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The JonBenet Ramsey Murder Mystery

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2/15/00 Article in Brill's Content. Katherine Rosman. JonBenet, Inc.
2/16/00 Getting Away with Murder: The JonBenet Ramsey Mystery (90 minutes), a made-for-TV movie, premiered on this date.
2/25/00 Nancy Kreb Sex Abuse Revelations. Boulder Daily Camera publishes DA pursues new Ramsey lead: Hunter asks police to investigate woman's story of sex abuse.
2/26/00 Boulder Daily Camera publishes an article saying therapist backs Krebs sex-ring claim; Client gave Boulder police names of people who are witnesses in JonBenet's death.
2/27/00 Perfect Murder, Perfect Town Movie Broadcast. Perfect Murder, Perfect Town (90 minutes) premiered on this date in theaters nationwide.
3/1/00 Hoffman Defamation Suit. New York attorney Darnay Hoffman filed suit, again on his own behalf as plaintiff, against defendants John and Patsy Ramsey in the Supreme Court of New York, County of New York, for $ 25,000,000 in damages based on the allegation that he was defamed by certain passages in the defendant's Book.
3/9/00 BPD Detectives Interview Krebs Therapist. Boulder Daily Camera publishes Boulder police interview therapist.
3/16/00 McReynolds Denies Killing JBR. Bill McReynolds released a statement Wednesday saying neither he nor his wife had anything to do with the December 1996 killing of JonBenet Ramsey. He criticized John and Patsy Ramsey for casting suspicion on him in their new book, The Death of Innocence.
3/17/00 Ramsey's Book Published. John and Patsy Ramsey. The Death of Innocence: The Untold Story of JonBenet's Murder and How Its Exploitation Compromised the Pursuit of Truth. Authors argue that an intruder did it.
3/17/00 Barbara Walters Interviews Ramseys. In an ABC interview with Barbara Walters, Ramseys profess their innocence.
3/19/00 Newsweek Article. The Intruder Theory.
4/10/00 BPD Press Release: Boulder Police Chief responds to Ramsey-related media questions (Ramsey Update #73).
4/11/00 BPD Press Release: Statement from Police Chief Mark Beckner regarding polygraph tests in the Ramsey case (Ramsey Update #74).
4/17/00 John and Patsy Ramsey Lie Detector Tests. Gerard Toriello tests on Patsy Ramsey for 4 hours and John Ramsey for 2 hours; results inconclusive.
4/21/00 Darnay Hoffman dismissed his complaint of March 2000 against John and Patsy Ramsey.
4/25/00 BPD Press Release: No Polygraph exams scheduled for John and Patsy Ramsey Ramsey Update #75.
4/29/00 Daily Camera Guest Editorial by Evan Ravitz. Boulder Daily Camera publishes guest editorial by Evan Ravitz: Nothing what it seems in Ramsey case suggesting the possibility a Boulder sex ring was involved in JBR's death.
5/5/00 Thomas Book Published. Steve Thomas. JonBenet: Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation from a Leading Detective on the Case. Author provides case against Patsy Ramsey.
5/9/00 Ramseys Sue Windsor House for Defamation of Burke. Ramseys file suit against Windsor House and authors for publication of A Little Girl's Dream by Eleanor von Duyke and Dwight Wallington in Travis County Texas district court for $11 1/2 million dollars in compensatory and punitive damages for libeling Burke Ramsey.
5/11/00 Chris Wolf filed suit against John and Patsy Ramsey alleging intentional affliction of emotional distress because he was named in their book and on national TV as a possible suspect in the case.
5/15/00 BPD Press Release: Boulder Police end investigation into California woman Nancy Krebs. Ramsey Update #76.
5/24/00 Ramseys Release Polygraph Results. The parents of JonBenet Ramsey released the results of polygraph tests today that they said should remove any suspicion that they were involved in the killing of their 6-year-old daughter.
5/24/00 Statement from Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner regarding Ramsey news conference Ramsey Update #77.
5/31/00 Ramseys and Thomas on Larry King Live. John and Patsy Ramsey and former Detective Steve Thomas square off on CNN's Larry King Live. Patsy tells Thomas that he is going down the wrong path with allegations that she killed JonBenet in an explosive encounter over a bed-wetting incident.
6/15/00 Chris Wolf amends his 5/11/00 suit against Ramseys to add claims for libel and slander.
6/28/00 Ramsey interviews with Michael Kane (Atlanta, GA).
7/1/00 Hodges Book Published. Andrew G. Hodges. Who Will Speak for JonBenet? A New Investigator Reads Between the Lines. Author provides case against Patsy Ramsey.
8/1/00 BPD Press Release: Boulder Police Chief responds to questions about 1997 sexual assault case (Ramsey Update #78).
8/28/00 Investigative Reports Jonbenet: Anatomy Of An Investigation Documentary Broadcast. A&E (60 minutes). This documentary, directed by Lawrence Schiller, premiered on this date.
8/29/00 BPD Press Release: Boulder Police Chief comments on Ramsey interviews (Ramsey Update #79).
8/30/00 BPD Press Release: Expenses update (Ramsey Update #80).
10/19/00 Westwood Article by Juliet Wittman. Justice, Boulder Style. In-depth examination of Steve Thomas's role and views about the JBR investigation.
11/14/00 John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker publish The Cases That Haunt Us: From Jack the Ripper to JonBenet Ramsey. The FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Sheds Light on the Mysteries That Won't Go Away.
11/15/00 Thomas Book Published in paperback. Steve Thomas. JonBenet: Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation from a leading detective on the Case (Paperback). Author provides case against Patsy Ramsey.
1/1/01 Ramsey Book Released in Paperback. John and Patsy Ramsey. The Death of Innocence.
2/20/01 Burglar Assaults John Ramsey at Atlanta House. Police report.
3/29/01 The Ramseys file an $80 million libel and defamation lawsuit against Thomas and unidentified officers at the Boulder Police Department. Attorneys for Thomas subsequently agreed to an undisclosed settlement in the case.
4/30/01 Katie Couric Interviews Lou Smit on Today Show. Part 1: An Intruder Killed JonBenet.
4/30/01 Chief Mark Beckner responds to media questions about Lou Smit television appearance. Ramsey Update #81.
5/1/01 Katie Couric Interviews Lou Smit on Today Show. Part 2: The Killer Used a Stun Gun.
5/1/01 Expenses update. Ramsey Update #82.
5/2/01 Katie Couric Interviews Lou Smit on Today Show. Part 3: JonBenet Was Strangled.
5/3/01 Katie Couric Interviews Lou Smit on Today Show. Part 4: Ransom Note Points to Intruder.
5/4/01 Katie Couric Interviews Lou Smit on Today Show. Part 5: For JonBenet and For the Case.
5/30/01 Arndt Trial Begins. New York Times reports that a lawsuit by Linda Arndt, the first detective to arrive at the house where JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in 1996, has gone to trial in Denver. She is seeking damages from Chief Mark Beckner; his predecessor, Tom Koby; and the city for barring her from publicly challenging media reports that suggested she was responsible for problems in the investigation.
8/1/01 Walker Book Published. John H. Walker. JonBenet Ramsey: The Travesty of Innocence-Now Hear the Truth. Author provides case against John and Patsy Ramsey.
10/3/01 BPD Press Release: Boulder Police determine that online [Jazzy] confession to Ramsey murder was hoax. Ramsey Update #83.
12/1/01 Douglas Book Released in Paperback. John Douglas The Cases That Haunt Us: From Jack the Ripper to JonBenet Ramsey. The FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Sheds Light on the Mysteries That Won't Go Away.
12/17/01 BPD Press Release: Police mark fifth anniversary of investigation. Ramsey Update #84.
12/17/01 BPD Press Release: Ramsey Expense Memo.
2/1/02 Patsy Ramsey Cancer Recurs. Family attorney says doctors have diagnosed a recurrence of ovarian cancer in Patsy Ramsey. She was first diagnosed in 1993.
3/12/02 Holmes & Holmes Book Published. Robert M. Holmes and Stephen T. Holmes. ?Profiling Violent Crimes: An Investigative Tool (Paperback). Includes a chapter on JonBenet Ramsey case, including an analysis of the ransom note.
3/28/02 McMenamin Book Published. Gerald R. McMenamin and Dongdoo Choi. Forensic Linguistics: Advances in Forensic Stylistics. Includes a chapter that concludes Patsy did not write the RN.
9/2/02 Santa Bill McReynolds Dies.
12/20/02 BPD Press Release: Ramsey Investigation Takes New Direction (Ramsey Update #85).
12/26/02 New District Attorney Mary Keenan (now Mary Lacy) takes over investigation from Boulder Police Department.
3/31/03 Judge Julie Carnes Ruling in Chris Wolf Libel Suit. Federal district judge Julie Carnes issues 93-page ruling in which she dismisses a libel-slander lawsuit brought against the Ramseys by Boulder journalist Chris Wolf, concluding that Wolf had failed to prove that Patsy Ramsey had killed JonBenet; the judge says that evidence in the suit is more consistent with a theory that an intruder murdered JonBenet than it was with a theory that Mrs. Ramsey did.
4/7/03 Mary Keenan Statement on Carnes Opinion. Boulder DA Mary Keenan issues statement: I agree with the Court's conclusion that the weight of the evidence is more consistent with a theory that an intruder murdered JonBenet than it is with a theory that Mrs. Ramsey did so.
5/20/03 Delmar England Open Letter to Boulder DA Mary Keenan. Amateur sleuth writes a lengthy detailed rebuttal of intruder evidence and challenges Lou Smit's claim that the garrote was sophisticated; England argues that all evidence points to the Ramseys as the crime scene and RN are clearly staged.
6/4/03 BPD Press Release: Unlawful e-mails sent under Chief Beckner's name (Ramsey Update #86).
6/23/03 Investigator Tom Bennett starts work at Lacy's office, where he will work on the investigation 20 to 30 hours a week.
1/8/2004 DNA Entered into CODIS. DA Lacy confirms that DNA from a spot of blood from JonBenet's underwear has been entered into the FBI's national database. The DNA, which investigators said is from a male who is not a member of the Ramsey family, is the single-most important piece of evidence in the case, Ramsey attorney L. Lin Wood says.
5/1/04 Staff of Gov. Bill Owens meets with group Forums for Justice that wants a special prosecutor appointed in the case.
6/4/04 The Ramseys attorney says DNA found in JonBenet's underwear did not match any of 1.5 million samples in an FBI database of convicted violent offenders.
6/14/04 Who Killed the Pageant Queen? The Prime Suspect Documentary Broadcast (50 minutes). This video is the third part of the Michael Tracey /David Mills documentary trilogy, focusing on the police. It was broadcast in UK on this date (ITV) and in the U.S. on Court TV.
8/3/04 John Ramsey Loses House Primary Challenge. John Ramsey finishes second among six candidates in GOP primary to be elected to Michigan House.
1/6/05 Case of Ramseys v. Fox News Dismissed. United States District Judge Phillip S. Figa issued the opinion.
8/29/05 Kolar Named DA's Lead Investigator. Former Telluride town marshal Jim Kolar named the Boulder County district attorney's lead investigator in the case.
2/1/06 Ramseys Check Case Status. John and Patsy Ramsey meet with Lacy in Boulder to check in on the status of the investigation.
3/24/06 Tom Bennett New DA Chief Investigator. Former BPD chief investigator Tom Bennett expected to replace Jim Kolar as DA chief investigator on JBR case.
6/21/06 Articles of Incorporation Filed for Patsy Ramsey Ovarian Cancer Foundation, Inc.
6/24/06 Patsy Ramsey Dies. Patsy Ramsey dies in Roswell, GA at 49 after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Family lawyer Lin Wood said she had fought hard to stay alive because she wanted to see the person who killed her 6-year-old daughter captured.
7/6/06 The Investigators: JonBenet: Anatomy of a Cold Case. Documentary Broadcast. CourtTV (60 minutes). This documentary, directed by Lawrence Schiller, premiered on this date.
8/16/06 Karr Arrested. Arrest warrant sent by Boulder authorities to Thai police and a suspect, teacher John Mark Karr, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand. The Boulder DA's Office says the arrest followed a several-month investigation during which John and Patsy Ramsey had been consulted.
8/17/06 Karr tells reporters he was with Jon-Benet when she died, but that her death was an accident.
8/20/06 Karr returns to the United States.
8/21/06 Decorum Order. Roxanne Bailin, Chief Judge, 20th Judicial District issues decorum order regarding media conduct during legal proceedings related to John Mark Karr.
8/22/06 Karr waives extradition hearing in Los Angeles courtroom and agrees to go to Colorado.
8/24/06 Karr arrives in Colorado. Prosecutors acknowledge the case is still in its early stages.
8/26/06 No DNA Match. DNA tests show that Karr is not a match for the DNA evidence in JB underwear.
8/28/06 Karr Charges Dropped. Lacy announces that DNA tests show Karr's genetic profile does not match the unidentified male DNA found in JonBenet's underwear and abandons plans to prosecute him in the girl's death. He is re-arrested the same day and faces extradition to Sonoma County, Calif., on child pornography charges.
10/5/06 Karr Child Pornography Case Dropped. The Sonoma County, Calif., child pornography case against Karr is dismissed due to a lack of evidence.
10/11/06 Major Village Voice Article. Alan Prendergast. Made for Each Other is an-depth report on Michael Tracey and his various documentaries about the case.
12/5/06 The Killing of JonBenet: An Evil Twist Documentary Broadcast. Produced by Michael Chrisman and David Mills, this documentary premiered on this date.
12/12/06 Dresbold & Kwalwasser Book Published. Michelle Dresbold and James Kwalwasser. Sex, Lies and Handwriting. Includes a chapter analyzing RN.
5/1/07 Miller Book Published in Japan. Thomas Doc Miller. JonBenet Ramsey: Prostitution of Justice.
6/22/07 Bennett Book Published. S. I. Bennett, AKA Jameson. ?A Rebuttal to Steve Thomas Book JonBenet - Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation. Author argues that an unspecified intruder did it.
6/22/07 Bennett Book Published. S. I. Bennett, AKA Jameson. ?A Rebuttal to Sam Dennis McDonough's Book. Author argues that an unspecified intruder did it.
7/9/08 DA Clears Ramsey Family. Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy says no one in the Ramsey family is considered a suspect and formally apologizes in a letter to John Ramsey for the cloud of suspicion his family has lived under for nearly 12 years. The letter explains that new DNA tests have convinced her that no member of the Ramsey family should remain under any suspicion.
10/5/08 Tracey Book Published. Michael Tracey. From Christmas to August: An Essay on Murder, Media Mayhem and the Condition of the Culture. Author argues that an unspecified intruder did it.
2/2/09 BPD Resumes Lead Responsibility for Case. Boulder police Chief Mark Beckner and newly sworn Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett announce that the Boulder Police Department is taking the Ramsey investigation back from the district attorney's office. Additionally, Beckner announces formation of a new task force to take a fresh look at the case, which is to include representatives from the FBI, Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado Attorney General's Office.
6/15/10 Walker Book Published. John H. Walker. In My Opinion: JonBenet Ramsey, the Travesty of Innocence Revisited (Paperback). Author provides case against John and Patsy Ramsey.
8/11/10 Lou Smit Dies. Detective Smit died in Colorado Springs at age 75 of colon cancer.
9/1/2010 Police Seek to Re-interview Burke Ramsey. Reports surface that, as part of a plan to take a fresh look at the Ramsey case, police seek to re-interview JonBenet's brother Burke, who had been 9 at the time of her death. Ramsey family attorney Lin Wood confirms a detective met with Burke, gave him a business card and said, If you want to talk to us, here's how you would contact me.
10/2/10 Police investigators conduct new rounds of interviews.
11/5/10 Hoffman-Pugh Book Published. Linda Hoffman-Pugh. The Death of an Innocent. Author provides case against Patsy Ramsey.
5/2/11 Lawyer Darnay Hoffman Dies. Mr. Hoffman died after stabbing himself in the chest on May 2. The city medical examiner's office said he was 63.
7/21/11 John Ramsey Remarries. Press reports identify his wife as Jan Rousseaux 53, a twice-divorced Las Vegas designer. The wedding is a private ceremony in Charlevoix, MI.
3/14/12 John Ramsey Book Published. John Ramsey. The Other Side of Suffering: The Father of JonBenet Ramsey Tells the Story of His Journey from Grief to Grace. Author argues that an unspecified intruder did it.
5/1/12 Jameson Book Published. Jameson. Murdering JonBenet. Author argues that an unspecified intruder did it.
5/8/12 James Book Published. Bill James. Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence. Includes chapter on JBR killing; author argues that an unspecified intruder did it.
6/14/12 Kolar Book Published. A. James Kolar. Foreign Faction--Who Really Killed JonBenet? Worked as an investigator in the DA's Office under Mary Lacy.
6/28/12 Whitson & Smit Book Published: Robert A. Whitson and Andrew Lou Smit. Injustice: Why JonBenet Ramsey Was Murdered by a Sadistic Psychopath--Not Her Parents. Authors argue that an unspecified intruder did it.
8/22/12 Taylor Book Published. John W. Taylor. Umbrella of Suspicion: Investigating the Death of JonBenet Ramsey. Author provides case against Burke Ramsey.
1/27/13 Grand Jury Indictment Made Public. The Boulder Daily Camera reports for the first time that the grand jury investigating JonBenet's death in 1998 and 1999 had secretly voted to indict both John and Patsy Ramsey on charges of child abuse resulting in death. But then DA Alex Hunter refused to sign the indictment believing he could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
1/29/13 Bob Enyart pastor of the Denver Bible Church published The Clue That Breaks the Ramsey Case claiming that Patsy Ramsey had killed JBR in a fit of rage and she and John had covered it up. Two YouTube videos summarize the report.
10/13/13 Westword Article by Alan Prendergast. JonBenet's parents: How an indictment became an exoneration. In-depth discussion of the 1999 grand jury indictment and DA Mary Lacy's subsequent exoneration of the Ramseys in 2008.
10/23/13 Judge Approves Indictment Release. Judge rules that the court will release grand jury indictment about the Ramseys.
10/25/13 Grand Jury Indictment Released. In response to a lawsuit brought by Daily Camera reporter Charlie Brennan and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, a judge unseals the unprosecuted grand jury indictments in the Ramsey case.
10/25/13 BPD Press Release: Boulder Police Department Statement About Release of Ramsey True Bills.
10/27/13 Open Letter from DA Stan Garnett was published in Daily Camera.
1/12/14 Pietras Book Published. David Pietras. The Tragic Little Pageant Princess. Author provides case against John and Patsy Ramsey.
1/15/14 Cameron Book Published. John A. Cameron. It's Me, Edward Wayne Edwards, the Serial Killer You Never Heard Of. Author argues that a serial killer named Edward Edwards did it.
1/23/14 Statement Regarding the Family of Fleet White, Jr. Fleet and Priscilla White, the Boulder couple who were in the Ramsey home the day JonBenet's body was discovered, are officially exonerated in the JBR killing for the third time.
12/17/14 Westword Article by Alan Prendergast. JonBenet Ramsey: How the Investigation Got Derailed -- and Why It Still Matters
1/10/15 Miller Book Published in U.S. Thomas Doc Miller. JonBenet Ramsey: Prostitution of Justice. Author is uncertain which Ramsey did the killing but is certain Patsy wrote the RN.
2/21/15 Mark Beckner Reddit AMA. Former case BPD chief Mark Beckner does a live Reddit AMA, resulting in more than 600 comments. Chief Beckner deleted his AMA when he realized how much publicity it received.
2/24/15 Mark Beckner Expresses Regrets Over AMA. In an interview published today in the Boulder Daily Camera Beckner expresses regrets over participating saying he didn't realize his comments during an Ask Me Almost Anything session for the Reddit online community would filter out to the public at large.
3/29/15 James Kolar Reddit AMA. Former case investigator and author James Kolar discusses his book Foreign Faction on a live Reddit AMA, resulting in more than 400 comments.
4/8/15 Smith Book Published: Laurence Smith. The Last Christmas of JonBenet Ramsey. Author provides case against John and Patsy Ramsey.
7/31/15 Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey? Documentary Broadcast. Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey? Written and produced by Darnay Hoffman and Michael Peele, 2015 (33 minutes). Posted to YouTube on 7/31/15.
8/15/15 Bee Book Published: Sweetie Bee. Little Girl Blu The JonBenet: Inside Circle Theory. Author argues that an unspecified intruder did it.
11/2/15 Barbara Walters Documentary Broadcast. Barbara Walters Presents: American Scandals. JonBenet Ramsey: Inside the Mystery. Investigation Discovery (44 minutes) premiered on this date.
8/7/16 Singular Book Published. Presumed Guilty: An Investigation into the JonBenet Ramsey Case, the Media, and the Culture of Pornography (Kindle Edition). Author updates his 1999 theory that unspecified members of a child sex ring did it.
8/15/16 McDonough Book Published. Sam Dennis McDonough. 120 Clues That Show Who Killed JonBenet. Author provides case against Patsy Ramsey.
9/1/16 Boulder Police Chief Greg Testa said he wouldn't do interviews about the case to maintain the investigations integrity. He points out that the department has processed 1,500 pieces of evidence, took 200 DNA samples, interviewed more than 1,000 people in eight states and investigated more than 20,000 tips, letters and emails.
9/5/16 The Killing of JonBenet Ramsey: The Truth Uncovered A&E Documentary Broadcast. A&E (86 minutes) premiered on this date.
9/9/16 Who Killed JonBenet? Dateline NBC Documentary Broadcast. Who Killed JonBenet? Dateline NBC (85 minutes) premiered on this date.
9/12/16 Burke Interview with Dr. Phil. Part 1 The JonBenet Ramsey Murder: Brother Burke Breaks His Silence (32 minutes) premiered 9/12/16. Burke Ramsey speaks about his sister's murder publicly for the first time in an appearance on the Dr. Phil show. He denies any involvement in her death.
9/12/16 JonBenet: An American Murder Mystery: Part 1--A Killer on the Loose. Investigation Discovery (43 minutes) premiered on this date.
9/13/16 Burke Interview with Dr. Phil Part 2, JonBenet Ramsey Murder: Brother Burke and the Secret Interrogation Tapes (38 minutes) premiered on this date.
9/13/16 JonBenet: An American Murder Mystery: Part 2--Pool of Suspects. Investigation Discovery (43 minutes) premiered on this date.
9/14/16 JonBenet: An American Murder Mystery: Part 3--He Calls Himself Daxis. Investigation Discovery (43 minutes) premiered on this date.
9/15/16 Burke Interview with Dr. Phil: Part 3. Part 3, The Burke Ramsey Interviews: Your Questions Answered (43 minutes) premiered on this date.
9/18/16 Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey? CBS (Part 1--84 minutes) premiered on this date.
9/19/16 Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey? CBS (Part 2--82 minutes) premiered on this date.
9/19/16 Burke Interview with Dr. Phil Part 4, Who Killed Child Beauty Queen JonBenet Ramsey? (46 minutes) premiered on this date.
9/27/16 Woodward Book Published. Woodward 2016. We Have Your Daughter: The Unsolved Murder of JonBenet Ramsey Twenty Years Later. September 27, 2016.
10/6/16 Burke Ramsey Sues Werner Spitz. Burke Ramsey files a $150 million defamation lawsuit against forensic pathologist Dr. Werner Spitz. The lawsuit stems from the airing of a two-part CBS docuseries about the murder of JonBenet, in which Spitz theorized that Burke Ramsey killed his sister.
10/12/16 Rolling Stone Article: Bryn Lovitt. Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey? 8 Possible Suspects.
10/18/16 Kerns Book Published: Kerns 2016. The Coldest Case: Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey. October 18, 2016. Author argues that an intruder did it.
10/28/16 Lacy Exoneration of Ramseys Challenged. Forensic experts who did a cursory examination of the results of DNA tests obtained exclusively by The Daily Camera and 9News dispute former DA Mary Lacy's conclusion that a DNA profile found in one place on JonBenet's underpants and two locations on her long johns was necessarily the killer's.
10/28/16 Westword Article by Alan Prendgast. JonBenet Ramsey Investigation: Distorted DNA Part of Ongoing Coverup?
10/28/16 Butt-print Found Outside JBR Bedroom. Former Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy told ABC News in an interview this week that a detail critical to her belief that an intruder had killed JonBenet Ramsey was a butt print she spotted in carpeting outside the child's bedroom days after the murder.
11/5/16 JonBenet's Mother. Victim or Killer? (2016). Lifetime Movie Channel (86 minutes) premiered on this date.
11/5/16 Who Killed JonBenet? Lifetime Movie Broadcast
11/28/16 Updated Smith Book Published: Smith 2016. The Last Christmas of JonBenet Ramsey II: A Freakish Accident, Murderous Cover-Up, And a Shameless Plea-Bargain (2nd edition). November 28, 2016. Author provides case against John and Patsy Ramsey.
11/30/16 Dr. Werner Spitz files a motion for summary judgment in the case filed against him by Burke Ramsey. He argues he was expressing his point of view, which is allowed under the First Amendment.
12/13/16 BPD/DA Plan New DNA Testing. Boulder police, DA plan new DNA testing in JonBenet Ramsey case. Boulder County DA Stan Garnett and Testa confirm that they and members of their staffs discussed the issue with Colorado Bureau of Investigation administrators, who are on the verge of unveiling new, more sophisticated DNA tests than their lab has ever used before.
12/17/16 Paula Woodward Reddit AMA. Author Paula Woodward discusses her book We Have Your Daughter on a live Reddit AMA, resulting in nearly 200 comments.
12/23/17 Boulder DA Tells Australian News He Knows Who Killed JBR. Asked if he thought he knew who killed JonBenet, Mr Garnett replied, I do. He added: If we can ever file a case in open court, I'll tell the world. News.com.au asked him to reveal his view on who was responsible for the death, but he declined to say.
12/28/16 Burke Ramsey Sues CBS for Defamation. Burke Ramsey filed a $750M defamation suit over CBS series about JBR's killing.
1/18/17 Article: Steven A. Diamond. Who Killed JonBenet? Psychology Today.
2/7/17 Dr. Oz Broadcast. A New Look at the JonBenet Ramsey Case with Aphrodite Jones and John San Agostin.
2/23/17 Article: Steven A. Diamond. Who Killed JonBenet? Part 2: The Ransom Note. Psychology Today.
3/9/17 CBS Files Motion to Dismiss Burke Ramsey Suit. A lawyer for defendants in a $750 million defamation lawsuit filed by Burke Ramsey, the brother of murder victim JonBenet Ramsey, filed a response Thursday asking that his action be dismissed outright.
4/6/17 Former Ramsey Investigator Ollie Gray Dies. According to Internet poster Jameson, Ollie Gray has died.
1/5/18 CBS Motion to Dismiss Denied. Judge David A. Groner denied the network's motion to dismiss the lawsuit. A review hearing is scheduled for January 18, and a settlement conference for March 8. This Court finds that the statements at issue and the docu-series as a whole could reasonably be understood as stating actual facts about Plaintiff. This Court does not find that the disclaimer at the beginning and at the end of the program negate the docu-series potentially defamatory meaning.
1/11/18 DA Stan Garnett Resigns. District Attorney Stan Garnett is resigning two years into his third and final term as Boulder County's top prosecutor to take a senior partner position at a private law firm in Denver.