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Redacted version of D.A. Mary Lacy's letter sent to author in January 2007

January 25, 2007

Chief James Kolar
Telluride Police Department
P.O. Box 372
Telluride, CO 81435

Dear Chief Kolar:

I have reviewed your presentation on the JonBenet Ramsey Murder
Investigation. It has also been reviewed by First Assistant District
Attorney Peter Maguire, Assistant District Attorney Bill Nagel and
Chief Investigator Tom Bennett. We have spent substantial time examining
your Investigative Report, Summary Report and PowerPoint
Presentation. We have independently arrived at the same conclusions.

I hired you as my Chief Investigator in July 2005. At that time, we
discussed your role regarding the Ramsey case. I was clear in my
direction to you that we would follow-up leads from law enforcement
and other credible sources that had indicia of reliability. That decision
was based upon recent history that involved Chief Investigator Bennett
having to spend an inordinate amount of time responding to leads that
were marginal at best. We made a deliberate decision to put our
investigatory priorities on recent cases. You obviously disregarded my
direction. You proceeded without my approval and without consulting
with me. You were clearly acting outside of your defined role.

When you departed from the employment of the Boulder District
Attorney's Office in March of 2006, your role as an Investigator with
this office terminated. The Ramsey case is still under my control.
You have continued to proceed outside the limits of your jurisdiction.
It appears that you have utilized confidential information that should
legally have remained under the control of my office. This is quite
concerning to me and to my management staff who placed their trust in
your professionalism.

I am going to address your presentation although it galls me to
respond to what I consider to be an abuse of authority. Chief Investigator
Tom Bennett, First Assistant District Attorney Peter Maguire, Assistant
Attorney Bill Nagel and myself are in agreement, reached independently,
as to the value of your theory. We are in agreement that the first
portion of your presentation is based on the Boulder Police Department's
Case Summary and facts that have been previously documented and
debated. There is nothing new in terms of evidence in this presentation.
THE LAST QUARTER OF YOUR POWER POINT PRESENTATION WHICH IS THE FINAL SEVENTY PLUS FRAMES ARE NOT BASED ON FACTS SUPPORTED BY EVIDENCE. YOUR THEORY IS BASED ON CONJECTURE, WHICH AT TIMES APPROACHES PURE FLIGHTS OF FANTASY. YOUR CONCLUSIONS ARE BASED UPON SUPPOSITIONS AND INFERENCES WITH ABSOLUTELY NO SUPPORT IN EVIDENCE OR IN THE RECORD.
Your presentation lacks the fundamental substantive factual basis from
which reasonable minds cannot differ.

I must repeat, there is no substantive basis to your theory.
It is almost pure speculation as to what could have happened rather
than evidence as to what did happen.

You requested in your communication of January 5th that your
presentation be shared with certain entities in Law Enforcement. It will
not be shared with them. We will not be part of this mockery you are
trying to market. We take our jobs and our role with regard to this case
seriously. When and if we have a serious suspect based upon substantial
evidence, we will work closely with all appropriate agencies. This is not
that time.

I am requesting that you return forthwith any and all information
you obtained while under the employment of the Boulder District
Attorney's Office as it applies to the Ramsey investigation. You were not
granted permission to remove any such information from this office.
This includes all reports, documents, photographs, CDÂ’s or other
materials and anything prepared using such documents.
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Finally, I need to remind you that as of the date of your resignation
from the Boulder District Attorney's Office, you are no longer protected
by any immunity from civil litigation based on your conduct as an investigator.
I recommend that you discuss your unauthorized activities with
the City of Telluride's Risk Management Office to determine what if any
liability you current employer might have as a result of your activities.

Mary T. Lacy
District Attorney
Twentieth Judicial District

cc: Attorney General John Suthers
Deputy Attorney General Jeanne Smith
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