I’ve had a few emails asking me why I haven’t written anything about the arrest of John Mark Karr as a suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey murder. It’s simple: I didn’t write anything because there wasn’t enough information to form an opinion on despite the way the mainstream media oversaturated the airwaves with every little tidbit they could come up with about it. Sure, he claimed to have done it, but then there’s a lot of people out there desperate enough for attention (or delusional enough) that they’ll claim they killed Elvis if given the chance.
As it turns out DNA evidence says it wasn’t him:
DNA tests completed Saturday confirmed that Karr “was not the source of the DNA found on the underwear of JonBenet Ramsey”—disproving his claim that he was sexually involved with the child and killed her by accident.
Karr’s family also provided “strong circumstantial” evidence he was with them in Georgia at the time of the crime, court papers stated.
The prosecutor’s motion said “no evidence has developed, other than his own repeated admissions, to place Mr. Karr at the scene of the crime.”
Karr’s Colorado public defender, Seth Temin, first disclosed that no charges would be filed and that a hearing scheduled for late Monday afternoon had been canceled.
So now we know and there’s really not much more to say. All the claims of vindication for the parents have been premature and all the speculation has been for naught.
Honestly, the amount of coverage this stupid case has gotten is quite disheartening considering the untold number of other children who aren’t from white upper-middle class families that are abducted and killed every day with barely a mention in the paper. Yes, it’s tragic and I’m sure it’s very wrenching for the family members and so on, but they’re not unique in their grief and there’s plenty of even more important stuff happening in the world.