http://220.127.116.11/news/jon71.htm Ramseys: We didn't do it By Marilyn Robinson Denver Post Staff Writer May 2 - "I did not kill my daughter, JonBenet.'' So proclaimed John Ramsey, father of 6-year-old murder victim JonBenet Ramsey in an unusual meeting Thursday in Boulder with selected journalists. "I'm appalled that anyone would think that John or I would be involved in such a hideous and heinous crime. Let me assure you I did not kill JonBenet," said Patsy Ramsey, JonBenet's mother. In a 30-minute meeting with The Denver Post and representatives of a half dozen other local media outlets, the Ramseys also vowed to catch their daughter's killer. Just as Boulder District Attorney Alex Hunter did earlier in a similarly dramatic televised news conference, they warned that the killer can't get away. "We'll find you. I have that as a sole mission for the rest of my life," said John Ramsey. "God knows who you are and we will find you," said Patsy Ramsey. In answer to a reporter's question, the Ramseys said they want the killer to get the death penalty. "I would absolutely want (that)," said John Ramsey. Patsy Ramsey, too overcome with emotion to speak, nodded in agreement. Seated beside his wife, Ramsey spoke calmly, showing little emotion. Tears occasionally welled up in Patsy Ramsey's eyes and her lips quivered as she spoke about her daughter. She placed her hand on his knee as he described his relationship with his youngest child. "JonBenet and I had a very close relationship. I will miss her dearly for the rest of my life.'' He stated unequivocably: "I did not kill my daughter JonBenet. "There also have been innuendoes that she had been or was sexually molested. I can tell you those were the most hurtful innuendoes to us as a family. They are totally false.'' His wife was just as emphatic. "Let me assure you that I did not kill JonBenet. I did not have anything to do with it. I loved that child with the whole of my heart and soul.'' When she started to cry a few moments later, her husband reached over to hold her hand. The Ramseys said they resolved not to speak until they completed formal interviews with police. Those interviews were completed Wednesday. "We felt there was really an obligation to talk with the Boulder police," said John Ramsey. "Now we have a little more freedom to talk out and address some issues.'' But the couple's attorneys refused to let reporters ask questions about the events of Dec. 26, the day JonBenet's body was found, or Wednesday's interviews, which John Ramsey referred to as "formal interrogation of us as suspects.'' Authorities haven't named any formal suspects in the murder. District Attorney Hunter has said the Ramseys are the focus of the investigation but the investigation is "open-minded.'' "At first we were shocked, then outraged," the father said. "Apparently in the majority of cases like this, family members - parents - are involved. We accepted being suspects, but any time spent looking at us is wasted.'' His wife agreed. "I wish they had not spent so much time investigating us," said Patsy Ramsey. "They have assured us they are doing a broad-reaching investigation. That is all we need to know. Neither the district attorney's office nor the police department had any comment on the Ramseys' remarks at the news conference. "There is nothing to comment on really," said police spokeswoman Leslie Aaholm. The Ramseys also asked Thursday for help in finding the killer. "An arrest is absolutely necessary in our lives for closure. An arrest must be made for us to go on," said John Ramsey. "We need your help from this moment on," said Patsy Ramsey, holding up a copy of an advertisement offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer. ------ "We'll find you. I have that as a sole mission for the rest of my life," said John Ramsey. John starts a lot of projects and doesn't follow through....JBR foundation, SHOES, hot line numbers for clues, reward money all seem to fall by the wayside once the Ramseys have squeezed the maximum amount of publicity out of the projects. By the way how many paperback editions of DOI sold? Anyone know? The foundation should be rolling in money since all profit was going into the foundation coffers.