Wednesday, August 16, 2006

JonBenet Ramsey

(photo: JonBenet's grave.) Back in the late 90s I met a gentleman by the name of Lance Matthews who told me a fascinating story about time he served in a Colorado jail, and his cellmate, J.T. Colfax, a performance artist who made off with a page from the morgue containing information relating to the JonBenet Ramsey Murder Case. I was doing a cutting-edge overnight talk radio show at the time, which was streamed over the Net. We also conducted IRC chats and accepted faxes and phone calls from listeners all over the world!

As a reporter interested in the case, meeting Lance was like having manna fall from heaven. Over the course of several months Lance was able to contact and invite most of the key players and investigators of the case to be guests on my program. Lance was the greatest radio talk show producer who ever lived, IMHO! But, the series eventually ended, and, in that end, there was only speculation, with just a sliver of hope.

Fast Forward 10 years: It wasn't the Ramseys, as many of you believed! Today the JonBenet Ramsey case comes full circle, with the arrest of (guess who) a sex pervert who had fled to Thailand! (Can you imagine the grief of losing your child and being falsely accused of murder?)
A man arrested in Thailand is being held in connection with the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey, law enforcement officials said today.

John Karr, 41, a former Atlanta, Ga., resident, was arrested today in Bangkok, according to two people familiar with the investigation who spoke on the condition they not be identified.

The connection to the Ramsey family was not immediately clear. Karr's resume lists Regents College here in Albany, New York.

Federal officials familiar with the case, who spoke with the Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said the suspect was being held in Bangkok on unrelated sex charges.

Six-year-old Jon Benet Ramsey was found beaten and strangled to death, in the basement of her Colorado home, the day after Christmas, 1996.
KUSA speaks with John Ramsey DENVER - 9NEWS Investigative Reporter Paula Woodward talked with John Ramsey Wednesday after news of the arrest in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case had been made public. more->

Watch KUSA-TV's continuing coverage of the arrest made in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case.

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Anonymous said...

I didn't go overboard reading all the available info on this case, but I do recall there were no footprints in the snow around the Ramsey house after the crime was discovered. Since the parents didn't find Karr in their home, how did he arrive and depart? Am I wrong on this or does memory serve me correctly?

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