Remember the War room break-in? http://www.longmontfyi.com/ramsey/storyDetail01.asp?ID=35 5/4/2001 Prosecutor investigated for missing Ramsey files By Travis Henry The Daily Times-Call LONGMONT â€” Nearly four years ago, former Boulder County prosecutor Trip DeMuth and sheriffâ€™s Detective Steve Ainsworth were the subject of a state investigation for allegedly stealing information from a â€œwar roomâ€ computer regarding the JonBenet Ramsey murder. <snip> In June of that year, Boulder police became alarmed after someone allegedly gained access to a computer containing investigative material in the case. The computer was located in a supposedly secured â€œwar roomâ€ â€” a $35,820 project designed to keep information in the JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation secret. Publicly, Boulder police never named any suspects. But privately, they believed the theft of the computer documents was an inside job. Only those intimately involved in the investigation were allowed in the war room, which was protected by an electronic security system that showed no signs of forced entry. In early June, CBI investigators paid a visit to DeMuthâ€™s and Ainsworthâ€™s houses to seize their computers. _______________________________________ Lou Smit, a retired El Paso County homicide investigator, was hired by Alex Hunter to CATALOGUE and ORGANIZE case documents. Smit was NOT hired to investigate JonBenet's death, as others would have the general public believe. On June 6, 1997, three months into his work on the JonBenet Ramsey case, Smit drove by the Ramsey house as he did every morning. On this day he bumped into the Ramseys who just happened to be standing around their van. They were staying with a nearby neighbor. At Lou's suggestion, they all three climbed into the back of the Ramsey's van ... and prayed. In "early June" the War Room computer, where top secret Ramsey case evidence was kept,was hacked into. (See article below) Meanwhile, back at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, a computer geek by the name of John San Augustin is impressing the detectives with his extensive computer skills - one of which is hacking passwords with computer software - http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0503/geek_sleuth.asp "Everyone at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office wanted to read what Alan Yerkey said about his sins. They had arrested him for the murder of 12-year-old Danielle Bonfield. <snip> "Would "My Sins" contain a clue? Maybe, but Yerkey protected the small file with a password. Detectives turned to their computer-geek-in-residence - John San Agustin. An engineer, he recently joined the Sheriff's Office (1993) to do a job thought to be the only one of its kind in U.S. law enforcement - developing computer software programs to present evidence to jurors in understandable ways. San Agustin went to work on "My Sins," using computer software. He was alone in the lab when the software cracked the password after 16 hours and billions of combinations. "Godhelp."" Another talent - "produces an autopsy photo showing the wound in the boy's pale chest. He can pull up close-ups of the fatal bullet or audiotape of frantic voices calling 911..." "A bad guy who's consumed much of San Agustin's time in the past several years is the same bad guy many Americans have wondered about since 1996 - JonBenet Ramsey's killer. San Agustin said he learned about the case from Lou Smit, a retired El Paso sheriff's detective who has worked for the Ramseys. Hearing about the case from Smit, San Agustin began to believe in the couple's innocence. ________________________________________________ Lou Smit resigned September, 1998. The Grand Jury began their investigation around the same time. Lou Smit wanted to present his power point presentation to the Grand Jury. You do the math.