JonBenét Ramsey 1996-2016

JonBenet RamseyLike so many of you I watched the two CBS specials on the JonBenét Ramsey case. A lot became clearer but I am still foggy on many issues.

I am not going to summarize the crime as it is well-known. If you are not familiar with this case, click here.

What still bothers me:
  1. the 911 call: when you call 911 you know you are calling emergency services so it is basically “cut to the chase.” I expected the first sentence to be “JonBenét is missing, help!” The other part was that right in the beginning I hear (and correct me if I am wrong) “we need an… police.” Did she intended to say “we need an ambulance?” and then caught herself and said police? Maybe I am reading too much into this. The subtitles in the clip only start at “police” and do not catch what was said before. Last, I’d like someone from a foley department to listen to the tape and see what they recognize.
  2. what does S.B.T.C. stand for? I asked some readers on my blog’s Facebook page and they gave interesting answers. One said it is “saved by the cross” and another said “Serbian Bosnian Terror Cell.” Another mentioned “Subic Bay Training Center.” On Twitter, someone pointed out that John Ramsey’s bible was found open to Psalms 35 and 36. The first four lines start with the letters CTBS so reversed that is SBTC. Maybe too far-reaching but I cannot disregard it either.
  3. the underwear: has anyone checked whether JonBenét was dressed in brand-new underwear or in already in use underwear? If it was brand-new then Dr. Lee’s remarks about transferred DNA and contamination during manufacturing and packaging make perfect sense. However, if it was already in use underwear (e.g. laundered several times at home) it could make a difference.
  4. the suitcase below the basement window: has anyone tried (with a dummy, of course) whether a child the size and weight of JonBenét fits inside that suitcase? Does that suitcase fit through the basement window?
  5. smearing feces around the house is very disturbing behaviour that reflects inner turmoil in the child. I wonder about his behaviour at school and during after-school activities.

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R.I.P JonBenét Ramsey.