Evidence Voluminous but Tricky

By Karen Augé  Denver Post Staff Writer    Oct. 14, 1999

They’re not even sure how she died. Or when.

And not having the how and when is just one thing that’s made it difficult to prove the who in the mystery of JonBenét Ramsey’s death.

With no witnesses, no confession and no obvious motive for ending the first-grader’s life, the grand jurors probablyly found it difficult to indict a suspect.

But, by all accounts, there are literally roomsful of physical evidence – as of June 1998, Boulder police had logged 1,058 pieces of evidence, tested 500 pieces, interviewed 590 people and logged all their findings in a 30,000-pages case file. That’s when police made its pitch to Boulder District Attorney Alex Hunter to take the case to a grand jury.

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