The case that still haunts us. Beautiful doe-eyed child pageant winner JonBenet Ramsey was only six-years-old when her beaten and strangled body was found on December 26, 1996 in the basement of her Boulder, Colorado, home. Her mother, Patsy Ramsey, claimed that a three page ransom note had been found. However, there was no sign of forced entry, and a paintbrush belonging to Patsy Ramsey was used to tighten the rope that strangled JonBenet.
Eighteen sealed documents relating to the JonBenet Ramsey 1999 grand jury indictment case are to be opened on Friday per the order by Judge J. Robert Lowenbach, and against the protestations on behalf of John Ramsey.
Harold Haddon, who is the attorney for John Ramsey, wrote to District Attorney Stan Garrett in order to request that the documents remain sealed.
“Public release of the allegations of an unprosecuted indictment only serves to further defame (John Ramsey) and his late wife Patricia Ramsey,” Haddon explained in the letter.
Regardless of these concerns, the documents, which include nine pages about John Ramsey and nine pages about Patsy Ramsey will be released in accordance with Judge Lowenback’s order.
“The court is sympathetic to the position of Mr. Ramsey, but has nonetheless concluded that as an ‘official action’ of the grand jury, the ‘indictment’ must be released,” read the order written by Judge J. Robert Lowenbach.
Many still question why the prosecution did not attempt to charge JonBenet’s parents. As the years pass, more and more questions seem to arise than answers. The analysis of these soon-to-be released documents may provide answers to the tragedy of a case that the public cannot seem to get over.
— Jeff Glawe (@JeffGlawe) October 24, 2013