In the late hours of December 25th, or the early morning of December 26th, 1996, a person other than a Ramsey family member, allegedly entered the Ramsey home with a plan to kidnap JonBenet Ramsey. Despite said alleged plan, such person, instead, murdered JonBenet.
It is hard to understand why someone with a plan to kidnap a person would actually leave a ransom note and not kidnap such person. Moreover, someone who meticulously wrote a detailed ransom note and successfully planned a break-in to a home without being seen or heard by anyone, nonetheless, decided to forgo the money he was seeking, and, instead chose to kill the target of the kidnapping plot. It is hard to believe that someone who so desperately wanted money, chose instead to crack the victim’s skull and forget about any money. Regardless, the ransom note, if real, proves that the murder was not planned by the alleged kidnapper, and, thus, was spontaneous.
In analyzing what the alleged kidnapper did next, let’s use basic human logic, reason, and sense……or any one of the three.
Here were the options open to the alleged kidnapper- in descending order of how best each option would have benefited a kidnapper following an unplanned murder:
First Option: Take the body; leave the ransom note; dispose of the body; get the ransom money from John Ramsey and try to get out of town.
Second Option: Take both the body and the ransom note with you as you leave; disappear into the night and hope you don’t get caught.
Third Option: Take the body; leave the ransom note so that authorities don’t know they are on the wrong path; dispose of the body; forget about the money and be happy you escaped.
Fourth Option: Take the ransom note, since it can offer clues about the writer of the note; leave the body; disappear into the night, and, thus, separate yourself from the event.
The alleged kidnapper, instead of any of the above, chose the very last and worst of 5 options: To leave the body and leave the ransom note behind, thus, leaving the note’s clues and the body’s DNA evidence where it can all be found and analyzed, and be on the hook for murder and attempted kidnapping.
If a kidnapper was planning and prepared to transport a live child, in order to protect himself from a murder charge, he would have been as equally willing to transport a dead one.
Despite the alleged kidnapper being totally senseless, choosing the very worst available option, and leaving the highest number of clues and amount of evidence behind…20 years later, no arrest.
There was no kidnapper…and no break-in….and no logic to an outsider leaving both the body AND the ransom note behind. The only use for a dead body AND a ransom note was for the use that was made of them: to aid a person who was legitimately in the home with JonBenet to enact a cover up of his (or her) murder of JonBenet Ramsey.
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