Beth Ramsey
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"At twenty-two, my daughter Beth [Flight Attendant] died in an automobile crash. She and the young man [Matt Darrington] who had become dear to her were in their way to one of Chicago's art museums in the middle of the day on Friday, January 8, 1992. They pulled into the freeway and a truck sideswiped them. As horrible as Beth's death was, it was an accident." [DOIpg26]
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#2
She passed away literally a mile away from where I grew up.

The area where her car crashed is dangerous during the winter.. Everyone trying to get on the interstate, merging is a nightmare.
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#3
Chicago in January sounds like a good place to stay inside.
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#4
(03-20-2017, 06:12 PM)jameson245 Wrote: Chicago in January sounds like a good place to stay inside.


Lol oh it is, believe me Tongue. Miserable!!
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#5
Older daughter's autopsy released
By STEVEN K. PAULSON
Associated Press

February 22, 1997

Boulder police released the autopsy report on John Ramsey's older daughter Friday, showing the woman died as a result of injuries from a car accident.

Police said the report on Elizabeth Ramsey's death is irrelevant to their investigation of the murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey.

"It is unconscionable that some media factions have chosen, irresponsibly, to speculate publicly on contents of the death report, and in so doing have caused renewed grief for friends and family members of the deceased," Boulder police Commander John Eller said in a statement.

According to the report, Elizabeth Ramsey, 22, suffered internal injuries, bruises and a fractured right arm in a car wreck in Burr Ridge, Ill., on Jan. 8, 1992.

The woman also had a number of surgical incisions, including a 15-by-20-inch cut from her chest to her abdomen, as doctors fought to save her life.

The autopsy report was sealed by the Cook County, Ill., coroner as a routine procedure after Boulder police included it in their investigation.

JonBenet, the 1995 Little Miss Colorado, was found dead in the family's Boulder home Dec. 26. An autopsy report indicates she was strangled, beaten and possibly sexually assaulted.

All the search warrants and affidavits in the JonBenet case have been sealed. Boulder County District Judge Diane MacDonald put off a decision Friday on whether they should stay sealed.

Prosecutors want the warrants sealed because they said the Ramseys have not been eliminated as suspects in their daughter's murder. It was the first public document in which an official connected with the case has included the Ramseys among the suspects.

Police spokesman Kelvin McNeill said police still have not interviewed John and Patsy Ramsey and said no formal, separate interviews have been scheduled.
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#6
Umm wow. They felt the need to release Beth's autopsy?? Unbelievable once again!
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#7
I have never seen it, I think police looked at it but that it was never made public.
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#8
By Mike McPhee | The Denver Post
PUBLISHED: February 21, 1997 at 12:02 am | UPDATED: September 20, 2016 at 2:29 pm


Feb. 21 – Boulder Police Chief Tom Koby said the autopsy report of Elizabeth Ramsey, who died in a car crash outside of Chicago five years ago, is of no value to the JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation and will be released today.

The 1992 report was sealed by the Cook County (Illinois) Medical Examiner’s office in a routine procedure more than a month ago after Boulder police requested a copy of it as part of their active investigation into the death of 6-year-old JonBenet.

Elizabeth Ramsey, John Ramsey’s eldest daughter from his first marriage, died in Burr Ridge, Ill., on Jan. 8, 1992.

The 22-year-old was on her way to the airport with her boyfriend, Matthew Derrington, who lost control of his BMW while accelerating into traffic on a wet Interstate 55.

The car slid into the path of an oncoming bread delivery truck, killing both occupants.

“It’s just a single-page report with very little information that’s of no real value to our investigation,” Koby said.
“Commander Eller will release the report in the morning (today).”
In a related matter, a Boulder County Court judge sent two men to jail Thursday for providing crime-scene photographs of JonBenet’s body to a tabloid newspaper last month.

Private investigator Brett Sawyer, 38, and Warren Sean Smith, 36, who managed the lab where the photos were processed, both went directly from the courtroom to jail to serve a three-day sentence given to them by Judge Lael Montgomery.

“What you did was unconscionable. You made a dead child an object, a thing,” she said, referring to the photos that were published by the Globe newspaper, a supermarket tabloid, on Jan. 13. “I find it unlikely that you didn’t think the Globe wouldn’t publish the photographs.”
One of the photos was of a garrote, including a hank of blond hair, that allegedly had been used to strangle the 6-year-old.
Another was of her wrist, showing a similar cord tied around her sleeve.

“This case (the Ramsey murder) has hardly begun and people already are acting crazy,” said Montgomery, who served 14 years as a prosecutor in the DA’s office before donning the black robes on Jan. 6.
“They’re doing things they’ve never done before, what with the amounts of money being dangled in front of them.”
Montgomery also ordered each man to write a letter to the Ramsey family saying “whatever is in your heart.” Each man was to deliver the letter to Assistant District Attorney Peter Hofstrum within 24 hours of their release from jail.

Hofstrum was instructed to make the letters available to the Ramsey family, giving them the option of accepting them and reading them only if they wanted.

Sawyer pleaded guilty to one count of obstructing government operations by accepting $5,500 from the Globe for procuring seven photographs of the little beauty queen, who was murdered in her home Dec. 26 last year. Sawyer was ordered to return $5,000 of the money to the DA, pay a $500 fine and serve 64 hours of community service.

In pleading for mercy, he said, “I’ve been branded a pariah nationally.” He said his private investigation work has collapsed and that he is ruined financially.

Montgomery noted that Sawyer cooperated well with authorities once he realized the photos were going to be published.

Smith, however, admitted lying five times to authorities during the investigation, and was charged not only with obstructing government operations but also with false reporting to law enforcement.

He pleaded guilty to both charges, which are Class III misdemeanors.

Smith, who had worked at PhotoCraft Labs for 10 years, earning $30,000 a year, said it took him less than an hour to duplicate the photos after Sawyer contacted him. He said Sawyer told him they would be used for a private investigation of the murder. He received $200, which cost him his job and his career in Boulder.

Montgomery, noting that Smith had very little involvement in hatching the scheme but had “stonewalled” the investigation, ordered him to turn over the $200 to the DA’s office and serve 64 hours of community service.
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Older daughter's autopsy released
By STEVEN K. PAULSON
Associated Press

February 22, 1997

Boulder police released the autopsy report on John Ramsey's older daughter Friday, showing the woman died as a result of injuries from a car accident.

Police said the report on Elizabeth Ramsey's death is irrelevant to their investigation of the murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey.

"It is unconscionable that some media factions have chosen, irresponsibly, to speculate publicly on contents of the death report, and in so doing have caused renewed grief for friends and family members of the deceased," Boulder police Commander John Eller said in a statement.

According to the report, Elizabeth Ramsey, 22, suffered internal injuries, bruises and a fractured right arm in a car wreck in Burr Ridge, Ill., on Jan. 8, 1992.

The woman also had a number of surgical incisions, including a 15-by-20-inch cut from her chest to her abdomen, as doctors fought to save her life.

The autopsy report was sealed by the Cook County, Ill., coroner as a routine procedure after Boulder police included it in their investigation.

JonBenet, the 1995 Little Miss Colorado, was found dead in the family's Boulder home Dec. 26. An autopsy report indicates she was strangled, beaten and possibly sexually assaulted.

All the search warrants and affidavits in the JonBenet case have been sealed. Boulder County District Judge Diane MacDonald put off a decision Friday on whether they should stay sealed.

Prosecutors want the warrants sealed because they said the Ramseys have not been eliminated as suspects in their daughter's murder. It was the first public document in which an official connected with the case has included the Ramseys among the suspects.

Police spokesman Kelvin McNeill said police still have not interviewed John and Patsy Ramsey and said no formal, separate interviews have been scheduled.
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