Letter to the Editor

Friday, September 5, 1997

I feel compelled to correct a recent article with some facts.

First, had the police simply asked for access to my office, our company's hangar space, or any other facility, it would have been granted. The fact is, they never asked. We granted them access to our home in Boulder several times when they asked, and offered them a key to our cottage in Michigan when we heard they wanted to go there. They chose to get a search warrant instead - I guess to imply that we weren't cooperating. Our record is demonstrably clear on this, as it is for many other times when our offers of cooperation and information were refused by the police.

Second, my airplane (which by the way is a 27 year old airplane, not a sleek jet, as is commonly reported) is, and has been, stored in a public hangar, not the Access hangar space which is used for the storage of Access historical financial records. If the police thought my airplane was stored in the Access hangar, they obviously didn't do their homework very well.

I can only assume your "unnamed sources" are from within the Boulder Police Department, who are trying to blame others for their mistakes. If so, these "sources" seem to be trying to dig themselves out of a very deep hole they have gotten themselves into. This shouldn't be allowed to happen. The leadership of the investigation into the murder of my daughter is flawed. The people of Boulder should be asking for a change. As the father of a precious child who was murdered in the city of Boulder, and where the murderer still walks free, I beg for it.