Dec. 17, 2001
Contact: Jana Petersen, Media
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Jennifer Bray, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
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Ramsey Update #84

Police mark fifth anniversary of investigationz

As the fifth anniversary of the murder of JonBenet Ramsey approaches, Boulder Police have compiled updated statistical information related to the case.

Number of people formally interviewed to date: More than 650 Note: many have been interviewed more than one time
Number of outside experts and consultants utilized to date: More than 60
Number of persons investigated as possible suspects to date: About 140
Number of items of evidence logged into property to date: About 1,400
Approximate size of investigative case file to date: About 43,000 pages
Number of phone tips: About 5,300
Number of letters received in reference to Ramsey case: More than 4,800
Number of states investigation has taken PD to: 18

Total cost of investigation for Boulder PD: $1,705,251.21

The case remains an open, active investigation, with up to four detectives working on the case on an as-needed basis. The work includes following up on tips received, reviewing the case file, occasional laboratory analysis, and keeping current on new forensic technologies that may assist the case.

"Any homicide, but particularly the death of a small child, has a tremendous impact on the community," Police Chief Mark Beckner said. "We know that there are some cases we will never bring to a resolution. We also know that there are some cases we solve many years after the crime. We will never give up hope for finding justice in this case."

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