JonBenet Ramsey And The City Of Boulder
JonBenet Ramsey was just six years old when she was murdered. The mysterious circumstances surrounding her death have long been reported in the press, but never before has this controversial case been placed in a complete context. Now, acclaimed writer Lawrence Schiller reveals for the first time the uncensored true story of the events that unfolded on Christmas night of 1996, and the unthinkable damaged suffered by a community in the aftermath.
The book tells the story of a city at war with itself; the bitter struggle between John and Patsy Ramsey and local law enforcement; the clash between the District Attorney and the Boulder police, and the tabloid media that has taken upon itself the responsibility of issuing blame.
Lawrence Schiller thoroughly recreates every aspect of this complex case and uncovers the mysteries that have bewildered so many for more than two years, including
- why were the Ramseys, the targets of the investigation, able to obtain knowledge of critical evidence in the case and control the direction of a police inquiry?
- can the answer to the murder be found in the pen and writing pad used for the ransom note?
- was it possible for an intruder to have killed JonBenet that night?
- what did the Ramsey's tell the police and the District Attorney in more than twenty hours of questioning?
Beyond these revelations and hundreds more, 'Perfect Murder, Perfect Town' is a brilliant portrait of an inscrutable family thrust under the spotlight of public suspicion and an affluent, tranquil city torn apart by a crime it was not prepared to deal with.