [...] CB/NCIG also have had to spend considerable time and money maintaining and managing the properties and water rights comprising the Project. For example, they engaged J.E. Stover & Associates to renew the DRMS permit for the mining operation on the property and have conducted inspections and field reports required to maintain the validity of the permit. [...] Name, address, telephone number(s) (residence and business) of applicant(s): CB Minerals Company, LLC, c/o Angela Poulten, 8717 Delgany Ave., Apt. 215, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293, Tel: (310) 823-5233, c/o Wayne F. Forman, Esq., Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, 410 Seventeenth Street, 22nd Floor, Denver, CO 80202, Tel: 303-223-1100."
    • Definitive Information Statement for the Philodrill Corporation (SEC registration number 38683) - Stockholder MasterList for the Philodrill Corporation as of 2019/03/20 included "FLEET R. WHITE & NYLA WHITE JTWRS" with holdings of 253,430
  • Sailing activity by the Whites

Political connections

  • "Six Degrees of Separation" from John and Patsy Ramsey - mentions the Ramseys, their lawyers, Alex Hunter and his staff (such as Bill Wise), Edwin Meese, Hunter S. Thompson, Oliver North, Clarence Thomas, "Pasta" Jay Elowsky, etc.
  • Ramsey friendships with the local and state power structure
    • Westword, "Off Limits", 1998/08/27: "Ramsey tough: This week's revelation that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gail Schoettler's husband Donald L. Stevens was a college buddy of John Ramsey's at Michigan State University has prompted the usual blast of conspiracy theories about the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. More mystifying, though, than Stevens and Ramsey's status as former frat brothers at MSU--and the fact that Schoettler herself has met the happy couple--is that Schoettler somehow forgot to mention those family ties when she and other candidates were quizzed by the Denver Post late last week about how they'd handle the Ramsey mess as governor.

      Let's see. Schoettler had been a guest in the Ramseys' Boulder home during a shindig held before the murder. She had met John Ramsey at a business dinner of her husband's after the murder. Big Don was buddies with the most prominent murder suspect in the Western Hemisphere and had rapped with him several times since JonBenet's death, a conversational opportunity for which the National Enquirer likely would have paid well into six figures. Stevens had even been questioned by police about the phone calls he placed to Ramsey's office. And another old Ramsey pal--Boulder oilman Fleet White, who has since turned against his old friends--was in the process of raising holy hell with an open letter to "The People of Colorado" alleging that a murky cast of Democratic power brokers was engaging in a coverup. Given all these mildly interesting and just slightly relevant details, might it not have occurred to the lieutenant governor to mention her obvious conflict of interest when a reporter called to ask how she would handle the Ramsey case as governor?"
    • From p.259-260 of JonBenet: Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation by Steve Thomas (2000):

          Checking the records, I found a repeat caller to John Ramsey's private office line. Three calls the day after the murder and two more a few days later came from the home phone of the lieutenant governor of the State of Colorado, Gail Schoettler.
          Treating her like any other witness simply didn’t work. The lieutenant governor strutted her political power and stonewalled me until she was damned good and ready to answer questions. Her husband, Don Stevens, a friend of John Ramsey for thirty-five years, had made the calls merely to convey sympathy, Schoettler told me. The experience demonstrated how deeply John Ramsey was now plugged into the Democratic Party power structure. Colorado Governor Roy Romer was chairman of the Democratic National Committee and advised by the politically astute Hal Haddon, one of John Ramsey’s attorneys. Haddon’s firm prepared President Clinton’s taxes. When Schoettler left office, she was appointed head of the U.S. delegation to an international commission by President Clinton.
       
  • From p.323 of Programmed to Kill: "June [of 1997] also marked the beginning of the crumbling of the local political structure in Boulder, Colorado. City Manager Tim Honey was the first casualty. Before long, a third of the city’s council members had left office, the mayor had decided to move on, the head of the Chamber of Commerce had left office, and Police Chief Tom Koby and Police Commander John Eller had both opted to step down. In his book on the case, Stephen Singular states, without elaboration: “Numerous powerful people had been in the Ramsey’s home and had been exposed to JonBenét.” Many of those powerful people were in the Ramsey home just two days before JonBenét’s death, on the night that the first 911 call was placed. It is very unlikely that any of those people will ever be named, but it is quite possible that some of them were public officials who opted to step away from the limelight."
  • John Ramsey claims that he received inside information through Access Graphics employee Gary Merriman on the 27th telling him he needed to hire lawyers - Merriman received "a call from someone inside the system who told him that I should get the best criminal defense attorney I could, as soon as possible"
  • Almost immediately after JBR's murder, the Ramseys hired the firm Haddon, Morgan, & Foreman to defend themselves. The firm had deep connections to the Democratic establishment of Colorado, including people like DA Alex Hunter and two former governors.
    • As described in the Vanity Fair article by Ann Louise Bardach: "Although John Ramsey was a lifelong conservative Republican, he turned to Haddon, Morgan & Foreman, a law firm almost synonymous with Colorado’s Democratic political machine. “Take a look at their offices here in Denver,” says Chuck Green, a columnist at The Denver Post, referring to the gated mansion that houses the firm. “Then take a walk over to the Governor’s Mansion a few blocks away and tell me which one is bigger, and I’ll tell you which one is more powerful.” During the 70s and 80s, Hal Haddon ran Gary Hart’s campaigns for senator and was an adviser on his presidential campaign. Haddon became known as a power broker and kingmaker, and had a reputation for socializing with clients such as Hunter S. Thompson. Governor Roy Romer, former governor Richard Lamm, and Congressman David Skaggs are all political allies of Haddon’s, as is Alex Hunter, Boulder’s longtime district attorney."
    • Westword, "Off Limits", 1998/04/09: "And speaking of the Ramseys and dudes who like to party, what do "Papa" John Ramsey and Bill Clinton have in common? An appearance in Tuesday's New York Post column by gossiper Cindy Adams, who connects the dots between the two--through the Haddon Morgan & Foreman law firm, with a brief detour past Roy Romer, sometime Colorado governor and full-time chair of the Democratic National Committee. Not only do attorneys at Haddon Morgan & Foreman represent Ramsey, Adams points out, but they also pop up numerous times in "The Special Committee's Whitewater Report: The Arkansas Phase." For example, the Haddon firm filed Clinton's income-tax returns for every year from 1981 through 1992 and in 1978 even cut a check for "reimbursement of interest pd." to the late James McDougal himself."
    • Los Angeles Times, "Low-Profile Defense Team Knows High-Profile Cases", 2003/08/04: "Hal Haddon and Pamela Mackey, partners in the law firm Haddon, Morgan, Mueller, George, Mackey & Foreman, P.C., have a long history of handling high profile cases and getting charges either dismissed outright or dramatically reduced. In cases where clients have been found guilty, they have often been able to get sentences drastically cut. [...] Haddon graduated from Duke University Law School where he was editor-in-chief of Law Review. He represented John and Patsy Ramsey when their 6-year-old daughter JonBenet was found murdered in the Boulder family home in 1996. The parents were never officially suspects but refused to be interviewed by police for months while Haddon fended off a hostile press. The case remains unsolved. [...] Haddon is also active in Democratic Party politics. He was campaign manager for former Colorado Senator Gary Hart's failed 1988 presidential bid. Haddon also ran the former Democratic lawmaker's senate campaigns. [...] The success of their firm is evident in the sprawling, white brick mansion that houses their offices, not far from the state Capitol in Denver."
    • Starting in 1990, the firm defended Rockwell International Corporation, which ran the Rocky Flats power plant in Colorado, from charges of dumping toxic waste. (That same year, Rockwell hired security contractor Wackenhut to manage security for the nuclear power plant.) Despite a grand jury opting to indict in 1992, the Justice Department instead decided to accept a plea deal that Hal Haddon helped negotiate.
      • As in the above Los Angeles Times article: "A special grand jury secretly recommended indictments against eight employees and said there was a culture of criminal conduct at the plant. But Haddon picked apart the prosecution behind the scenes, arguing the men were low-level players and scapegoats. The U.S. attorney realized he couldn't win based on the evidence and Rockwell settled the case by paying an $18.5-million fine and pleading guilty to 10 charges of illegal handling of radioactive material. But no company officials were charged. Congressional hearings were held to see how a company that seemed so guilty could get off so lightly. The House subcommittee probing the matter blamed the U.S. Justice Department for failing to vigorously prosecute Rockwell."
      • Grand jurors in the case were appalled at how Rockwell largely got off the hook. Many of them wanted to expose the evidence from the grand jury proceedings, but were blocked by U.S. District Judge Sherman Finesilver. Two grand jurors published a book titled The Ambushed Grand Jury: How the Justice Department Covered Up Government Nuclear Crimes and How We Caught Them Red Handed, backed up by whistleblowing FBI agents, claiming that the Justice Department covered up the truth to protect Rockwell (Westword, "Toxic Shocker!", 2004/03/11).
        • Westword, "Grand Illusions", 1998/03/19: "Just two weeks ago, Haddon filed a last-minute appeal with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, reminding everyone of the sanctity of grand jury matters and, in particular, the secrecy of grand jury matters. [...] It was designed to protect a dirty little secret just a few miles south of Boulder: the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, once run by Haddon's second-most famous client, Rockwell International. [...] After over two years of interviews and investigation, the grand jurors were ready to indict eight individuals--five Rockwell employees and three DOE officials--in connection with environmental crimes. Instead, the Department of Justice cut a deal with Rockwell and its attorneys. [...] But the grand jurors refused to go home. Outraged by the U.S. Attorney's refusal to issue their proposed indictments, they wrote a report outlining their findings and asked that U.S. District Judge Sherman Finesilver release it. Instead, Finesilver sealed the Rockwell deal--and also the grand jurors' report."
        • Westword, "Judge Finesilver almost gave the Rocky Flats grand jury a big twentieth birthday present", 2009/08/13: "The Denver Public Library has about 4,000 collections donated by corporations, organizations and individuals, but even so, archivist/librarian Roger Dudley recognized that there was something unique about the collection he was sorting through: sealed court records, many of them involving Colorado special grand jury 89-2, which U.S. District Court Judge Sherman Finesilver had impaneled back in August 1989. Before he passed away in 2006, Finesilver and his wife had donated more than 180 boxes to the DPL, with the stipulation that they be kept closed until 2009."
        • Background of Sherman Finesilver
    • As noted on p.327 of We Have Your Daughter by Paula Woodward, the law firm also represented Kiewit Corporation in a bid-rigging case involving Eisenhower Tunnel, and had defended famous entertainment figures like Hunter Thompson and Kobe Bryant from sexual assault charges.
    • After Saudi citizen Homaidan al-Turki, who was residing Denver, was arrested and convicted of keeping his maid as a sex slave, Hal Haddon was one of two lawyers hired by al-Turki to secure his transfer back to Saudi Arabia. The transfer was denied by Colorado Department of Corrections Chief Tom Clements, who was subsequently murdered by white supremacist group member Evan Ebel. Evidence came out showing that Ebel was acting on the orders of the gang hierarchy and received logistical support from them; it was also apparent that multiple other people on Ebel's hit list had also been involved in al-Turki's case, suggesting that the 211 gang had been fulfilling a contract. Regardless, no conspirators other than Ebel were ever identified by Colorado authorities. al-Turki came from a powerful Saudi Arabian family, had acquaintances with Saudi royalty and government, and was named in the "28 pages" as a contact of the Hamburg cell involved in 9/11.
    • More recently, in the Giuffre v. Maxwell case against Jeffrey Epstein's associates, Ghislaine Maxwell was represented by lawyers from the same firm.
  • The family also hired Patrick Korten, a former PR spokesman for Ronald Reagan's Office of Personnel Management, the Edwin Meese-run Justice Department (involved in the Inslaw affair), Oliver North, and the Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers of America.
  • Tom Heneghan claims an Iran-Contra connection: "Access Graphics did business with the Wm Morris Agency and had service contracts directly with what is commonly known as Iran Contra. Access Graphics major bank accounts were parked at the noted Iran Contra money laundry Silverado Savings and Loan and administered by none other than Neil Bush. Important: Notes taken from John Ramsey’s offices in Denver Colorado in December 1996 include the phone numbers of Oliver North, Edwin Meese and former U.S. President William Clinton. Sources close to the Denver Police are now finally reporting that this evidence was taken in December 1996 and then classified under a National Security Decree."
  • Ms. Superduper on the Godlike Productions forum discusses the political connections and Fleet White Sr: pages 1, 2, 3, 4
    • "I followed this case for 8 years on a forum until the forum shut down. I know a lot of mysterious things and details about this night and these people.

      (Trivia: Did you know the DA's name in Boulder at the time of the murder was Alex Hunter, and his daughter-in-law was the mistress of John Edwards, the Presidential candidate? Her name: Reille Hunter.)"
    • "It is my belief that this is something that goes so far up the elite ladder that it may not ever be completely revealed. It reminds me of the group in Rosemary's Baby except there are more parties in the group, but the group that was at the Ramsey's that night DO remind me of those in Rosemary's Baby. There are some similarities to The Franklin Coverup but in a different victim economic level.

      It's the "party after the party" that these things typically happen (from The Franklin Coverup). Things that you never want to hear about really, involving children and people in high places.

      I also believe it is generational ritual abuse of the family(ies) and many are involved that are perhaps illuminati families. I do believe, however, that there were/are people in that town/area that do these things on a regular basis. I have heard that area is a hotbed of pedophilia.

      The patrolmen who were first called to that home were immediately transferred to states as far away as FL. Alex Hunter left a couple of years after the case, many were threatened and maybe even killed as a result of this investigation. Some of the detectives split as well.

      Mary Bienkowski, mentioned in this video, sure has a lot of information about the type of people involved in this type of behavior and her patient knows even more. The patient is a ritual abuse survivor, but not of the elite brand, just a regular person who was abused since here childhood by some of these very persons. That went back decades - her alleged abuse by J.Ramsey when she was a small child, and knows the man in the next paragraph.

      There was an older man who was phoned on the eve of the murder, according to phone records, and he had a chalet in Aspen. We (of the JBR forum) employed a private investigator (PI) to find out about this man; the PI came back freaked out after pulling the man up on a records computer, and said "here - take your money back - I'm not touching this - the man's name on said records list was flagged, which meant that he had a mark by his name NOT TO GO THERE in other words. He is really someone really BIG, and scary, and was not to be toyed with, even for records' sake.

      We never found out tha man's "real" identity and just who is was in terms of power and reputation. The name that he went by, I have a feeling, is not his given name. The PI was NOT going to pursue the investigation of the man in question. He, obviously, was someone not to be crossed. He looked like some old German guy with white hair, wealth, and an obvious facelift.

      Anyway, the reporter who recently filed this lawsuit is trying to get the Grand Jury indictment unsealed. The grand jury found that there were grounds for an indictment, but good ole' boy Alex Hunter blocked that, rather blatently in my opinion. I hope the indictment is unsealed.

      Most of the parties have scattered from Boulder by now, either by running from their positions in the justice system or to avoid the spotlight of whatever was coming. Others have run away in fear of their life. I wonder how many of those in the know have survived to this day."
    • "Back during that time - actually within a year of the murder - I was surfing around and looking for stuff. I came across a picture of a cd (or dvd) online. It had Jon Benet's picture on the front of it and the lettering was in an Asian language - not as simple to be translated as Japanese or Chinese - it was from another country.

      I tried and tried at that time to get the language translated by various Asian people but they could not do it as they said that the language was different from theirs. I no longer have that image. At the time, I knew very little about these things of the world, but it did set off some red alarm within me. I could never find that image on line again. It had been scrubbed."
    • "It was learned that Jon Benet was found with a sticky substance on her scalp (electrodes?) and garland pieces in her hair. A rope had been around her neck and her vagina had been violated. (She had, in the past, been taken to 'their doctor' for gynological exams on a pretty regular basis. He was their 'family doctor', not a specialist. You know, the kind you take your child to for the flu, etc.)

      Also, it was said (in some report) that there had been an actress present there at the party that night, but was whisked away and name hidden to save her 'career'. The name had been redacted from said report.

      Also, the old guy that I mentioned in my previous post was well known to certain people. The name going around for the guy who was called in that fateful night was Fleet White, Sr. G.Hawn had spoken very worshipfully of that man who certain people of Hollywood readily knew of.

      I always wondered if that man wasn't one of those Nazis who the US slipped in over here to do their bidding and given a new name and a facelift. Nothing can be proved. Not only is he dead, but he was old when this happened. Those guys lived a long, long time = probably due to their experiments in those German prisons. No one could EVER find his name on the internet (scrubbed?) or his records, as they were "flagged". And that stuff is jsut my feeling and my unofficial opinion. He's gone."
    • "He had another daughter from previous marriage named Beth. She was killed in a car crash. I remember reading that she had a previous surgery type scar on her ab going from top of her stomach down that was revealed as part of that particular car wreck story. Didn't know what kind of surgery that could have been from."
    • (Not Ms. Superduper, but hannah50) "I can't recall the site I read it on, but a couple of years ago I was researching the pedo rings and came across an article that said a very high profile Australian actress was at the Ramsey house that night and was whisked away before the police arrived. The article supposes it was an initiation/ritual 'gone wrong'. Wish I could remember."
    • "Sorry I was gone for a bit.

      Patsy Ramsey's father was/is into Masonry. Her mother was Eastern Star.

      John Ramsey's resume included Lockheed Martin. He has a pilot's license I believe. He had arranged for some guy to fly the family out of Boulder after the body was discovered. Said it was about business. They never went.

      His father, Sr., was some big shot aeronautics guy in Michigan. I never could find much on him. It would seem that these people thought they could just do whatever they wanted, move around like they wanted unlike any other citizen would be permitted to do. They were 'covered' I believe.

      There were so many theories out there that it would make one's head spin. The fact of the matter is that this is so much bigger than something like that - so many people involved on a higher level - that's what I believe anyway.

      And that's how it was able to be swept under the rug so to speak. The District Attorney, Alex Hunter, is the one who refused to unseal the grand jury indictment. Now that's weilding a lot of power after the jurists found cause to bring charges against the parents."
    • (Not Ms. Superduper, but hannah50) "*DING DING DING* We have a winner! ;) The article claimed she [Nicole Kidman] is a high priestess.

      I read about the Franklin Coverup about 6-8 years back and was aghast."
  • In another thread, Ms. Superduper claims that the Ramsey case forum she posted on was Justice Watch
  • Fleet White Sr. and elite connections
    • During Nancy Krebs' interview with Boulder police (see above), her therapist faxed over a picture of Fleet White Sr. with famous actress Goldie Hawn. There was also a note indicating that Goldie Hawn came to the New Year's party hosted by the Whites in Aspen CO in 1999 or 2000.
      • Orlando Sentinel, "MADONNA WATCH", 2000/12/27: "Almost Famous star Kate Hudson reportedly will make marriage with the Black Crowes' Chris Robinson on New Year's Eve at the Aspen ranch of her mom, Goldie Hawn, and Hawn's longtime attache, Kurt Russell."
      • Sun Sentinel, "KATE HUDSON WEDS ROCKER CHRIS ROBINSON", 2001/01/02: "Almost Famous actress Kate Hudson, daughter of Goldie Hawn, married rocker Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes on New Year's Eve. The couple exchanged wedding vows during a ceremony in Aspen, Colo., Hudson spokesman Brad Cafarelli said Monday in Los Angeles. Actor Kurt Russell, Hawn's live-in boyfriend, gave away the bride."
    • Justice Watch thread in 2001 alluding to wild parties thrown by Fleet White Sr. in Aspen: "Dis_man has finally spilled the crude--alluding to inside info gleaned from an oil exec who attended some wild parties in the 80's given by Fleet Sr."
    • 2007/02/211 Henrietta McPhee post: "Fleet White Sr seems to have been known for his parties he gave in California, and in Aspen. There used to be an old posting on Jameson's forum from somebody who said those parties in California were wild. I can let you use your imagination about that. Lou Smit seems to have been in contact with that poster. I've got a feeling that some celebrities, like Goldie Hawn, attended one or two of the Aspen, Colorado, parties."
    • 2012/02/02 Henrietta McPhee post: "It's very difficult to find out anything about Fleet White's background on the internet. There is virtually nothing there.

      The media used to portray Fleet White as an oil tycoon. John Ramsey said that Fleet, or his family, might have owned a petrol/gas station in California once. Fleet never worked while John Ramsey knew him. Don Bradley used to post that he, or his father was something to do with Fleet Oil. I've never seen any hard documentary evidence of that.

      It looks as though Fleet Sr. was quite wealthy. According to the 'Fleet did it' poster Ashley he lived in I think Long Beach, California. According to Ashley, Fleet and Priscilla lived in a far less salubrious district of Los Angeles, which I can't recall at the moment.

      There are rumors that Fleet Sr used to arrange wild parties with celebrities like Goldie Hawn in California, and in Aspen, Colorado."
    • Datalounge thread entitled "Elijah Wood talks about pedophile ring in Hollywood": "[R559] With all due respect you do not know what you are talking about. A pedo ring involvement in the case is not a theory i pulled out of thin air, there is actual testimony, a police report made by a woman with verifiable family ties to Fleet White, friend of John Ramsey who was with Ramsey when he 'found' the body of Jonbenet. This woman alleges, with great detail and credibility, that Ramsey aka 'Uncle Johnny' was the money man who managed and laundered the profits from the porn the ring produced using this woman, her siblings and cousins as the 'talent'. The woman produced therapy records to show she had talked about this ring well before the murder of JBR. Her therapist was harassed and threatened by members of her family. She claims her mother and little niece were present when JBR was killed. Her niece is/was horrifically traumatized. The minute it was clear the woman had blown the whistle, her family hustled the niece out of the country. There is much more to the story, including the ties the patriarch of the ring, Fleet Sr., had with Goldie Hawn. Google Nancy Krebs."
    • 2016/10/13 Henri McPhee post: "I remember reading on a JonBenet forum years ago a posting by a poster who had attended one of Fleet White's father's numerous wild parties in California. From his account it was really wild, involving sex and drugs. Fleet White was raised in that kind of atmosphere and he knew the mother of Nancy Krebs, who was involved in child prostitution, intimately. That's suspicious and it's worth investigating with regard to JonBenet's murder."
    • 2017/09/22 Henri McPhee post: "This subject interests me because I think it's relevant to the JonBenet Ramsey murder. Fleet White's father used to arrange these wild parties in California. I think Fleet White Jr carried it on in conjunction with Lockheed Martin when he moved to Colorado. Fleet White has immunity from prosecution and immunity from criticism."
  • Aspen CO wealthy elites
    • Los Angeles Times, "Snowy Soirees : Orange County Skiers Flock to Aspen to Mark New Year With Sports and Parties", 1987/01/05: "But through New Year's Day enough powder covered the mountains to satisfy skiers, and at night the parties continued non-stop. Celebrity watchers couldn't complain either. Ringing in 1987 at 8,000 feet were Don Johnson, Jane Fonda, Paul Simon, Quincy Jones, Ted Kennedy, Tom Brokaw and Jack Nicholson. The Orange County crowd, a surprisingly large number owning homes in Aspen, cited the skiing, night life, ambiance and cultural activities among their reasons for venturing to this particular town in the Rockies. For others, Aspen proved the ideal place to round up the family. Jim Marino, a Newport Beach resident who has a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Alhambra, said he considered the town an effective lure for his four children, ages 21 to 28, at holiday time. "If you say you're going to Omaha, they won't come," he said. [...] Ron Krajian, a retired Newport Beach developer who lives half the year in Aspen, said he skies 75 to 80 days each winter. Most afternoons, he socializes at the Tippler, where skiers congregate in a crowded, boisterous crush after their last run of the day. "I'm part of the foundation here," Krajian said. He said Aspen offers him more to do than any other place in the world. He pointed out a few highlights at the local nightclub, Andre's. [...] Mike and Aana Perkins, along with Mike's mother, Bev, started their evening at a New Year's soiree hosted by Irvine's Fleet and Nyla White, followed up with cocktails at Abetone's Ristorante and rang in 1987 with celebrities Bruce Willis, Neil Young, Ray Parker Jr. and others at the Paradise nightclub."
    • Aspen Times, "FishHouse Punch", 2004/02/04: "One of the most glamorous evenings of the holiday season is the annual FishHouse Punch party, hosted by a group of Aspen bon vivants, including Peter Belsky, Fran Hoffman, W.T. Ray, Stephen Nardi, Gene Reardon, Ed Peterson, Shawn McGreevey, Jim Ellis, Jack Crawford, Jack Cronin, Sidney Hendricks, Michael Wilkie, Ron Krajian, Don Crawford and Al Mayfield."
    • W.T. Ray background - identified by Nancy Krebs as a "Cement Czar" who knew Fleet White Sr.
    • Ron Krajian - a real estate developer splitting his time between Newport Beach (where Fleet White Jr. lived) and Aspen
      • Find A Grave page for Ronald “Ron” Krajian - died in Rancho Mirage CA, part of Riverside County CA near the 1981 triple murder
      • Los Angeles Times, obituary of Ronald N. Krajian, 2017/03/28: "July 30, 1931 - March 19, 2017 Ronald N. Krajian, a longtime resident of Newport Beach, CA, Aspen, CO, and Indian Wells, CA, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2017 at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, of natural causes. He was 85. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, 12:00PM at St. Mary Armenian Church, 148 22nd Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627; with interment at the Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona Del Mar; followed by a reception at the Balboa Bay Club, Newport Beach. An additional Celebration of Life will take place in Aspen this summer."
      • K Investment Co. memorial page on Ron Krajian: "Ron, often known as Ronny, was born in Los Angeles, CA on July 30, 1931 to Aram and Mary Krajian who had immigrated from Turkey. He attended Los Angeles High School, played football and was elected president of his class. He served two years in the U. S. Army, part of which was spent in Korea. He worked full time in real estate while attending and then graduating from Pepperdine College. He then began rehabbing and later building residential apartments. He then formed Krajian Investment Company in March of 1960, which became better known as K Investment Co. He found success in his real estate career early and semi-retired in his 30’s. An avid skier, he traveled on the infamous ski train to Sun Valley, ID where he met many of his lifelong closest friends. He then discovered Aspen and was so enchanted that he moved there in 1971. His goal was to ski 100 days per year, which he achieved handily.

        Ron was known as the Unofficial Mayor of Aspen and was honored by the Aspen Historical Society as one of its’ Outstanding City Figures. His popularity in Aspen was legendary as were his social gatherings, attracting friends from around the world. He was a founder of The Aspen Mountain Wine Party, The Beach Party, The Fish House Punch Party, the T-Lazy Ranch Dinner and the Tour de Rump. He purchased the naming rights of the Ron Krajian bridge at a charity auction in 1986, and was proud that the Tour de Rump was held there for 20 years with over 300 guests.He also organized weekly business luncheons, gathering both interesting and prominent attendees as guests and speakers.

        “Ronny K” was a free spirit whose passion and joy in life was connecting people, distributing his funny papers to all his friends, and calling everyone on their birthdays. His Christmas card list at one time exceeded 1,500 names. Whether he knew you for four months or 40 years, he made you feel as if you were his best friend, and all were greeted with his million-dollar smile. He spent many years dividing his time equally between Aspen and Newport Beach, CA and his later years between Aspen and Indian Wells, CA."
  • More corruption surrounding Aspen CO
    • Claudine Longet, a French singer and actress, killed her boyfriend, Olympic skier Vladimir "Spider" Sabich, at his home in Aspen in 1976. She claimed that Sabich was showing her a gun and it discharged accidentally, but the evidence actually pointed to murder. Entries in Longet's diary showed, contrary to her assertions, that her relationship with Sabich had in fact soured. The prosecutor, District Attorney Frank Tucker, inexplicably "lost" the diary after taking it home, which severely weakened the state's case. A jury only found Longet guilty of negligent homicide, and Judge George Lohr sentenced her to merely 30 days in jail (on days of her own choosing) and a small fine. Longet had previously, while married to pop singer Andy Williams, been friends with Robert F. Kennedy, and they made plans to meet on the night of the California primary on June 4, 1968; instead, Kennedy was assassinated that night. In a curious parallel, the day prior to his assassination, Kennedy had dinner with two other celebrities: Roman Polanski (a pedophile) and Sharon Tate (later killed in the Manson murders).
    • Both Lohr and Tucker would also become involved with the Ted Bundy case when Bundy was charged with the January 12, 1974 murder of Caryn Campbell at the Wildwood Inn. In late January of 1977, half a year after Bundy was sentenced for murders in Utah, he was called before Judge Lohr in Aspen to stand trial for Campbell's murder. As Dave McGowan argues in Programmed to Kill, the state's case was "virtually nonexistent", and indeed, the key eyewitness who was expected to identify Bundy instead identified the Pitkin County Undersheriff. Not long after the Bundy trial, DA Tucker was convicted on two counts of embezzlement, one count of felony theft, and two misdemeanors, getting him a 90-day deferred sentence, a $1000 fine, and disbarment, after which he decided to attend mortician school in San Francisco.
    • The Pitkin County Undersheriff at the time of the Bundy trial was Ben Meyers, who previously faced controversy as the police chief of Grand Junction CO over a rash of 1975 murders in the city which included the Ken Botham case: "The public would like to believe lawmen are on their side, but with a turnover rate far in excess of the state average, sexual involvement of nearly a dozen officers (that can be proven) with some of the victims, when the same officers being assigned to investigate their murders when they admittedly alter and destroy evidence, and when the police chief of that time, partied with the victims before their deaths, a feeling of uneasiness tends to develop.

      The police chief Ben Meyers was forced to resign shortly after the Tomlinson murder, and was allegedly extensively involved in drug traffic. Botham's investigators found numerous large deposits in account in two banks, but the D.A. objected to a court order for all Meyers bank records and Judge Ela denied it, saying it was irrelevant. Immediately, the chief resigned, clearing all accounts. This man took an undersherrif position in Aspen, Colorado, resigning after Ted Bundy escaped from the Aspen jail. During the Bundy trial, a witness identified Myers as the man she saw leaving the dead nurse's apartment at the time of her murder . . . the nurse Bundy was accused of killing and leaving frozen in the countryside."
    • Overview of people involved in the Ken Botham case: "Ben Myers Grand Junction Police Department Chief of Police at the time of the murders. Was found to have several "extra" bank accounts with untraceable money. Cleared bank accounts and left Grand Junction in December, 1976. Went to Telluride as Chief of Police. Alleged connections to the drug/traffic/prostitution community."
    • See above information on Lou Smit and the Karen Grammer murder for insight into a possible Fort Carson / drug trafficking link to the 1975 murders
  • Voat thread on purported revelations in the Ramsey case by Lyons Municipal Judge William H. Long: parts 1, 2, 3a, 3b, 4, 5
    • "He said that Hunter also made additional money with his handling of illicit drugs (into Boulder) earlier in his tenure. Bill claimed that Boulder Police detectives took control of importing those hard drugs around 1991 and that Boulder Police have brought marijuana into Boulder since at least 1968. Judge Long said that it is a Chinese gang that now supplies hard drugs and pot to the Boulder Police detectives for them (and select officers) to distribute to local street dealers. [...] Bill said that if an honest cop busts "an approved drug seller, that case gets watered down or it just gets 'disappeared'." He said that Police Chief Beckner is "kept in place because, for the most part, he's a chump and that it is always two deputy chiefs who run the dirty operations, along with the detectives running the drugs." "Boulder Police takes counsel from the D.A., who is complicit with the drug running and gets his cut." Per our lengthy exchanges on this matter, the various groups at the café(s) were convinced of the reality of this long-running untaxed clandestine payola conspiracy, of Boulder police detectives' drug dealing and of Hunter's absolute corruption."
    • "Bill spoke of the [Jonbenét] Ramsey [murder/pedophilia] case with a bit of trepidation. Some of what I got on it was from the two older gentlemen that Judge Long spoke to at more length. They told me more after the judge had passed. It was a co-blackmail-pedophile party that was being filmed. The girl was apparently "accustomed" to Dad and two other en but she was not used to Dad and seven other men. Per her reluctance to participate, she was choked and hit on the head--as some sort of ritual-oriented discipline. The participants with John Ramsey were: a Boulder deputy police chief (but not Sullenberger), a top cop from Denver, a Boulder district judge, Boulder prosecutor Robert Shapiro, a prosecutor and district judge from Larimer County, and a guy from IBM, named Stevens."

Stun gun

  • CNN, "Report: JonBenet evidence could point to intruder", 1998/01/11 - says that a police source told Lawrence Schiller that a stun gun instructional video was found at the Ramsey home
  • Interrogations of Patsy Ramsey and John Ramsey in June 1998 about the stun gun instructional video - mentions "Spy World" in Coral Gables FL as the purchasing location; John identifies the date as 1993 or 1994, which does not accord with his claim of being in Miami to attend the Super Bowl, though 1995 would
  • On p.195 of Death of Innocence by John Ramsey and Patsy Ramsey (2001), the Ramsey family explains why they had a stun gun video at their house. After attending a Super Bowl game in Miami in 1994, John and Patsy visited a spy store in Coral Gables FL (where security contractor Wackenhut was based until 1995). John was interested in security equipment to protect his company, Access Graphics (a Lockheed Martin subsidiary), from espionage. Before he left, the clerk gave them a video catalog to take him. The family forgot about it until JonBenet's death, when the police searched their house and seized the tapes.
  • Cathy O'Brien asserts in an interview that the stun gun video was titled "HOW TO CREATE A MIND CONTROL SLAVE USING A STUN GUN", and that she was in that video. This allegation originally surfaced in the aforementioned section of her book Access Denied: For Reasons Of National Security, apparently quoting a 1998/04/21 speech by her and Mark Phillips. In their earlier book Trance Formation of America, the film produced at Huntsville AL is only called "How To Create a Sex Slave", with no mention of a stun gun; however, inconsistencies in the account of a recovering mind control survivor are not automatically discrediting. As of 2017/11/18, O'Brien has been contacted to ask how she learned about the video.
  • Mind Control Missile Murder Madness blog article claims that O'Brien mentioned John Ramsey in her 1995 book (unconfirmed, but significant if true) and that John Ramsey gave two differing accounts of why he had a stun gun video (only one account is known so far)
  • September 2017 email discussion with Spy World Miami - reveal that they don't provide stun gun instructional videos and are unsure if they ever did
  • In a Google search for "wackenhut" "jonbenet ramsey", links to the bios of Ramsey attorney Lin Wood and law partner Nicole Jennings Wade show up, although neither page mentions Wackenhut

Recent events

Other curiosities

  • December 23 party at the Ramsey home - 3 days before JonBenet was found dead
    • CNN, "Report: Police received 911 call from Ramsey home", 1997/01/09: "Three days before 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was found slain, police received a 911 call from her home, The Denver Post reported Thursday. Boulder police dispatch records show that on December 23 someone in JonBenet's home called 911 then hung up, the Post reported. It was not clear who placed the call or if there was any connection to the killing, the paper said."
    • Los Angeles Times, "Records Show 911 Call Before Child's Death", 1997/01/10: "A 911 call was made from JonBenet Ramsey's home three days before the 6-year-old was found strangled, but the call ended before the dispatcher could talk to the person on the line, police records show. Within minutes, police tried to call back and then sent an officer to the home. The officer left minutes later and didn't file a report, according to the police records. [...] The police records showed that the emergency call was placed at 6:48 p.m. Dec. 23. And when police tried to call back six minutes later, the response was a voice-mail message. About five minutes after that, the police officer was sent."
    • Washington Post, "PUZZLING DEATH PUTS PAGEANTS IN SPOTLIGHT", 1997/01/10: "There were also reports yesterday that a 911 call was placed from the upscale Tudor home to the police emergency center several days before the murder. The connection ended before the dispatcher could talk to the caller. A police officer was sent to the home but left the scene within a few minutes without filing a report, according to records examined by the Associated Press. A source close to the family said the 911 call was made by a "drunken guest" attending a Christmas party at the Ramsey house Dec. 23 and that no incident involving the family had occurred. The call, this person said, is "irrelevant.""
    • Rocky Mountain News, "Anatomy of a murder investigation" by Charlie Brennan, 1997/01/26: "An emergency call came in to Boulder police dispatcher Therese Hilleary's switchboard two nights before Christmas. It was 6:47 p.m. The 911 caller hung up without a word, but Hilleary traced it to 755 15th Ave., a 15-room Tudor brick mansion where John and Patricia "Patsy" Ramsey were throwing their annual Christmas party. A return call reached the Ramseys' answering machine, so Hilleary dispatched an officer to the quiet neighborhood braced by two of the city's signature landmarks, Chautauqua Park and the University of Colorado campus. The officer, identified in department records only as "B.O. 266," was on to other duties by 7:09 p.m. after being told someone had misdialed while trying to call long distance. Betty Barnhill and her husband, Joe, were two of about 100 guests at their neighbors' Christmas party that Monday night. Patsy Ramsey had used the Barnhills' oven to bake a ham while she roasted a turkey in hers. "There were lots of their friends from the Episcopal Church there," Betty Barnhill says. "Patsy loved having people over, enjoying her house." Santa Claus, played by former University of Colorado journalism professor Bill McReynolds, passed out presents to the children."
    • news.com.au, "Mystery 911 call days before JonBenet murder", 2016/11/03: "But a true crime writing duo claim the crime was foreshadowed three days earlier, with another mysterious 911 call made from the luxurious Ramsey home. Police in Boulder, Colorado, received a silent call on the evening of December 23, but when they rang back, no one picked up. An officer drove to the location from which the call had been made to check if anything was wrong. A Christmas party was in full swing at the 15-room Tudor home, and the door was answered by a family friend of John and Patsy Ramsey, Susan Stine. She blamed the call on someone trying to order medicine for an ageing parent, who had not meant to use the emergency number. She would not let police in."
    • Justice Watch thread discussing suspicious behavior by Fleet White: "And is it also simply coincidental that other members of the sex ring described by MW are visiting the Whites during the holidays, and are in town the night of the Ramseys Christmas party when some pretty fishy, unexplained things happened? (e.g., the 911 hangup? the need for Fleet, not the hospital or doctors or medical supply houses, to gather medical supplies for his mother in an Aspen hospital? that Fleet needed to get those supplies and then drive them to the airport to be shipped to Aspen? (ever hear of FedX? UPS? US Mail overnight? or any of a number of shipping services?)"
    • 2002/11/22 post by Kaboodle on WebbSleuths: "You [jameson] can say what you think until the cows come home. A certain person in Aspen was called and she told the person who called her that Nyla White was as healthy as a horse Christmas of 96. In fact, she was cooking for their yearly Christmas party, which this person was a guest of."
    • 2003/05/21 alleged post by AJC: "A certain person in Aspen was called. She told the person who called that Nyla was NOT in the hospital on the 23rd, nor anytime that Christmas, and that Nyla was busy cooking up a storm for their yearly New Year's Eve party. I wouldn't want to reveal who this person was and she didn't want her name or status to be put out there. Some sources are kept confident, and with good reason. I think you can understand that, Jameson. No one is asking you or anyone here to believe. You can trust me and the person who made the call. There's no reason to lie."
    • Websleuths thread in 2005 claiming that the Whites' guests Cliff Gaston and Bill Cox were part of a Kali witchcraft group in California
  • Glen Stine and Susan Stine background
    • CyberSleuths thread on "Who are the Stines?" started 2000/03/19: "We hear precious little about Glen R. and Susan B. Stine... We DO know that the Ramseys stayed with the Stine's for some months after the murder. We also know that Patsy and Burke went to the Stine door on Christmas night and delivered a Christmas basket to the Stines (per their book DOA... oops... DOI). ... This despite the fact that the John Ramsey did NOT consider the Stines close friends (per his deposition). We also know that Glen Stine left his job as Vice President for Budget and Finance, University of Colorado to join John Ramsey at Jaleo... a software firm. John quit after about one year. [...] According to the Ramseys book, Dead on Arrival (DOA), Susan Stine was on the internet daily following the murder... to follow the murder case progress. She eventually accessed forums, chats, etc. Mind you... this INCLUDED the period when the Ramseys stayed with the Stines. Are we to believe that Susan and Patsy checked out the forums and chats ... yet NEVER commented on them? LOL Of course they did! Where did Susan get the internet expertise? Interestingly enough... Susan was the Planning Director for the University of Colorado's CHANCELLOR'S COMMITTEE ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY in 1992! Glen Stine was also involved on the committee. Go figure. Here's the pertinent URL: http://www.colorado.edu/ITplan/CCIT.html So... it appears that Susan Stine was NOT the stay-at-home mom that John Ramsey tried to portray in his deposition. [...] Where are the Stines these days? What is their history? Who are their friends? How well the the Stines (who JR says were not close friends) know the Whites? Does Mystery Woman know the Stines... or about them? Had Susan Stine ever used the term "sex glove" prior to early 1997?"
    • CyberSleuths thread on "... don't fergit the Stines ..." started 2000/05/12: "According to John Ramsey's testimony, the Stines were NOT good friends. ... yet ... the Stines seem to play CRITICAL parts in the JonBenet Murder. The Stines were "supposedly" the last people who witnessed the Ramseys "intact". Mind you ... the Stines were NOT close friends of the Ramseys. Nonetheless ... the Ramseys felt a NEED to drop by LATE on Christmas Night. ... This was at 9:30 or 10 pm on Christmas night. Soooooo ... ya rear yer ugly heads ... on the porch of some "non-friends"... on Christmas night... while your child sleeps in the fridged backseat of a Jaguar. Burke goes to the Stines' door. He can't rememeber ANY conversation ... or contact ... with the Stines. ...go figure. The Ramseys CLAIM that the Stines were the LAST to see the Ramsey family "intact". Glen and Susan Stine REFUSE to say whether they ever saw JonBenet alive. ... go figure. The Stines' REFUSED to cooperate with those investigating the MURDER of JonBenet. Go figure."
  • According to p.225 of Perfect Murder, Perfect Town by Lawrence Schiller, a movie about a political faction kidnapping a 6-year-old girl aired on TV and was watched at the White home on Christmas night: "On the night JonBenet was murdered, the movie 'Nick of Time' aired at 7:30 P.M. on a Boulder cable channel. The story centers on an unarmed political faction that kidnaps a six-year-old girl. The victim is told, 'Listen to me very carefully.' Bill Cox, who was staying with Fleet and Priscilla White, told the police he remembered watching the movie that night."
  • According to Foreign Faction by James Kolar, the Ramseys called JonBenet's pediatrician Dr. Beuf to the house on the morning of December 26, and he provided tranquilizers to Patsy - this is the same pediatrician who covered up the evidence of chronic sexual abuse to JonBenet
  • In February 1997, a Waterford MI police informant nicknamed "Boat Man" came forward claiming that John Andrew Ramsey paid him to stage a boating accident that would kill JonBenet
    • Potential theory: was someone impersonating JAR in order to arrange his death (not JBR's) by boating accident? Elizabeth Pasch Ramsey, JAR's younger sister, died in 1992 from another purported accident, and there are claims that she was recovering memories of sexual abuse when she died.
    • Websleuths discussion of the Freed interview and "Boat Man" (pages 1, 2, 3, 4)
      • "In the JonBenet Ramsey case we have internationals, (airline industry people, which would probably originate the foreign faction idea) and a Waterford, Michigan appearance of a possible John Andrew Ramsey LOOKALIKE, possibly the same one seen by Barnhill in Boulder, also possibly the loiterer hate- propagandist against the Ramseys at the Charlevoix, Michigan gas station, (a JAR lookalike in long coat?) California Kali group members, McSanta also in some kind of cult beliefs."
      • "From LKL in March 2000...in regards to the morning they found the ransom note.

        J. RAMSEY: Well, I don't know. There were a lot of people there at 3:00 in the morning.

        KING: It was a blur to you?

        P. RAMSEY: Yes, it was just a blur.
        http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0003/27/lkl.00.html"
  • James Michael Thompson of Denver CO
  • Illegal private investigation by James and Regina Rapp of Touch Tone Services
  • Rumor that Australian actress Nicole Kidman was at the White family's Christmas party
  • Uncorroborated Stew Webb article claims that John Ramsey's child from a previous marriage, Elizabeth Pasch Ramsey, recovered memories of Satanic abuse: "John Ramsey's daughter (from his first marriage), Elizabeth, had uncovered several vivid memories of Satanic, ritual sexual abuse after a failed suicide attempt (during the ensuing therapy sessions) in which her Father apparently played a major role in the rituals. Within several months of uncovering the memories and going 'public' with them (talking to friends and family members) she was dead - killed in a 'freak' car accident the manner in which has never been fully resolved to investigators satisfaction." - here are law enforcement documents on Beth Ramsey's death
    • Find A Grave page for Elizabeth Pasch Ramsey (photos; page of Love Always, Renee who added many of the photos)
    • Illinois State Police report #18-1250 CR 02-92-00018 on the 1992/01/08 car crash which killed Elizabeth
    • Fold3.com bio on Elizabeth with some news stories (mentions Kelvin McNeill as a Boulder police spokesman)
    • Boulder Daily Camera, "Police eye other daughter's death", 1997/02/20 - sorority sister of Elizabeth says that John Ramsey once cancelled a business trip to attend a father-daughter dance with Elizabeth
    • Chicago Tribune, "Reports Sought In Jonbenet's Sister's Death", 1997/02/21
    • Santa Cruz Sentinel, "Death of Ramsey's oldest girl probed", 1997/02/21 - BPD chief Tom Koby said the autopsy report had no significant information and would be released; police asked people close to Elizabeth about child abuse allegations within the Ramsey family; Ramsey spokesman Pat Korten attacks the "wild rumors" that Elizabeth was estranged from her father
    • Cincinnati Post, "RAMSEY ABUSE PROBED FRIENDS ASKED ABOUT LATE SISTER", 1997/02/21
    • Cincinnati Enquirer, "Ramsey case adds Miami U. link", 1997/02/22 - Elizabeth moved to Atlanta after leaving Oxford OH; her finance professor remembered her as pleasant and soft-spoken; she had a boyfriend who died of cystic fibrosis at Christmas; 1991 adult adviser to the sorority remembered her as dedicated, challenge-seeking, and pleasant; Kelvin McNeill says no need to seal autopsy report anymore
    • Topix user Nelly claims in a 2008/01/15 post that John and Elizabeth had a creepy father-daughter relationship: "That's very interesting Boodles, and I've often wondered about that relationship myself. I was told by 'insiders' that Beth's roomate at college said JR called constantly and whenever he did, Beth reverted back to little girl mode, talking babytalk to 'daddy'.
      Something strange about them, bathroom pictures and speeches about the "worst thing that ever happened" to JR was Beth's dying while giving a lecture on the terribleness of being under a suspicious umbrella after JonBenet's MURDER. JonBenet's murder took a back seat to Beth's car accident..hmmm yeah, I can see that..NOT."
    • claudicici on Websleuths claims to remember "a college friend of Beth" having mentioned the suicide attempt and therapy
    • AboveTopSecret user spooky24 claims details about Elizabeth's death were inaccurately reported by the media: "As I have said this tragedy had a way expanding and enveloping the narration in an ever widening sphere of misfortune. The horrible loss of John Ramsey's first daughter twist it's way into a very nonscientific parallel of motivation. Elizabeth Pasch Ramsey and boyfriend Matthew Derrington hit a patch of black ice outside Chicago and slid into the oncoming lane and were t-boned by a delivery truck on Jan. 8, 1992. A true daddy's girl she lived the carefree life of a millionaires favorite gal and was biding her time as an airline stewardess. The dark haired beauty's death changed John Ramsey for ever. How horrible it must have been on February 21st 1997 when desperate Bolder homicide detectives unearthed Elizabeth's death certificate and autopsy report and presented it to the world in some kind of twisted tit for tat retaliation for Team Ramsey's refusal to allow the detectives request for interviews with both-sort of-murder suspects.

      In fairness to both John and Pasty this was a totally unprofessional and downright disgusting tactic that just shows more proof how this case slid further into the gutter it still resides in today. Former Bolder homicide detective Thomas conveniently forgot to mention this sick macabre in his 'tell all' book. I'm not going to dwell on the many conspiracy related theories about how Elizabeth died and why the autopsy and death certificate are night and day different from the media reports about the accident."
    • Godlike Productions user WHITE GLOVES asserts that Elizabeth told her boyfriend about being raped and he told others: "John Ramsey's college aged daughter did die in a weird car 'accident', a week after telling her boyfriend that she was telling her father that she was going to file a police report against him for raping her as a child. [...] As I previously stated, she told her boyfriend that daddy had repeatedly raped her as a child and she was going public with charges; he then told people about it. Within a very short time, they die on a remote township road in a crash against a big truck. Dead boyfriends and dead daughters tell no tales."
    • Marietta Police Department has a 1991/11/29 report #1-91-417097 that an "Elizabeth Ramsey" living at 1250 Powder Springs Road in Marietta GA was found dead. However, the Elizabeth Ramsey in question is said to be 86 years old, born 1905/11/06. AncientFaces contains information about this reported death, and reveals that oddly enough, this Elizabeth Ramsey's middle initial was also "P".
    • Miami University Police Department and Oxford Police Department have no records of an Elizabeth Ramsey
    • TODO: Try the Atlanta Police Department
    • 2015 Reddit comment by TiaLilia who remembers half-sister Beth Ramsey from their time at Miami University in Ohio
    • Websleuths thread on the death of Beth Ramsey mentions how her former boyfriend Dan Mudler died in late 1990
    • Boulder Weekly, "What I saw at the feeding frenzy: A between-the-lines look at the Ramsey case" by Frank Coffman, 1999/02/29
      • "Shapiro's plan was to go undercover and work the story from the inside out. Renting a place next door to the Chi Psi fraternity house where John Andrew lived, Shapiro succeeded in befriending Ramsey's son. He even joined the Episcopal Church that the Ramseys attended. But his persistent questions about the murder case blew his cover. John Andrew's friends became suspicious and warned the younger Ramsey off his engaging, earnest neighbor."
      • "Shapiro's rapport with Thomas won him certain privileges. On at least one occasion, Thomas allowed Shapiro to sit in on a sensitive investigation. In July 1997, Thomas asked me to come to the police station to phone Pam Griffin, a friend of Patsy Ramsey, so that he could surreptitiously tape the conversation. The detective wanted to document a remarkable assertion that Griffin had made to me: Patsy Ramsey admitted to her that she wrote the so-called "practice note." However, said Griffin, Patsy claimed that it was just the aborted start of an invitation to some event which Patsy couldn't recall. Thomas allowed Shapiro to monitor my conversation with Griffin. The session was a bust, though, when Griffin dismissed her previous comments as "speculation" about Patsy's actions."
      • "Shapiro came to believe that his acceptance by Thomas made him a kind of junior detective on the Ramsey case. Others in the department considered him a pest and ignored his theory that Patsy Ramsey killed her daughter as part of a religious sacrifice. When Thomas resigned, he broke off ties with Shapiro, leaving the reporter crushed. Shortly after the resignation, Shapiro showed up unannounced at Thomas' home in Arvada, allegedly to warn him that the Globe planned to use pressure tactics to get an interview with him. The former detective responded with a warning of a restraining order if Shapiro ever came there again."
      • "Schiller's book has been called "an encyclopedia" of the Ramsey case. It is the most thorough account of the investigation to be published thus far. However, from my personal knowledge of certain events depicted in the book, I believe Schiller often embroiders the truth. For instance, while he was working on the book, he quoted a passage to me. I told him that he had somewhat misquoted what Steve Thomas said to me and I advised him to change it, but he kept the inaccurate quotation in the book. Worse, Schiller's paraphrased reconstruction of my conversation with Lou Smit regarding traits of the note's writer (Page 448) is mostly Schiller's concoction.

        Others had the same problem. The Ramseys' former housekeeper, Linda Hoffmann-Pugh, confirms most of what Schiller writes about her, but she objects to several apparent fabrications, such as the claim on Page 561 that the authorities showed her a photograph of the Ramseys' dryer with JonBenet's sheets inside. She was never shown such a photo, she says."
  • Death of Lorraine Florence Lawrence, the daughter of Ramsey housekeeper Geraldine Vodicka, a couple weeks before JonBenet's murder
    • ACandyRose overview of the Lorraine Lawrence death
    • Websleuths thread on the coincidental nature of Lorraine and JonBenet dying weeks apart
    • Reddit posts by AtticusWigmore sharing public records he received on Vodicka and her daughter (parts 1, 2, 3)
      • "It is the opinion of this investigator that substantive investigations into persons who had unfettered access to the Ramsey residence prior to the childs murder were not conducted by the investigating agencies. This report focuses on a former Ramsey household staff member, Geraldine Vodicka. This excerpt is offered as evidence of nexus to the victim and the entire Ramsey family."
      • "At the time of the murder of JonBenet, Boulder Police Department, although devoid of a homicide investigative unit, had only one other open potential homicide case actively being worked in the entire year of 1996. The case was that of Lorraine Florence Lawrence-Lopez, a Safeway grocery store employee and resident of a HUD subsidized apartment complex situated next to the North Boulder Community Center at (redacted). Ms. Lopez was located at the bottom of a 6 foot construction hole on December 4, 1996 with injuries consistent with a severe beating (described by outcry witnesses) who saw a man speed away from the scene.

        This report does not intend to investigate the circumstances of Lopez’s equivocal death, but merely serves to provide the nexus to the instant matter. Lorraine Lopez was the daughter of Geraldine Vodicka."
      • "As the homicide investigation of JonBenet Ramsey began on December 26, 1996 some of the same investigators assigned to the Lopez case were assigned to JBR, however, it is unclear why it seems the possible nexus between the cases, resulting from a prior employment relationship between the decedents mothers was never explored. The statistical probability of the cases being tangential when they are the only 2 homicides occurring in an entire year notwithstanding, both Lopez and her Mother, Geraldine Vodka, had substantive criminal records.

        In a cursory search of Ms. Vodicka’ s current status, this investigator has learned Ms. Vodicka as well as some of her extended family (and that of decedent Lopez) were arrested and convicted for their participation in a methamphetamine ring on various dates between 2012 and 2013. Mrs. Vodicka and named family members are currently incarcerated as a result."
  • Kali2 as a person of interest (a woman who moved between Boulder CO and Los Osos CA)
    • Justice Watch discussion of Kali2 (parts 1, 2)
      • "MW came forward only when... Fleet White Sr. & JR. heard from the Ramsey investigators asking about a Los Oso woman. The Whites thought Gwen Boykin then to MW and Grandma in Los Oso, Ca. The White's made contact with MW and MW got frightened by her oldest and greatest fears.

        MW contacted her therapist who helped her contact Atty. Hill and the rest is public knowledge.

        The truth is that MW's movement was motivated by the inquires of the Ramsey investigators. Lou Smit did talk finally to MW after everyone else, but if she would have gone with Whites, he would have been one of the first to talk with MW.

        The Whites were asked because they are originally from California."
      • "The Ramsey investigation knew absolutely nothing about MW. The information they had was and is of another Los Oso female who lived in Boulder off and on up to 5-98.

        The Ramsey team went first over to the former California Whites. The White's came up with MW. The team logically says lets check this Los Oso one connected to the Whites out first. MW's old fears coupled with the Rex Allen Krebs arrest in SLO were bad timing. MW was frightened and reacted in fear to the White's approach. The rest is recorded."
      • "So far as Fleet bashing, I'm not alone. In ST's book, Beckner suggests several times that Fleet should be thrown in jail. He says he is obstructing. He suggests the DA's office send someone "to get the Whites' head on straight".

        He is quoted as describing White as "morally empty" and finally wonders if Fleet White is the murderer of JonBenet.

        And all this BEFORE MW came to town. Now if this is what the Chief of Police has to say about the "star" witness, there is a big problem. All of the FW huggers need to ask why Beckner is so intense about White. It's not just some of us. White doesn't add up."
      • "1. Crimes committed against MW at the Christmas holiday, and more specifically on a girl's sixth Christmas-the age JBR was that Christmas-all documented BEFORE JBR was murdered and possibly before she was born

        2. Suspicious and unaccountable behavior on the part of BOTH JR and FW on Dec. 26th-both were in the Ramsey home while Arndt called in vain for backup.

        3. Guests from CA who are reportedly the same ones who abused MW as a child were said to be at the Whites party, and thus with JBR shortly before her death-to this day a full guest list has not been released

        4. Crime scene contamination by BOTH JR and FW, the glass, the suitcase, and the tape in particular were touched by Fleet White the 26th, or so he says

        5. A theory of sexual asphyxiation as proposed by Wecht and ignored by the BPD, which is consistent with the practices of the group which abused MW and was documented before JBR was even born"
      • "I met in 1997 a Los Oso woman who I became friendly with in 97. I became suspicious of her over the first six-months of seeing and talking to her. Somethings did not add up or she would not clarify. The date of Boulder departure is the main one and other points.

        [...]

        The Ramsey's do have a investigation team and they are spending some serious money. I came to their attention by me sending a letter to the Presbyterian minister in Boulder, Colo. The letter contained information of another Los Oso woman, not MW. The woman has relatives in Boulder County and she lived there off and on and did attend high school one year in Boulder County. She was living in Boulder itself and left "at Christmas 1996". She returned to Boulder in Oct/nov 1997 and left again no later then 5-98. She has remained in Los Oso/Arroyo Grande/SLO ever since. She is today 23 years old."
      • "I came into this in 1997 by meeting a young woman at Montana De Oro State Park in Los Oso, Ca. She was driving a older white compact car with sun roof. The car had Colo. plates and she said she was from Boulder. The car was littered with her's and a young child's clothes.

        I brought up the Ramsey thing 6-96 in the news and she fell silent. Not a word. Never. When I asked her for the exact date & time of her departure from Boulder Christmas 1996, she fell silent, immediately withdrew and ended the phone conversations later in 1997.

        Back in 6-96 initial meeting she spoke of her father dying of a head trauma by a friend with a pick-nick table bench as a young child. The description by her led me to think of her as witness to her father's death. I do not know for sure.

        [...]

        She later in 1997 spoke of telephone conversation with her aunt at a Boulder County construction firm INC. She spoke about talking with her aunt and then there with a carpenter wearing a police bracelet. She said: "she saw this as a sign that the trouble in Boulder had blown over." She then left Calif. and returned to Boulder. She invited me to visit and gave me her relative's address and aunt's work phone number, a construction company. She reurned to Calif. no latter than 5-15-98 because she called me then.

        [...]

        The Los Oso woman spoke of working for a pet care service, gift company, and she changed jobs often. She spoke of partying at the University and clubs. She wears many earrings,silver rings, toungne ball, a red flower tatoo on lower back, and a bird with decorations on calf to knee. she is a white female with whitish/blond hair. And spoke of topless dancing as if in Boulder.

        I'm working on her time-line of living in Boulder and SLO. She attended high school in Boulder County in 1992-93. She lived all or part of 1996. She returned Oct. 1997 and left no later than 5-15-98. She has a aunt and Grandparents in Boulder County. their are some Lenhardt's in her school yearbook, the Mike Lenhardt and Tina Hoffman of the maid LHP. No confirmation on any connection as of yet."
      • "Kali2 has not been confirmed to be related or to have association with any Whites, MW, Steve Thomas, or the Ramseys.

        The areas of possibilities:

        JAR and his friends at the University.

        A Los Osos association with MW as far back as 1988. MW may unknowingly have provided the images and processes that have likeness to JBR's death scene. Copy"Cat". The big question is also MW including the Whites name in her oral presentations to ears in Los Osos.

        A Boulder County asociation as far back as 1992 with the maids LHP family members and son-in-law Mike Lenhardt family.

        A possible association with the "KSR" Boulder County street gang in the 90's.

        A association with Steve Thomas at a Boulder County Inc. construction firm.

        A remote connection to the Whites through a 'Cox' as a possible owner of a construction firm.

        [...]

        A unknown 'Ryan White' with a female friend from Los Osos and he seemly has investments in Los Osos is being explored.

        [...]

        Her Boulder County High School picture shows two necklaces, one that is cord and tyed with knots and the other with a solid colored 'heart' on it."
      • "Wasn't there a house which was a White rental property nearby? what if the CA guests were staying there? What if the overflow were invited back to the Ramsey home to be shown around by PR. (Never one to miss an opportunity to hear a few oohs and aahs over her Christmas excess, LOL)"
      • "Could she have attend the 'wild party' which went on close to the Ramsey home on 15th St Christmas night Dec. 25th?"
      • "[...] my time-line speculation for her is the 12-27-96 arrival at Los Osos, Ca. It is a twenty hour drive from Boulder, and she did drive. [...] She was traveling with a young male child."
      • "I remember somewhere sometime someone posting that there was a young woman given a speeding ticket on the night of the murder somewhere outside of but close to Boulder but that maybe she was traveling with a small girl. And there were childrens clothes in the car."
      • "But is your "suspect" known Alesia? You have already given her ID away when you say she attended highschool in Boulder Co. the 92-93 school year and is wearing a large heart in her school picture. You have also said she was born 10/11/76. You think that Arndt's neice was one of her friends in HS and that Thomas knew of her through his Narc Squad work."
      • "I would suspect that the Whites may have had two totally different sets of people that they associated with. And one set knew absolutely nothing about the other set. One needs multiple houses in different locations for that to happen. And the Whites seemed to have no shortage of houses from Colorado to California."
      • "Funny you should bring that up. The Ramseys also had at least 'two sets of friends'. This has been commented on several times.

        I don't believe that baloney about FW and JR meeting in Boulder, if sailing was what they had in common. Only boats in Boulder are in bathtubs."
      • "Reading both of the letters closely together is a little eerie. The FW faction hates the DA's office and does everything possible to put a cloud of doubt over their every move. The JR faction hates the BPD and does everything possible to put a cloud of doubt over their every move. Have we been duped into watching a carefully choreographed dance for the past 43 months, where both sides cast so much doubt on the part of the other investigative body that justice is never accomplished? Stranger things have happened."
      • "JR couldn't wait to have JAR cleared, FW couldn't wait to have himself cleared. In the beginning, everyone thought the crime was sexual/incest - at the very least, sexual. And then the worm turned and JR was eliminated as the note writer and FW was cleared. How cute. It's very possible that within a few short weeks, or even days, FW and JR came up with the game plan that has worked til this day. FW has cast suspicion on JR and JR has cast suspicion on FW. And both cast suspicion on the BPD and DA."
      • "The connection is through IMO the Denverites, the Browns & Coxes. Pricilla Brown/White is the person stepping out and telling the Ramsey's what to do. And Pricilla Brown is the one who gave Patsy Ramsey, the birthday party held at the Denver "Brown Palace Hotel" in 1996." - note that the Brown Palace Hotel is said to be one of the most haunted places in the US and was where Eric Harris's paternal grandfather worked as a valet
    • Justice Watch post from a month earlier alluding to Kali2: "The cat had a child in 1992 and took some time off for motherhood. The Cat attended High School in Boulder county off and on from Sept' 91 to 1995."
  • Fleet and Priscilla White got involved in the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case for an unknown reason
  • Rumor Mill News, "Horrific Murders Ongoing - Part V - JonBenet, Vicki Morgan, Blunt Head Traumas - William Morris Agency Employees in Both Homes", 2016/07/24
  • Columbine school shooting, defense contractors, and 9/11 - page here
    • From the Mind Control Missile Murder Madness article on the Ramsey case: "This is a strange brew that links pedophile rings, flight simulation tech (long rumored to be involved in 9/11), lengthy plans for the 9/11 op itself, military mind control, and ritual abuse of children by a military/pedo cabal."
  • Timothy Holmseth documentary on the JonBenet Ramsey murder - accuses Bob Enyart
  • Gary Oliva as a suspect and alleged confession
  • Suspicious deaths list: Elizabeth Pasch Ramsey; John Andrew Ramsey (almost); Lorraine Florence Lawrence; Kelvin McNeill
  • Key locations in Stephen Singular's book to come back to: 1406 1466 1535 1548 1570 1582 1604 1755 1867 1913 2069 2136 2148 2166 2304 2340 2365 2413

Historical precedents