Newcomers to this blog are advised to begin with the first two posts, Just the Facts, Ma'am and Case Solved, which explain in very general terms why I believe I've solved this case. Some important questions are answered in the following post, Misunderstandings, Misconceptions, Misdirections. After that feel free to browse whatever topics might interest you (see blog archive).

NB: If anyone has trouble posting a comment, email it to doktorgosh (at), and I'll post it for you.

Notice to readers of my Kindle book: I recently noticed that, on certain devices (though not all), the Table of Contents begins with Chapter One and omits the Introduction and Preface. Since the Introduction is especially important, I urge everyone to make sure to begin reading at the very beginning of the book, not the first chapter in the Table of Contents. Thank you.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Open Thread -- Part Seven

Comments are steadily accumulating. Time for another open thread.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Open Thread -- Part Six

Time for yet another thread. Keep those comments coming folks. It's heartening to see how many are still interested in this case after so many years.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Open Thread Part Four

The blog software has problems with displaying too many comments on one page, so after a certain point you need to look down at the bottom of the page where you'll see a link labeled "Load More." If you don't know where to look for that then you might get the impression your post has been deleted, which is what I've recently been accused of. I never delete legitimate comments (i.e. anything other than obvious spam or something outrageously inappropriate) even if the commenter disagrees with me.  So if you can't find your post, check out the "Load More" link at the very bottom of the page.

To avoid future problems of this sort I keep adding new open threads. Here's no. 4.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Seeing is Believing

I've already quoted the following from the transcript of the A&E documentary on this case, titled (in the British version) "JonBenet's America":
Man: The ransom note said, speaking to anyone about your situation such as the police, FBI etc., will result in your daughter being beheaded. If we catch you talking to a stray dog, she dies.          
Patsy - "I said, 'I'm going to call the police and he said OK. And I think he ran to check on Burke. And  I ran downstairs and, you know, dialed 911." 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Open Thread Part Three

My last post is being overwhelmed with comments and getting a bit difficult to navigate. Time to open up some new space. And hopefully consider some new topics.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

New and Improved

The second edition of my book, Ruled IN: Solving the JonBenet Ramsey Case is now available at the Kindle store. I'd been bothered for some time by passages where more or less the same material is unnecessarily repeated, as justly noted by some of the reviewers. I was also bothered by certain technical passages that went on for too long. And there were several passages that cried out for editing and/or refining or in some cases, outright cutting. Inspired by some recent discussions in the comments section of this blog, I also decided to add a chapter dealing with the vexing question of motive. Additionally, I moved certain long technical discussions to appendices, where they will be less obtrusive. An additional appendix is devoted to an alternative scenario based on the possibility of premeditation (as already discussed here at some length).

Monday, March 30, 2015

Open Thread -- part 2

The previous thread is getting cluttered with posts so I'm opening up a fresh window. Feel free to continue posting responses on the previous thread, but I'd appreciate it if new topics would be posted here. Thanks.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Open Thread

I'm continually impressed by the inordinate amount of interest this case has generated, as indicated by the continual flow of comments. Obviously I'm not the only one who's fascinated, if not obsessed. It's been a long time since I've had any new thoughts or theories to post, so I've decided to create a thread exclusively for your comments and questions (the last set has gotten so long as to be unwieldy). As I've been busy with other projects, I've decided to keep my responses to a minimum, much as I'm tempted to reply to all. I'll respond to questions related to issues that still remain open, but otherwise won't be commenting. Please feel free to discuss the case among yourselves, as in any open forum.

PS: As before, I'll ask that each comment be accompanied by some sort of identifier, either your name or a moniker of some sort. It can get confusing trying to tell one "Anonymous" from another.