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  Lawsuit
Posted by: Summer Dawn - 01-31-2017, 08:47 PM - Forum: Nancy Krebs - No Replies

Filed in the 
DISTRICT COURT, BOULDER COUNTY Fifth Judicial District 
COLORADO 
1779 6th STREET 
BOULDER, CO 80302
Plaintiffs:
FLEET RUSSELL WHITE, and 
PRISCILLA BROWN WHITE 
V.

Defendants: Court Use Only 
THE CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO 
a Colorado home rule municipality and 
MARK R. BECKNER, individually 
and in his capacity as Chief of the Boulder 
Department of Police and Custodian of Records for the Department of Police

Plaintiff filing Application for Order to Show 
Cause without attorney:

Names: Fleet Russell White, Jr. 
Priscilla Brown White 
Address: (redacted)

APPLICATION FOR ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
For its application for an order to show cause plaintiffs state as follows:
1. Plaintiffs Fleet Russell White, Jr. and Priscilla Brown White are husband and wife and are 
residents of Boulder, Colorado.

2. Defendant City of Boulder is a Colorado home rule municipality located in the City of 
Boulder, County of Boulder, Colorado.

3. Defendant Mark R. Beckner (“Beckner”) is employed by the City of Boulder as Chief of 
Police of the City of Boulder Department of Police (“Boulder Police”). Beckner is custodian as 
defined by CR S 24-72-302 (5) as evidenced by his control of Boulder police criminal justice 
records in this matter.

4. By letter dated March 20, 2002 plaintiffs made a written request to Beckner to inspect and 
copy all Criminal justice records relating to the concluded Boulder Police investigation of 
reports of criminal conduct made by an individual identified to plaintiffs by the Boulder Police as 
Nancy Jo Krebs (‘the Krebs investigation.). A copy of the March 20, 2002 letter is attached as 
Exhibit I.

5 According to an official City of Boulder News Release dated May 15, 2000 the 
Krebs investigation commenced no later than February 2000 and concluded on or about 
May 15, 2000. A copy of the May 15, 2000 City of Boulder Press Release is attached as 
Exhibit 2.

6. During the Krebs investigation plaintiffs learned that Krebs had falsely reported to the 
Boulder police that she had been a victim of serious and violent crimes committed by members 
of plaintiffs’ family including plaintiff Fleet Russell White, Jr. Additionally. Krebs falsely reported 
that plaintiffs were part of a child sex abuse conspiracy and that members of Krebs’ family 
were present at plaintiffs home on December 25, 1996 at which time and place JonBenet 
Ramsey was sexually abused and killed.

7. Any report made by Krebs to the Boulder Police alleging criminal conduct by plaintiffs was 
false. Plaintiffs have never met Krebs nor were plaintiffs aware of her existence until her 
identity was given to plaintiffs by a reporter seeking plaintiffs’ comment late in the evening 
prior the publication of Krebs’ allegations by the Boulder Daily Camera newspaper on February 
25, 2000. The February 25, 2000 Boulder Daily Camera article is attached as Exhibit 3 By 
knowingly making false reports to the Boulder Police, Krebs and possibly other individuals 
involved in causing the transmission of Krebs’ false reports violated CR5 18-18-111(b) and © 
and possibly other Colorado Criminal Statutes.

8. Any documents or materials made, maintained or kept by the Boulder Police relating to the 
Krebs investigation are criminal justice records as defined by C.R.S. 24-72-302(4).

9. By letter dated April 2, 2002 Beckner denied plaintiffs’ March 20, 2002 written request for, 
criminal justice records relating to the concluded Krebs investigation. In that letter. Beckner 
stated that the JonBenet Ramsey homicide is still under investigation. Pursuant to CR8. 
24-72-305(5), these materials are investigative files and are therefore not subject to disclosure 
under the criminal justice records statutes.’ A copy of Beckner’s April 2, 2002 letter is attached 
as Exhibit 4.

10. By letter dated April 25, 2002 plaintiff once again requested access to the criminal justice 
records relating to the Krebs investigation. A copy of plaintiff’s April 25, 2002 letter is attached 
as Exhibit 5.

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11. By letter dated May 1, 2000 Beckner responded to plaintiffs’ April 25, 2002 letter by 
denying our request for access to the criminal justice records relating to the Krebs 
investigation. A copy of Beckner’s May 1, 2002 letter is attached as Exhibit 6.

12. By letter dated June 3, 2002, plaintiffs responded to Beckner’s letter of May 1, 
2002, and once again requested access to criminal records relating to the Krebs investigation. 
A copy of plaintiffs June 3, 2002 letter is attached as Exhibit 7.

13. By letter dated June 3, 2002, Beckner denied plaintiffs request for access to criminal justice 
records relating to the Krebs investigation. A copy of Beckner’s June 13, 2002 letter is attached 
as Exhibit 8.

14. The refusal of the Boulder Police and Beckner as custodian, to allow plaintiff to inspect and 
copy criminal justice records relating to the Krebs investigation violates the Colorado Criminal 
Justice Records Act, C.R.S. 24-72-301 et. seq.

15. C.R.S 24-72-305(7) provides that any person denied the right to inspect and copy any 
criminal justice record may apply to the district court of the district wherein the record is found 
for an order directing the custodian to show cause why he should not permit inspection and 
copying of such record. The statute further provides that a hearing shall be held at the earliest 
practical time.

16. The decision of the Boulder police and Beckner as custodian, to refuse to allow plaintiffs to 
inspect and copy the criminal justice records relating to the Krebs investigation is arbitrary and 
capricious, thereby entitling plaintiff to recover their costs pursuant to C.R.S. 21-72-305(7).

WHEREFORE, plaintiffs respectfully request that this Court enter an Order directing defendants 
to show cause why they should not permit plaintiffs to inspect and copy criminal justice records 
relating to the Krebs investigation. If this Court finds that denial or plaintiffs request was 
improper, plaintiff requests that this Court order defendants to permit such inspection. Plaintiffs 
further request that this Court award plaintiffs their costs and such further relief as this Court 
deems proper.

Respectfully submitted this 24th day of June 2002.
Fleet Russell White, Jr. 
Priscilla Brown White

PLAINTIFFS FILING APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE WTTHOUT ATTORNEY


  

CERTIFICATE OF MAILING
I hereby certify that on this 24th day June, 2002, the original of this APPLICATION FOR ORDER 
TO SHOW CAUSE was filed with the Boulder 
District Court, and that a true and accurate copy of this APPLICATION FOR ORDER 
TO SHOW CAUSE was served on the other party by placing it in the United States 
mail. postage pre-paid and addressed as follows:
The City of Boulder 
Office of The City Attorney 
Joseph N. de Raismes. JR 
P0. Box 791 
Boulder CO 80306
Mark R. Beckner 
Chief of Police 
City of Boulder 
Department of Police 
1805 33t Street 
Boulder, CO 80301
Fleet Russell White, Jr. Plaintiff
EXHIBIT 1
Attached to Application for Order to Show Cause
Fleet Russell White and Priscilla Brown White 
(address redacted)
March 20, 2002
Via Certified Mail
Mary Keenan 
District Attorney 
Twentieth Judicial District 
P.O. Box 471 
Boulder, CO 80306
Mark R. Beckner 
Chief of Police 
City of Boulder 
Boulder Police Department 
1805 33rd Street 
Boulder, CO 80302
Subject: Request for Criminal Justice Records 
Dear Ms Keenan and Chief Beckner, 
Pursuant to Colorado statutes, we hereby request that all criminal justice records relating 
to the investigation of the allegations of Nancy Jo Krebs be made available to us for inspection 
and copying. Both of your agencies were involved in this investigation that commenced no later 
than February, 2000 and ended on or around May 15, 2000 when City of Boulder news release 
stated:
“Boulder Police and prosecutors have concluded an investigation that began in February when a 
37-year-old California woman reported her belief that JonBenet Ramsey was murdered as part 
of a child sex ring. The investigation found no additional evidence to support this theory.”
We would appreciate a timely response to this request.
Sincerely,
Fleet Russell White, Jr Priscilla Brown White 
Exhibit 2 
Attached for Order to Show Cause 
News Release City of Boulder
May 15, 2000
Boulder Police end investigation into California woman’s report
Boulder Police and prosecutors have concluded an investigation that began in February when a 
37 yea rold California woman reported her belief that JonBenet Ramsey was murdered as part 
of a child sex ring. The investigation found no additional evidence to support this theory.
In February, The woman contacted the Boulder Daily Camera with allegations of a child sex 
abuse conspiracy involving her own family members, the Ramsey family and close friends of 
the Ramseys. The woman also claimed that some of her own family members were at a party 
attended by JonBenet Ramsey and her parents on December 25, 1996, just prior to JonBenet’s 
death. The woman believed JonBenet was likely killed at the party by adults who sexually and 
physically abused her.
Boulder Police spent about 11 weeks investigating the allegations which included conducting 22 
interviews, reviewing medical and psychological records, reviewing photographs and 
recordings, consulting with a forensic psychiatrist, and comparing the allegations against 
physical evidence and current knowledge of the case. As a result, Boulder Police and 
prosecutors working on the case have concluded that other than the woman’s statements, 
there is no evidence to support this theory of JonBenet’s murder.
“The Boulder Police have spent a significant amount of tine investigating the claims made by 
this woman and her attorney.” Prosecutor Mike Kane said. ‘There is simply no credible 
evidence to link anything she alleges to the death of JonBenet. The expenditure of additional 
police and prosecutorial resources is unwarranted.
Boulder Police have made no judgments or conclusions about abuse the woman may have 
suffered in prior years in California. It is well established that she was a victim of sexual abuse 
in 1979-80, for which a suspect was arrested and convicted. However. current investigation did 
not find any connection between the abuse she suffered and the death of JonBenet Ramsey.
Boulder Police have forwarded information to the FBI in reference to some of the woman’s 
allegations regarding the operation of a child ring. Police also advised her to contact California 
authorities with any information she has regarding crimes that may have occurred in California. 
This is the second time Boulder Police have investigated the possibility of JonBenet’s death 
being connected to a “sex ring” or pornographic operation involving numerous people. On each 
occasion, no credible evidence was found to support such speculation.
“We needed to take the time to complete a thorough investigation. Police Chief Mark Beckner 
said. Unfortunately, allegations have led to speculation that Fleet and Priscilla White, former 
close friends of the Ramseys and hosts of the 1996 Christmas party, were somehow involved 
in the sexual abuse and death of JonBenet. We have no evidence whatsoever to support this 
and have never had evidence to support such an allegation. Nor do we have any evidence that 
John and Patsy Ramsey were part of or participated in a child sex ring operation.”
Because she is a sexual assault victim, Boulder Police are not releasing the name of the 
California woman.
Exhibit 3 is a copy of the front page article in The Boulder Daily Camera from Friday, 
February 25, 2000 titled “DA pursues new Ramsey lead, and subtitled “Hunter asks police 
to investigate woman’s story of sex abuse.” by Barrie Hartman 
_______________EXHIBIT 4 _______________ 
Attached to Application for Order to Show Cause. 
OF 
BOULDER 
DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
April 2. 2002
Fleet White. Jr 
Priscilla White 
(address redacted) 
Dear Mr. and Mrs White:
I was out of state last week when your certified letter was delivered to my office. I returned to 
the office today and found your two “Request for Criminal Justice Records” which were 
contained in the certified letter. You have requested that “criminal justice records” on two 
matters be made available to you for your inspection and copying”: (1) The Boulder Police 
Department investigation (case P00-11362) conducted in 2000 allegations of criminal libel 
against you; and, (2) The Boulder Police Department investigation conducted in 2000 into the 
“allegations of Nancy Jo Krebs.”
As to your request to inspect and copy Boulder Police Department records relating to case 
number P00-2362, concerning your allegations of criminal libel against you: I believe that you 
were previously provided with a copy this material. However, you may contact Jojo Field, 
Manager ol the Boulder Police Department Records Division (phone number redacted) to make 
an appointment to inspect the records you are requesting. She can also provide you with an 
estimate of the costs for copying any or all of the materials.
As to your request to inspect and copy Boulder Police Department records relating to the 
investigation into the allegations of Nancy Jo Krebs:”I must deny your request to copy and 
inspect these materials. As you know, the JonBenet Ramsey homicide is still under 
investigation. Pursuant to C.R.S. 24-72-305 (5), these materials are investigative files and are 
therefore not subject to disclosure under the criminal justice records statutes.
Sincerely,
Mark R. Beckner 
Chief of Police
EXHIBIT 5 
Attached to Application (or Order to Show Cause)
Fleet Russell White, Jr. and Priscilla Brown White 
(address redacted)
Via Certified Mail
April 25, 2002
Mark R. Beckner 
Chief of Police 
City of Boulder 
Department of Police 
1805 33rd Street 
Boulder, C0 80301
Subject: Your letter dated April 2, 2002 re: request for criminal justice records 
Dear Chief Beckner: 
Thank your for your letter dated April 2,2002 responding to our letters dated March 20, 2002 in 
which we requested access to criminal justice records.
We appreciate your giving us JoJo Field’s name and phone number regarding our request to 
inspect and copy all Boulder Police Department criminal justice records relative to case number 
P00-11362 concerning our complaints of criminal libel. Those complaints were in response to 
the publication and dissemination of the allegations, claims, and beliefs of Nancy Jo Krebs. We 
will be contacting Ms Field in the near future to make an appointment to inspect those records.
In your letter you claim that Boulder Police Department criminal justice records relative to he 
investigation of Krebs’ allegations are not subject to disclosure under CRS 24-72 305 (5) since, 
the JonBenet Ramsey homicide is still under investigation.” On that basis, you have denied our 
request to inspect and copy the Krebs criminal justice records. Perhaps there is a 
misunderstanding. According to an official City of Boulder News Release dated May 15, 2000, 
an eleven-week Boulder police and prosecutor investigation found no credible evidence to link 
anything she (Krebs) alleges to the death of JonBenet.” Moreover, that same news release 
stated that “Boulder Police and prosecutors “had “concluded” their investigation of Krebs claims 
and allegations. Therefore, the criminal justice records we wish to inspect and copy are relative 
to an investigation of allegations, claims and beliefs that had nothing to do with the Ramsey 
homicide and which ended in May 2000, almost two years ago. We have enclosed a copy of the 
May 15, 2000 City of Boulder News Release.
Pursuant to Colorado open records statutes, we once again request access to all criminal 
justice records relative to the investigation of the allegations, claims and beliefs of Nancy 
Mark R. Beckner 
April 25, 2002 
Page Two
Jo Krebs. In the event you remain unwilling to provide such access on the basis of CRS 
24-72-305 (5), please provide us with a written statement describing the nature of the public 
interest to be protected by your denial as required by CRS 24-72-305 (6).
Sincerely. 
Fleet Russell White, Jr. Priscilla Brown White 
enclosure 



Exhibit 6
CITY Attached to Application for Order to Show Cause
OF
BOULDER
Department of Police
May 1, 2000
Fleet White. Jr
Priscilla White
(address redacted)

Dear Mr. and Mrs. White:

I received your letter dated April 25. 2002, which again requests that the “Krebs criminal
justice records” be made available to you for your “inspection and copying.” I had previously
denied this same request from you on the grounds that the JonBenet Ramsey homicide is still
under investigation and, pursuant to CR.S. 24-72-305 (5), the requested materials are
investigative files and are therefore not subject to disclosure under the criminal justice records
statutes.

In your new request, you refer to information contained in a May 15, 2000, City press release
regarding “Krebs allegations.” You cite language from the press release that the investigation
was ‘concluded” and that there was “no credible evidence” to link Krebs allegations to the death
oC JonBenet Ramsey. As I stated to you in my first letter, and as you know, the investigation
into the JonBenet Ramsey homicide is still open. The investigation of Krebs’ allegations
necessarily involved some issues and aspects of that investigation. To disclose aspects of our
investigation into tips and information received could inhibit persons from coming forward with
information and prevent witnesses from cooperating in the future. Furthermore, releasing
information concerning Krebs’ allegations could disclose information not previously made
public. The JonBenet Ramsey homicide investigation is still an open, active investigation.

For these reasons, I must again deny your request to copy and inspect these materials.
Pursuant to C.R.S. 24-72-305 (5), I believe JonBenet Ramsey homicide these materials are
investigative files and are therefore not subject to disclosure under the criminal justice records
statutes.

Sincerely.

Mark R. Beckner
Chief of Police
EXHIBIT 7
Attached to Application for Order to Show Cause

Fleet Russell White, Jr and Priscilla Brown White
(address redacted)
June 3, 2002

Mark R. Beckner
Chief of Police
City of Boulder
Department of Police
1805 33rd Street
Boulder, CO 80301

Subject: Your letter of May 1, 2002 re: request for criminal justice records

Dear Mr. Beckner:

We received your letter of May 1, 2002 responding to our letter dated April 25,2002 in which
we repeated our March 20, 2002 request for criminal justice records regarding the 2000
investigation of the
beliefs, claims and allegations of Nancy Jo Krebs. By your May 1 letter, you have once again
denied that request. We wish to review the basis for your denial.

In your letters of April 2 and May 1, 2002, you denied our request for criminal justice records
pursuant to C.R.S. 21-72-305(5). You thus claimed that releasing the requested records would
be contrary public interest. Apparently in an attempt to describe the “general nature of the
public interest to be protected” as required by C.R.S.24-72-305 (6), you stated in your May I
letter that he requested records are “investigative files” of the JonBenet Ramsey homicide
investigation that “is still an active, open investigation.” You further stated that the
“investigation of Krebs” allegations necessarily involved some issues and aspects of that
investigation” and that “releasing information concerning Krebs’ allegations could disclose
information not previously made public.”

We wish to repeat that we are requesting only those criminal justice records that relate to an
investigation that, according to your press release of May 15, 2000, had been “concluded” and
which found no credible evidence linking anything she (Krebs) alleges, to the death of As
persons in interest, we are seeking the release of only those criminal justice records relating to
a concluded investigation of reports to authorities alleging criminal conduct that were false and
not relevant to the Ramsey homicide investigation. Releasing the requested criminal justice
records will not injure the public interest since the false allegations reports by Krebs are not the
subject of an ongoing police or prosecutor investigation. That investigation concluded on or
about May 15, 2000. There is not, therefore, any legitimate basis for your claim that the Krebs
criminal justice records are exempt from lawful public disclosure on the grounds that they are
part of an ongoing investigation. We believe that your assertion that the requested criminal
justice records are part of the “investigative files” of the Ramsey investigation was made
Mark K Beckner
June 3. 2002
Page Two

in furtherance of an attempt to avoid or delay the lawful and proper release of those public
records.

As for your statement that the requested records “could disclose” information that has not been
previously disclosed to the public, we fail to see any relevance to your claim of injury to the
public interest. Releasing the Krebs criminal justice records will obviously involve information
not previously disclosed. It is for that reason that we are making our request.

In your May 1, letter you also offered the following vague argument that disclosure of the
requested criminal justice records would be contrary to the public interest since:

“To disclose aspects of our investigation into tips and information received could only inhibit
persons from coming forward with information and prevent witnesses from cooperating in the
future”

It is unclear whether you were referring to (1) persons and witnesses who may provide
information concerning Krebs’ allegations; (2) persons and witnesses who may provide
information concerning the Ramsey homicide; or (3) persons and witnesses who may provide
information concerning criminal activity in general. If you were referring to the possible
inhibiting of persons and witnesses in the investigation of Krebs’ false allegations of criminal
conduct by members of our family, we will remind you that the investigation was “concluded”.
Since the investigation was concluded (and Krebs allegations and claims and beliefs were
determined to be false). there is not an investigation to be hampered by the release of the
requested criminal justice records and, therefore, no possibility of injury to the public interest.

If, on the other hand, you were referring to the possible inhibiting of persons and witnesses
who may provide information concerning the Ramsey homicide or the possible inhibiting of
persons and witnesses who may provide information concerning crime generally, you are
referring to a problem we are unfortunately very familiar with. As you know members of our
families, including our children came forward to your agency with whatever information we had
concerning the Ramsey homicide. We did so willingly, without reservation and, eventually at
great sacrifice. In the months and years following JonBenet’s death the substance of our police
interviews, and in some cases our actual words have heen published in newspapers,
magazines, supermarket tabloids and books or broadcast during endless hours of television
programming and radio talk shows- As a direct result, our family has suffered harassment,
ridicule, intimidation, retaliation and a significant loss of our privacy. There is absolutely no
question that public disclosure by employees and agents of the Boulder Police Department and
the Boulder District Attorney of our information concerning the Ramsey homicide—all of which
was
Mark R. Beckner
June 3, 2002
Page Three

believed to be true and given in good faith——has drastically reduced the willingness of our
family to voluntarily come forward to law enforcement as crime victims or witnesses.

In the Krebs case, however the “tips and information” alleging serious crimes that your agency
received and investigated as a result of efforts and prodding by a disreputable attorney the
editor, the editor of a local newspaper, an author of true crime books and a vindictive and
discredited district attorney, were knowingly false. As you know, false reporting to authorities is
a crime punishable under Colorado law. Yet, to our knowledge, no one has been investigated
or punished as a result of Krebs’ knowingly false reports to your agency and to the Boulder
District Attorney and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. We doubt very much that it is the
official policy of the Boulder Police Department, the Boulder District Attorney or any other
Colorado law enforcement agency or prosecutor to tolerate and overlook such a blatant and
extreme episode of criminal conduct. Yet, such has been the case with the false reports made
by Nancy Jo Krebs.

Mr. Beckner, releasing criminal justice records relating to the investigaiion of false reporrts that
were made or transmitted in bad faith, as they were in the Krebs case, will not inhibit the public
from coming forward in good Faith to report and bear witness to crimes. What does inhibit
people from coming forward is their perception that crime victims and witnesses can suffer
extreme mistreatment at the hands of law enforcement and the news media and that agencies
such as yours will foster or tolerate such mistreatment and allow it to be unquestioned,
uninvestigated, unchallenged and unpunished. Such mistreatment has been a hallmark of the
Ramsey investigation. The Krebs case and the wasteful and protracted eleven-week Boulder
Police “investigation” of her highly public , false and libelous allegations of pornography, child
sex abuse, rape, torture and homicide is perhaps the most egregious example.

Your contention that granting our request will somehow inhibit witnesses from coming forward
is illogical and dishonest and under the circumstances we deeply resent your attempt to avoid
releasing the Krebs criminal justice records on that basis.

There is simply no injury to the public interest that can be reasonably asserted or speculated
that will outweigh the certain and compelling public benefit that will result from a public review
and scrutiny of the decisions and conduct of numerous public servants and the news media with
respect to the extraordinary case of Krebs’ false reports to authorities. It is our belief that your
agency’s denial of our request was not motivated by a genuine desire to ovoid injury to the
public interest, but rather by a wrongful desire to prevent public scrutiny of official conduct in
the Krebs case. Your denial of our request for criminal justice records pursuant to C.R.S.
24-72405(5) is arbitrary, capricious and itself contrary to the public interest in the extreme.
Mark R. Beckner
June 3, 2002
Page Four

As you may be aware, the Boulder District Attorney has recently responded positively to our
requests for criminal justice records by providing us with documents in its custcdy and control
concerning Nancy Jo Krebs and the investigation of her false allegations. In doing so the
District Attorney has recognized that ‘Under the unique circumstances involved here” it is
“appropriate” 10 provide such criminal justice records.
Pursuant to Colorado public records statutes, we wish to make a final request for access to all
criminal justice records relative to the investigation of the allegations, claims and beliefs of
Nancy Jo Krebs.
-We will appreciate a prompt reply to this final request. Thank you.
Sincerely.
Fleet Russell White, Jr. Priscilla Brown White
cc Ron Secrist, Boulder City Manager
Mayor and Members of the City Council
EXHIBIT 8
Attached to Application for Order to Show Cause
City of Boulder Mark R. Beckner
Department of Police Chief of Police

June 13, 2002
Mr And Mrs. Fleet Russell White Jr.
(address redacted)
Dear Mr. And Mrs. White,

Our decision in not releasing Ramsey case file information is firm. Please refer to my two
previous letters for our reasons for not releasing case information. I am sorry this decision is
upsetting to you, but there is nothing further I can say or do to assist you in this matter.

Sincerely,

Mark R. Beckner
Chief of Police

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  Fleet White and Nancy Krebs
Posted by: Summer Dawn - 01-31-2017, 08:44 PM - Forum: Nancy Krebs - No Replies

Former Ramsey friend wants right to see
files mentioning him


By Travis Henry
The Daily Times-Call


BOULDER - Former Ramsey family friend Fleet White Jr. and
his wife, Priscilla, have filed a lawsuit in district court asking a
judge to order the Boulder Police Department to turn over
numerous documents related to the JonBenet Ramsey murder
investigation.

White, who was with John Ramsey when he discovered his
6-year-old daughter's body in the family's basement in
December 1996, is seeking documents pertaining to a California
woman's claim she was sexually assaulted as a child, according
to the lawsuit.

"During the (California woman's) investigation, plaintiffs
learned that (the woman) had falsely reported to the Boulder
police that she had been a victim of serious and violent crimes
committed by members of plaintiffs' family including plaintiff
Fleet Russell White Jr.," the lawsuit states.

"Additionally, (the woman) falsely reported that plaintiffs were
part of a child sex abuse conspiracy and that members of (the
woman's) family were present at plaintiffs' home on Dec. 25,
1996, at which time and place JonBenet Ramsey was sexually
abused and killed," the lawsuit continued.

Boulder police Chief Mark Beckner said on Thursday that his
department and the city plan to fight in court against turning
over the documents.

"We don't want to release information from an open and active
case file," Beckner said. "That has been our position for the
last five years, coming up on six."

The lawsuit could signal White is still attempting to pursue an
investigation against journalists who wrote stories mentioning
him in the JonBenet Ramsey slaying.

White first sought criminal charges after a series of stories in
which the California woman accused a group - some of whom
were reportedly in Boulder on the day JonBenet Ramsey was
killed - of sexually assaulting her as a child.

The woman said she was assaulted in much the same manner
as JonBenet and has known the White family since she was a
small child.

The woman's therapist later said the woman's allegations were
made four years before the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey and
documented at that time.

White's requests for a criminal libel investigation were
eventually dismissed.

According to the lawsuit, the district attorney's office has
handed over some of the documents related to the woman's
claims about the sex abuse, even though it is part of the
Ramsey investigation.

District Attorney Mary Keenan didn't return phone calls
Wednesday, but Beckner said his department worked with the
DA's office in deciding what could be released from the files.

Beckner said most of the information given to the Whites was
"pre-investigation" and wouldn't compromise the Ramsey
murder investigation.

Last October, White was sentenced to 30 days in jail after he
pleaded guilty to ignoring two subpoenas in a Ramsey-related
trial .

White was subpoenaed in May and June of 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 Ramseys'
house. Miller was acquitted.

Travis Henry can be reached at 303-776-2244, Ext. 326, or by
e-mail at thenry@times-call.com.


Former Ramsey friends request access to some
police files

July 4, 2002
BOULDER, Colo.- Two former friends of John and Patsy Ramsey want a
judge to grant them access to some of the police files kept in the
JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation.
Fleet White Jr. and his wife, Priscilla, have asked officials to turn over
files involving a California woman's claims that the Whites were part of a
child sex abuse ring that contributed to JonBenet's death.
Police have said there is no evidence to support the woman's theory.
Six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was found strangled in the basement of
her family's home in Dec. 26, 1996. Police have yet to charge anyone in
her death.
The Whites requested access to some of the murder investigation files in
a three-page document filed June 24 in Boulder District Court.
Police Chief Mark Beckner has repeatedly refused the Whites' request,
saying the file is part of the murder investigation and not subject to
disclosure under the state's criminal justice records laws.
Fleet White was with John Ramsey on Dec. 26, 1996, when Ramsey
found JonBenet's body.
The night before, the Ramsey family, including JonBenet and her
then-9-year-old brother, Burke, attended a Christmas party at the
Whites' home.
In a June 3 letter to Beckner, the Whites said that releasing the records
"will not injure the public interest since the false allegations reported ...
are not the subject of an ongoing police or prosecutor investigation."

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  Full Videos of house after murder
Posted by: Moop - 01-31-2017, 11:40 AM - Forum: The House at 755 15th Street, Boulder, CO - Replies (3)

From Paula Woodward:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJcdwgRsh5s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB7Kd81lsGs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWyAobuvP-E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNVnldurADc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q8YkikAoSk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9GtZcVVWCc

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  2 Crime scene videos
Posted by: Moop - 01-31-2017, 11:35 AM - Forum: The House at 755 15th Street, Boulder, CO - Replies (2)

http://radaronline.com/videos/jon-benet-...n=jonbenet

http://radaronline.com/videos/jonbenet-r...a-footage/

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  Wikipedia Bio
Posted by: Moop - 01-31-2017, 11:31 AM - Forum: Patsy Ramsey - bio - Replies (2)

Patricia Ann "PatsyRamsey (née Paugh; December 29, 1956 – June 24, 2006) was an American beauty pageant winner, who, at the age of 20 in 1977, was selected as Miss West Virginia. She was best known as the mother of JonBenét Ramsey, a 6-year-old child beauty pageant queen who was murdered on December 25/26, 1996.

Background[edit]

Ramsey was born in Gilbert, West Virginia, the daughter of Nedra Ellen Ann (née Rymer) (1932–2001) and Donald Ray Paugh (born 1931), an engineer and manager at Union Carbide.[1][2] She graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1975, and attended West Virginia University, where she belonged to the Alpha Xi Delta sorority, and from which she graduated with a B.A. in journalism in 1978. She was high school sweethearts with celebrity WTAP sports anchor, James "Jim" Wharton.[3]

She won the Miss West Virginia beauty title in 1977, and her sister, Pamela Ellen Paugh, won the Miss South Charleston title three years later in 1980, when she was 21.

She married John Ramsey at age 23 on November 5, 1980. Their son, Burke Ramsey, was born on January 27, 1987. She gave birth to their second child, JonBenét, on August 6, 1990 in Atlanta. The family moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1991.

Daughter's homicide[edit]

Main article: Death of JonBenét Ramsey

After the homicide of JonBenét in the family's home in December 1996, Boulder law enforcement officials declared that Patsy and her husband were "under an umbrella of suspicion"[4] because of their possible involvement in the crime. The couple spent the next 10 years defending themselves against the allegations by insisting that an intruder killed their daughter. No charges have ever been filed against anyone for the homicide.

A grand jury voted in 1999 to indict the parents of six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey on charges of child abuse resulting in death, but then-Boulder District Attorney Alex Hunter did not sign the indictment.[citation needed] Multiple sources, including members of the grand jury, have confirmed to the Daily Camera that Hunter refused to sign the indictment believing he could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.[5]

On July 9, 2008, nearly 12 years after their daughter's death and two years after Patsy's death, John Ramsey and his late wife were officially cleared in the death by the Boulder District Attorney's office based on new DNA evidence collected from JonBenét's clothing; this particular type of DNA analysis did not exist at the time of the killing.[6] Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy said new DNA tests point to an "unexplained third party" as possibly responsible for the killing. Modern "touch DNA" suggests that a male of Hispanic origin (per updates on DNA and DNA found under JonBenét's fingernails two weeks after the murder which Hunter had access to) left traces on two separate clothing articles: the undergarment panties and leggings. This was done against normal practice and police still believe them to not be cleared of all charges. (Mark Beckner, retired Boulder Chief of Police, has claimed that Mary Lacy had always strongly believed that a mother could not possibly be responsible for the death of her daughter in that fashion [and so sought to exonerate Ramsey], and that the "trace DNA" found on JonBenét's underwear [believed by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to be either "sweat or saliva"] was in such minute quantities [nanograms] that it could have come from the clothing's "manufacturing process"..[7]

In October 2016, new forensic analysis uncovered that the original DNA actually contains genetic markers from two individuals other than the victim, JonBenét.

[8]

Defamation lawsuits[edit]

Several defamation lawsuits have ensued since JonBenét's death. L. Lin Wood was the plaintiff's lead attorney for John and Patsy Ramsey and their son Burke, and has prosecuted defamation claims on their behalf against St. Martin's PressTime, Inc.The Fox News ChannelAmerican Media, Inc.StarThe GlobeCourt TV and The New York Post.[9][10][11] John and Patsy Ramsey were also sued in two separate defamation lawsuits arising from the publication of their book, The Death of Innocence, brought by two individuals named in the book as having been investigated by Boulder police as suspects in JonBenét's death. The Ramseys were defended in those lawsuits by L. Lin Wood and three other Atlanta attorneys, James C. Rawls, Eric P. Schroeder, and S. Derek Bauer, who obtained dismissal of both lawsuits including an in-depth decision by U.S. District Court Judge Julie Carnes that "abundant evidence" in the homicide case pointed to an intruder having committed the crime.[12]

Death[edit]

Patsy Ramsey died aged 49 on June 24 2006, from ovarian cancer. She died at her father's house with her husband by her side. Ramsey is buried at St. James Episcopal Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia, next to JonBenét.

Ramsey was originally diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer in 1993, aged 37. She had been in remission for nine years until a recurrence in 2002.[13]

In popular culture[edit]

Ramsey was portrayed by Alex Borstein in MADtv episodes 417 and 502; by Marg Helgenberger in the 2000 miniseries Perfect Murder, Perfect Town; and by soap opera actress Judi Evans in the 2000 TV movie Getting Away with Murder: The JonBenét Ramsey Mystery.
She was portrayed in the 2001 South Park episode, "Butters' Very Own Episode." The episode strongly implied that Patsy Ramsey and her husband were responsible for the death of JonBenét. In a 2011 interview, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone stated that they regretted how the Ramseys were portrayed in the episode.[14]

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  Wikipedia Bio
Posted by: Moop - 01-31-2017, 11:28 AM - Forum: John Ramsey - biography - No Replies

From Wiki:

John Bennett Ramsey (born December 7, 1943) is an American businessman, author, and father of homicide victim JonBenét Ramsey, who was murdered in her Boulder, Colorado home on December 25, 1996. He discovered 6-year-old JonBenét's body in the cellar of the home just hours after her murder.

Early life[edit]

Ramsey was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, the son of Mary Jane (née Bennett) (1919–1978) and James Dudley "Jay" Ramsey (1916–1992), a decorated World War II pilot.[1][2] He graduated from Michigan State University.

Ramsey joined the Navy in 1966, served as a Civil Engineer Corps officer in the Philippines for 3 years, and in an Atlanta reserve unit for an additional 8 years.[3]

Career[edit]

In 1989, he formed the Advanced Product Group, one of three companies that merged to become Access Graphics. He became President and Chief Executive Officer of Access Graphics, a computer services company and a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin.[4]

In 1996, Access Graphics grossed over $1 billion, and he was named "Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce. Immediately following the murder of his daughter he was "temporarily replaced so the company did not have to bother him about business matters as he grieved", according to Lockheed Martin spokesman Evan McCollum.[5]

Ramsey soon left his job to move his family to Michigan, where he joined another computer company. Access Graphics was later sold to General Electric in 1997.[citation needed]

His net worth was reported at $6.4 million as of May 1, 1996. In 2015, John told Barbara Walters in an interview that the death of JonBenét and the ensuing investigation and cost of the case had cost him the entire family fortune. He also claims that because of the notoriety of the case he now finds it very difficult to find work.[citation needed][6] [7]

Case file for JonBenét murder[edit]

Main article: Death of JonBenét Ramsey

The murder of Ramsey's six-year-old daughter, JonBenét, was the only murder in Boulder, Colorado, in 1996.[citation needed]

The Boulder police considered the possibility that an intruder had gotten into the house and committed the murder. The Ramseys retained a public relations firm and appeared on national television to assert their innocence.[citation needed]

Statements were given to the media by John Ramsey's ex-wife, his brother, and his sister-in-law. They categorically denied that John Ramsey was, or ever had been, a child abuser. Further, Ramsey's elder son, John Andrew, and elder daughter, Melinda, told interviewers that their father had always been a loving and gentle parent.[citation needed]

Letter from the District Attorney[edit]

On July 9, 2008, the Boulder County District Attorney's office announced that, as a result of newly developed DNA sampling and testing techniques known as Touch DNA analysis, the Ramsey family members were no longer considered suspects in the case.[8][9] In light of the new DNA evidence, Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy gave a letter to John Ramsey that same day, officially apologizing to the Ramsey family:

Quote:This new scientific evidence convinces us ... to state that we do not consider your immediate family, including you, your wife, Patsy, and your son, Burke, to be under any suspicion in the commission of this crime....
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.... I am aware that there will be those who will choose to continue to differ with our conclusion. But DNA is very often the most reliable forensic evidence we can hope to find and we rely on it often to bring to justice those who have committed crimes. I am very comfortable that our conclusion that this evidence has vindicated your family is based firmly on all of the evidence.

Defamation lawsuits[edit]

Several defamation lawsuits have ensued since JonBenét's murder. L. Lin Wood[10][11][12] was the attorney for the Ramsey family, filing defamation claims on their behalf against St. Martin's PressTime, Inc.The Fox News ChannelAmerican Media, Inc.StarThe GlobeCourt TV, and The New York Post.

John and Patsy Ramsey were sued in two separate defamation lawsuits arising from the publication of their book, The Death of Innocence. These suits were brought by two persons named in the book as having been investigated by Boulder police as suspects in JonBenét's murder. The Ramseys were defended in those lawsuits by Lin Wood and three other Atlanta attorneys, James C. Rawls, Eric P. Schroeder, and S. Derek Bauer, who obtained dismissal of both lawsuits, including an in-depth decision by U.S. District Court Judge Julie Carnes that "abundant evidence" pointed to an intruder who committed the murder.[13]

Political campaign[edit]

In 2004, Ramsey campaigned for a seat in Michigan's House of Representatives for the 105th district.[14] He received 24.3 percent of the vote in the Republican Party primary, finishing in second place to Kevin Elsenheimer.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Ramsey married Lucinda Pasch in 1966. They had three children. His eldest daughter, Elizabeth, was killed in a car crash at age 22 in 1992.

Ramsey married his second wife, Patricia Paugh, in 1980, with whom he had two children, Burke and JonBenét. Patsy died of ovarian cancer in 2006 aged 49. After his wife's death, Ramsey reportedly met Beth Holloway while attending a fundraiser, and the two began dating. Holloway was the mother of Natalee Holloway, an Alabama student who disappeared during a 2005 high school graduation trip to Aruba.[16] However, Ramsey downplayed their relationship, stating that they "developed a friendship of respect and admiration" out of common interests related to their children.[17]

Ramsey married his third wife, Jan Rousseaux, in 2011.

He holds a pilot's license and owns two planes.[18]

Fictional portrayals[edit]

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  The autopsy
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 07:42 PM - Forum: The Autopsy - No Replies

jameson TimeLine Autopsy
AUTOPSY REPORT
NAME: RAMSEY, JONBENET AUTOPSY NO:96A-155
DOB: 08/06/90 DEATH D/T: 12/26/96@ 1323
AGE: 6Y AUTOPSY D/T: 12/27/96 @0815
SEX: F ID NO: 137712
PATH MD: MEYER COR/MEDREC#: 1714-96-A
TYPE: COR
FINAL DIAGNOSIS:
I. Ligature strangulation
A. Circumferential ligature withassociated ligature furrow of neck
B. Abrasions and petechial hemorrhages,neck
C. Petechial hemorrhages, conjunctivalsurfaces of eyes and skin of face
II. Craniocerebral injuries
A. Scalp contusion
B. Linear, comminuted fracture ofright side of skull
C. Linear pattern of contusionsof right cerebral hemisphere
D. Subarachnoid and subdural hemorrhage
E. Small contusions, tips of temporallobes
III. Abrasion of right cheek
IV. Abrasion/contusion, posteriorright shoulder
V. Abrasions of left lower backand posterior left lower leg
VI. Abrasion and vascular congestionof vaginal mucosa
VII. Ligature of right wrist
TOXICOLOGIC STUDIES
blood ethanol - none detected
blood drug screen - no drugs detected
CLINICOPATHOLOGIC CORRELATION: Causeof death of this six year old female is asphyxia by strangulation associated with craniocerebral trauma.
John E. Meyer, M.D.
Pathologist
jn/12/27/96
NAME: RAMSEY, JONBENET AUTOPSY NO:96A-155 Page 2
The body of this six year old female was first seen by me after I was called to an address identified as 755 15th street in Boulder, Colorado, on 12/26/96. I arrived at the scene approximately 8 p.m. on 12/26 and entered the house where the decedent's body was located at approximately 8:20 p.m. I initially viewed the body in the living room of the house. The decedent was laying on her back on the floor, covered by a blanket and a Colorado Avalanche sweatshirt. On removing these two items from the top of the body the decedent was found to be lying on her back with her arms extended up over her head. The head was turned to the right. A brief examination of the body disclosed a ligature around the neck and a ligature around the right wrist. Also noted was a small area of abrasion or contusion below the right ear on the lateral aspect of the right cheek. A prominent dried abrasion was present on the lower left neck. After examining the body, I left the residence at approximately 8:30 p.m.
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EXTERNAL EXAM: The decedent is clothed in a long sleeved white knit collarless shirt, the mid anterior chest area of which contains an embroidered silver star decorated with silver sequins.Tied loosely around the right wrist, overlying the sleeve of the shirt is a white cord. At the knot there is one tail end which measures 5.5 inches in length with a frayed end. The other tail of the knot measures 15.5 inches in length and ends in a double loop knot. This end of the cord is also frayed.
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There are no defects noted in the shirt but the upper anterior right sleeve contains a dried brown-tan stain measuring 2.5 x 1.5 inches, consistent with mucous from the nose or mouth. There are long white underwear with an elastic waist band containing a red and blue stripe. The long underwear are urine stained anteriorly over the crotch area and anterior legs. No defects are identified. Beneath the long underwear are white panties with printed rose buds and the words "Wednesday" on the elastic waistband. The underwear is urine stained and in the inner aspect of the crotch are several red areas of staining measuring up to 0.5 inch in maximum dimension.
EXTERNAL EVIDENCE OF INJURY: Located just below the right ear at the right angle of the mandible, 1.5 inches below the right external auditory canal is a 3/8 X 1/4 inch area of rust colored abrasion.
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In the lateral aspect of the left lower eyelid on the inner conjunctival surface is a 1 mm in maximum dimension petechial hemorrhage.Very fine, less than 1 mm petechial hemorrhages are present on the skin of the upper eyelids bilaterally as well as on the lateral left cheek. On everting the left upper eyelid there are much smaller, less than 1 mm petechial hemorrhages located on the conjunctival surface. Possible petechial hemorrhages located on the conjunctival surface. Possible petechial hemorrhages are also seen on the conjunctival surfaces of the right upper and lower eyelids, but livor mortis on this side of the face makes definite identification difficult.
Wrapped around the neck with a double knot in the midline of the posterior
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neck is a length of white cord similar to that described as being tied around the right wrist.
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This ligature cord is cut on the right side of the neck and removed. A single black ink mark is placed on the left side of the cut and a double black ink mark on the right side of the cut. The posterior know is left intact. extending from the knot on the posterior aspect of the neck are two tails of the knot, one measuring 4 inches in length and having a frayed end, and the other measuring 17 inches in length with the end tied in multiple loops around a length of a round tan-brown wooden stick with measures 4.5 inches in length. This wooden stick is irregularly broken at both ends and there are several colors of paint and apparent glistening varnish on the surface. Printed in gold letters on one end of the wooden stick is the word "Korea." The tail end of another word extends from beneath the loops of the cord tied around the stick and is not able to be interpreted. Blonde hair is entwined in the knot on the posterior aspect of the neck as well as in the cord wrapped around the wooden stick. The white cord is flattened and measures approximately 1/4 inch in width. It appears to be made of a white synthetic material. Also secured around the neck is a gold chain with a single charm in the form of a cross.
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A deep ligature furrow encircles the entire neck. The width of the furrow varies from one-eighth of an inch to five/sixteenths of an inch and is horizontal in orientation, with little upward deviation. The skin of the anterior neck above and below the ligature furrow contains areas of petechial hemorrhage and abrasion encompassing an area measuring approximately 3 X 2 inches. The ligature furrow crosses the anterior midline of the neck just below the laryngeal prominence, approximately at the level of the cricoid cartilage. It is almost completely horizontal with slight upward deviation from the horizontal towards the back of theneck. The midline of the furrow mark on the anterior neck is 8 inches below the top of the head. The midline of the furrow mark on the posterior neckis 6.75 inches below the top of the head.
The area of abrasion and petechial hemorrhage of the skin of the anterior neck includes on the lower left neck, just to the left of the midline, a roughly triangular, parchment-liferust colored abrasion which measures 1.5 inches in length with a maximum width of 0.75 inches. This roughly triangular shaped abrasion is obliquely oriented with the apex superior and lateral. The remainder of the abrasions and petechial hemorrhages of the skin above and below the anterior projection of the ligature furrow are nonpatterned, purple to rust colored, and present in the midline, right, and left areas of the anterior neck. The skin just above the ligature furrow along the right side of the neck contains petechial hemorrhage composed of multiple confluent very small petechial hemorrhages as well as several larger petechial hemorrhages measuring up to one-sixteenth and one-eighth of an inch in maximum dimension. Similar smaller petechial hemorrhages are
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present on the skin below the ligature furrow on the left lateral aspect of the neck. Located on the right side of the chin is a three-sixteenths by one-eighth of an inch area of superficial abrasion. On the posterior aspect of the right shoulder is a poorly demarcated,very superficial focus of abrasion/contusion which is pale purple in color and measures up to three-quarters by one-half inch in maximum dimension.
Several linear aggregates of petechial hemorrhages are present in the anterior left should just above deltopectoral groove. These measure up to one inch in length by one-sixteenth to one-eighth of an inch in width. On the left lateral aspect of the lower back, approximately sixteen and one-quarter inches and seventeen and one-half inches below the level of the top of the head are two dried rust colored to slightly purple abrasions.
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The more superior of the two measures one-eighth by one-sixteenth of an inch and the more inferior measures three-sixteenths by one-eighth of an inch. There is no surrounding contusion identified. On the posterior aspect of the left lower leg, almost in the midline, approximately 4 inches above the level of the heel are two small scratch-life abrasions which are dried and rust colored. They measure one-sixteenth by less than on-sixteenth of an inch and one-eighth by less than one-sixteenth of an inch respectively.
On the anterior aspect of the perineum, along the edges of closure of the labia majora, is a small amount of dried blood. A similar small amount of dried and semifluid blood is present in the skin of the fourchette and the vestibule. Inside the vestibule of the vagina and along the distal vaginal wall is reddish hyperemia. This hyperemia is circumferential and perhaps more noticeable on the right side and posteriorly.The hyperemia also appears to extend just inside the vaginal orifice. A1 cm red-purple area of abrasion is located on the right posterolateral area of the 1 X 1 cm hymenal orifice. The hymen itself is represented bya rim of mucosal tissue extending clockwise between the 2 and 10:00 positions.The area of abrasion is present at approximately the 7:00 position and appears to involve the hymen and distal right lateral vaginal wall andpossibly the area anterior to the hymen. On the right labia majora is a very faint area of violet discoloration measuring approximately one inch by three-eighths of an inch. Incision into the underlying subcutaneous tissue discloses no hemorrhage. A minimal amount of semiliquid thin watery red fluid is present in the vaginal vault. No recent or remote anal or other perineal trauma is identified.
REMAINDER OF EXTERNAL EXAMINATION:The unembalmed, well developed nourished caucasian female body measures 47 inches in length and weighs an estimated 45 pounds. The scalp is covered by long blonde hair which is fixed in two ponytails, one on top of the head secured by a cloth hair tie and blue elastic band, and one in the lower back of the head secured by a blue elastic band. No scalp trauma is identified. The external auditory canals are patent and free of blood.The eyes are green and the pupils
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equally dilated. The sclerae are white. The nostrils are both patent and contain a small amount of tan mucous material. The teeth are native and in good repair. The tongue is smooth, pink-tan and granular. No buccal mucosal trauma is seen. The frenulum is intact. There is a slight drying artifact of the tip of the tongue. On the right cheek is a pattern of dried saliva and mucous material which does not appear to be hemorrhagic. The neck contains no palpable adenopathy or masses and the trachea and larynx are midline. The chest is symmetrical. Breasts are prepubescent. The abdomen is flat and contains no scars. No palpable organ omegaly or masses are identified. The external genitalia are that of a prepubescent female. No pubic hair is present. The anus is patent. Examination of the extremities is unremarkable. On the middle finger of the right hand is a yellow metal band. Around the right wrist is a yellow metal identification bracelet with the name "JonBenet" on one side and the date "12/25/96" on the other side.  A red ink line drawing in the form of a heart is located on the palm of the left hand.
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The fingernails of both hands are of sufficient length for clipping. Examination of the back is unremarkable. There is dorsal 3+ to 4+ livor mortis which is nonblanching. Livor mortis is also present on the right side of theface. At the time of the initiation of the autopsy there is mild 1 to 2+rigor mortis of the elbows and shoulders with more advanced 2 to 3+ rigor mortis of the joints of the lower extremities.
INTERNAL EXAM: The anterior chest musculature is well developed. No sternal or rib fractures are identified.
Mediastinum: The mediastinal contents are normally distributed. The 21 gm thymus gland has a normal external appearance. The cut sections are finely lobular and pink-tan. No petechial hemorrhages are seen. The aorta and remainder of the mediastinal structures are unremarkable.
Body Cavities: The right and leftthoracic cavities contain approximately 5 cc of straw colored fluid. The pleural surfaces are smooth and glistening. The percardial sac contains 3-4 cc of straw colored fluid and the epicardium and pericardium are unremarkable.The abdominal contents are normally distributed and covered by a smooth glistening serosa. No intraabdominal accumulation of fluid or blood is seen.
Lungs: The 200 gm right lung and175 gm left lung have a normal lobar configuration. An occasional scattered subpleural petechial hemorrhage is seen on the surface of each lung. The cut sections of the lungs disclose an intact alveolar architecture witha small amount of watery fluid exuding from the cut surfaces with mildpressure. The intrapulmonary bronchi and vasculature are unremarkable. No evidence of consolidation is seen.
Heart: The 100 gm heart has a normal external configuration. There are scattered subepicardial petechial hemorrhages over the anterior surface of
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the heart. The coronary arteries are normal in their distribution and contain no evidence of atherosclerosis.The tan-pink myocardium is homogeneous and contains no areas of fibrosisor infarction. The endocardium is unremarkable. The valve cusps are thin,delicate and pliable and contain no vegetation or thrombosis. The major vessels enter and leave the heart in the normal fashion. The foramen ovaleis closed.
Aorta and Vena Cava: The aorta is patent throughout its course as are its major branches. No atherosclerosisis seen. The vena cava is unremarkable.
Spleen: The 61 gm spleen has a finely wrinkled purple capsule. Cut sections are homogeneous and disclose readily identifiable red and white pulp. No intrinsic abnormalities are identified.
Adrenals: The adrenal glands are of normal size and shape. A golden yellow cortex surmounts a thin brown-tan medullary area. No intrinsic abnormalities are identified.
Kidneys: The 40 gm right kidney and 40 gm left kidney have a normal external appearance. The surfaces are smooth and glistening. Cut sections disclose an intact corticomedullary architecture. The renal papillae are sharply demarcated. The pelvocaliceal system is lined by gray-white mucosa which is unremarkable. Both uretersare patent throughout their course to the bladder.
Liver: The 625 gm liver has a normal external appearance. The capsule is smooth and glistening. Cut sections disclose an intact lobular architecture with no intrinsic abnormalities identified.
Pancreas: The pancreas is of normal size and shape. Cut sections are finely lobular and tan. No intrinsic abnormalitiesare identified.
Bladder: The bladder is contracted and contains no urine. The bladder mucosa is smooth and tan-gray. No intrinsic abnormalities are seen.
Genitalia: The upper portions ofthe vaginal vault contain no abnormalities. The prepubescent uterus measures3 X 1 X 0.8 cm and is unremarkable. The cervical os contains no abnormalities. Both fallopian tubes and ovaries are prepubescent and unremarkable by gross examination.
Gallbladder: The gallbladder contains 2-3 cc of amber bile. No stones are identified and the mucosa is smooth and velvety. The cystic duct, right and left hepatic duct and common bile duct are patent throughout their course to the duodenum.
G.I. Tract: The esophagus is empty.It is lined by gray-white mucosa. The
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stomach contains a small amount (8-10 cc) of viscous to green to tan colored thick mucous material without particulate matter identified. The gastric mucosa is autolyzed but contains no areas of hemorrhage or ulceration. The proximal portion of the small intestine contains fragmented pieces of yellow to light green-tan apparent vegetable or fruit material which may represent fragments of pineapple. No hemorrhage is identified. The remainder of the small intestine is unremarkable. The large intestine contains soft green fecal material. The appendix ispresent.
Lymphatic System: Unremarkable
Musculoskeletal System: Unremarkable
Skull and Brain: Upon reflection of the scalp there is found to be an extensive area of scalp hemorrhage along the right temporoparietal area extending from the orbital ridge, posteriorly all the way to the occipital area. This encompasses an area measuring approximately 7 X 4 inches. This grossly appears to be a fresh hemorrhage with no evidence of organization. At the superior extension of this area of hemorrhage is a linear to comminuted skull fracture which extends from the right occipital to posteroparietal area forward to the right frontal area across the parietal portion of the skull. In the posteroparietal area of this fracture is a roughly rectangular shaped displaced fragment of skull measuring one and three-quarters by one-half inch. The hemorrhage and the fracture extend posteriorly just past the midline of the occipital area of the skull. This fracture measures approximately 8.5 inches in length.
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On removal of the skull cap there is found to be a thin film of subdural hemorrhage measuring approximately 7-8 cc over the surface of the right cerebral hemisphere and extending to the base of the cerebral hemisphere.The 1450 gm brain has a normal overall architecture. Mild narrowing of the sulci and flattening of the gyri are seen. No inflammation is identified.There is a thin film of subarachnoid hemorrhage overlying the entire right cerebral hemisphere. On the right cerebral hemisphere underlying the previously mentioned linear skull fracture is an extensive linear area of purple contusion extending from the right frontal area, posteriorly along the lateral aspect of the parietal region and into the occipital area. This area of contusion measures 8 inches in length with a width of up to 1.75 inches. At the tip of the right temporal lobe is a one-quarter by one-quarter inch similar appearing purple contusion. Only very minimal contusion is present at the tip of the left temporal lobe. This area of contusion measures only one-half inch in maximum dimension. The cerebral vasculature contains no evidence of atherosclerosis. Multiple coronal sections of the cerebral hemispheres, brain stem and cerebellum disclose no additional abnormalities. The areas of previously described contusion are characterized by purple linear streak-like discolorations of the gray matter perpendicular to the surface of the cerebral cortex. These extend approximately 5 mm into the
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cerebral cortex. Examination of the base of the brain discloses no additional fractures.
Neck: Dissection of the neck is performed after removal of the thoracoabdominal organs and the brain. The anterior strap musculature of the neck is serially dissected. Multiplesections of the sternocleidomastoid muscle disclose no hemorrhages. Sectionsof the remainder of the strap musculature of the neck disclose no evidence of hemorrhage. Examination of the thyroid cartilage, cricoid cartilage and hyoid bone disclose no evidence of fracture or hemorrhage. Multiple cross sections of the tongue disclose no hemorrhage or traumatic injury.The thyroid gland weighs 2 gm and is normal in appearance. Cut sections are finely lobular and red-tan. The trachea and larynx are lined by smooth pink-tan mucosa without intrinsic abnormalities.
MICROSCOPIC DESCRIPTION: (All sectionsStained with H&E)
(Slide key(A) scalp hemorrhage ,(B) sections of vaginal mucosa with smallest fragment representing area of abrasion at 7:00 position , © heart , (D-F) lungs , (G) liver andspleen , (H) pancreas and kidney , (I) thyroid and bladder , (J) thymusand adrenals , (K-L) reproductive organs , (M) larynx , (N-T) brain.
Myocardium: Sections of the ventricularmyocardium are composed of interlacing bundles of cardiac muscle fibers. No fibrosis or inflammation are identified.
Lungs: The alveolar architectureof the lungs is well preserved. Pulmonary vascular congestion is identified.No intrinsic abnormalities are seen.
Spleen: There is mild autolysisof the spleen. Both red-and-white pulp are identifiable.
Thyroid: The thyroid gland is composed of normal-appearing follicles. An occasional isolated area of chronic interstitial inflammatory infiltrate is seen. There is also a small fragment of parathyroid tissue.
Thymus: The thymus gland retains the usual architecture. The lymphoid material is intact and scattered Hassall'scorpuscles are identified. Mild vascular congestion is identified.
Trachea: There is mild chronic inflammationin the submucosa of the trachea.
Liver: The lobular architectureof the liver is well preserved. No inflammation or intrinsic abnormality are identified.
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Pancreas: There is autolysis ofthe pancreas which is otherwise unremarkable. Kidney: The overall architectureof the kidney is well preserved. There is perhaps mild vascular congestionin the cortex but no inflammation is identified.
Bladder: The transitional epithelium of the bladder is autolyzed. No significant intrinsic abnormalities areseen.
Reproductive Organs: Sections ofthe uterus are consistent with the prepubescent age. The ovary is unremarkable.
Adrenal: The architecture of the adrenal is well preserved and no intrinsic abnormalities are seen.
Brain: Sections from the areas ofcontusion disclose disrupted blood vessels of the cortex with surrounding hemorrhage. There is no evidence of inflammatory infiltrate or organization of the hemorrhage. Subarachnoid hemorrhage is also identified. Cortical neurons are surrounded by clear halos, as are glial cells.
Vaginal Mucosa: All of the sections contain vascular congestion and focal interstitial chronic inflammation.The smallest piece of tissue, from the 7:00 position of the vaginal wall/hymen, contains epithelial erosion with underlying capillary congestion. A small number of red blood cells is present on the eroded surface, as is birefringent foreign material. Acute inflammatory infiltrate is not seen.
EVIDENCE: Items turned over to theBoulder Police Department as evidence include: Fibers and hair from clothing and body surfaces; ligatures; clothing; vaginal swabs and smears; rectal swabs and smears; oral swabs and smears; paper bags from hands; fingernail clippings; jewelry; paper bags from feet; white body bag; samples of head hair, eyelashes and eyebrows; swabs from right and left thighs and right cheek; red top and purple top tubes of blood.
END OF REPORT




Note from Dr. John Meyer August13, 1997
Contrary to several media reports over the past few days, the autopsy report on JonBenet Ramsey does not and has never contained information on the estimated time of death. I have not been able to determine the original source of the statement that the report contained the estimated time of death, but it certainly did not come from this office.
The time of an "unwitnessed" death is very difficult to determine with any precision, and at best is an estimate based not only on autopsy findings but also on investigative information.
I consider estimation of time of death to be an interpretive finding rather than a factual statement, and it is not this Office's practice to include this estimate as part of any autopsy report. As has been stated in the past, it would also be inappropriate for me, as a potential expert and material witness, to make interpretive statements prior to testifying in court.
John E. Meyer, M.D.
Boulder County Coroner

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  The autopsy
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 07:35 PM - Forum: Autopsy - Replies (5)

ameson TimeLine Autopsy
AUTOPSY REPORT
NAME: RAMSEY, JONBENET AUTOPSY NO:96A-155
DOB: 08/06/90 DEATH D/T: 12/26/96@ 1323
AGE: 6Y AUTOPSY D/T: 12/27/96 @0815
SEX: F ID NO: 137712
PATH MD: MEYER COR/MEDREC#: 1714-96-A
TYPE: COR
FINAL DIAGNOSIS:
I. Ligature strangulation
A. Circumferential ligature withassociated ligature furrow of neck
B. Abrasions and petechial hemorrhages,neck
C. Petechial hemorrhages, conjunctivalsurfaces of eyes and skin of face
II. Craniocerebral injuries
A. Scalp contusion
B. Linear, comminuted fracture ofright side of skull
C. Linear pattern of contusionsof right cerebral hemisphere
D. Subarachnoid and subdural hemorrhage
E. Small contusions, tips of temporallobes
III. Abrasion of right cheek
IV. Abrasion/contusion, posteriorright shoulder
V. Abrasions of left lower backand posterior left lower leg
VI. Abrasion and vascular congestionof vaginal mucosa
VII. Ligature of right wrist
TOXICOLOGIC STUDIES
blood ethanol - none detected
blood drug screen - no drugs detected
CLINICOPATHOLOGIC CORRELATION: Causeof death of this six year old female is asphyxia by strangulation associated with craniocerebral trauma.
John E. Meyer, M.D.
Pathologist
jn/12/27/96
NAME: RAMSEY, JONBENET AUTOPSY NO:96A-155 Page 2
The body of this six year old female was first seen by me after I was called to an address identified as 755 15th street in Boulder, Colorado, on 12/26/96. I arrived at the scene approximately 8 p.m. on 12/26 and entered the house where the decedent's body was located at approximately 8:20 p.m. I initially viewed the body in the living room of the house. The decedent was laying on her back on the floor, covered by a blanket and a Colorado Avalanche sweatshirt. On removing these two items from the top of the body the decedent was found to be lying on her back with her arms extended up over her head. The head was turned to the right. A brief examination of the body disclosed a ligature around the neck and a ligature around the right wrist. Also noted was a small area of abrasion or contusion below the right ear on the lateral aspect of the right cheek. A prominent dried abrasion was present on the lower left neck. After examining the body, I left the residence at approximately 8:30 p.m.
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EXTERNAL EXAM: The decedent is clothed in a long sleeved white knit collarless shirt, the mid anterior chest area of which contains an embroidered silver star decorated with silver sequins.Tied loosely around the right wrist, overlying the sleeve of the shirt is a white cord. At the knot there is one tail end which measures 5.5 inches in length with a frayed end. The other tail of the knot measures 15.5 inches in length and ends in a double loop knot. This end of the cord is also frayed.
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There are no defects noted in the shirt but the upper anterior right sleeve contains a dried brown-tan stain measuring 2.5 x 1.5 inches, consistent with mucous from the nose or mouth. There are long white underwear with an elastic waist band containing a red and blue stripe. The long underwear are urine stained anteriorly over the crotch area and anterior legs. No defects are identified. Beneath the long underwear are white panties with printed rose buds and the words "Wednesday" on the elastic waistband. The underwear is urine stained and in the inner aspect of the crotch are several red areas of staining measuring up to 0.5 inch in maximum dimension.
EXTERNAL EVIDENCE OF INJURY: Located just below the right ear at the right angle of the mandible, 1.5 inches below the right external auditory canal is a 3/8 X 1/4 inch area of rust colored abrasion.
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In the lateral aspect of the left lower eyelid on the inner conjunctival surface is a 1 mm in maximum dimension petechial hemorrhage.Very fine, less than 1 mm petechial hemorrhages are present on the skin of the upper eyelids bilaterally as well as on the lateral left cheek. On everting the left upper eyelid there are much smaller, less than 1 mm petechial hemorrhages located on the conjunctival surface. Possible petechial hemorrhages located on the conjunctival surface. Possible petechial hemorrhages are also seen on the conjunctival surfaces of the right upper and lower eyelids, but livor mortis on this side of the face makes definite identification difficult.
Wrapped around the neck with a double knot in the midline of the posterior
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neck is a length of white cord similar to that described as being tied around the right wrist.
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This ligature cord is cut on the right side of the neck and removed. A single black ink mark is placed on the left side of the cut and a double black ink mark on the right side of the cut. The posterior know is left intact. extending from the knot on the posterior aspect of the neck are two tails of the knot, one measuring 4 inches in length and having a frayed end, and the other measuring 17 inches in length with the end tied in multiple loops around a length of a round tan-brown wooden stick with measures 4.5 inches in length. This wooden stick is irregularly broken at both ends and there are several colors of paint and apparent glistening varnish on the surface. Printed in gold letters on one end of the wooden stick is the word "Korea." The tail end of another word extends from beneath the loops of the cord tied around the stick and is not able to be interpreted. Blonde hair is entwined in the knot on the posterior aspect of the neck as well as in the cord wrapped around the wooden stick. The white cord is flattened and measures approximately 1/4 inch in width. It appears to be made of a white synthetic material. Also secured around the neck is a gold chain with a single charm in the form of a cross.
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A deep ligature furrow encircles the entire neck. The width of the furrow varies from one-eighth of an inch to five/sixteenths of an inch and is horizontal in orientation, with little upward deviation. The skin of the anterior neck above and below the ligature furrow contains areas of petechial hemorrhage and abrasion encompassing an area measuring approximately 3 X 2 inches. The ligature furrow crosses the anterior midline of the neck just below the laryngeal prominence, approximately at the level of the cricoid cartilage. It is almost completely horizontal with slight upward deviation from the horizontal towards the back of theneck. The midline of the furrow mark on the anterior neck is 8 inches below the top of the head. The midline of the furrow mark on the posterior neckis 6.75 inches below the top of the head.
The area of abrasion and petechial hemorrhage of the skin of the anterior neck includes on the lower left neck, just to the left of the midline, a roughly triangular, parchment-liferust colored abrasion which measures 1.5 inches in length with a maximum width of 0.75 inches. This roughly triangular shaped abrasion is obliquely oriented with the apex superior and lateral. The remainder of the abrasions and petechial hemorrhages of the skin above and below the anterior projection of the ligature furrow are nonpatterned, purple to rust colored, and present in the midline, right, and left areas of the anterior neck. The skin just above the ligature furrow along the right side of the neck contains petechial hemorrhage composed of multiple confluent very small petechial hemorrhages as well as several larger petechial hemorrhages measuring up to one-sixteenth and one-eighth of an inch in maximum dimension. Similar smaller petechial hemorrhages are
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present on the skin below the ligature furrow on the left lateral aspect of the neck. Located on the right side of the chin is a three-sixteenths by one-eighth of an inch area of superficial abrasion. On the posterior aspect of the right shoulder is a poorly demarcated,very superficial focus of abrasion/contusion which is pale purple in color and measures up to three-quarters by one-half inch in maximum dimension.
Several linear aggregates of petechial hemorrhages are present in the anterior left should just above deltopectoral groove. These measure up to one inch in length by one-sixteenth to one-eighth of an inch in width. On the left lateral aspect of the lower back, approximately sixteen and one-quarter inches and seventeen and one-half inches below the level of the top of the head are two dried rust colored to slightly purple abrasions.
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The more superior of the two measures one-eighth by one-sixteenth of an inch and the more inferior measures three-sixteenths by one-eighth of an inch. There is no surrounding contusion identified. On the posterior aspect of the left lower leg, almost in the midline, approximately 4 inches above the level of the heel are two small scratch-life abrasions which are dried and rust colored. They measure one-sixteenth by less than on-sixteenth of an inch and one-eighth by less than one-sixteenth of an inch respectively.
On the anterior aspect of the perineum, along the edges of closure of the labia majora, is a small amount of dried blood. A similar small amount of dried and semifluid blood is present in the skin of the fourchette and the vestibule. Inside the vestibule of the vagina and along the distal vaginal wall is reddish hyperemia. This hyperemia is circumferential and perhaps more noticeable on the right side and posteriorly.The hyperemia also appears to extend just inside the vaginal orifice. A1 cm red-purple area of abrasion is located on the right posterolateral area of the 1 X 1 cm hymenal orifice. The hymen itself is represented bya rim of mucosal tissue extending clockwise between the 2 and 10:00 positions.The area of abrasion is present at approximately the 7:00 position and appears to involve the hymen and distal right lateral vaginal wall andpossibly the area anterior to the hymen. On the right labia majora is a very faint area of violet discoloration measuring approximately one inch by three-eighths of an inch. Incision into the underlying subcutaneous tissue discloses no hemorrhage. A minimal amount of semiliquid thin watery red fluid is present in the vaginal vault. No recent or remote anal or other perineal trauma is identified.
REMAINDER OF EXTERNAL EXAMINATION:The unembalmed, well developed nourished caucasian female body measures 47 inches in length and weighs an estimated 45 pounds. The scalp is covered by long blonde hair which is fixed in two ponytails, one on top of the head secured by a cloth hair tie and blue elastic band, and one in the lower back of the head secured by a blue elastic band. No scalp trauma is identified. The external auditory canals are patent and free of blood.The eyes are green and the pupils
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equally dilated. The sclerae are white. The nostrils are both patent and contain a small amount of tan mucous material. The teeth are native and in good repair. The tongue is smooth, pink-tan and granular. No buccal mucosal trauma is seen. The frenulum is intact. There is a slight drying artifact of the tip of the tongue. On the right cheek is a pattern of dried saliva and mucous material which does not appear to be hemorrhagic. The neck contains no palpable adenopathy or masses and the trachea and larynx are midline. The chest is symmetrical. Breasts are prepubescent. The abdomen is flat and contains no scars. No palpable organ omegaly or masses are identified. The external genitalia are that of a prepubescent female. No pubic hair is present. The anus is patent. Examination of the extremities is unremarkable. On the middle finger of the right hand is a yellow metal band. Around the right wrist is a yellow metal identification bracelet with the name "JonBenet" on one side and the date "12/25/96" on the other side.  A red ink line drawing in the form of a heart is located on the palm of the left hand.
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The fingernails of both hands are of sufficient length for clipping. Examination of the back is unremarkable. There is dorsal 3+ to 4+ livor mortis which is nonblanching. Livor mortis is also present on the right side of theface. At the time of the initiation of the autopsy there is mild 1 to 2+rigor mortis of the elbows and shoulders with more advanced 2 to 3+ rigor mortis of the joints of the lower extremities.
INTERNAL EXAM: The anterior chest musculature is well developed. No sternal or rib fractures are identified.
Mediastinum: The mediastinal contents are normally distributed. The 21 gm thymus gland has a normal external appearance. The cut sections are finely lobular and pink-tan. No petechial hemorrhages are seen. The aorta and remainder of the mediastinal structures are unremarkable.
Body Cavities: The right and leftthoracic cavities contain approximately 5 cc of straw colored fluid. The pleural surfaces are smooth and glistening. The percardial sac contains 3-4 cc of straw colored fluid and the epicardium and pericardium are unremarkable.The abdominal contents are normally distributed and covered by a smooth glistening serosa. No intraabdominal accumulation of fluid or blood is seen.
Lungs: The 200 gm right lung and175 gm left lung have a normal lobar configuration. An occasional scattered subpleural petechial hemorrhage is seen on the surface of each lung. The cut sections of the lungs disclose an intact alveolar architecture witha small amount of watery fluid exuding from the cut surfaces with mildpressure. The intrapulmonary bronchi and vasculature are unremarkable. No evidence of consolidation is seen.
Heart: The 100 gm heart has a normal external configuration. There are scattered subepicardial petechial hemorrhages over the anterior surface of
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the heart. The coronary arteries are normal in their distribution and contain no evidence of atherosclerosis.The tan-pink myocardium is homogeneous and contains no areas of fibrosisor infarction. The endocardium is unremarkable. The valve cusps are thin,delicate and pliable and contain no vegetation or thrombosis. The major vessels enter and leave the heart in the normal fashion. The foramen ovaleis closed.
Aorta and Vena Cava: The aorta is patent throughout its course as are its major branches. No atherosclerosisis seen. The vena cava is unremarkable.
Spleen: The 61 gm spleen has a finely wrinkled purple capsule. Cut sections are homogeneous and disclose readily identifiable red and white pulp. No intrinsic abnormalities are identified.
Adrenals: The adrenal glands are of normal size and shape. A golden yellow cortex surmounts a thin brown-tan medullary area. No intrinsic abnormalities are identified.
Kidneys: The 40 gm right kidney and 40 gm left kidney have a normal external appearance. The surfaces are smooth and glistening. Cut sections disclose an intact corticomedullary architecture. The renal papillae are sharply demarcated. The pelvocaliceal system is lined by gray-white mucosa which is unremarkable. Both uretersare patent throughout their course to the bladder.
Liver: The 625 gm liver has a normal external appearance. The capsule is smooth and glistening. Cut sections disclose an intact lobular architecture with no intrinsic abnormalities identified.
Pancreas: The pancreas is of normal size and shape. Cut sections are finely lobular and tan. No intrinsic abnormalitiesare identified.
Bladder: The bladder is contracted and contains no urine. The bladder mucosa is smooth and tan-gray. No intrinsic abnormalities are seen.
Genitalia: The upper portions ofthe vaginal vault contain no abnormalities. The prepubescent uterus measures3 X 1 X 0.8 cm and is unremarkable. The cervical os contains no abnormalities. Both fallopian tubes and ovaries are prepubescent and unremarkable by gross examination.
Gallbladder: The gallbladder contains 2-3 cc of amber bile. No stones are identified and the mucosa is smooth and velvety. The cystic duct, right and left hepatic duct and common bile duct are patent throughout their course to the duodenum.
G.I. Tract: The esophagus is empty.It is lined by gray-white mucosa. The
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stomach contains a small amount (8-10 cc) of viscous to green to tan colored thick mucous material without particulate matter identified. The gastric mucosa is autolyzed but contains no areas of hemorrhage or ulceration. The proximal portion of the small intestine contains fragmented pieces of yellow to light green-tan apparent vegetable or fruit material which may represent fragments of pineapple. No hemorrhage is identified. The remainder of the small intestine is unremarkable. The large intestine contains soft green fecal material. The appendix ispresent.
Lymphatic System: Unremarkable
Musculoskeletal System: Unremarkable
Skull and Brain: Upon reflection of the scalp there is found to be an extensive area of scalp hemorrhage along the right temporoparietal area extending from the orbital ridge, posteriorly all the way to the occipital area. This encompasses an area measuring approximately 7 X 4 inches. This grossly appears to be a fresh hemorrhage with no evidence of organization. At the superior extension of this area of hemorrhage is a linear to comminuted skull fracture which extends from the right occipital to posteroparietal area forward to the right frontal area across the parietal portion of the skull. In the posteroparietal area of this fracture is a roughly rectangular shaped displaced fragment of skull measuring one and three-quarters by one-half inch. The hemorrhage and the fracture extend posteriorly just past the midline of the occipital area of the skull. This fracture measures approximately 8.5 inches in length.
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On removal of the skull cap there is found to be a thin film of subdural hemorrhage measuring approximately 7-8 cc over the surface of the right cerebral hemisphere and extending to the base of the cerebral hemisphere.The 1450 gm brain has a normal overall architecture. Mild narrowing of the sulci and flattening of the gyri are seen. No inflammation is identified.There is a thin film of subarachnoid hemorrhage overlying the entire right cerebral hemisphere. On the right cerebral hemisphere underlying the previously mentioned linear skull fracture is an extensive linear area of purple contusion extending from the right frontal area, posteriorly along the lateral aspect of the parietal region and into the occipital area. This area of contusion measures 8 inches in length with a width of up to 1.75 inches. At the tip of the right temporal lobe is a one-quarter by one-quarter inch similar appearing purple contusion. Only very minimal contusion is present at the tip of the left temporal lobe. This area of contusion measures only one-half inch in maximum dimension. The cerebral vasculature contains no evidence of atherosclerosis. Multiple coronal sections of the cerebral hemispheres, brain stem and cerebellum disclose no additional abnormalities. The areas of previously described contusion are characterized by purple linear streak-like discolorations of the gray matter perpendicular to the surface of the cerebral cortex. These extend approximately 5 mm into the
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cerebral cortex. Examination of the base of the brain discloses no additional fractures.
Neck: Dissection of the neck is performed after removal of the thoracoabdominal organs and the brain. The anterior strap musculature of the neck is serially dissected. Multiplesections of the sternocleidomastoid muscle disclose no hemorrhages. Sectionsof the remainder of the strap musculature of the neck disclose no evidence of hemorrhage. Examination of the thyroid cartilage, cricoid cartilage and hyoid bone disclose no evidence of fracture or hemorrhage. Multiple cross sections of the tongue disclose no hemorrhage or traumatic injury.The thyroid gland weighs 2 gm and is normal in appearance. Cut sections are finely lobular and red-tan. The trachea and larynx are lined by smooth pink-tan mucosa without intrinsic abnormalities.
MICROSCOPIC DESCRIPTION: (All sectionsStained with H&E)
(Slide key(A) scalp hemorrhage ,(B) sections of vaginal mucosa with smallest fragment representing area of abrasion at 7:00 position , © heart , (D-F) lungs , (G) liver andspleen , (H) pancreas and kidney , (I) thyroid and bladder , (J) thymusand adrenals , (K-L) reproductive organs , (M) larynx , (N-T) brain.
Myocardium: Sections of the ventricularmyocardium are composed of interlacing bundles of cardiac muscle fibers. No fibrosis or inflammation are identified.
Lungs: The alveolar architectureof the lungs is well preserved. Pulmonary vascular congestion is identified.No intrinsic abnormalities are seen.
Spleen: There is mild autolysisof the spleen. Both red-and-white pulp are identifiable.
Thyroid: The thyroid gland is composed of normal-appearing follicles. An occasional isolated area of chronic interstitial inflammatory infiltrate is seen. There is also a small fragment of parathyroid tissue.
Thymus: The thymus gland retains the usual architecture. The lymphoid material is intact and scattered Hassall'scorpuscles are identified. Mild vascular congestion is identified.
Trachea: There is mild chronic inflammationin the submucosa of the trachea.
Liver: The lobular architectureof the liver is well preserved. No inflammation or intrinsic abnormality are identified.
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Pancreas: There is autolysis ofthe pancreas which is otherwise unremarkable. Kidney: The overall architectureof the kidney is well preserved. There is perhaps mild vascular congestionin the cortex but no inflammation is identified.
Bladder: The transitional epithelium of the bladder is autolyzed. No significant intrinsic abnormalities areseen.
Reproductive Organs: Sections ofthe uterus are consistent with the prepubescent age. The ovary is unremarkable.
Adrenal: The architecture of the adrenal is well preserved and no intrinsic abnormalities are seen.
Brain: Sections from the areas ofcontusion disclose disrupted blood vessels of the cortex with surrounding hemorrhage. There is no evidence of inflammatory infiltrate or organization of the hemorrhage. Subarachnoid hemorrhage is also identified. Cortical neurons are surrounded by clear halos, as are glial cells.
Vaginal Mucosa: All of the sections contain vascular congestion and focal interstitial chronic inflammation.The smallest piece of tissue, from the 7:00 position of the vaginal wall/hymen, contains epithelial erosion with underlying capillary congestion. A small number of red blood cells is present on the eroded surface, as is birefringent foreign material. Acute inflammatory infiltrate is not seen.
EVIDENCE: Items turned over to theBoulder Police Department as evidence include: Fibers and hair from clothing and body surfaces; ligatures; clothing; vaginal swabs and smears; rectal swabs and smears; oral swabs and smears; paper bags from hands; fingernail clippings; jewelry; paper bags from feet; white body bag; samples of head hair, eyelashes and eyebrows; swabs from right and left thighs and right cheek; red top and purple top tubes of blood.
END OF REPORT




Note from Dr. John Meyer August13, 1997
Contrary to several media reports over the past few days, the autopsy report on JonBenet Ramsey does not and has never contained information on the estimated time of death. I have not been able to determine the original source of the statement that the report contained the estimated time of death, but it certainly did not come from this office.
The time of an "unwitnessed" death is very difficult to determine with any precision, and at best is an estimate based not only on autopsy findings but also on investigative information.
I consider estimation of time of death to be an interpretive finding rather than a factual statement, and it is not this Office's practice to include this estimate as part of any autopsy report. As has been stated in the past, it would also be inappropriate for me, as a potential expert and material witness, to make interpretive statements prior to testifying in court.
John E. Meyer, M.D.
Boulder County Coroner

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  September 1, 2016 continued commitment
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:56 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

Jonbenet Ramsey (Homicide)

JonBenet Ramsey was six years old when she was reported missing on December 26, 1996, after her family reported finding a ransom note inside their home in the 700 block of 15th Street. Her body was found in a basement room, and a later autopsy revealed that the cause of her death was strangulation.

Anyone with information about JonBenet Ramsey’s homicide is asked to contact the Boulder Police Department Tipline at 303-441-1974 or BouldersMostWanted@bouldercolorado.gov. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward from Crime Stoppers.

Statement Regarding the JonBenet Ramsey Investigation - September 1, 2016 from City of Boulder on Vimeo.
Because the case is approaching a 20-year milestone, the department has been receiving a significant number of media and community inquiries. This video has been created to express the department’s continued commitment to this open case and demonstrate the level of investigation that has occurred to date, while also protecting the integrity of the ongoing investigation. JonBenet was six years old when she was reported missing from her family home on Dec. 26, 1996. She was later found deceased in the home. Members of the Boulder Police Department will not be participating in interviews related to this investigation. This video may be used as the department’s official statement.

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  Jan 23, 2014 - cleaqring Fleet White and family again
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Jan. 23, 2014 - Boulder Police Department Statement Regarding the Family of Fleet White, Jr.
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014
Contact:
Kim Kobel, Boulder Police, 303-441-3370
 
Boulder Police Department statement regarding the family of Fleet White, Jr.
 
To correct past inaccurate statements and speculation appearing in the media, and at the request of Fleet and Priscilla White, the Boulder Police Department releases the following statement:
 
Since December 26, 1996, the homicide of JonBenet Ramsey has been the subject of widespread news reports and speculation by the media.  A great deal of that reporting and speculation targeted innocent community members whose only connection to the crime was as cooperating witnesses.  This includes the Fleet White, Jr. family of Boulder who suffered embarrassment and damage to their reputations.  The Boulder Police Department recognizes the suffering the Whites have endured as a result of the accusations made against the White family during the course of the investigation.
 
The Boulder Police Department investigators have always considered the White family to only be witnesses in this case.  The Boulder Police Department has never considered the White family to be suspects in the case.  In 2000, the police department did investigate allegations made by a California woman to District Attorney Alex Hunter,  as reported in the press, that were intended to cast suspicion on the White family.  The department found no evidence to support the unfounded allegations.  There has never been any evidence to link the White family to the JonBenet Ramsey homicide.
 
We wish to express our gratitude for the White family’s cooperation and contributions in regard to the investigation of JonBenet’s death.
 
 
Mark R. Beckner
Chief of Police
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