And the Moral of the Story Is…

…never stop investigating.

JonBenet suspect named

A man arrested in Thailand is being held in connection with the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey, law enforcement officials said today.

John Karr, 41, a former Atlanta, Ga., resident, was arrested today in Bangkok, according to two people familiar with the investigation who spoke on the condition they not be identified.

The connection to the Ramsey family was not immediately clear.

Federal officials familiar with the case, who spoke with the Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said the suspect was being held in Bangkok on unrelated sex charges.

A third source close to the case who spoke anonymously identified the suspect as one-time resident of Conyers, Ga., and said he was a school teacher.

That source said that authorities had been focusing on him for some time and that Patsy Ramsey had been made aware prior to her death on June 24 that his arrest was being pursued.

Boulder District Attorney Mary Lacy today confirmed the arrest,without naming the suspect. She said it followed several months of a focused and complex investigation. “John and Patsy Ramsey both were consulted during the course of the investigation,” Lacy said in a brief press release this afternoon.

I’ll be the first to admit that I was sure John and Patsy Ramsey had something to do with the murder of JonBenet. In each interview I saw with these two, the ‘creepy’ factor was just too prevalent. Then, when Patsy died I was sure the truth died with her. It appears I was wrong.

I’ll be following the progress on the investigation of suspect John Karr.

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