Who is McElroy?
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  • McElroy, AKA Andy Savage, was a UC-Boulder student and local DJ who hosted a website with pornographic articles about the murder and rape of young girls, photos of sexual bondage and a story about how to have violent sex with a Barbie doll.
  • He was obsessed with Barbie dolls and serial killers and his website was at wideawake.org which wrote about these things.  He was considered an expert on Japanese bondage knots.
  • Police were directed to him by multiple people in January 1997 and finally interviewed him in January 1998. 
  • They took handwriting samples and possibly his palm print.
  • They confiscated a stun gun, Hi-tech boots, black sharpie, and rope from him and then offered to bring him to the mall to replace these items.
  • He sent out an email to friends, sharing his experiences with the BPD, telling of how after taking his “posessions” (which he spelled wrong just like in the ransom note!), they took him shopping to replace "all items".  In this email, he wrote “the taller officer puts on latex gloves and gathers my posessions together as the other guy fingerprints me on my own dining room table”.
  • On 8/21/1997, a naked Barbie doll was found in the front yard of the Ramsey house (picture attached).
  • It is unknown if his DNA was collected and/or tested.


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The Michael McElroy E-mail that was forwarded around the Internet
This would be HIS STORY in his own words

Hey J and D,

Sorry I don't have a joke for you, but here's a pretty interesting message I had forwarded me. I know the guy who wrote it. In Boulder, we called him Prophet (I guess he used to look like Jesus). He's basically a freak, although very intelligent and seemed to be a pretty good guy whenever I talked to him. He is the kind of guy who would arouse suspicion, though, especially in a society that thinks criminals are all a certain "type." Enjoy!

Michael McElroy E-Mail (January 20, 1998):

“I am being investigated for the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey. Seriously. A week ago, three friends contacted me independently with a heads-up warning that two Boulder police detectives had come to the offices of ******* asking about me. This seemed strange since I hadn't lived in Boulder for almost six months and had NO ties with the **********.. But the odd fact soon retreated to the back of my mind. Until this evening (Tuesday, January 20). At about 5p there was a knock at the door and two Boulder detectives flashed their badges in my face. I invited them in, offered them a seat on the futon, and asked if they might like a Coke -- getting more and ore freaked out as I realized the situation. We're here investigating the Jon Benet Ramsey murder of Christmas 1996.

You had a high profile when living in Boulder and due to some of the more explicit items on your Website, ***, we would just like to ask you a few questions." I signed a Consent To Search form and while one guy grilled me, his partner started methodically examining every item in the apartment. Questions ranged from, "Did you kill Jon Benet Ramsey" to "Do you know how to tie a noose" to "Did you like Princess Di"? I must admit that being quizzed by the police for two hours is a unique experience. You want to give the right answers but at the same time you don't want to appear TOO helpful or knowledgable. I was asked about my relationship with the following people :A, B, C, D.. They did not seem too interested in following up on these people, but in case they do : this was your heads-up warning! The searching officer decided he wanted to take my stun gun and about 100 pages of old handwritten ultraviolent short stories back to the station for documentation. At no time was my computer data examined. They needed me to follow them back to the Boulder station for palm prints and a saliva swab. When it was over, they gave me all my stuff back and I got their business cards. We thanked each other for being so professional and I left. Total time : a little over three hours.

I am a suspect in an internationally reported sex murder case. Makes me feel warm all over!

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The Boulder police department just bought me a new stun gun. Seriously. The same two detectives showed-up at my door a little before 5p tonight (Thurs, Jan 22) and said their supervisor had a few more concerns after the initial interview. They wanted to take (1) my stun gun, (2) my hiking boots, (3) my black Sharpie marker, (4) a length of rope from my closet for further examination. "Uhhhh, OK. Whatever you want." Then one of the officers pulls out a BPD Mastercard and says they want to replace these items for me and asks if I would like to go to the mall.."Uhhhh, OK. Whatever you want." The taller officer puts on latex gloves and gathers my posessions together as the other guy fingerprints me on my own dining room table (he convienently brought the kit with him!) This seemed odd as they had palm printed me only two days ago, but I guess they must be different procedures. After I wash my hands off they want to collect handwriting samples. I already gave them about 100 pages of my handwriting spanning a period of ten years or so but they want MORE. First I have to copy a group of about fifteen random words three or four times each (using a felt tip pen, mind you!) -- easy. Then I am given a blank pad of paper and one detective begins to read a business letter to me and I am supposed to copy it all down. Well, it took me about six pages of notebook paper to copy the whole thing, so my hand was just about dead. The letter had to do with a foreign company that had kidnapped somebody's kids and was stating their demands. Very odd stuff. I guess they were happy though, because next they took me shopping. I followed them to a nearby mall and we went to Naked Edge Cutlery where they bought me a brand new $51 stun gun with the BPD Mastercard. Next stop was a shoe store where I got to pick out a pair of $60 Nike hiking boots to replace the shitty ones they were confiscating. I was asked if I wanted them to buy me a new Sharpie and when I said 'no' $2 cash was shoved into my hand. It was Christmas all over again! Then they let me go home to play with my new toys. The next step is to schedule a polygraph test (oooh boy!) before I leave for the coast in late April. One of the detectives is going to send me his email address so I can add him to the *** update list. He likes my site -- he even refers to specific paragraphs that I'd forgot I wrote! This whole experience is teaching me that Boulder knows how to treat its suspects! I would recommend that EVERYONE find a rich, polite community and become a suspect in one of their unsolved cases. New shoes! New shoes! Total time : One and a half hours. PS – They called my mother at home yesterday and asked her general questions (like where was your son during Christmas 1996) and then asked to speak to my sister. Mom said 'no, you can't talk to her' and that was that. They did not mention this phone call to me tonight (Mom told me about it). Sneaky bastards.





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FROM the tabloid Enquirer

In Jan. (1998) Detective Michael Everett questioned McElroy at his Denver apartment. "I was totally cooperative," McElroy told the Enquirer. "I know I have this weird Web site but I'm not a murderer."

Still Everett was shocked that McElroy owned a stun gun, which has been mentioned as a possible weapon used on JonBenét. The weapon was confiscated and McElroy provided fingerprints, handwriting and saliva samples.

McElroy was given a lie detector test in Feb. "I was told I passed and I haven't heard back from the cops since", he said. Cops determined McElroy was visiting family in Denver when JonBenét was killed.

McElroy's mom Lilly said that her son is not violent, just a bit strange. "The detectives said Mike was one of 300 Colorado University 'student characters' they had looked at."
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6. "Andy Savage"
Posted by jameson on 16:41:37 5/07/99
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McElroy used the name Andy Savage as well - but he is not the well-known DJ - just borrowed the name...

His site was at http://www.wideawake.org

The police were told about him in January or February of 1997. They were told about him a lot - and often. Apparently the BPD didn't care to look too close. It wasn't until January 1998 that he was interviewed. He wrote an e-mail about it and that was posted on-line. I believe it is in the January 1998 TimeLine.

(The police have that e-mail with the names of his friends he gave a "heads-up" to. I removed them because of possible lawsuits - but mcElroy spoke to a tabloid so he apparently isn't concerned about being connected to this - in fact he rather bragged on it in his e-mail.)

The police received a phone call from a poster (no, not me) and they admitted they did replace his boots, stun-gun...

The word I got from unnamed sources was that the cops thought he was a quiet guy, computer geek, probably harmless.

His site had stories describing bondage, torture, (by shock in one case), rape, defiling barbies, the author's personal need for certain medications and his abuse of certain other medications. He even described his Christmas morning in 1996 - he was high and his imagination was going a bit wild.

I don't know if he submitted DNA samples. if he did, how do we know if they were tested. How about the friends he sent the "heads up"?

I am not accusing this man of anything. But I sure as Hell hope the cops checked him out. And his friends.

JMO
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by Jeffrey Scott Shapiro (Editorial@boulderweekly.com)
More on this article here:
http://www.boulderweekly.com/archive/122...story.html

EXCERPT FROM ARTICLE RE: THE PROPHET:

The Prophet

Among the first "possible suspects" I studied was "The Prophet."

I had learned of The Prophet from an e-mail he sent his friends about how the Boulder police came to his apartment in 1997 to confiscate his Hi-Tec boots, a Sharpie marker and a stun gun-three things possibly used in JonBenet's murder.

The CU student came under investigation after police found his Internet site-a series of essays about sadomasochism, which included an instructional piece about Japanese bondage and how to tie complex knots.

On the website, known as "Wide Awake," The Prophet had posted a self-authored essay called "Barbie Doll, The Ultimate Fuck." His essay chronicled the sexual torture of Barbie in an extremely sadistic, vicious manner. When John Ramsey found JonBenet, the killer had left the girl's Barbie doll nightgown beside her.

Few people around town knew The Prophet. But during his college years, the manager of a local diner allowed him to hang a mobile of naked Barbie dolls from the restaurant's ceiling. As I was investigating The Prophet in the summer of 1998, I found a similar doll in the Ramsey's front yard, stuffed inside a tiny white sandal. I wondered if the shoe had once belonged to JonBenet. The blonde doll had a little white rope around her neck and a red spot marked on her gown by her vaginal area. I immediately called the police who collected the item into evidence.

In his book Mindhunter, former FBI profiler John Douglas-who was employed by the Ramsey's to profile the killer-described men who torture Barbie dolls and predicted they would eventually advance to torturing small, helpless girls.

The Prophet's Internet site featured strange graphics, with a variety of different kinds of hearts. Some hearts had spikes coming out of them. I recalled that when JonBenet's body was found, a small shape like a red heart had been drawn on her left hand.

So I decided to knock on The Prophet's apartment door in order to discuss these issues. A student told me the previous tenant moved to San Francisco. Today, The Prophet lives and works in Denver and remains among the ranks of the city's 140 "possible suspects."

Jeffrey Scott Shapiro is an investigative reporter in New York City who spent three years working solely on the JonBenet Ramsey case in Boulder. He's widely credited for gaining more routine access to former DA Alex Hunter, the Ramseys, and various "potential suspects" than any other reporter on the case. Reach Shapiro at: JBsAVENGER@aol.com.
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(01-28-2017, 02:39 PM)Moop Wrote:
  • McElroy, AKA Andy Savage, was a UC-Boulder student and local DJ who hosted a website with pornographic articles about the murder and rape of young girls, photos of sexual bondage and a story about how to have violent sex with a Barbie doll.
  • He was obsessed with Barbie dolls and serial killers and his website was at wideawake.org which wrote about these things.  He was considered an expert on Japanese bondage knots.
  • Police were directed to him by multiple people in January 1997 and finally interviewed him in January 1998. 
  • They took handwriting samples and possibly his palm print.
  • They confiscated a stun gun, Hi-tech boots, black sharpie, and rope from him and then offered to bring him to the mall to replace these items.
  • He sent out an email to friends, sharing his experiences with the BPD, telling of how after taking his “posessions” (which he spelled wrong just like in the ransom note!), they took him shopping to replace "all items".  In this email, he wrote “the taller officer puts on latex gloves and gathers my posessions together as the other guy fingerprints me on my own dining room table”.
  • On 8/21/1997, a naked Barbie doll was found in the front yard of the Ramsey house (picture attached).
  • It is unknown if his DNA was collected and/or tested.

Bondage Barbie? ? OMG
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