View Full Version : MT MT - Zachary Ramsay, 10, Great Falls, 6 Feb 1996

10-17-2005, 02:53 AM
But throughout the conversations, Bar-Jonah maintained he had nothing to do with the disappearance of 10-year-old Zachary Ramsay from Great Falls in 1996. Although Bar-Jonah was never convicted in that case, police allegations that he kidnapped, killed and cannibalized the boy captured international media attention.

Perry said in all her off-camera conversations with Bar-Jonah, he never waivers in his innocence.

"Out of all the missing children I showed and discussed with Nate, his heart only went out for Zach Ramsay," she said.

Bar-Jonah asked her to contact Zach's mother, Rachel Howard, and recruit her to join the ministries' group Parents Against Kidnapping. Perry said he gave her Howard's name and hometown along with her relatives' names and where they could be found.

"For some reason, he is very concerned about Zach's mother," she said.

Howard's insistence that her son is alive was among factors that led prosecutors to drop the homicide charge against Bar-Jonah in October 2002.

Investigators also lacked physical evidence to link Bar-Jonah to Ramsay. The child's body was never found. Although officers dug up Bar-Jonah's garage and found crushed bones buried there, DNA tests showed they weren't Ramsay's.

Perry did not question Bar-Jonah about the bones fragments, and their source remains a mystery.

Bar-Jonah never said Ramsay's name throughout the interview, saying his initials once, but usually referring to him as the "missing boy I was charged with."


04-13-2008, 11:25 PM
Bar-Jonah died today in prison...

04-14-2008, 02:01 AM
Ugh. He makes me sick. I hope the authorities are wrong in what they think happened to Zach.

"Authorities said they had evidence suggesting Bar-Jonah had butchered the boy and disposed of his body in meals served to neighbors."

Prayers are with his family. Hopefully they are still able to find some answers.

04-15-2008, 04:19 AM
Bar-Jonah was only 51 years old, I wonder what he died of. Of course people in prisons tend to die young -- even if they are not outright killed, the health care system in prison is not so good.

04-15-2008, 06:40 PM
The autopsy says he died of a blood clot:


It's a real shame. It's not that Bar-Jonah deserved to be alive, but it's a shame he took the secrets of his crimes to the grave with him.


12-19-2010, 04:59 AM
Happy 25th birthday Zach.

Never forgotten.


01-27-2011, 04:33 AM
Father of Bar-Jonah's alleged victim seeks closure

The father of a Great Falls child who disappeared 15 years ago plans to ask that a judge on Wednesday declare the boy dead so the family can have closure.


"I think, after the passage of so many years, that logic would dictate that he's no longer alive," said attorney Ken Olson, who is representing Franz Ramsay. "His father is convinced that he is deceased."


Investigators unearthed 21 human bone fragments in Bar-Jonah's garage they believed were the remains of Zach Ramsay, but the bones appeared to have been cut or smashed and boiled, damaging the DNA. Tests proved they belonged to an adolescent.

More: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_0a893d3a-2804-11e0-a407-001cc4c002e0.html?oCampaign=hottopics

01-27-2011, 04:35 AM
Zachary Ramsay declared "legally deceased" in Great Falls courtroom

February 6th, 1995 - the date Zachary Ramsay disappeared while walking to school in Great Falls.

Nearly 15 years later there's no evidence that Zachary Ramsay is still alive, but also no physical evidence proving he's dead.

On Wednesday, part of the debate was put to rest at the request of Zachary's father, as Judge Kenneth Neill ruled that for legal purposes, Zachary Ramsay is deceased.

Much More: http://www.kxlh.com/news/zachary-ramsay-declared-legally-deceased-in-great-falls-courtroom/

02-06-2011, 04:53 PM
Zachary disappeared 15 years ago today. Unfortunately, it's unlikely that he will ever be found. :(

03-03-2012, 12:48 PM
I came to make sure a thread for Zachary Ramsay was on WS. It is. Thanks.

This morning I only saw the last few minutes of the show Killer Trials on ID where they tried Nathaniel Bar-Jonah for kidnapping and assault, but he was also the suspected killer of Zachary Ramsay. What little I did see said they found bones, but determined they belonged to another unidentified child. Did they have DNA then?

I wonder if Bar-Jonah should be added to the serial killers thread?

04-22-2015, 10:02 AM
Zachary's case was the first missing child I can distinctly remember from a young age and I always thought it had been resolved. Sad to see it still hasn't and there seems to a very minor chance it ever will be. I found this list of "creepy unsolved crimes" that included him.

Zach Ramsay is number 12 on this list (http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_1436_23-creepy-unsolved-crimes-that-will-keep-you-up-at-night_p2/)

05-09-2015, 09:58 AM
Zachary's photo is shown age-progressed to 25 years. He was last seen leaving his residence for school at approximately 7:30 a.m. on February 6, 1996. He did not arrive at school and has not been seen or heard from since. Zachary is biracial. He is Black and White. He has a scar between his eyebrows and on his arm. He has blotchy skin and dimples.