BURKE did it and why the Ramseys covered up I agree 100% with BlueCrabs assessment. Go here to read BlueCrabs theory. Youve got to read this to understand my theory. http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24045 I agree that Burke did it and that LE and the grand jury found this to be true. The choking was unintentional. Burke choked her to death and smashed her skull to keep her from crying out. A 9-year child cannot be held responsible in Colorado and so it should be, in my opinion. Although John and Patsy Ramsey didnt kill their daughter, they hold some responsibility. And they dont want their part it in to come to light. Their part in it is this: It is apparent to me that Burke had, at some time, witnessed adult sexual partners engaging in Erotic asphyxiation (EA). I am proposing that Burke saw either his father perform this on his mother, or else Burke saw a man perform this on a woman at a neighbors or friends home. Perhaps the false 9-1-1 call was the result of a child witnessing EA and they were frightened and called the police. In any case, John and Patsy were keenly aware of where Burke learned the choking game. And the purpose of all their lies, ransom note, and cover up was to keep that a secret. Their close friends who knew the same did their part to cover up, as well, to protect themselves. I believe that the scream heard by a neighbor was Patsy when she found JonBenet. Perhaps Burke woke up his parents when he realized he had hurt JonBenet. Perhaps Patsy, as it was her routine, had gotten up to take JonBenet to the restroom so she wouldnt wet the bed, and found the children downstairs. As soon as Patsy and John saw what had happened, and realized that Burke was acting out what he had seen them or their friends doing, the Ramseys acted together to do whatever staging necessary to take the suspicion off of Burke and place it on an intruder(s). I believe they gave Burke sleeping medication at that point to get him out of the way. They had the rest of the night to plan what they would do to blame it on an intruder, not so much as to protect Burke, but to keep themselves from coming under scrutiny because of their sexual activities. BlueCrab is correct that JonBenets death was the result of a sexual act. I propose it was the result of a sexual experiment. Only teen couples and adult couples would find it pleasurable to engage in EA, to increase the intensity of an organism. Children the age of JonBenet and Burke are too young to be at the intensifying organism stage. But it makes perfect sense that Burke would want to mimic or act out what he saw adults doing with each other. He used his sister as his partner, and since he didnt understand the complicated details of erotic asphyxiation, he simply choked her to death. JonBenet was fighting for her life and that probably scared Burke, and he hit her hard on the head to silence her and to keep from getting found out. Experts have said that either the choking or the hit on the head could have caused death, and that either could have been afflicted by a child. From the moment the parents found JonBenet, they went into the cover-up mode, not so much to protect Burke but to protect the part they played in her death. Although Erotic asphyxiation (EA) and autoerotic asphyxiation (AEA) are not illegal between consenting adults the parents could have been found unfit parents if they allowed their son/children to witness such sexual behavior, or they could have been judged to be neglectful if the children were exposed to this at a neighbors home, if the Ramseys knew such behavior was occurring. As BlueCrab said, Erotic asphyxiation (EA) and autoerotic asphyxiation (AEA) are extremely dangerous when performed by teens and adults. Can you imagine how dangerous when being duplicated by a 9-year old with his 6-year sister? So dangerous, in fact, to cause death. To get to the bottom of this, LE should ask John Ramsey and every adult who socialized with the Ramseys to take another lie detector test, and ask them what they know about erotic asphyxiation (EA) and autoerotic asphyxiation (AEA), and if they had any knowledge of Burke witnessing such acts. The above is my opinion only, and based only on the known information.