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Jacob or Jakeob McKnight

Colorado Department of Corrections has no record of Chinn as either (a) Currently in custody; or (b) Currently on parole. Maybe he has not been brought to trial yet, and remains free on bond?

It is very strange to me how Chinn seems to avoid incarceration time after time: I believe that the latest oxycodone case, which led to the pornography arrest, is at least his second drug arrest. And yet, Chinn has not spent any time in prison, as far as I know, although to my knowledge he was suspected of:

A) Molesting a 9-year-old boy in 1991;
B) Selling drugs to an undercover officer in Seattle in the late 90's;
C) Involvement in an Oxycodone case in Denver in, I think, 2009;
D) Which led to his arrest for child porn.

In addition, what appears to be a very flimsy alibi seems to have stopped the investigation into Chinn's likely involvement in Jakeob's murder in its tracks before the police ever really even got started.

Seriously: I'm sure that if I even neglected to pay a traffic fine, I would end up doing the maximum 90-day sentence. Yet Chinn is suspected in more than one heinous crime against children, and in at least two drug cases, and has never, I believe, spent a day in prison. (If anyone has more information than I, please share it here.)

What's going on? This guy seems to be untouchable.
Information on his incarceration

Age: 48
Ethnicity: WHITE
Gender: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: GREEN
Height: 5' 08"
Weight: 123

DOC Number: 172251
Est. Parole
Eligibility Date: 11/03/2017
Next Parole
Hearing Date: Aug 2017
This offender is scheduled on the Parole Board agenda for the month and year above. Please contact the facility case manager for the exact date.
Est. Mandatory
Release Date: 11/03/2019
Est. Sentence
Discharge Date:
Current Facility

Sentence Date Sentence County Case No.
04/27/2016 4Y-4Y ARAPAHOE 15CR2647
Kirk Mitchell
· July 19, 2014 ·

John Ramsey "Felix" Chinn was a suspect in the disappearance of Jakeob McKnight, a 10-year-old Lakewood boy, in 1991. Chinn was arrested in 2012 on unrelated child sexual exploitation charges after police allegedly found child porn in his house. A judge will sentence Chinn on a reduced charge on Wednesday.

So he was charged on the child porn, his charges were reduced to - - - I am still looking - - and he is doing between 3 and 5 years. Not charged with murder.

I think there should be a place on these information sites that let us know if an offender's DNA has been entered into CODIS.

For now, I would bet $5 his was not.
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Court documents reveal new details about the evidence that led to child pornography charges against a former murder suspect.

John Ramsey "Felix" Chinn, 42, was arrested on Aug. 28, on a charge of sexual exploitation of a child - video, according to court documents. The charge lists "20+ items." His bond was set at $50,000.

The arrest affidavit shows the new case dates back to an undercover oxycodone purchase from Chinn in 2009. Evidence found in his apartment at that time has him locked up on those child pornography charges.
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The evidence included computer hard drives, over 100 CDs, USB storage devices, zip drives, a cell phone and several handwritten journals.

According to the affidavit, detectives found "writings about controlled substances and references to Chinn sleeping with boys" inside those journals. They also found “dreams Chinn had about boys between the ages of 8 and 14.”

The digital storage devices contained 38 photographs of naked prepubescent children, according to the affidavit.

Eight videos were also found. According to the court papers, a voice believed to be Chinn’s can be heard speaking to a prepubescent male in three of the videos.

Film negatives containing photos of naked people were also found, but the affidavit says agents were unable to determine if the photos were of adults or children.

Chinn was the prime suspect in the 1991 slaying of Jakeob McKnight in a Lakewood greenbelt. An autopsy found McKnight had been stabbed 24 times.

Chinn moved away and was never charged with McKnight's death, although he remained a person of interest. The slaying became a cold case.

PUBLISHED 9/10/2012 - Chinn's next court date would be Sept. 28.
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Jakeob was 10 years old when he was swimming with his brother and friends at a local water hole. Everyone had a bike except Jakeob who walked home alone. He would never arrive. On July 21, 1991 Jakeob was stabbed 24 times. His body was found the next day close to his house. No one has been charged in the death of Jakeob McKnight.

Posted January 15, 2008, 8:04 am MT Boy stabbed repeatedly in parkBy Kirk Mitchell Comments (136)
Share3Name: Jakeob McKnight
Hometown: Lakewood
Agency: Lakewood Police Department
Date murdered: July 21, 1991
Where body found: Bear Creek greenbelt area
Cause of death: Multiple stab wounds
Suspect: John Ramsey "Felix" Chinn

Ten-year-old Jakeob McKnight had been swimming with his older brother, Joshaua, and friends at a park near his home.

The others had bikes and rode home on the evening of July 21, 1991. Jakeob was walking home, but he never made it. The next day, his body was found with more than a dozen stab wounds not far from his house.

Jakeob McKnight


Investigators identified a suspect at the time, John Ramsey "Felix" Chinn.
In the 17 years since McKnight's slaying, Chinn remains a suspect, said Gregg Slater, the Lakewood police detective assigned to the case.
"He hasn't been eliminated as a suspect," Slater said.
Some witnesses reported seeing Jakeob with a young man in a 7-Eleven store across South Wadsworth Boulevard from where his body was found. Based on descriptions from Jakeob's brother and a clerk at the store, police started focusing on Chinn.

At the time Chinn, then 22, was facing a molestation charge involving a 9-year-old Denver boy, but the charge was later dropped after the victim's mother didn't want her son to testify.
Chinn reportedly admitted that he spent time with Jakeob and other boys in the greenbelt area, including swimming with them for 45 minutes.

John Ramsey "Felix" Chinn


A judge had ordered Chinn not to spend time with children alone without another adult present. Chinn said he was with a friend, Tom Judge, at the time of the crime.
Judge told police that Chinn was enamored of Jakeob but that nothing had happened. Judge has since died.
Several alibi witnesses said Chinn spent the evening with them. The case was taken to a grand jury, but Chinn was never charged.
Slater said investigators have looked at other suspects besides Chinn and that they have submitted evidence for testing as new technology came available, including DNA-testing improvements.
"We get phone calls from time to time," he said. "It's frustrating that we haven't had closure. There's information out there that could lead to an arrest."
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest, Slater said.
Messages left for Chinn, an artist living near Seattle, were not returned.
Steve Davis, spokesman for Lakewood police, said McKnight's case has troubled homicide detectives in part because they believe they know who did it.
"That one is really hard for the detectives," Davis said. "They've never had enough to put it before a jury."
Jakeob's father, Gary, said 17 years later, it still hurts.
"All I know is my son is still upstairs in my wife's dresser."

If you have information about this case, call the Lakewood Police Department's Major Crime section at 303-987-7200.
Staff writer Kirk Mitchell can be reached at 303-954-1206 or
• Aug. 28 – Judge’s lawyer, David Lane, files suit in Denver U.S. District Court, claiming that police violated his client’s constitutional rights when they stopped him to obtain hair samples. Lane also asks a Jefferson County district judge to order the hair samples destroyed because no arrest has resulted.

Somehow doesn't seem right when there is evidence he IS a pedophile, a pornographer, a felon.
By Kirk Mitchell | | The Denver Post
September 11, 2012 at 1:17 pm
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A 42-year-old man questioned in the stabbing of a 10-year-old Lakewood child mused in a journal about what his son would think of him if he knew of his dreams about boys 8 to 14 years of age.

The journal writings were revealed in an arrest warrant affidavit as John Ramsey “Felix” Chinn was recently charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

The charges are unrelated to the 1991 murder of Jakeob McKnight in the Bear Creek green belt, said Casimir Spencer, spokeswoman for Arapahoe County District Attorney Carol Chambers.

In the recent criminal case, Chinn came under suspicion as authorities investigated him in an undercover oxycodone distribution case in 2009 and 2010. Chinn was convicted in the drug case as a child sexual exploitation case went forward.

On Feb. 9, 2010, a South Metro Drug Task Force agent issued a search warrant for Chinn’s home at 777 E. Kenyon Ave. in Englewood and confiscated a computer, 118 CDs, numerous USB devices with 7 gigabytes of memory, 148 floppy disks, 17 Zip drives, cell phones and various journals, according to the affidavit.

Authorities determined that the material included 38 pornographic pictures. The photographs depicted nude prepubescent children including a boy sitting on a kitchen countertop.

Investigators also found eight videotapes containing child pornography, the affidavit said. The child is videotaped as he performs gymnastics moves nude on a mattress. During the videotapes an adult male voice is heard speaking with the child as he jumps on the mattress.

“The male’s voice is believed to be Chinn,” the report says.

Chinn allegedly wrote in his journals about instances in which he slept in the same bed with boys, and had dreams about boys between the ages of 8 and 14. He also wrote about boys who told him that they loved him, and how special that made him feel, the report says.

Investigators reviewed journals handwritten by Chinn. In one of them, they found a reference to NAMBLA, an acronym for North American Man/Boy Love Association, which promotes sexual relationships between men and boys, the report says.

Investigators found 35mm and 110mm film negatives of nude persons, but agents were not able to determine who they were and whether they were children. Those negatives were not confiscated.

A warrant for Chinn’s arrest was signed on Aug. 16.

McKnight was stabbed numerous times on the Bear Creek greenbelt in Lakewood on July 21, 1991. Chinn was identified as a suspect in the case along with others, but witnesses provided an alibi for him.

Lakewood police still consider Chinn a “person of interest” in the murder.

Lakewood Police spokeswoman Bonnie Martin
said the investigation of McKnight’s death continues but declined to say whether investigators have uncovered any new leads in the case.

McKnight’s family “are still extremely grief stricken over the murder of their son and are not ready to comment on the case or John Chinn.”

Kirk Mitchell: 303-954-1206, or

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