JonBenet Ramsey Confessed Murderer Knew Graphic Secrets

After a day when it looked like his confession might have been a hoax or a delusion, it now looks like John Mark Karr’s confession is legitimate.

John Mark Karr gave authorities graphic details about the condition of JonBenet Ramsey’s body that have been kept secret for nearly a decade, a U.S. law enforcement source told CNN on Friday. Those details were known only to the medical examiner and the investigators probing the December 26, 1996 murder of the six-year-old beauty queen, the law enforcement official said.

There are still quite a few questions, apparently.

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  1. Mark says:

    I honestly have no idea what to think about this anymore.

  2. James Joyner says:

    I must admit to following it only very peripherally.

  3. Steve Verdon says:

    Same here. At first I thought they must have a pretty good case. Now it looks like there is a good chance the guy is a nut looking for 15 minutes of fame.

  4. Mark S. Faulkner says:

    With the autopsy report available for the world to see (as it is today, anyway, courtesy of The Smoking Gun, and maybe before today) it shouldn’t be too difficult to have accurate information about the condition of the body.

  5. I agree with Mark: there are so many conflicting reports that I have no idea what to think anymore. First, Karr supposedly gave out inaccurate details (drugging JB, picking her up from school even though it was Xmas break). Now he supposedly knows details that weren’t available to the public?

    Let’s hope the DNA results come back quickly so that there will be an end to this speculating!!

  6. EarnestLizard says:

    The coroner’s report has been leaked many times since the murder. I know I read it on The Smoking Gun years ago (they since have re-posted it). It is pretty common for people who are craving this type of attention to confess to murders that they did not commit. My only concern is that viewing his resume (also posted on The Smoking Gun website), he has worked with children for many years and has probably molested many children. Even if he didn’t really do it, he deserves to fry for what he is doing to all those innocent children.