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JonBenet Ramsey: Former DA Writes Book About Investigation

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JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in her family’s home almost 16 years ago, though, honestly, you wouldn’t know it had been that long considering the amount of coverage the case still receives. Her murder is one of the world’s most perplexing unsolved mysteries, prompting a former Boulder, Colorado district attorney to pen a book about his experiences. James Kolar’s “Foreign Faction: Who Really Kidnapped JonBenet?” uses official documents and interviews to explain why the “intruder theory” doesn’t exactly hold up.

Although Kolar doesn’t go as far as to say who, precisely, he feels is responsible for the six year-old’s murder, he does claim the popular theory isn’t as strong as some people believe. “My theory definitely went against an intruder,” Kolar explained during a recent interview. “There was strong physical evidence that discounted the intruder theory as it existed.”

In the book, Kolar explains how evidence indicates the basement window where the intruder was thought to have gained access to the house was never opened. Additionally, the former DA feels the marks on JonBenet’s body are inconsistent with those generally associated with a stun gun attack. Kolar explained that he felt his revelations into the matter were not being properly investigated, which he found to be quite discouraging.

In 2006, Kolar left the DA’s office and returned to the Telluride Marshal’s Department. “I left with the understanding and impression that the DA’s office was totally sold on the intruder theory in spite of the evidence I pointed to,” he said. “I was hoping this case would have been resolved, and this book would have been about how it was solved.”

Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner, who has only read part of the book, explained that Kolar’s theory is nothing new to those who are close to the case. Unfortunately, Beckner doesn’t feel the case can be prosecuted in its current state. As far as he’s concerned, this one has turned cold.

“If I thought there was a chance that would be the case, I wouldn’t be going public with this and I would be pushing the DA or the police chief to look into it,” said District Attorney Stan Garnett, who added that he isn’t concerned about the statements made in Kolar’s book. “From what I can tell, the people of Boulder County, who I represent, don’t want to hear about this case unless I am able to file a case and press charges, which I’m not.”

For now, the truth behind JonBenet’s killing shall remain a mystery.

JonBenet Ramsey: Former DA Writes Book About Investigation
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  • dianab

    Jon Benet’s killing was an inside job

  • mario

    Touch DNA points to someone outside the family.

  • w w

    I’m getting really sick and tired of John Ramsey bringing this up every couple of years just so he be in the news. No footprints in snow – mom’s handwriting – date on the necklace… ALL clues point to parents. One dead and one walking free. Shut up already!
    If you can find a way to stop idiots from shooting schools and theaters, that would be newsworthy!

  • Toni minaj

    Im getting really tired of hearing about little jon benet everyone is forgetting this is a young girl who lost her life i dont think anyone shold profit from her death wheather it be a book about the investagation or even abook aout her life we should let this innocent little girl rest in peace..

  • Melinda s

    This guy is do behind the times. Touch DNA points to an intruder and exonerated the Ramsey’s . There were NUMEROUS unlocked windows and the door unlocked . Kolar is way out of date on his theory
    When is chief going to realize that? What is wrong with this guy? The case won’t be solved til BECKNER is fired or retires. Time for him to go !

  • To to

    Kolar was not a DA. He was an investigator.

  • G

    Always thought it was the parents. I have a son same age as jon benet. He will be 22 this year. Always thought their money kept them out of jail. Just like I knew Susan Smith knew where her kids were.

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