|May 4, 1998
Former FBI profiler, Clint Van Zandt, stated that in 25yrs with the FBI neither he, nor any of his colleagues have ever seen a true ransom note as long as the one in this case
Van Zandt stated he felt the crime was committed by someone in anger or frustration, definitely accidental
May 5, 1998
Hunter announces the hiring of Michael Kane to the Boulder County Commissioners
Hunter is granted an additional $155,600 to continue investigating the case
Hunter also states he does not expect the case to ever be shelved
May 14, 1998
Fleet White sent a letter to the Boulder city manager complaining about the case
May 16, 1998
Reported that 2 men affiliated with the University of Colorado have now rented the Ramsey Boulder home
May 20, 1998
District Judge Joseph J. Bellipanni has traded the possibility of presiding over grand jury testimony in the Ramsey murder case for a chance to lend his expertise to Egyptian courts.
May 25, 1998
Dale Yeager submits his 2d report on the analysis of the Ransom Note.
May 27, 1998
BPD Press Release: Boulder Police Commander Mark Beckner will present the case to Boulder District Attorney Alex Hunter on June 1 and 2. The presentation will take place at the CU Coors Events Center.
May 30, 1998
Reportedly the BPD will not name who they think killed JonBenét but instead the case will be brought into a "tight focus".
May 31, 1998
Police, prosecutors, and criminal experts toured the Ramsey home in preparation for the meetings to begin on Jun 1
June 1, 1998
Craig Silverman says the handwriting will definitely be discussed in the meetings. CBI says on a scale of 1 - 10 that Patsy falls as a 2 or 3 as the author, whereas Hoffman says an 8
ABC news reports there are 51 similarities on the note to Patsy's handwriting
Meetings between authorities as the Boulder police "turn over" the investigation to the DA, begin.
June 2, 1998
Beckner holds a press conference outlining some details of the previous two days of meetings:
590 people have been interviewed, a total of 64 outside consultants have been used, 68 possible suspects were interviewed, and 54 convicted sex offenders were interviewed.
Beckner stated "I have an idea who did it, yes" when asked about the killer.
Hunter stated on this same date that "don't have enough to file a case yet; still have a lot of work to do."
Hunter stated there is disagreement on which way the case should go at this point
Hunter states the Grand Jury's purpose in part is to give them new tools to scratch out new information
Hunter was asked about case resolution and he stated that he felt before these meetings that it would be resolved, and feels even stronger now after the meetings.
Hunter stated they have "open minds" but still have a "target theory."
Hunter stated had not decided on a Grand Jury, but will review the reasons offered by the BPD
June 3, 1998
Beckner states he is "excited" about test results on some evidence
Police predict the Grand Jury investigation could take as long as 5 months, should it make it to the grand jury level
Wecht states again that this was a sex game gone awry by John Ramsey
Wecht also states that this case has more evidence than some he has been involved in during his career. He feels it is prosecutable even at this point
Dr Lee states that they are looking at the handwriting evidence, the tape, the chord for further type testing
June 10, 1998
Burke Ramsey was interviewed in Atlanta by Dan Schuler
Interviews were conducted for 2hr intervals over Jun 10th, 11th, and 12th
June 18, 1998
J.T. Colfax is arrested shortly before noon at the corner of Pearl and Eighth Streets in Boulder, for allegedly attempting to torch the Ramsey home
June 21, 1998
Fleet White writes a letter to the editor reference Schiller's book.
June 23, 1998
John and Patsy Ramsey were interviewed in Broomfield Colorado. Interviews went on the 23d, 24th, and 25th.
John Ramsey was interviewed by Michael Kane and Lou Smit
Patsy Ramsey was interviewed by Thomas Haney and Trip DeMuth
Tapes of the interviews were delivered to the Boulder Police at 2hr intervals and Boulder Police met with these investigators at night to give feedback
June 24, 1998
Through a spokesman for the DA's office it was announced that the Boulder Police have now shared the results of DNA analysis with the prosecutors. It was not announced as to exactly when this sharing occurred
June 26, 1998
News of a documentary on the Ramsey to be aired in Great Britain surfaces.
June 27, 1998
Boulder District Attorney Alex Hunter on Friday disputed claims by defense lawyers that his office conducted numerous formal and informal interviews with John and Patsy Ramsey for more than a year.
Hunter also indicated the number of documents given to investigators by the couple has been limited.
Pozner refuted Hunter's claim and said the Ramseys provided the DA's office with "many documents and that they interviewed many times with Lou Smit"