JonBenet: Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation

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Macmillan, Nov 15, 2000 - True Crime - 413 pages
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Finally, the information you've been waiting for: who really killed JonBenet?

Perhaps the most compelling murder case of our day, the death of six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey galvanized the nation-and years after it occurred, the mystery still endures. Who killed the young beauty queen and why? Who is covering up for whom and who is simply lying? In JonBenet, the most authoritative and comprehensive study of the Ramsey murder, a former lead Boulder Police detective, Steve Thomas, explores the case in vivid and fascinating detail-pointing the way toward an analysis of the evidence some deem too shocking to consider. Here, Thomas raises these and many other provocative questions:

-How was the investigation botched from the beginning-and why did police so carelessly allow the crime scene to be tampered with?

-Why were John and Patsy Ramsey protected from early questioning and any lie-detector tests, even though their stories and behavior were erratic, suspicious and inconsistent?

-Why was crucial evidence ignored, why were certain key witnesses unquestioned by detectives, and why were the Ramseys privy to sensitive information about the case and even police reports?
 

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Steve Thomas is one angry man. When reading the page after page of his litany, the reader understands his thoughts and feelings. On Christmas night in 1996, six year old Jon Benet Ramsey was murdered ... Read full review

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I totel beleave you steve and respect you leaving the force. the comes a time in everyones life were we just have to move on for our own sanity and the sake of the ones we love

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Contents

LITTLE MISS CHRISTMAS
1
A GATHERING STORM
95
ROCKY ROAD TO NOWHERE
177
NOT SO GRAND JURY
251
LAYING DOWN THE BADGE
331
EPILOGUE
399
Dramatis Personae
409
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About the author (2000)

Steve Thomas received more than a hundred commendations and awards during his thirteen-year police career, including the Award of Excellence and the Medal for Lifesaving, for assignments ranging from recruit training and SWAT to special investigations and undercover narcotics. Prior to the JonBenet case, Thomas worked on a multi-state task force investigating racketeering and organized crime that resulted in numerous grand-jury indictments. Thomas has been a guest lecturer on criminal justice topics and instructed extensively on law-enforcement issues.

Don Davis, an award-winning news correspondent for thirty years, with assignments from Vietnam to the White House, has written a dozen books. His most recent is Last Man on the Moon, published by St. Martin's Press.

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