If there is one "Good" thing that has happened from this JMK fiasco, it is that millions of people are now thinking about JonBenet Ramsey, a little girl who was savagely murdered 10 long years ago. Because she was pretty and her family had money and lived in the 'perfect town' this made the case crawl with media attention. This provided sleuthers with tons of information. (It is a shame that every case could not receive the same attention to allow so many minds to theorize and possibly help solve the case. Remember Lacy's comment... that her department did not have the manpower that the media has? The more people who look at a case the more possibilities for its being solved... ) Just because JMK wasn't the right one, doesn't mean that everyone should just forget this case and let it return to a stone cold status. Maybe someone will ponder long enough to come up with a logical theory and that someone will actually put 2 and 2 together and come up with details that will jog someone's memory and flush out the real killer... My cousin is Tara Grinstead's Aunt. Tara's case is now considered 'cold' as far as new leads... and intensive investigative work goes. It is very sad to hear the lack of progress from my family. I feel deeply for their pain. I know that there are many here who have actively followed JonBenet's case for 10 long years and remain dedicated to it, but there are many newer ones who are likely to move on now. Before you move on to another case, drifting back here occasionally, would you consider all the possibilities at least one more time here? Would you put in your :twocents: worth? I realize that no one knows absolutely what goes on behind closed doors..........except the ones behind the closed doors. But........ I watched the Black Daliah Mystery special last night on TV. A wealthy doctor, a BEAUTIFUL home, a seemingly perfect family...if you looked only from the outside. The daughter was close friends with Michelle Phillips of the Mamma's and the Pappa's and told Michelle years ago of the father/doctor sexually abusing. The daughter even went to the police and charges against her Dr. daddy were filed. He was found 'not guilty' but it was believed he 'paid' off the DA and LE. This guy even had a secret 'sex' room in his home. The son wrote a book about the Black Daliah murder and sincerely believes his father did it. I try to wrap my mind around every possible theory to form an opinion on who killed JBR, but still can't get off the fence. Almost every fact in this case is conflicted with some experts saying: 'The blow came before death and some saying after death. The blow could have come first but did not kill her explaining the petechial hemmoraging from strangulation... Some say a stun gun was possibly used. Some say not...' The list of confliting 'expert' opinion goes on and on...It is so confusing...to even try to form a theory...unless you consider all the facts with the possibility of 'human error' with each. My head is constantly spinning........... Where was the flashight usually stored? Beside the parents bed in a nightstand? Was it common for there to be a flashlight beside JBR's bed to help her to see going to the bathroom at night or for security from 'monsters' under her bed? Was this question ever asked by LE? Hypothetically~ If you try to imagine a possible theory that the parents did it: Both Parents already know that there are chronic vaginal indications of 'something'. Creating the 'perfect life, the perfect Christmas' is hectic to say the least. Everyone, except you, is sound asleep. You are still running around packing for an after Christmas trip. Your husband has skipped out most of the day to do whatever. You have ovarian cancer. Your intimate life with your husband is nil. Your daughter has a cold and has been cranky. She wasn't overjoyed over her 'best' Christmas gift. You finally drop into bed and fall asleep. You suddenly awaken remembering one more thing you need to pack for your daughter. Your husband isn't in bed. He probably couldn't sleep. You take the flashlight beside your bed so you don't awaken your child. When you enter the room your child is on her knees on her bed (or at her bedside), all dolled in one of her pagent wigs. She is answering her Daddy's request. He is lying on her bed. The position the child's body had to be in when struck by the object works. The child had to be vertical when struck. (or at least not horizontal on a bed or floor) As some have suggested, the wig padded the blow so as not to cause severe breakage of the skin and excessive outward bleeding. The reason for both parents need to cover up the crime they way it was supposedly 'staged' now works... As for the intruder theory. The child has wetting, soiling issues. Mom has to clean her using a bathcloth with her finger inserted in cloth. This causes vaginal abrasions and stretches the vagina. The intruder (Helgoth??? and partner) enter the house thru a side door locked only with the doorknob lock. Write the note. Wait for family to return and go to sleep. Note is writtten. Stun gun is used. Take child to basement. Garrote is made and used. Helgoth wanted to 'crack' a skull to see how it would feel, so he does it. This just doesn't add up....Why wouldn't they just exit the same way they came inside the house as quickly as possible and do whatever to the child after leaving the home? Why go to the basement? They wanted the money they were to be paid for kidnapping...so why chance getting caught with the basement scene? If they were druggies and high, maybe...Then what? Why leave the body there? They heard someone awake and wandering around the house and ran??? OK... Intruder theory #2... The nutcase who attacked the 2nd child in Boulder (the child who attended the same dance studio as JBR) after JBR's murder... He enters the house the same as above...Writes the note for a delay tactic. Make garrote. (Assume that the hair in the knots actually got inside the knots as they were twisted... Assume it was not made on the child.) Mouth is duct taped. Garrote is used for control. Arms tied together. Move child to basement in order to Perform sexual acts... without as much chance of being caught. Hits child in head while she is hanging w/ arms above her. Cuts child down. Positions body for others to find. Places note on stairs to delay search for intruder. Leaves same door he entered. Humm... I think this is why this board (and the rest of the world) is so divided on "Who did it?". Both the parents and the 2nd intruder theory could have happened without exploding our minds with the "No way... that just doesn't make sense...conflicts..." How sad for JonBenet! She should have justice. How have your theories been altered in the last two weeks?