This one grabbed me as it seems to have gotten such little press; nothing remotely like that of JonBenet Ramsey, though it occurred in the same state. It was added to a cold case website by a Denver newspaper earlier this year, though with the scanty information that the police are apparently willing to share with the public, it is hard to see why they have made such an appeal to the public at all. Here is the link to the case on the website: http://blogs.denverpost.com/coldcases/2009/01/18/paperboy-tied-up-in-bed-and-stabbed/ Apparently, the police have positioned this as a case of a sexual predator. Certain aspects of the case gives me pause for thought concerning that, though again, with such little information available it is difficult to form any conclusions on the subject. Here are my musings: The motive was "apparently sexual." Was it definitely established that the boy had been molested or not? Was the body naked or partially clothed? Any DNA evidence available? Did the scarf used to tie the boy's hands come from the house? If so, might that point to a spur of the moment impulse rather than a planned event? The murder weapon was never recovered. Were there any knives missing from the house? Were the boy's hands tied effectively, so that when he had been alive he wouldn't have been able to free himself, or did it appear ineffective or decorative, like the JonBenet Ramsey case? If the latter, is there any chance the victim and perp had been playing a game of some sort and thus the victim was taken entirely by surprise by the first stabbing? If so, could it have been another juvenile? Perhaps an older child, a teenager? What does "three suspects had access to the boy" mean? It makes the victim sound like an object, information or a prisoner. Does that mean there were three adults (presumably men) whom the boy would have routinely opened the door to? Have all other (or additional) motives been ruled out? The presumed sexual motivation was intended to obscure another motive? Why stabbed numerous times? Define “numerous.” Definitely overkill? Was the perp in a rage? At a kid??? Some personal malice held against the boy? (Might suggest another juvenile.) Some personal malice towards the boy's mother or father? The killing almost sounds ritualistic, like Abraham sacrificing Isaac. Religious dementia? Stabbed in the chest, not back. The perp wanted the boy to see it coming? Sadistic? Ritualistic? Most likely (but not only) suspects in this sort of case would be the mother's boyfriends (parents divorced), if she had any. Was he or they conclusively ruled out? Schoolteachers (especially males)? Were there any similar cases in the Denver area before or since? After all this time, it might benefit the police to open their casebook to a reporter. Perhaps some armchair detective might be able to come up with an idea or two to benefit them. If the perp had been young or relatively young at the time, then he wouldn’t be ancient now. If the scenario that the police apparently favor is true, a sexual predator, then if still alive and free he might still be very much a threat to other youngsters. Like just about anyone else, I’d love to see this monster brought to justice, but there's too little information here for anyone to be helpful beyond simply having heard of a conviction with a similar MO and has knowledge that the perp was in Denver during this time frame. There's too many unanswered questions. Does anyone have any additional information or thoughts on this tragic case? This boy seemed like a neat kid; mature and responsible, getting up early every morning to deliver newspapers. For his sake, justice needs to be served.