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How the Murder of JonBenét Ramsey Became a National Obsession

In 2010, investigators performed a recent spherical of interviews, hoping to shake one thing, something unfastened. “I understand that they met with Burke and gave him a card and said, ‘If you want to talk to us, here’s how you would contact me,'” Ramsey household lawyer Lin Wood advised Boulder’s Daily Camera newspaper in October 2010. “But the police have not interviewed Burke.”

Wood added, “Whatever the reason for any type of approach with Burke, it would have nothing to do with the case other than with the reality that John and Burke could help the Boulder police as witnesses in the investigation. For all I know, they have gotten some tip and think Burke could give them some information.”

John Ramsey advised Barbara Walters in an interview in 2015 that he nonetheless predicted both DNA would resolve his daughter’s homicide “or someone who knows something will become angry or bitter against this person and will tell.”

Looking again on the quick days following JonBenét’s demise, John stated, “When something really tragic happens in your life, put your life in park. Give your checkbook to a trusted friend. Avoid making any big decisions. Because you’re just not capable of making good decisions.”

And that may be stated for each single particular person concerned with the case. Stan Garnett, the Boulder D.A. who succeeded Mary Lacy, known as her exoneration of the Ramseys in 2008 “legally insignificant,” telling the Daily Camera he wasn’t sure by her actions ought to the case transfer ahead beneath his watch.

As former state’s lawyer Troy Eid additionally advised the paper in October 2016, “It’s incredible the number of cases that get solved later. And also as DNA testing gets better, it sometimes removes doubt and sometimes adds doubt.”

He added, “It’s not too late for justice.

(Originally revealed Sept. 19, 2016, at 6 a.m. PT)