I believe the cord was tied around JonBenet's neck while she lay unconcious. The hair and necklace tangled in the cord so much so that the Coroner had to cut her hair speaks volumes. The furrow was a perfect circumference except for a small upward line behind her neck. That poor baby was still alive when the cord was placed around her neck. The swelling from the head blow caused the cord to furrow into her skin.
I must agree with you. It looks very much like deliberate staging to me.
JonBenet Ramsey Autopsy Report, excerpt
Neck: Dissection of the neck is performed after removal of
the throacoabdominal organs and the brain. The anterior strap
musculature of the neck is serially dissected. Multiple
sections of the sternocleidomastoid muscle disclose no
hemorrhages. Sections of the remainder of the strap
musculature of the neck disclose no evidence of hemorrhage.
Examination of the thyroid cartilage, cricoid cartilage and
hyoid bone disclose no evidence of fracture or hemorrhage.
Multiple cross sections of the tongue disclose no hemorrhage
or traumatic injury. The thyroid gland weights 2 gm and is
normal in appearance. Cut sections are finely lobular and
red-tan. The trachea and larynx are lined by smooth pink-tan
mucosa without intrinsic abnormalities.
Here the critical phrase is no hemorrhage
, and including all the other references to absences
e.g. intact hyoid, then the garrote was never used as a strangulation device.
Prior to her death JonBenet had been subject to sexual contact
, and someone then attempted to obscure this by using the paintbrush handle to injure her internally. Probably leaving the missing piece internally, since any evidence left on the missing piece will also appear on the other two pieces?
There was more than one staging, the change of clothing reflects this, along with the addition of the garrote. Its possible each staging reflects the intentions of each stager.
So if a PDI e.g. bedwetting rage, then Patsy cleans up accordingly, and decides to leave JonBenet apparently dead in her bed?
But John offers some advice and then assists Patsy to restage down in the basement, and its him that ties the knot, breaks the paintbrush etc, wipes JonBenet down with his shirt, assaults JonBenet internally, but Patsy being present etc transfers some forensic evidence. All this is done with John offering Patsy some rationale as to why it is better than her staging scenario. Its only at the interview stage does Patsy realize that JonBenet was victim of prior molestation. Then its too late she is an accomplice in a much more serious crime, a capital offence.
If its JDI then why would Patsy ever assist John with the staging? Only if she was aware and aquiesced with the prior molestation.
If its BDI, then you have have a motive for involving both parents, but prior knowledge of the chronic abuse is required to then stage a sexual assault, intending to obscure the former.
So there was sexual contact
just prior to her death, and at least one chronic episode of sexual molestation in the days leading up to her death. Although her chronic internal injuries suggest multiple episodes. With staging contrived to mask the chronic sexual molestation, this tells us one or both of the parents was aware of this.
Thus making the death of JonBenet a sexually motivated homicide.