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  September 2018 story
Posted by: jameson245 - 09-17-2018, 09:47 PM - Forum: Tabloid stories - No Replies

JonBenét Ramsey Ransom Note Holds Coded Clues To Murder Mastermind

'The mastermind of the murder does want people to know who he is.'

[Image: 6954dc6755543be306a17f334605e63b?s=64&d=identicon&r=g] By Radar Staff
Posted on Sep 12, 2018 @ 7:08AM ver-Before-Seen JonBenet Ramsey Video Reveals Clue To Killer

Nearly 22 years after the brutal murder of child beauty queen [b]JonBenét Ramsey. [/b], the case has been blown wide open by the mysterious ransom note left at the scene of the crime — which is believed to contain coded messages that identify her killer.
RadarOnline.com has learned the 350-word note is filled with a bizarre series of lettered patterns and words written backward  that investigators have been analyzing with CSI-like forensic lighting


Now the cryptic ransom note has sparked a fresh manhunt in Boulder, Colo., where a crack team of cold case investigators is assisting detectives.
“Without a doubt this is a breakthrough for the teams working on this case ,” said a top law enforcement source. “It’s another step toward revealing the identity of those responsible.”
PHOTOS: JonBenét’s Body May Be Exhumed — ‘I Think It Could Yield Results,’ Says Dad John 
A leading forensic investigator with long-standing ties and influence in the Ramsey case, [b]Roscoe Clark[/b], who has assisted cops in their investigation, strongly believes unraveling the ransom note’s hidden message will solve the crime.
Clark has used state-of-the-art Polilight PL500 equipment, a device that utilizes high-powered infrared and ultraviolet bulbs, to filter out the different shades of gray water-based marker used to write the letter.
The tests have also revealed handwriting pressures, drafts and mistakes in the note.
“What’s important is that [by using CSI lamps] I can see the overlap of the ink so that I can tell which words were written in reverse,” Clark told Radar. “It points to a code or a hidden message.”
PHOTOS: Case Closed? Ransom Note IDs JonBenét Ramsey’s Killer!.
Roscoe has a chilling theory on why the note was written in code.
“I think the mastermind of the murder does want people to know who he is, but he doesn’t want to give away his identity because he’s too proud and believes he’s smarter than the police,” he said.
Clark’s assessment is corroborated by renowned forensic document expert [b]Brenda Anderson[/b] — who studied the three-page ransom note and explained such letters are typically short and to the point.
“I’ve never seen a three-page ransom letter,” Anderson told Radar. “If someone goes to great lengths to write [three pages] there has to be a motive. Why go to all that trouble?”
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“Maybe this individual was so twisted he left the clues behind in the note and it’s somehow coded,” she continued. “It’s something that needs to be pursued because the handwriting is very unusual.”
Ramsey was sexually violated and strangled inside her family’s ritzy home in Boulder on Christmas night in 1996.
Cops suspect the killer broke a basement window, crept into the house and knocked the 6-year-old out with a stun gun.
Ramsey was carried to the basement, bound, silenced with duct tape, molested, strangled with a garrote and smashed in the head with a baseball bat.
After her body was discovered by her dad, [b]John[/b], the ransom note demanding $118,000 was found on the kitchen staircase.
“This is a giant step in the right direction,” said renowned attorney [b]Peter Gleason[/b], who once ran for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
“There is no such thing as over-analyzation of evidence when it comes to criminal matters. This could definitely lead to new suspects!”


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  From Steve Thomas book
Posted by: jameson245 - 09-17-2018, 11:54 AM - Forum: John Brewer Eustace - No Replies

From Steve Thomas' book "JonBenét - pages 160-161

The worst of the bunch, and the most likely suspect we came across other than the Ramseys, was John Brewer Eustace III, in custody in Charlotte, NC, for kidnapping a two year old girl.  Police found the name of JonBenét Ramsey atop a bizarre list of the pedophile's favorite sexual fantasies, and he kept a scrapbook filled with photographs of JonBenét alongside a Barbie doll on a makeshift alter.  The guy sounded real.

Even in his orange jail overalls, the gaunt Eustice looked like a predator.  When he found out who we were, he waived his Miranda rights because he wanted to talk about "the good looking little girl."

No matter what his other crimes, we needed information from him, so we offered some fresh air and took him from the jail to the Charlotte PD a few blocks away.

Gosage, with a baby at home, could barely contain his disgust as Eustice recounted, "hypothetically, of course", how he would molest little girls and the importance of wiping fingerprints from bodies.  In the North Carolina incident, he confessed to entering the apartment through a garden-level window while an adult was awake in the living room, shushing the little blond child, and taking her away through a window, leaving behind a flashlight.  He later tied her, put tape over her mouth and wrapped electrical cord around her head to control her.  The similarities to our case convinced us that we had to investigate this suspect upside down.

He smoked three packs of Marlboros while recounting dozens of molestations, watching our reactions through half-closed eyes, carefully avoiding dates or places.  But he feigned forgetfulness when we tried to account for his whereabouts on December 25.

When we sought samples of pubic hair, he shrugged that he couldn't provide any because he shaved his crotch so as to not leave telltale DNA evidence.  But in a fourth-floor detective bureau bathroom, Eustice pinched folds of pubic skin and we plucked stubs of hair with tweezers.  Finally we returned him to his County Jail cell.  Back at the hotel I stood beneath a steaming shower scrubbing hard with soap to rid myself of the stench of John Eustace.

We found that he'd had a temporary job with a film processing lab during Christmas week, and a computer-generated  time sheet showed that he was at work on December 26.  Co-workers remembered that he had tried to kiss an unwilling woman employee that night.  It was impossible to be in North Carolina and Colorado at the same time.  We cleared Eustace but hoped the Charlotte cops would put him away for a couple of forevers.

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  fAMILY THOUGHTS
Posted by: jameson245 - 09-15-2018, 08:47 PM - Forum: THE KILLER - No Replies

ST: And let me ask you this, if this was somebody who came into the home that you knew, who might this person have been? Who would have had the best opportunity, if it was somebody that you know to have done this?
PR: God, I don’t know. I mean, I have asked myself that question a million times. I mean, you know, anybody that had keys and I’m trying to remember everybody. I think I, you know, the cleaning lady and the (inaudible) had a key and the, or if somebody that could have gotten to a key, or if it was actually, I don’t know how to pick locks, you know. And I don’t know that the doors wee locked or they could have, you know, walked right in. And you know, have you seen that little side flip door in the garage? That had been locked don the inside, one of those slide locks, you know. I mean, I don’t know, if that was open, they could have gotten in.
ST: Patsy, as you’ve thought about this over the last four months, do you think that this incident, the death of JonBenet started out as a premeditated act or do you think it was an event that got out hand by the offender?
PR: I don’t think that, I don’t know. I can’t begin to guess why anybody would do this.
ST: Why do you think somebody did this, Patsy?
PR: I don’t know.
ST: Do you think the person who did this, under any circumstances, would deserve a second chance?
PR: A second chance?
ST: What do you mean, a second chance?
ST: Pity or forgiveness?
PR: Oh God, no. I mean, not a…
ST: What should happen to the person that we apprehend, Patsy?
PR: I don’t know what you do tot people that do this. But whatever it is, strongest punishment there is, I don’t, especially to a child.

April, 1997

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  downstairs bathroom/toilet
Posted by: jameson245 - 09-15-2018, 08:23 PM - Forum: odds and ends - No Replies

ST: Patsy, is that bathroom in the basement typically used, infrequently used?
PR: Infrequently.
ST: Who uses that?
PR: I, when we had the home tour, that Christmas tour a couple of years ago, I cleaned it up and let the volunteers use that. They kind of made a little office down in the basement. You know, there were a lot of, all those volunteers would have been in that basement. Talking about who would have known about that cellar room.
TT: What part of the basement did they have their office down there?
PR: Well, I just had a little card table set up, and there were, is this ok to skip back to when we were talking about?
TT: Sure.
PR: You know, they had to like register, sign in. There was going to be a tour guide, that sort of thing. So a lot of people would have been down in that basement. I know it was couple of years ago, but you, I didn’t even go back down at all with them, they could have wondered back down there.
TT: OK. Now is there a sign-in list some place, who ran the sign I list.
PR: Jane Cronick was the, like the house chairman or something like that. And I bet she would have a list of those people.
TT: OK. Betty Cronick?
PR: But, I don’t know if they still kept it, but if anybody would, Mrs. (inaudible) might. I’m sorry (inaudible) what were we talking about? Oh a thought just occurred to me, it would have been a lot more people down there.
ST: I’m bouncing around on the page with you, but again, that might be a list that we’d certainly like to look at, along with a number of other things, as I hope we continue to work together on this thing. That includes a list of who was in that basement and might be able to (inaudible).
PR: And we were talking about who all used that bathroom. I think that, you know, the boys (inaudible) and Burke and kids would go play in the rain room there, and I think Linda mentioned one time that she, you know, opened that bathroom and it was coming back down in there, and I think occasionally the kids might have used that.
ST: OK. Kids.
PR: Somebody used the bathroom and didn’t flush it.
TT: OK. Kids.
PR: After a long time. But, you know, that was not one that we normally used.

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  his knife
Posted by: jameson245 - 09-15-2018, 08:16 PM - Forum: Burke Ramsey - bio - No Replies

ST: Patsy, once we were told that Burke at times, would walk through the house whittling and that was something that apparently got on Linda Hoffmans’ nerves somehow to clean up after him.
PR: Right.
ST: Was this consistent with his little pocketknife?
PR: Yeah.
ST: He’d walk through the house whittling and for the tape, I’m showing Patsy a photo of a little red Swiss army knife.
PR: Right. He had one we had gotten him in Switzerland, it h ad his mane on it. Does this have his name on it?
ST: I don’t know.
PR: You don’t know, OK


Fact is, the knife the police took in was not the knife with Burke's name on it - that reappeared in Atlanta after movers emptied the Boulder house - - along with his second knife.  Some believe the knife police have was carried in by the killer.

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  photographers
Posted by: jameson245 - 09-15-2018, 08:11 PM - Forum: Pageants - No Replies

TT: OK. I know JonBenet has quite a few photographs, some of them the professionally done ones. Do you have anybody that did most of her portraits?
PR: Well, just two fellows. One was this David Haskel in Denver. And I met him because I had been asked to go have a photograph made by him for the Colorado Women’s (inaudible) newspaper that, Debbie, Debra and Rosenberger is the editor, here in Boulder. So she took me down there one day, and I had my picture made and so then, you know, I like him and everybody down there. And actually the makeup artist down there was who told me that her little girls had done pageants. I said well, you know, where do you know about these, and she called and gave me names that day.
TT: So David was the photographer before the pageants got started before the pageant circuits started up?
PR: Right. He was taking pictures of me for the Colorado Women’s News or whatever the name of it.
TT: OK. About how many photographs did David do, about? Did he photograph at all?
PR: Yeah, then I went down, I know at least twice, and had pictures made of her.
TT: And those were glamour shot ones. Were they, what kind of portraits were they?
PR: Well, they, he did. I mean, we took, he said bring a bunch of different clothes. So we bought costumes, blue jeans, ah
TT: He did a whole portfolio.
PR: A bunch of stuff, yeah. And then he really had done most of them, but they all kind of looked alike, you know, the ones that he would do. So, I got the name of this other fellow, Randy Simon, who did this pageant pictures frequently. And so I called him at the last minute before we went to Michigan last year, and he had some time available. So, we went out a day with him, and he did a whole bunch of them too. He did some in the studio and then did some, we went to different places around.
TT: OK. Were these still the glamour shot type stuff, or are they portrait studio type?
PR: Well, I don’t know what you mean by glamour shot, I mean, they call them character shots, like one was Little Red Ridinghood and one was in a little sun dress, and one was bare foot, you know those fun things. And then there was some in the studios like a model, those kinds of things.
TT: Any professional photographs of Burke done?
PR: No. I mean, we had family pictures taken, but he, but these were just for the pageant things because they would have, they had categories that you entered. For photogenic or whatever. So those were specifically taken for those.
TT: Who was the family photographer? Did the family photograph do JonBenet and Burke?
PR: We went for a while to a fellow named Willis. I can’t remember his last name, but he as at Better in Light Photography. And he’d usually take a Christmas picture. And then I started going to Moto Photo there in, down in Deckens (inaudible).
TT: OK.
PR: They did a Christmas one and Easter one, had a little Easter bunny (inaudible).
TT: OK. Any, did you get one, was there one photographer, Joe Moto, or was it just
PR: I think there was a woman, a tall woman. I think there was, those were (inaudible) pin-ups, kind of like all males or something that was there.

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  Patsy answering questions.
Posted by: jameson245 - 09-15-2018, 08:10 PM - Forum: Pageants - No Replies

TT: On the pageants a little bit, about how many pageants was JonBenet in?
PR: Ah, I was trying to think of that the other night. The best I can remember, about eight or ten, total I think. I mean, we, you know, it wasn’t, I mean we, it was just last year about this time that we were getting all of our clothes together.
TT: So she just started…
PR: It wasn’t, she had done a little in Charlevoix when she was 4, and she was, that would have been the summer before last. And then we did one, and we really, I don’t think, oh let’s see she did one, we just started in the spring I think, because I just started learning about these in Colorado like in March of last year.
TT: OK. In going to these eight or ten pageants, you notice anybody that was, and not only just towards JonBenet, but in general, notice anybody that was odd or out of the ordinary, anybody like that?
PR: Well, they were, I mean it was just pageants and things of the (inaudible). I mean I never noticed anybody, cause some of the same people sort of showed up at all of them.
TT: (Inaudible) the circuit or whatever?
PR: Right. I mean they were sponsored by different people, buy, you know, generally sort of the same girls went to these, and just, you know, parents. John didn’t go to all of them because he kind of take, it was a Sunday afternoon kind of thing. She and I would go do that, and he and Burke would go fly or something, and maybe they’d come toward the end and watch the crowning, you know. But it really wasn’t too much of a dad thing, but there were, you know, some dads there.
TT: No one though that as being kind of odd or out of place or…
PR: No, no.

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  sounds and such
Posted by: jameson245 - 09-15-2018, 07:49 PM - Forum: The House at 755 15th Street, Boulder, CO - No Replies

TT: Did JonBenet ever sleepwalk during the night, did she ever have any problems with that?
PR: No.
TT: What about anybody in the family? Anybody in the family have any problems sleepwalking, getting up at night. You remember hearing Burke wandering around at night, John wandering around at night.
PR: I’d hear Burke get up and use the bathroom.
TT: Other than that, any sleepwalking problems with anybody?
PR: Huh-uh.

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  Patsy on cord and tape
Posted by: jameson245 - 09-15-2018, 07:39 PM - Forum: Duck Tape - No Replies

interview April. 1997

TT: Okay. Um, other than Linda and Mervin, anybody else know about that cellar room down there?
PR: Um. We had people come and let’s see, like plumbers and stuff, but I don’t know if they would go down there. I can’t think who might, who had reason to know about that.
TT: Okay. You say that the artificial Christmas trees were stored in that room?
PR: Yeah, um hum.
TT: Okay. How do they…
PR: Oh, well, you know, Christmas before last, the guys that put them down there put the trees into the closed, into the cellar room there would have been Bob uh, Bob Wallace.
TT: With the goatee?
PR: Yes. Right.
TT: Okay.
PR: Bob Wallace and one of his friends. I don’t remember what his name was.
TT: Does anyone….
PR: They put them down there.
TT: Okay…
PR: Put the trees down there so they would have (inaudible).
TT: So Bob Wallace and his friend knew about that room?
PR: About that room. Yeah.
TT: How were the Christmas trees stored down there. Did you guys cover them up? Were they covered in any fashion?
PR: Well, those big ones were just set up in there. They weren’t even covered.
TT: Okay.
PR: The little ones, the little tabletop trees were back in the, back in the other room and I would put a sheet over them.
TT: Okay.
PR: But those big ones I don’t think they had anything draped cause, you know, it didn’t have any windows or anything so it didn’t get really dusty in there.
TT: Okay. Now, were the Christmas decorations stored down there too?
PR: Well, they were kind of hanging out in the, the wreaths and things were kind of hanging. Bob Wallace put up nails and…
TT: Um hum.
PR: … hooks and things to hang the, hand wreaths and put plastic over them…
TT: Okay.
PR: …and then there was another that I called the Christmas room back, back the other way, beyond that shower…
TT: Um hum.
PR: …there a little shower down there. And that’s where I kept most of the Christmas stuff.
TT: Okay. And that (inaudible) old shower that’s got stuff in it. Nobody uses that shower…
PR: No.
TT: ….downstairs.
PR: As a matter of fact I put big Santa Claus I there and everything. In the shower.
TT: Santa Claus.
PR: Well, the like uh, figurine of Santa Claus.
TT: Okay. Um, that, that cellar door, that peg on that, does that have to be down to deep that door closed?
PR: Uh, well, no it will close. It, you know, it kind of sort of sticks on the carpet a little bit.
TT: Um hum.
PR: I mean, it will close, but that kind of I always kind of flipped that down just so the kids wouldn’t get in there.
TT: Okay. But it doesn’t the door won’t open up because of the carpet without that lock down. If you leave the lock in the up position the door doesn’t just swing (inaudible).
PR: No.
TT: Okay. Were you ever, you were not ever in the basement that morning before the police got there?
PR: No, I was not.
TT: Okay. Have you got anything Steve before we move on to JonBenet?
ST: Patsy, when were you last in that cellar basement room prior to Christmas?
PR: Prior to Christmas?
ST: Yes ma’am.
PR: Well, I was there, I was down there a lot on the 24th wrapping and I was there on the 25th wrapping.
ST: Okay.
PR: Um…
ST: Let me show you a couple of tings. Patsy, does this look like duct tape that you’ve ever owned or used or had in the home.
PR: Um, no
ST: Do you recall ever having any duct tape or multi-purpose tape like that in the home.
PR: No.
ST: Okay. How about cord such as this? Have you ever seen or used or owned or had such cord in the home?
PR: Um, not to my knowledge, no, I’ve never seen…
ST: Doesn’t look familiar at all?
PR: No.

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  dec 26th - locks and lights
Posted by: jameson245 - 09-15-2018, 07:19 PM - Forum: The House at 755 15th Street, Boulder, CO - No Replies

TT: Again, some housekeeping questions and, and I touched on some of these before, but I’m going to hit them just one more time. Um, Patsy, do you have any idea which windows in the house were locked or unlocked?
PR: No I don’t.
TT: Any idea about those?
PR: I, I just you know, I don’t recall checking and I couldn’t say for sure which…
TT: Okay. What about doors? Do you have any idea which doors were locked or unlocked in the house?
PR: Um, like that morning…
TT: Um hum.
PR: …you mean or… Well, typically, the only door we would leave unlocked at night is the door from the coat room there…
TT: Um hum.
PR: …into the garage.
TT: Okay.
PR: You put the garage door down and that locks, you know, you don’t typically lock that metal door there.
TT: Have, have you…
PR: But I don’t, like I said, I didn’t check them. I don’t know, but. You know…
TT: Do you recall any lights being on in the house when you went downstairs the first time to, to make the coffee? Do you remember any lights on in the house?
PR: Not specifically.
TT: Okay.
PR: I mean typically leave some lights on, but I don’t, I couldn’t tell you exactly.
TT: Okay. Any, any lights specifically that you normally light, leave on. The same light all the time?
PR: Well, we usually leave a light on in the TV room. That little den.
TT: At the back of the house.
PR: Right.
TT: Okay.
PR: And typically we leave on, you know the lamppost and maybe a lamp in the sunroom or something.
TT: Okay.
PR: But…
TT: So you kind of leave a few lights on in the house, but nothing major.
PR: Right.
TT: And you, do you recall that morning whether those lights were on? Do you remember seeing an illumination out of the corner of your eye or anything or when you see John on the floor…
PR: Well, by the time he…
TT: (Inaudible)
PR: …was on the, you know, when I’m telling you that I was on the phone with 911 and he was on the floor there reading those three pages, the hall light was on and I don’t you know, any one, either of us could have turned it on by then.
TT: Right. And that, that’s bright and obvious and…
PR: Yeah, very bright, yeah.

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