This is kind of wild... Boulder's only 40 minutes away from me... Another incident that Colorado is famous for, unfortunately...Arrest made in JonBenet Ramsey case
Suspect detained in Thailand in connection with 96 murder, DA source says
BOULDER, Colo. - A man suspected in the slaying of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey nearly a decade ago was arrested Wednesday in Thailand, the district attorney said.
Colorado authorities scheduled a news conference Thursday to discuss the case but declined further comment.
Federal officials familiar with the case, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the man was already being held in Bangkok on unrelated sex charges. CBS reported that the suspect, a 41-year-old second-grade teacher from the U.S., will be brought back to the United States this weekend.
he suspect was detained in Bangkok on Wednesday morning, Denver NBC affiliate KUSA said, and was going to be brought to the U.S. within the next two days by a Boulder County district attorney investigator.
The girl was found beaten and strangled in the basement of the familys home in Boulder, Colo., on Dec. 26, 1996.Law enforcement officials from Boulder were flying to Bangkok to present Thai authorities with documents in the slaying of the 6-year-old beauty pageant contestant, officials in Washington said. They asked to remain anonymous pending an announcement in Colorado.
According to KUSA, the suspect in custody knew details about the murder that had not been made available to the general public.
The parents were tried and convicted by the press and media........bep207 said:this is good to hear, im interested to hear how the whole thing panned out. it seemed for the longest time that the parents had to have something to do with it.. im glad they didnt and im glad that they will finally get some closure
Apparently he knew of details which had never been released to the media... looks like he slipped up, or perhaps a guilty conscience led him to slip up "accidentally on purpose".WildCowboy said:Apparently he's now admitted it. He was a substitute teacher here in the Bay Area (Petaluma) for a few months before being arrested on child pornography charges. I wonder how the case was cracked after all these years. I also wonder how he did it, as there have been a lot of questions about the circumstances...
ummm... why is the DoHS involved? was mr karr in possession of toothpaste?John Mark Karr, 41, will be taken within the week to Colorado, where he will face charges of first degree murder, kidnapping and child sexual assault, Ann Hurst of the Department of Homeland Security told a news conference in Bangkok.