Patsy Ramsey, mother of JonBenet Ramsey, might be called innocent in Paula Woodward’s new book entitled Mr. Ramsey, Listen Carefully!: Facts, Fictions, Lies and Legends in the Murder of JonBenet Ramsey, according to some critics.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, JonBenet Ramsey’s killer is still at large 17 years after the crime.
But earlier this year a grand jury indictment against John and Patsy Ramsey was released to the public by a judge, and it shows the prosecutor refused to prosecute the parents. At one point, an ex-housekeeper claimed Patsy was responsible because of a knife that was found:
“Only Patsy could have put that knife there. I took it away from Burke (JonBenet’s older brother) and hid it in a linen closet near JonBenet’s bedroom. An intruder never would have found it. Patsy would have found it getting out clean sheets.”
The housekeeper points out that only Patsy would have known where the blanket wrapped around JonBenet’s body would have come from. And there’s allegedly evidence it had come out of the dryer recently. In addition, the door to the basement was supposedly very difficult to see unless you knew it was there. The housekeeper believed it was unlikely as intruder would have found it and then hid the body down there.
But, at this point, whether or not Patsy Ramsey was guilty of murder can be said to not matter since the mother passed away from cancer in 2006. Police also claimed DNA evidence cleared the parents and the statute of limitations has passed. John Ramsey has since remarried and moved out of the state.
Patsy also allegedly found the ransom note on a spiral staircase that started with: “Mr. Ramsey, listen carefully!” And that’s where Paula Woodward got the name of her book. Apparently she even has the full cooperation of John Ramsey, which leads some to question whether she thinks Patsy Ramsey is innocent:
“That case was full of misperceptions, and nobody knows what I thought then and after reviewing it for four years, nobody knows what I think now. This is doing investigative reporting: Here’s the best information I can get. Decide for yourself.”
But Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner, who declined to be interviewed by Woodward, claims the book might not be factual:
“I know the case pretty intricately, inside and out. And I’m not sure what could appear in a book written by a third party uninvolved in the investigation that I wouldn’t already be aware of. And, if it’s something I’m not aware of, it’s probably not factual.”
Still, he believes that in a cold case like this that a book about John and Patsy Ramsey might cause new information to come out. What do you think about the JonBenet Ramsey murder case?