Transferring Boulder press releases to this forum and want to share this - -
June 30, 1997 - Ramsey Update #50
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 1997
Leslie Aaholm, Media Relations, 441-3090
Ramsey Case New Release Index
Boulder Police and DA Investigators
Re-Enter Ramsey Home
(Ramsey Update #50)
Members of the Boulder Police Department and District Attorney investigators, accompanied by Colorado Bureau of Investigation personnel, today went back into the Ramsey house. Earlier the Ramseys had consented to police re-entering the home without a search warrant.
The reason for going back into the home is to take measurements to build an architectural model. The model will be used for the case presentation to the DA for a filing decision at some point and ultimately for use in a court presentation. Investigators also are re-photographing some areas of the house from different angles and in different light and may role play some scenarios.
Investigators may be in the home for up to a week.
My comment - - different angles and different lights - -- hmmmm. I wonder if we can be sure CBS was using the crime scene video taken on the 26th and not one months later. Any thoughts on that? I mean, I really don't see the spider web in the first batch of crime scene photos.
Gemini, you hit the nail on the spot!
There have been many times I have moved something that had a spiderweb semi attached to it... the web barely moved.
Makes me wonder how long it takes a spider to make a little web like that.
That window clearly looks recently disturbed... NOT from John Ramsey breaking in. I think the killer could have easily moved the gate, broke in without even touching the web
I spoke to an investigator who had access to the house fairly early on and asked him what he thought about this issue. HE SAID THEY DID NOT FIND COBWEBS IN THE WINDOW WELL RIGHT AFTER THE MURDER.
The crime scene photos of the window well do NOT show the web we see in the CBS "police video" - - - and we have a police brief saying new photos were taken in JUNE. I think that is an effort to mislead people.
Look at the crime scene photos of the window, the ones showing a disturbance on the ledge and the leaves and debris in the corners. The web is just not there.
So was it Thomas that insisted that the web exists? If there was no web then why did Lou Smit want to call in an entomologist? I'm going to go look at the crime scene photos. The web controversy had bothered me for awhile.
So this is what I know about cobwebs in the Ramsey case.
In the beginning, the Cobweb story had to do with a cobweb that was at the TOP of the window well and linked the grate to the brick wall. Had an intruder removed the grate and put it on the ground next to the opening, the grate would have HAD to have been broken. But opening the grate as Lou did in his entrance, the web would not break, just be stretched a bit. Then there was a debate about if the web ever existed there because there was NO photo taken of that area.
Years later, the cobweb isn't at the top but at the bottom.
The video shown certainly was taken in the first days - none of the stuff has been removed, the crime scene tape is on the door. So I am back to thinking it is all about the ANGLE of the photographs. If the web is seen from the inside - - why isn't it seen from the outside - we know those images were taken on the 26th, labeled crime scene photos.
I just know when I went in and out that window well, I left fibers behind. If an intruder went in or out that window, there may still be evidence from the window well they can test.