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    18 years.
    The smoke and mirrors, the unprecedented evasiveness, the legal dream team, the powerful connections – it all paid off. 18 years later, John and Burke walk around without a care in the world, JonBenet - long forgotten.
    Had there been a genuine motivation for finding the truth, there are those who have shown how it’s done. It’s not that hard - instinctive, really.
    Marc Klass has shown us, as have others.
    The difference is that these people were not, themselves, responsible for the crime.

    I have recently finished a book by Jim Dunn outlining his successful quest to bring those responsible for the death of his son to justice. A few excerpts follow:
    Jim thought of little except Scott, and it seemed that Scott was all he and Barbara talked about. Every morning was dulled by the heavy weight in Jim’s heart. It took all the energy he had just to get out of bed and struggle to call the Lubbock Police Department. Each day he talked to either Tal English or George White.


    [After what the police had told him that morning, he realized he had to do more than sit by and wait for news about Scott while wringing his hands and agonizing over his son. Do more than flog himself over whether he had done everything he could to help Scott so this wouldn’t have happened. Do more than berate himself for his faults—real or imagined—as a father. He remembered his vow to his children that he would always be there for them. But he hadn’t been there when Scott needed him the most. On a rational level, he knew that he could not have prevented this awful thing from happening, but he kept questioning whether he couldn’t have done more.
    he would find out who had done such a dastardly thing to his son. The person would be found and held accountable.


    Making all of this even more difficult for Jim was the reappearance of his old nemesis, cancer, in the summer of 1995. Thirty years earlier, he had undergone radical surgery for a huge abdominal mass, which his surgeons didn’t expect him to survive. Now, a new malignancy was in his prostate and he underwent radical surgery and radiation. He was determined he would fight the disease with every ounce of willpower he possessed. He had to. He would live to see Scott’s killers convicted. If he didn’t fight for justice for Scott, who would? Maybe that determination was what kept him alive; whatever it was, he survived the cancer and recovered his health.


    Jim traveled and gave talks to various chapters, trying to comfort grieving mothers and fathers. He encouraged them to get involved in the investigation of their children’s deaths as he had. No matter how dedicated to solving a case police officers are, no one cares as much as the parents of the murdered child, Jim told them. No one has as much at stake in gaining justice as the parents have.
    Time passes and Jim Dunn looks forward, ever encouraging Vidocq, POMC and everyone he can influence never to give up. He knows that he cannot.


    He had never been exposed to the way law enforcement works, but he decided then and there that he would do all he could to further the investigation. There was no way he could have known at that moment how crucial this decision would become in keeping Scott’s case alive. He would find out later that there would be many times when the police would decide to shelve the investigation because they felt they had reached a dead end, and his resolve alone would keep it going.
    Trail of Blood: A Father, a Son and a Tell-tale Crime Scene Investigation, Evans, Wanda and James Dunn

    We bring these children into this world and it’s our duty then to do whatever we can to protect them and that includes totally cooperating with law enforcement right down the line"-Marc Klass

    We are expected to believe that John Ramsey’s mission in life is the following:
    May 1, 1997
    REPORTER: What do you want to say to the killer of your daughter?
    JOHN RAMSEY: We'll find you. We will find you. I have that as a sole mission for the rest of my life.
    REPORTER: Mrs. Ramsey?
    PATSY RAMSEY: Likewise.

    The reality has always been this:
    Q. Then what was, basically, your association with the private investigation of the potential suspects in the murder of JonBenet Ramsey?
    A. The investigators were retained by our attorneys, and they stated to me that the principal purpose of those investigators was to prepare a defense in the case that the police might bring a charge against me. I hoped that they would also follow up on leads that came to us, but I was frequently reminded by our attorneys that their principal role was to prepare a defense should that be necessary.

    Deposition of John Ramsey, December 12, 2001

    John Ramsey’s so-called mission to find the “killers” has been a case study in apathy and lip service - a shameless façade, an illusion.
    His true “mission” was to move on – as quickly as possible.
    Less than 40 minutes after finding JonBenet's body, a detective overheard John Ramsey talking by phone to his pilot and arranging a trip to Atlanta that evening for himself, his wife and son.

    It seems that John can’t even be bothered to pretend to care anymore.
    The last website that pretended to be connected with his “mission,” is no more.
    There was a domain closely connected with the above that also no longer exists:
    Similarly defunct domains:

    His first attempt, the JonBenet Ramsey Children's Foundation and SHOES, has been thoroughly exposed here ( and elsewhere, so I won’t delve into it.
    See also:

    Now there’s none.
    Finally, the pretense is over – John has fully and completely moved on, money in hand from his last book exploiting his dead daughter, who continues to await some semblance of justice from the grave.

    Here’s a reminder of what could have been:
    (Two possible age progressions of JonBenet.)

    RIP JonBenet

    Last edited by cynic; December 23, 2014, 9:38 pm at Tue Dec 23 21:38:46 UTC 2014.

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