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  April 30, 1997 - John and Patsy interviewed by police
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 04:15 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

April 30, 1997 - Ramsey Update #42
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 1997
Contact:
Leslie Aaholm, Media Relations, 441-3090
Ramsey Case New Release Index

Statement from Boulder Police Chief Tom Koby and
Boulder County District Attorney Alex Hunter
(Ramsey Update #42)

Two Boulder police detectives today conducted interviews with John and Patricia Ramsey at the Offices of the Boulder County District Attorney.
Also present for the interviews were a representative from the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office, an attorney for the Ramsey family, and a Ramsey family investigator. The interviews began at 8 a.m.
Conditions of the interviews met the specifications outlined last week by the Boulder Police Department:
  1. John and Patricia Ramsey would be interviewed separately.
     
  2. Patricia Ramsey would be interviewed first.
     
  3. There would be an open-ended time frame for the interviews, with reasonable breaks.
     
  4. The interviews would be tape recorded.
     
  5. The interviews would be conducted by two Boulder police detectives selected in consultation with District Attorney Hunter. Each interviewee would be accompanied by his/her attorney.
     
  6. The location of the interviews would be acceptable to the Boulder Police Department.
     
Neither the Boulder Police Department nor the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office will comment further on today’s interviews.
-CITY-

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  April 23, 1997 - interviews cancelled by BPD
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 04:14 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

April 23, 1997 - Ramsey Update #41
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 1997
Contact:
Leslie Aaholm, Media Relations, 441-3090
Ramsey Case New Release Index

Boulder Police Department Response
To Ramsey Attorney’s Letter of 4/23/97
(Ramsey Update #41)
 

The Boulder Police Department has been interested in conducting interviews with John and Patricia Ramsey since the murder of their daughter, JonBenet Ramsey. To date, there have been three specific attempts to schedule interviews with the Ramseys.
The first attempt was immediately following the murder. It was the Boulder Police Department’s expectation that John and Patricia Ramsey would provide interviews prior to leaving Boulder to attend their daughter’s funeral in Atlanta. However, Police were advised by the Ramseys that they had no intention of talking to Police prior to taking the body to Atlanta to be buried.
Police were reluctant to release JonBenet’s body because they were not sure all the necessary forensic work had been completed nor had they had an opportunity to discuss the circumstances of JonBenet’s death with the parents. The body was released to the Ramseys within 24 hours of their request.
The second attempt to obtain an interview was in January. Police had identified the terms of a productive interview and the response from the Ramsey attorney’s, on less than a one-day’s notice, was that they would be willing to present John and Patricia Ramsey only under the following conditions:
  • That the interviews be done together.
     
  • That the interviews be conducted at the Ramsey’s attorney’s office.
     
  • That Patricia Ramsey’s doctor be present during the interview.
     
  • That the attorney’s would specify which Boulder Police Department Officers would conduct the interview.
     
  • That the interview with Patricia Ramsey would not be more than one hour.
     
These conditions were totally unacceptable to the Boulder Police Department.
The third effort to obtain interviews with the Ramseys has occurred over the last few weeks. In an effort to move the interview process forward, the Boulder Police agreed to consider deviating from their normal interview procedures. The last offer of conditions received by the Boulder Police Department from the Ramseys was reviewed with the FBI’s Child Abduction and Serial Killer Unit and based on their advice Police concluded that the conditions were unacceptable. As a result of this review, the times that had been scheduled for an interview were canceled because it was felt the interviews would not be productive.
The Boulder Police continue to request interviews with John and Patricia Ramsey, and their reluctance to provide witness information continues to hinder the Police investigation into the murder of their daughter.
Boulder Police remain willing to discuss conditions for a productive interview.
-CITY-

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  April 16, 1997 general update and the Whites not suspects
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 03:54 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

April 16, 1997 - Ramsey Update #40
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 1997
Contact:
Leslie Aaholm, Media Relations, 303-441-3090
Ramsey Case New Release Index

Ramsey Update April 16 (#40)

  • Expenses incurred by the Boulder Police Department through March 30, 1997 are $119,141. This includes $21,377 expended in December 1996 and an additional $97,763 through March 30, 1997. The 1997 expenditures include: $69,406 for overtime; $18,506 for travel and $9,851 for investigative expenses.
     
  • In response to media inquiries and to clarify inaccurate statements, Boulder Police Chief Tom Koby has the following statement:
     
  • “Mr. and Mrs. Fleet White, Jr. are not suspects in the JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation. They are considered key witnesses. The Boulder Police Department appreciates the full cooperation they have received from the Whites since the beginning of their investigation. I feel this response is necessary due to the inaccurate portrayal of Mr. and Mrs. White in certain media publications.”
     
  • The request by the Boulder District Attorney’s Office and Boulder Police Department for a fifth handwriting sample from Patsy Ramsey is still being considered by lawyers for the Ramsey family. Colorado Bureau of Investigation continues to analyze samples previously submitted.
     
  • All Police investigators have returned to Boulder following out-of-state trips to conduct interviews and gather additional information.
     
  • The DNA testing continues at Cellmark. Testing began the week of March 31 and is expected to take four to six weeks to complete.
     
-CITY-

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  April 15, 1997 request 5th handwriting from Patsy
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 03:45 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

April 15, 1997 - Ramsey Update #39
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 1997
Contact:
Contact: Leslie Aaholm, 441-3090
Ramsey Case New Release Index

Fifth Handwriting Sample Requested
(Ramsey Update #39)
The Boulder District Attorney and Boulder Police Department have made a request for a fifth handwriting sample from Patsy Ramsey and have set forth reasons for that request. Lawyers for the Ramsey family are considering the appropriateness of this request.
-CITY-
(Note: There is no additional information on this issue at this time.)

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  April 10, 1997 request for 4th handwriting sample from Patsy
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 03:44 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

April 10, 1997 - Ramsey Update #38
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 1997
Contact:
Leslie Aaholm, Media Relations, 441-3090
Ramsey Case New Release Index

Statement Concerning Ramsey Case
(Ramsey Update #38)

"The Boulder Police Department has requested, through the District Attorney's Office, a fourth handwriting sample from Patsy Ramsey and police expect that request to be accommodated in the near term."
We have no additional information on this matter.
-CITY-

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  April 8, 1997 - John Brewer Eustace, Charlotte, NC
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 03:43 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

April 08, 1997 - Ramsey Update #37
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 1997
Contact:
Leslie Aaholm, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
Ramsey Case New Release Index

Ramsey Investigation Update #37
Boulder Police today confirmed that Detectives Steve Thomas and Ron Gosage visited Charlotte, North Carolina to follow up on the Ramsey investigation. The detectives were in Charlotte April 6 and 7. Charlotte Police contacted Boulder Police following their arrest of John Brewer Eustice because of similarities in his case and that of JonBenet Ramsey. Following an extensive interview with Eustice, Detectives Thomas and Gosage were able to conclusively rule him out as a suspect in the Ramsey case. Detective Commander John Eller adds, “We are appreciative of this help from the Charlotte Police Department, as we have been of other law enforcement agencies throughout this investigation.”
Detectives from the Boulder Police Department are currently in the Atlanta area continuing to gather information.
Eller explains, “Right now we’re in an analytical phase of the investigation. As we read through over 200 interviews and review material, our investigators will be in and out of state on a myriad of tasks, but we’re not going to provide an itinerary. We have indicated throughout this case that we will talk to experts and interview people who may have information. That will occasionally take us out of state. However, there have been instances where people decided not to talk with our detectives because of the attention this case is receiving. Obviously, that does not help move the case forward.”
Other updates:
DNA testing continues at Cellmark Diagnostics in Maryland. Completion of tests and analysis is expected in four to six weeks.
CRIMSTOPPERS continues to monitor calls on the Ramsey case. In Colorado, people with information can call (303) 440STOP or from outside Colorado, call 18004443776.
-CITY-

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  April 3, 1997 - update, DNA and more
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 03:43 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

April 03, 1997 - Ramsey Update #36
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 1997
Contact:
Leslie Aaholm, Media Relations, 441-3090
Ramsey Case New Release Index

Ramsey Briefing for April 3, 1997
Release #36
The following updates were presented at the weekly City of Boulder briefing on the Ramsey investigation:
Cellmark Update
The District Attorney has sent formal authorization to Cellmark Diagnostics to proceed with the testing of material sent on March 4. This authorization was sent once the Ramsey family declined to have someone present at the testing. Testing at Cellmark has begun and normally this testing takes a minimum of 6 weeks to complete.
Colorado Bureau of Investigation Update
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is still conducting tests on material collected by Boulder Police during this investigation. The CBI has been given substantial samples to analyze and that work continues.
Status of the Investigation
Boulder Police and the DA's Office will be reviewing thousands of pages of material that has been gathered during this case. Boulder Police continue to follow up on leads, conduct interviews. and await test results from CBI and Cellmark. Boulder Police. The DA's Office and Police will consult with other professionals as needed and they remain focused on the investigation into the death of JonBenet Ramsey.
During this phase of the investigation we plan to discontinue our weekly updates and will instead provide information in a written form.
-CITY-

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  March 20, 1997 meetings with Ramsey PIs, handwriting, costs
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 03:42 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

March 20, 1997 - Ramsey Update #35
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 1997
Contact:
Leslie Aaholm/Kelvin McNeill
Media Relations / 303-441-3090
Ramsey Case New Release Index

Ramsey Case News Release #35
Update for March 20
Boulder Police have conducted more than 176 formal police interviews both in Colorado and out of state. The investigation is on track and moving forward. Currently no police investigators are out of state.
  • The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) continues to analyze handwriting samples, including those provided by Mrs. Patricia Ramsey. The Boulder Police Department has given substantial samples to CBI for analysis and CBI is working on this analysis on a daily basis. The examination of non-testimonial samples continues to be extended as new samples are taken as needed and as police talk to other people who may have had access to the crime scene.
     
  • The material sent to Cellmark on March 4 is in the analysis process. Police will be advised when the tests are completed. Typically these tests take four to six weeks to complete.
     
  • Boulder Police did initiate a request to meet with the private investigators who have been retained by the legal counsel for the Ramsey parents. Two of such meetings were held in the past week. Boulder Police will talk with anyone who may have information of use in this investigation.
     
  • Police investigative expenses to date:
    Total expenditures since Dec. 1996: $110,071.68
    Some expenses include:
    Police over time (thru 3/9/97) $63,336.86
    1,777 overtime hours in 1997
    Travel (thru 2/28/97) $17,769.28
    Investigative (thru 3/1/97) $5,843.60
     
-CITY-

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  March 10, 1997
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 03:41 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

March 10, 1997 - Ramsey Update #34
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 1997
Contact:
Leslie Aaholm/Kelvin McNeill
Media Relations / (303) 441-3090
Ramsey Case New Release Index

Ramsey Case News Release #34
City confirms Dr. Lee's visit to Boulder
Boulder Police today confirmed that Dr. Henry Lee was in Boulder, Colorado on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9 to review material in the JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation.
Criminologist Dr. Henry Lee is the Director of the Connecticut State Police Lab. He is a member of the JonBenet Ramsey homicide Expert Prosecution Task Force as an expert in the field of crime scene reconstruction and evidence collection. He is assisting in this case with the support of Connecticut Gov. John Rowland. Dr. Lee has since returned to Connecticut.
-CITY-

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  March 7, 1997
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 03:41 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

March 07, 1997 - Ramsey Update #33
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 1997
Contact:
Leslie Aaholm, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
Ramsey Case New Release Index

Ramsey Update #33
(Sent out over AP wire)
Boulder Police today confirmed that a detective flew to Charlevoix, Michigan and executed a search warrant at the Ramsey's summer home. The detective has returned to Colorado. Information on the purpose of the search warrant or the results of that warrant will not be available.
-CITY-

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