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  Scott Gibbons - North
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 02:05 PM - Forum: Neighbors - Replies (3)

Scott Gibbons was the neighbor to the north.  He is the man who reported a different light on in the kitchen around midnight that Christmas Day night.  He told me personally that the light on was a light Patsy NEVER used, a light located at the ceiling over the sink area.

He said it could NOT have been a flashlight or light from the refrigerator, it was clearly a set of lights above the counter, near the ceiling.

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  Lou Smit and the Stun Gun Theory
Posted by: Summer Dawn - 01-30-2017, 01:31 PM - Forum: Stun Gun - Replies (5)

More than any other evidence, Detective Lou Smit believes that small marks left on JonBenet's face and back, prove that an intruder killed JonBenet. 

Examining autopsy photos, Smit noticed unusual sets of abrasions on JonBenet's back and face. Smit wondered if they had been made by a stun gun--an unlikely weapon for a parent to use on a child. Smit measured the marks and discovered they matched a brand of stun gun called the Air Taser. : approximately 3.5 centimeters.

Smit believed a stun gun was used to incapacitate JonBenet in order to move her to the basement. Smit believes only an intruder would need to use one.


"There is no reason at all for the parents to have a stun gun to help stage the murder of their daughter," he says. "There's nothing to indicate the Ramseys ever owned a stun gun." 

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Dr. Michael Dobersen, a stun gun expert and coroner for neighboring Arapahoe County, also believes the marks on JonBenet were left by a stun gun. To prove it, he used one on the skin of an anesthetized pig. "The marks are similar in size, shape and color and are a certain distance apart," he says. 

While there are some minor differences, both Doberson and Smit believe the experiment confirms a stun gun was used.

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  Under her nails
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 01:27 PM - Forum: DNA under fingernails - Replies (9)

I don't have access to that report at this moment but will say I was under-impressed with the results because they were.... I am going to use the word "muddy".  The child had all kinds of stuff under her nails, I think.  Yes, there was foreign DNA there but - - who knows when she scrubbed her nails last?

Which makes me have to say - - I have avoided this subject a bit because - - - EVERYONE she was in contact with on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, IMO, should have given DNA samples to be used just for elimination purposes.  That mean Cox and Gaston, Fleet White's guests, should have given samples.  After all, they were with her for hours on Christmas afternoon and we have no idea if either of them held her on their lap or played a game with her or.... we just don't know.

The DNA reports from the panties and long johns were much more straight forward.  

I can see the possibility of someone leaving their DNA on the outside of the long johns in an innocent way - - who folded the laundry, for example. 

But co-mingled with the victim's blood, found in her panties.... i see NO way that was an innocent deposit and that is why the reward I am offering relates only to THAT profile.

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  looking for the web
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 12:58 PM - Forum: Broken window/ Spider web - Replies (13)

   

This is a crime scene photo taken the morning of the 26th - - hours before the police crime scene video was shot.  I see a disturbance at the window - can tell you from going in that window myself that there is a lip on that ledge so you can NOT slide in, you have to pick up your butt to go in.  So the amount of disturbance is certainly possible with the intruder theory.  My question is - - why can't we see the big spider web tht is in the crime scene video?

I know Lin Wood, in the CBS lawsuit, suggests they altered the images.  So I want to see what all of you think.  Is there a big spiderweb there?

(And just for the record, in the crime scene video, I see the web - - and I also see part of it that was torn from the whole hanging from the open window frame.)

So is there a spider web there or not?  is it at the angle presented by CBS?  I personally think if there was an active spider web there it would have been across the window, not thick and full of debris.)

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  Perfect Murder Perfect Town Notes and Quotes
Posted by: Summer Dawn - 01-29-2017, 05:27 PM - Forum: Perfect Murder, Perfect Town - No Replies

Perfect Murder Perfect Town has tons of information.. think its a good idea for a thread of good quotes from PMPT. 
(currently re-reading PMPT, I will add more  randomly)
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Page 245

Lou Smit
"Eller asked Haney his opinion of Lou Smit. "hes a hell of a guy and a great investigator" Haney said. And hes solved some tough cases. Smit was a legend among law enforcement personnel Formerly captain of detectives in the el paso country sheriffs office, he solved a three and a half year old kidnapping by matching a lone fingerprint by matching a lone fingerprint, which had been overlooked, to one in a regional fingerprint database. At sixty one, Smit had kept up with the cutting edge technology while retaining some tried and true methods. once, he had sifted through a hundred bags of garbage to look for evidence that had tied a murderer to his victim. Maggots crawled up his sleeve, but he found the critical evidence. Like a lot of dedicated officers, he was been seen praying at victims graves. He said that god was his partner. Hunter discussed Haney and Smit with Koby and with Trip Demuth, who felt that Smit was less Pushy than Haney. Detective Tom Trujillo told chief Koby that Lou Smit was their kind of cop."

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  Unrelated paternity DNA test
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-29-2017, 05:08 PM - Forum: DNA - more technical discussions - No Replies

      click on image to enlarge.

I was with my husband and others at a NC tourist attraction called "Blowing Rock"., a rock outcrop at top of a mountain, always windy.  Anyway, this report actually flew into me, wrapped around my leg.  And for educational purposes, I will add here for study and discussion.

Every person has 2 numeric values at each loci - - the child gets one from each parent. I covered the names before copying the paper - - but you can see at the bottom, the man WAS the father. Sorry it isn't all neat, but I was in a hurry to get it copied.

Note how different loci have different values. (The PI)  I think that is based on the purpose of that gene.  Brown eyes would have a certain numerical value and that would be far less than the gene carrying something like Huntington's disease or Tay Sachs disease. 

Anyway, I admit I am NO expert on DNA.  It confuses the heck out of me.  But I do try and thought this report rather enlightening.

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  In the very beginning... family kill
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-29-2017, 05:00 PM - Forum: DNA - more technical discussions - Replies (2)

   


I have lab reports from evidence submitted on 12/30/1996 and 1/15/1997.  I just want to share the header here before the discussions start - - evidence the Ramsey investigation started off quite biased.   Check out how the crime was described - and the named suspects.  And remember, this happened in the first week - - within DAYS of the murder.

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  View from the North
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-28-2017, 11:15 PM - Forum: The House at 755 15th Street, Boulder, CO - Replies (1)

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Scott Gibbons lived to the North of the Ramseys.  I took this photo while standing with my back against his house so I could see what he saw.  The shuttered window in the center of the photo with the white curtains is the kitchen.  Beneath that, there is the addition to the house, the butler's kitchen. 

I visited with Scott Gibbons personally and he told me he did NOT see "strange" lights like a flashlight or anything like that.  What he saw was that lights over the sink, over that shuttered window were on and the Ramseys NEVER used those lights.

Two people reported seeing the butler's door being open in the morning on the 26th -  and no one said they left it open - some think the killer fled through that door and tossed the bat against the house as he fled.  I don't know any facts on that, though.

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  Blue and Brown fibers not sourced
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-28-2017, 10:39 PM - Forum: Fiber and Hair Evidence - Replies (3)

From Mark Beckner's deposition in the Wolf lawsuit.    

18 MR. WOOD: Have the blue
19 fibers found at the crime scene ever been sourced.
20 A There are a lot of reports around on fiber
21 evidence. To the best of my recollection, no.
22 Q (BY MR. WOOD) Were there any other color
23 fibers found at the crime scene that had not been
24 sourced?
25 A That have not been sourced?

119
1 Q Yes.
2 A Yes.
3 Q What colors?
4 A Brown.
5 Q So blue, brown, anything else?
6 A Not off the top of my head, no.

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  Amy's assault
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-28-2017, 10:29 PM - Forum: Boulder crimes - Replies (3)

48 Hours has learned that JonBenet may have been targeted for murder long before she took the stage, possibly at a local dance studio called Dance West, where she took lessons.

"To someone with that, you know, kind of a twisted mind, she may have looked like a really good target," says former Denver private investigator Pete Peterson. Less than a year after the murder of JonBenet, he was hired to work on another case in Boulder that had strange parallels to the Ramsey case.

"There's a Dance West school where the victim of the assault in our case, the one that we investigated, and the Ramsey girl, both attended," says Peterson, who now believes Jon Benet was first targeted at that dance studio because of what happened to his client, just nine months after JonBenet was murdered.

Like JonBenet, she took lessons at Dance West. And like JonBenet, another girl, who is identified as "Amy," was attacked and sexually assaulted at night in her own bedroom on Sept. 14, 1997.

That night, Amy's father was out of town. After catching a movie, Amy and her mother returned home late. What they didn't know when they entered the house was that there was already an intruder inside.

Amy's father, who asked that his identity be obscured, agreed to talk about what happened that night: "My feeling is he got into the house while they were out and hid inside the house, so he would have been in there for perhaps four to six hours, hiding."

Before going to bed, Amy's mother turned on the burglar alarm. Around midnight, Amy woke up to find a man standing over her bed, his hand over her mouth. "She remembered the intruder addressing her by her name," says Peterson. "He said, 'I know who you are.' He repeated those things a few times, apparently. 'I'll knock you out. Shut up.'"

Peterson says Amy's mother heard whispering, and proceeded through the doorway, and saw a person, who just brushed her aside and quickly made his escape by jumping out a second-floor window.

"He was like a ghost," recalls Amy's father. "We couldn't figure out where he came from, or where he went."

By the time the Boulder police arrived, the man was long gone. Because the intruder had gotten in and out of the house so easily, Amy's father began to think this wasn't the first time he had done something like this.

"The first thing that occurred to us was that it was the parallel to the Ramsey case because it was exactly the same situation," says Amy's father, who even told the Boulder police about the Dance West studio connection to the Ramsey case. "I think someone, somewhere, drew a bead on her. Obviously had us under surveillance that we were not aware of."

The studio has since gone out of business and been torn down, but photos show that there was a balcony overlooking the dance floor where parents and anyone else could come in and watch the children.

But Amy's dad says that when he told the police detectives about the information he had, "they were completely uninterested in it."

"They were very frustrated," says Peterson. "It was difficult to get them to do anything much less, you know, beyond taking a report."

But not only did the Boulder police dismiss any link to the Ramsey case, they didn't even bother to use the mother's eyewitness description to make a composite sketch. That's when Amy's family hired Peterson. What he has uncovered in his investigation may not only solve Amy's case, but also help lead to the capture of JonBenet's killer.

"This person is someone with a huge ego, someone who views himself as bold," says Peterson, who believes there are too many parallels between Amy's case and JonBenet's murder.

Both JonBenet and Amy were sexually assaulted by an intruder at night in their homes -- within nine months of each other. Fiber evidence shows that JonBenet's attacker may have been wearing black, as was the man who attacked Amy. And there's the fact that both girls took lessons at the Dance West studio.

But Boulder police never found any connections to the murder of JonBenet.


Yet, Peterson found something very disturbing. As he collected evidence in and around the house, and did background checks on people who worked in the neighborhood, he found a group of individuals with criminal histories, who roamed the neighborhood at night.

He made surveillance videotapes, and showed 48 Hours vehicles that he believes were used by a roving band of criminals. "We did tail them at one point, within two blocks from the Ramsey house," says Peterson, who watched the neighborhood for weeks.

In his possession, he had a map that was discarded by the group under surveillance. "I think it's a blueprint for burglary, at least," says Peterson.

48 Hours has discovered that, of Colorado's most dangerous sex offenders, one in eight also has prior convictions for burglary or robbery. "They burglarize and sexually assault if the opportunity presents itself," says Peterson.

And in Amy's neighborhood, that opportunity seemed to present itself quite often. Peterson says there were 19 burglaries, breaking and entering, or trespassing reports in a two-month period. He did background checks on his suspects in Amy's case, and discovered that some of them had at one time worked at the Ramsey home.

"Two or three people we were looking at had associations with both neighborhoods," says Peterson, who went so far as to collect the sample of one man's handwriting. "We talked with him several times. ...We had him write something."

Peterson then had an expert compare that handwriting to the Ramsey ransom note. He claims he found distinct similarities were found, but "handwriting analysis is kind of an art. It's pretty subjective."

He also collected cigarette butts found outside Amy's house, and discovered that the "same brands were found in the Ramseys' alley."

"I expected it to be a serene, quiet, safe area," says Peterson of the Boulder neighborhoods. "It's fairly serene and quiet, but you find that there's a real undercurrent of activity at night that would give me pause for concern if I lived here."

Peterson, however, is a private detective with no police authority. He's been censured by a judge in the past for how he's gathered evidence. And in this case, he's planning to hand over all of his materials to the Boulder DA. He hopes they will take his theory seriously.

In his heart, does he think these two cases are connected? "I think that there's a really good likelihood, that's what we're pursuing," says Peterson. "We're pursuing that angle still."

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