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).

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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.

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Gospel According to Cherokee

Some posting here have mentioned a new book on the case, titled Listen Carefully: Truth and Evidence in the JonBenet Ramsey Case, authored, supposedly, by a group calling itself "The True Crime Detectives Guild." After some hesitation I decided to get a copy and I've been reading it recently with some degree of interest. To my surprise, however, I discovered that the analysis of the ransom note presented therein looked very familiar. That portion of the book, as I instantly recognized, was authored by an old veteran of the Ramsey case forums calling him- or her- self "Cherokee." And I suspect that "Cherokee" is the author of the whole thing, not just that one portion. [After reading further, I found the following notice: "Ransom note analysis used by permission. Originally published by Cherokee at, copyright 2003." Which implies that Cherokee is not necessarily the author of the entire document as I'd originally suspected. While Cherokee's analysis dates from 2003, the book itself is fully up-to-date, with references to recent developments, such as the release of the Grand Jury indictments, the updated DNA information, Burke's interview with Dr. Phil, etc.]

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Avery Case Heating Up

For those of you interested in the Teresa Halbach murder case, Dateline will be airing a special tomorrow night (Friday). Ken Kratz, the prosecutor with a new book out will be a featured guest. All sorts of tests have been taking place, supposedly, but Steven Avery's lawyer Kathleen Zellner has been uncharacteristically quiet for some time now, suggesting that all may not have panned out as she had hoped. Once the tests are in, I'll probably have more to contribute regarding Avery's guilt, which for me is a no brainer. Meanwhile a decision on the possible release of his nephew, Brandon Dassey, is pending. He could be out any day now.

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Complaint: Installment 11

Once again we're running out of room. Feel free once more to make fools of yourself by disagreeing with me. :-)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Complaint Part 9

Interesting developments in the Steven Avery case. 

Remember that one? I've been waiting patiently for the results of all the "scientific" testing ordered up by his new attorney, Kathleen Zellner. But she's been strangely silent since December, and some of his supporters are starting to wonder out loud. I'd imagine that if the tests proved Avery's innocence she'd have been tweeting like a whole flock of birds. What if they prove his guilt, I wonder? Will she tweet about that?