This is from a transcript of Patsy's interview in LinWad's office during August 2000. IMO It contains very important information. 4 Q. (By Mr. Levin) In June of 1998, 5 you were interviewed by the Boulder D.A.'s 6 office; right? 7 A. That was Hannay, Mr. Hannay. 8 Q. Yes. Mr. DeMouth? 9 A. Yes. 10 Q. Prior to commencing that 11 interview, did you know that identifying the 12 source of the Hi-Tec shoes was a priority 13 for the investigation? That would be more 14 than two years after, a year and a half 15 after your daughter's murder. 16 MR. WOOD: Are you asking her if 17 she knew what was a priority in your all, 18 the investigator's minds? 19 MR. LEVIN: No, no, no. In her 20 mind. Did she believe -- 21 Q. (By Mr. Levin) Did you believe, 22 and if I didn't throw that in, I thought it 23 was clear, did you believe that, in the 24 course of the investigation, that identifying 25 the source of the Hi-Tec shoes was important? 0118 1 A. Well, I would think it is 2 important, yes. I mean, I can't remember at 3 that time if I knew about the Hi-Tec shoes 4 or not. I don't remember when all that 5 surfaced. 6 Q. You have since then, since 1998, 7 become aware that the source of the Hi-Tec 8 shoes is important? 9 A. Yes. 10 Q. You know that today? 11 A. Yes. 12 Q. And you thought that one of the 13 things that made Helgoth viable was the fact 14 that you believe he had Hi-Tec shoes? 15 A. Correct. 16 Q. Have you, whether it was before 17 the interview in 1998 or subsequent to the 18 interview in 1998, have you personally made 19 attempts to find possible sources for the 20 Hi-Tec shoe impression? 21 A. You mean like ask around if 22 anybody had -- 23 Q. Pick up the phone and call some 24 friends, for example. 25 A. I didn't, no. 0119 1 Q. Had you at any time, for example, 2 some of the kids, like the Colby kids ever 3 come over, did you ever go and just pick up 4 the phone or walk across the alley and say, 5 do you guys have Hi-Tec shoes? Did you ever 6 do anything like that? 7 MR. WOOD: You are assuming she 8 may have learned about it at the time she 9 still lived there. She told you she wasn't 10 sure when she first learned that. 11 THE WITNESS: No, I did not call 12 the Colbys to ask if their children had -- 13 Q. (By Mr. Levin) Whether it was 14 from Boulder or Atlanta? 15 A. Right. 16 Q. Okay. Did you sit down and 17 discuss with Burke at any length whether or 18 not he ever had Hi-Tec shoes? 19 A. No. 20 Q. Did it cross your mind that he 21 might be the source of that, for the Hi-Tec 22 shoes? 23 A. No. Because my understanding was 24 that it was an adult footprint. He was nine 25 years old at the time. 0120 1 Q. Do you know the source of your 2 belief that it was an adult's foot, 3 footprint? 4 A. Whoever told me about it or 5 wherever I learned it in the first place. 6 Q. Did you get any details concerning 7 how much of a shoe impression was present? 8 A. No. It was just a footprint. 9 Q. Did you take that to, to be a 10 full footprint, and by that I mean like a 11 shoe, a complete shoe impression? 12 A. That is what I imagined, yes. 13 Q. And that, whether you were told 14 that directly or you just assumed that, you 15 believe is the source of your belief that it 16 was an adult's shoe? 17 A. Yes. 18 Q. You have been asked about whether 19 or not anyone in your family owns Hi-Tec 20 shoes or ever owned Hi-Tec shoes? 21 A. Yes. 22 Q. And I am not restating a 23 question, Mr. Wood. And do you recall you 24 said no one ever did? 25 A. Yes. 0121 1 Q. You have had -- and that was in 2 '98, more than two years ago. You have had 3 an opportunity to, now that you are in 4 possession of knowledge causing you to 5 believe this is a significant fact in the 6 investigation, you have had almost, we will 7 assume, at least a year to rethink that. 8 Have you given it some thought as to maybe 9 someone in the family had Hi-Tec shoes? 10 MR. WOOD: Are you asking her 11 whether she thought about whether somebody in 12 the family -- I mean, all of the prefatory 13 comments leading up to that. 14 Is the question, since June of 15 1998, Ms. Ramsey, have you given any thought 16 as to whether someone in your family had 17 Hi-Tec shoes? 18 MR. LEVIN: That is correct. 19 That is the question. 20 MR. WOOD: All right. You can 21 answer that question. 22 THE WITNESS: No. 23 Q. (By Mr. Levin) Did you try, in 24 your mind, and perhaps to assist your 25 investigator, identify sources close to your 0122 1 family that might be the origin of the 2 Hi-Tec shoe impression? 3 A. I think, you know, I may have 4 asked Susan if she had ever seen any. I 5 mean, I didn't, I don't know what a Hi-Tec 6 boot looks like, per se. I have tried to 7 kind of, as I am in shoe stores, look around 8 trying to see what, what's the significance 9 and special about a Hi-Tec boot, and I 10 haven't, haven't even seen any yet. But I 11 may have asked Susan, did you know anybody 12 that looked like they wore Hi-Tec shoe, 13 boots, or whatever. 14 Q. Do you recall a period of time, 15 prior to 1996, when your son Burke purchased 16 a pair of hiking boots that had compasses on 17 the shoelaces? And if it helps to 18 remember -- 19 A. I can't remember. 20 Q. Maybe this will help your 21 recollection. They were shoes that were 22 purchased while he was shopping with you in 23 Atlanta. 24 MR. WOOD: Are you stating that 25 as a fact? 0123 1 MR. LEVIN: I am stating that as 2 a fact. 3 Q. (By Mr. Levin) Does that help 4 refresh your recollection as to whether he 5 owned a pair of shoes that had compasses on 6 them? 7 A. I just can't remember. Bought so 8 many shoes for him. 9 Q. And again, I will provide, I'll 10 say, I'll say this as a fact to you, that, 11 and maybe this will help refresh your 12 recollection, he thought that -- the shoes 13 were special because they had a compass on 14 them, his only exposure for the most part to 15 compasses had been in the plane and he kind 16 of liked the idea of being able to point 17 them different directions. Do you remember 18 him doing that with the shoes? 19 A. I can't remember the shoes. I 20 remember he had a compass thing like a 21 watch, but I can't remember about the shoes. 22 Q. You don't remember him having 23 shoes that you purchased with compasses on 24 them? 25 MR. WOOD: She will tell you that 0124 1 one more time. Go ahead and tell him, and 2 this will be the third time. 3 THE WITNESS: I can't remember. 4 Q. (By Mr. Levin) Okay. Does it 5 jog your memory to know that the shoes with 6 compasses were made by Hi-Tec? 7 MR. WOOD: Are you stating that 8 as a fact? 9 MR. LEVIN: Yes. I am stating 10 that as a fact. 11 THE WITNESS: No, I didn't know 12 that. 13 Q. (By Mr. Levin) I will state this 14 as a fact. There are two people who have 15 provided us with information, including your 16 son, that he owned Hi-Tec shoes prior to the 17 murder of your daughter. 18 MR. WOOD: You are stating that 19 Burke Ramsey has told you he owned Hi-Tec 20 shoes? 21 MR. LEVIN: Yes. 22 MR. WOOD: He used the phrase 23 Hi-Tec? 24 MR. LEVIN: Yes. 25 MR. WOOD: When? 0125 1 MR. LEVIN: I can't, I can't give 2 you the source. I can tell you that I have 3 that information. 4 MR. WOOD: You said Burke told 5 you. 6 MR. LEVIN: I can't quote it to 7 you for reasons I am sure, as an attorney, 8 you are aware.