June 02, 1998 - Ramsey Update #68
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Boulder Police conclude presentation
Boulder Police detectives today concluded their presentation of the Ramsey investigation to Boulder District Attorney Alex Hunter. The presentation was made by the seven detectives who have worked on the JonBenet Ramsey investigation: Case Supervisor, Sgt. Tom Wickman, Detective Tom Trujillo, Detective Steve Thomas, Detective Jane Harmer, Detective Ron Gosage, Detective Carey Weinheimer, and Detective Michael Everett.
At the conclusion of the presentation, Commander Beckner said, "This has been a very productive two days. After exhaustively reviewing the 30,000 pages of this investigation, we identified 24 investigative topics which were covered during the presentation. Some of the areas we covered included forensics information, analysis of evidence, what we learned from the ransom note and the hundreds of different items found in the house, what was not found in the house, and evidence supporting or not supporting an intruder. We discussed the interviews weve conducted and the people weve looked at as suspects. We covered a lot of ground in a very complex case."
Commander Beckner added, "We have made a very strong case for a grand jury and believe a grand jury will give us the best opportunity to find the final pieces needed in this case. We have been and will continue to be committed to working closely with the District Attorneys office to complete this investigation."
"To give you some perspective of the enormity of this investigation and the effort that has been put forth in solving this case, let me give you some statistics. Since we began our investigation in December, 1996, we have formally interviewed 590 people, some more than once; we have utilized 64 outside experts and consultants; we have investigated 68 people as possible suspects, plus an additional 54 convicted sex offenders as possible suspects; we have logged 1,058 items of evidence into property; over 500 pieces of evidence have been tested through federal, state and private labs; we conducted the investigation in 17 states; we have received approximately 3,400 letters and 700 phone tips; and we have spent approximately 22,000 hours investigating the case. Through the 28th of May we have spent $282,180 to cover overtime, travel and investigative expenses on this case."
Since October 1997, the investigative team has identified 94 tasks of which 67 have been completed. Of the remaining 27 tasks, some will require the subpoena authority of a grand jury to complete.
Following are some of the questions asked and Commander Beckners answers after the conclusion of the presentation to the DAs Office today:
Q: Could you summarize why you would like this case to go to a grand jury?
Q: Have you now turned the Ramsey case over to the DAs Office?
Q: Do you know who did it?
Q: Do you still want to question John and Patsy Ramsey?
Q: What are some of the tasks you have left to complete?
Q: What happens if it doesnt go to the grand jury?
Q: How solid of a case do you have now?
Q: How long do you expect the grand jury to take with this case?
Q: How did Barry Schecks comments help during this presentation?
Q: Are there less people under the umbrella of suspicion now?
Q: Do you think Alex Hunter will take this case to the grand jury?
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