Some twenty years after Jon Benet Ramsey was found dead in her family home, the question as to what happened to her – and by whom – remains a mystery, according to an Inquisitr report on Thursday. The child who was known for her beauty pageant appearances is the focus, again, of a lawsuit in Colorado. In this case, the release of a secret indictment brought before a grand jury is being sought.
A Boulder Daily Camera reporter, Charlie Brennan, accompanied by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has now filed a suit against Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett in relation to the 1999 indictment that suggested serious child abuse, while naming Jon Benet Ramsey’s parents. The indictment naming the parents was secretly voted on by the Jon Benet Ramsey grand jury in 1999 but was never prosecuted, according to a Boulder Daily Camera report. Additionally, earlier in 2013, the grand jury voted to indict the parents on child abuse charges that resulted in death, but the Ramseys were never prosecuted because former District Attorney Alex Hunter refused to sign the document. To be clear, the reporter is suing the District Attorney, not the Boulder Daily Camera.
The persons listed in the complaint assert that the public deserves the information in the documentation being withheld. According to attorney Thomas B. Kelley, the plaintiffs believe the public is entitled because the indictment is a criminal justice record-keeping that shows the official action of the grand jury. It is believed by the plaintiffs that this makes the information open to mandatory disclosure when requested – under the law.
Since the death of Jon Benet Ramsey, Patsy Ramsey – the mother – passed away in 2006.