Ramsey’s Indicted In JonBenet’s Murder In 1999- DA Alex Hunter Refused To Prosecute

Posted by BOC Staff | Alex Hunter,John Ramsey,JonBenet Ramsey,Patsy Ramsey | Monday 28 January 2013 12:32 pm

According to a new report exclusive by the Daily Camera- Both John and Patsy Ramsey were indicted by a grand jury in 1999 for child abuse leading to her death- but prosecutor Alex Hunter refused to sign the indictment because he did not feel there was sufficient evidence to secure a prosecution against either parent.


The report lays to the rest years of lingering rumors that although the grand jury which was suspended more than once while hearing the Ramsey case was never polled.

In July 2008 then Boulder District Attorney Mary Lacy, publicly exonerated the Ramsey’s in an open letter after Touch DNA testing proved the suspect in Jon Benet’s assault and murder was an unrelated male whose profile matched DNA in a blood stain within the child’s underwear.

… The match of Male DNA on two separate items of clothing worn by the victim at the time of the murder makes it clear to us that an unknown male handled these items. There is no innocent explanation for its incriminating presence at three sites on these two different items of clothing that JonBenét was wearing at the time of her murder. … To the extent that we may have contributed in any way to the public perception that you might have been involved in this crime, I am deeply sorry. No innocent person should have to endure such an extensive trial in the court of public opinion, especially when public officials have not had sufficient evidence to initiate a trial in a court of law. … We intend in the future to treat you as the victims of this crime, with the sympathy due you because of the horrific loss you suffered. …


In 2001 John and Patsy Ramsey also passed a polygraph examination given by Dr. Ed Gelb  and corroborated via  quality control analysis Cleve Baxter.

Patsy Ramsey died in 2006 after over a decade of battling ovarian cancer.

In his book, The Other Side of Suffering, John Ramsey believes his daughter’s murderer was someone the family came into contact with  either at a Holiday gathering or at a pageant appearance shortly before her murder on Christmas Day.

JonBenet’s murder remains unsolved.

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  1. DNA is definitely in CODIS (2002, 2008) I reviewed reports recently. It is 100% in compliance CODIS/NDIS.
    BPD was a mess, true. Testa seems to instill confidence. Needs to move to FBI.

  2. searchinGirl says:

    to that end, and maybe the FBI or CBI would know how to track down something like this but…the phrases from the movies in the ransom note arent an exact match to the lines in the movies but they are really close…you have spoken of this killers fantasy and i believe this guy didnt just memorize these phrases, rather he rehearsed them like an actor…rewound acted out and practiced over and over… a videophile…

    i recently watched Rewind This! a documentary about the videophile culture of the 80s and 90s, the rise and fall of Betamax, independent video stores and how the damage we would always see … those tracks rolling across the screen were from viewers abruptly stopping and rewinding the tape in the movie to watch over and over…like an obsession…acting out a fantasy…

    about the time Jonbenet was murdered VHS was on its way out, DVDs were coming around and Betamax was long since gone…but there was a market for buying and selling used video merchandise…
    fufilling orders like at the gas stations and truck stops along the interstates
    … the killer could be someone from that world…
    however, it seems like the investigation hasnt left Boulder yet and it’s too late now to investigate any leads like this… i often wonder if the killer has left Boulder?

  3. meg says:

    Interesting they are going to retest the DNA. Is this most likely to try to get a more accurate result? I am wondering if this does result in anything if it will help in Burkes lawsuit?


    I am a strong proponent in new testing with updated techniques and approaches to data. Having read many of the reports to date- this should have been done years ago. I do not think the CODIS/NDIS samples are in question, but rather tests that are “technically” inconclusive- and in my view, some tests of evidence that may never have been tested. I think it has more to do with how BPD and the DA’s office are seen in the recent coverages AND data released that is seen in the light of 2016 media standard and law.

  4. meg says:

    Also it looks like Spritz is trying to get the lawsuit dismissed.



    Standard media defense attempt. It will fail to be dismissed and good cause and material fact deadlines will ensue.

  5. Rose says:

    I like the prosecutor’s articulation that
    more evidence than dna needs to come together.
    sounds like he has a suspect in mind and is working on it.

  6. Rose says:

    Brother Of JonBenet Ramsey Files $750 Million Lawsuit Against CBS

    I have read the suit. When I find a link for it I will post.

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