He has a suspect in mind!
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In the book, the author examines the murder cases of two Colorado children – Tracy Neef and Alie Berrelez – and discovers striking similarities to the JonBenet Ramsey murder. He discusses a possible suspect and explains the connections.


“It’s very possible that this suspect continues to prowl the neighborhoods. Since 2002, he’s been arrested and convicted of another sexual crime; he’s finally on the Colorado Sexual Offender list. To date, he has only been revealed to be a person of interest or suspect on the Neef case.”
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(03-14-2017, 04:16 PM)jameson245 Wrote: In the book, the author examines the murder cases of two Colorado children – Tracy Neef and Alie Berrelez – and discovers striking similarities to the JonBenet Ramsey murder. He discusses a possible suspect and explains the connections.


“It’s very possible that this suspect continues to prowl the neighborhoods. Since 2002, he’s been arrested and convicted of another sexual crime; he’s finally on the Colorado Sexual Offender list. To date, he has only been revealed to be a person of interest or suspect on the Neef case.”

I bought this book and will read it next. But in 2011 I believe they identified a suspect in the Alie Berrelez case who died in 2001 and they consider the case now closed. I believe the guy lived in the apartment that the bloodhound led them to but they never had the evidence until they tested samples for DNA. 

Also, I believe at one time Scott Kimball was investigated for Tracy Neef's abduction and murder but was cleared by DNA. She was found in Nederland. He was from Nederland and I read just recently that the man who abused Kimball as a child, died in Nederland. Boulder Canyon is between Nederland and Boulder. There has been plenty of crimes scenes in Boulder Canyon and every time I think of whether or not JonBenet's killer is still around, that is where my mind wanders. There up to Nederland and along the Peak-to-Peak highway.

This book mentions four unsolved cases including JB, but I don't know which other one yet. I'm looking forward to reading it.
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From Miss Marple:

James Benish (author) and Katherine Seifner (editor). Closed Eyes-"Who's killing our children?" (Paperback). Codefore Publications; First edition (April 21, 2006). Amazon.com. In 1993 Jim Benish worked for the Thornton Police Department in Thornton, Colo. At this time, he reopened the Neef file,a murder that took place in 1984. After some investigation, he discovers that the initial suspect was cleared without due reason. However, Benish learns that the investigation was peppered with inexperience and error. Jim Benish has worked as a police officer and detective he has what he calls a cop s sense of criminal reality and he believes that these murders have been committed by this suspect. Throughout his career, he has written or reviewed thousands of crime reports and is proficient at recognizing and combining the elements of a crime with witness statements that many times resulted in the arrest of the perpetrator. The author presents the facts of these cold case child murders (the last being JonBenet Ramsey) in sequential order from the time of the abductions, through the years of neglected follow-ups, ignored leads, and dismissal of evidence and testimony that have left these murders in the ranks of the unsolved. This is the first time in recent history that anyone has suggested with credible logic, that there is a serial killer loose in Colorado.Although the author has obtained a legal opinion that the public has a right to know the identity of this suspect, his last name has been deleted from the manuscript.
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Is there an elderly child killer on the prowl in Denver?
Alan Prendergast | July 9, 2009 | 1:29pm
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Former Thornton police detective Jim Benish.
The way Jim Benish tells it, if local law enforcement agencies don't manage to solve two and possibly three notorious, decades-old child murder cases, it won't be because they don't have enough evidence.
"They have all the information that I have," says Benish, a former Thornton police officer and author of a recent book, Closed Eyes: Who's Killing Our Children?, billed as "The Story of a Serial Killer Loose in Colorado." "If they don't have it all, they know it exists."
In 1993, Benish, then assigned to Thornton's homicide squad, decided to take a fresh look at what was already an ice-cold case: the 1984 murder of seven-year-old Tracy Neef, who was abducted on the way to her elementary school. The files he reviewed had information about a possible suspect, a local man with a history of misdemeanor sex offenses, whom Benish believed had been too hastily ruled out.
As Benish dug deeper, he found similarities between the Neef homicide and the 1993 abduction of an Englewood boy named Michael (who was found alive in Adams County sixteen hours later) as well as the abduction and killing of five-year-old Alie Berrelez that same year. Trace evidence, witness descriptions and other clues all pointed to a welder whom Benish identifies as "David."

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Benish interrogated David before his retirement -- a transcript of the interview makes up a hunk of the book -- but wasn't able to elicit a confession. Evidence went missing and leads were left unpursued for years. Finally, he decided to try to nudge public interest in the long-buried cases with his own account. "I just got the feeling there hasn't been any good, old-fashioned police work in these cases," he says, speaking by phone from his home in Arizona. "There's a lot more they can do. All of these cases are solvable. They just have to keep an open mind and follow the evidence, wherever it goes."
Benish calls Closed Eyes a novel, largely because of some highly speculative passages giving the pedophilic killer's supposed thoughts while selecting his victims and disposing of the bodies. It's also a self-published work; the review copy sent to Westword is riddled with typos and inadvertently divulges David's last name, a problem Benish says he's corrected in later printings. A late chapter attempts to tie David to the killing of JonBenét Ramsey, too, largely on the geography involved (he was once questioned by police about exposing himself at a playground a few blocks from the Ramsey house) rather than any pattern in the actual circumstances of the crime.
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"I was reluctant to put that in," Benish says, acknowledging that his suspect may not fit the Ramsey homicide. "But my suggestion is that they ought to at least look at this guy. He needs to be considered a person of interest."
The Ramsey case has had more than its share of spin doctoring and fall guys, as noted in our 2006 account of the John Mark Karr fiasco, "Made For Each Other." Still, Benish's book, for all its limitations, does present a revealing (and depressing) picture of how scattershot the investigation of even a child's murder can be -- agencies don't share information, don't systematically follow up every lead, fall prey to what Benish terms the "tunnel vision" of developing one theory and one suspect and missing other valuable clues.
Benish might have some tunnel vision himself where David is concerned. He hasn't talked to the man since their inconclusive interview sixteen years ago, but he says David was arrested for another sex-related offense in Colorado in 2006. He is now sixty-five years old.
Will the cops take another look at Benish's suspect now that his book spells out the case against him? The author isn't sure. "The police agencies are all protective of their own jurisdiction," Benish says. "It's difficult, even as an investigator, to get information out of them -- or to give them information. They don't take kindly to the suggestion that they are headed down the wrong path."
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