Evidence is vital for any crime scene. No matter the case, police need to be carefully precise, speedy, and methodical to be able to collect this crucial evidence. With the very well handled cases out there, some slip through the cracks. Evidence that is linked to a crime can be contaminated, destroyed, or forgotten about which leads to finding a suspect to be hard. One example of this happening is the infamous murder case of JonBenet Ramsey.
First of all, before explaining this crazy story, just know that this case is unsolved and will probably stay unsolved. So, on December 26th, 1996, Patsy Ramsey awoke to find her six year old daughter missing and a ransom note demanding $118,000 to get her back. In complete frantic, Patsy called 911. Later on in the day, the body was found behind a locked door in the basement. …show more content…
This means JonBenet was killed by being strangled with having a blow to the head. There was evidence of vaginal trauma as well. The police found a large black flashlight and a garrote in the house which many people believe are the murder weapons.
Now knowing the nature of this crime, here is when mistakes happens. Once Pasty called about her missing daughter, police officer Rick French was the first to respond. He looked over the ransom note and surveyed the mansion very roughly. He was in the basement and saw a door with a lock on it but decided to not go in. Little did he know that he completely missed the opportunity to find JonBenet. Behind that door was the little lifeless body of JonBenet that had been brutally mudered. As French finished his “search” of the home, more police arrived. They did a horrible job of securing the crime scene. The only security that was present at the scene was that they put tape up around JonBenet’s room “in
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There were many reports filed that questioned the police’s overall handling of this case and defamation suits filed by the Ramsey family against media organizations. The first mistake that was made in this case was allowing family and friends in and out of the Ramsey house after a kidnapping was reported. The police officers should have immediately sealed off the crime scene and taken full statements from JonBenet’s parents to study their behavior. There was also no attempt to gather sufficient forensic evidence before JonBenet’s body was found. Once the body was found, John Ramsey carried it upstairs before there was any examination.
Based on your research, determine who you believe the killer to be and why. Give at least five reasons/factors (physical evidence) to support your conclusion. Based on my research, I have concluded that Burke, John, and Patsy Ramsey played a part in JonBenet’s murder. Burke Ramsey, JonBenet’s brother who was inside the residence after returning home with his parents from Christmas dinner with friends, may have accidentally knocked his sister JonBenet Ramsey unconscious over the head with a flashlight during a feud over a bowl of pineapples. (Augenstein, 2016)
Also, the handwriting was found to definitely not be his. As for the raping the object that was used was said to be very small; like the size of the end of a paintbrush (which was never found). Therefore I don’t think John murdered Jonbenet. Evaluation - Burke Ramsey: I don’t think Burke committed the crime either. Even though his behavior was odd.
When John Ramsey and his neighbor Fleet White went around the area to see if JonBenet was hiding somewhere, the first place John went was straight to the basement. Which just so happened to be where JonBenet’s body was found, so that right there raised a huge red flag. The reason for that was because by the time Mr. Ramsey had gone downstairs to the basement, it had been a few hours from when everything had started and mysteriously he knew exactly where she would be in the basement? The biggest part of it all was after Mr. Ramsey had found JonBenet, instead of calling for the detectives who were all over his home; he immediately picked JonBenet off the ground and took the duct tape off her mouth. After John Ramsey touched JonBenet, that entire murder scene was now tampered with which makes anything that was found inaccurate seeing how there is now other fingerprints on the body.
This was the exact amount of money John Ramsey, her father, had earned as a bonus from his job that almost nobody knew about except close acquaintances. This means that the killer miraculously broke into the home, wrote a two and a half page note on the scene, murdered JonBenét and got away with it all while Patsy and John Ramsey were present in the home. This ransom note left more questions than answers with one of them being why would anyone leave a ransom note portraying a kidnapping although they had already took JonBénet’s
“During an afternoon search of their Colorado home, Jonbenét’s body was found by her father in the wine cellar, and she had been tied up and covered with a blanket” (Gordon, 5).. The police immediately brought the body to the autopsy to find any clues of who and how she died. “According to the autopsy, JonBenet had been struck on the head with an unknown object with enough force to knock her unconscious, before being strangled to death” (Solin). The autopsy doctor found DNA samples in the child's underwear and in her fingernails “The DNA left in a stain found in the child's underwear reportedly does not match DNA samples provided by dozens of family and
Born on August 6, 1990, in Atlanta, Georgia, JonBenet Ramsey was the daughter of a socialite and a wealthy business-man (JonBenet Ramsey, n.d.). She was a 6-year-old beauty queen who was found murdered in her parents’ Boulder, Colorado, home on December 26, 1996. Still unsolved, the murder led to one of the most publicized police investigation of the 1990’s. Patsy Ramsey called the police after she noticed that her daughter, JonBenet was not in bed and finding the ransom note demanding $118,000. JonBenet body was later discovered in the basement that afternoon.
The girls body however was found in the basement later that afternoon. JonBenet’s skull had been fractured, she had been sexually assaulted, she was strangled with a garrote made from one of patsy’s paintbrushes. The police suspected that the ransom note had been written by Patsy and the ransom note and the appearance of the child’s body had been staged by her parents in order to cover up the crime. Apparently JonBenet's official cause of death was asphyxia a by strangulation. Her death was classified as
The crime scene in the case of the murder of JonBenét Ramsey was the home of the Ramsey family, with a home as large as the Ramsey’s the search for evidence took some time. The first notable mistake was the allowance of Ramsey family friends to enter the scene instead of clearing everyone from the crime scene as per common police protocol. Leading detective on the case Steve Thomas who wrote a book on the investigation and all other aspects of the case has been quoted as saying “Good police procedure would have been to empty the house immediately and take the inhabitants to the police station, post a patrol officer inside the front door, and allow entry only to authorized personnel. Another perimeter should have been established some distance away to preserve the grounds(Thomas, S., 2000).” With the introduction
Earlier that morning patsy had found a ransom note on the stairs. Which had police thinking there was an intruder who killed Jon. They also found a broken window that was halfway open and a briefcase which was going to be used to carry Jon's body. Recently A&E did a documentary on the case of Jon Ramsey where some experts got together to solve the case. They
Murder, as defined by PC:187 of the California Penal Code, is the unlawful killing of a human being, or a fetus, with malice aforethought. On June 13th, 1994, a passerby found Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown dead outside of her condominium in Brentwood California. Immediately, police went to go question ex-husband Orenthal James (O.J.) Simpson. After a long winded and in-depth investigation in which all evidence pointed towards Mr.Simpson as the perpetrator, O.J was found not guilty for two cases of murder in the first degree. One of the most controversial aspects of the case, aside from the celebrity status of the lead suspect, is the large amount of evidence and how it was poorly and improperly handled.
One of very first mistakes the Department made was that they did not search the house very thoroughly, nor did put the house on secure the home and the evidence within the home after the first arrived on the sense. The Police department should have made sure that nobody enter the home, nor left the Ramsey home, before they had the opportunity to search it, and question everyone in the home at the time of the event. With no doubt if the police would have searched the house when they first arrived on the sense, they would have found JonBenet in the cellar of the basement in the Ramsey home wrapped in a blanket. Allowing John Ramsey and a close friend to search the house for missing house hold items, and that allowed him to find his deceased daughter. The Bounder Police Department also allowed family and friends to enter the home,
Brother Bucke was already jealous of JonBenet because she was receiving all the attention from both parents. For Christmas in 1996, JonBenet received the best present for Christmas. However, according to John and Patsy Ramsey in during an interview with Boulder’s Detectives, Burke was asleep the entire time after Patsy observing the ransom note indicating JonBenet Ramsey had been kidnapped by a foreign group of individuals. (Boulder New, 1999) During the 911 call Patsy Ramsey made to Boulder’s Police Department dispatcher Kim Archuletta; nonetheless, she could hear a child’s voice in the background while speaking with Patsy.
Mariam. Al-Jerman R V ABRAHAM Summary kiesha Weippeart a 6 year old girl who lived with her mother kristi Abraham and her stepfather robert smith in their western sydney home of Mount Druitt. On the 1st of august 2010 kiesha’s mother kristi Abraham made a phone call to police to report that her daughter kiesha had gone missing. The police then set out a larger scale search to take place in order to look for kristi Abrahams daughter.kristi Abraham and her defacto partner Robert Smith both were reported saying to police constantly that they had no knowledge whatsoever of the involvement in kiesha's disappearance.
Her parents were suspects but then were ruled out in a dna test. How: A lengthy handwritten ransom note was found in the house. They suspected that the note was written by jonbenet's mother but they didn't have enough evidence. Foundings: Next to the ransom note was jonbenet’s body.