John F. Kennedy

The Kennedy assassination and JonBenét Ramsey

Dr. William Morrone, Principal Investigator/Toxicologist and Deputy Chief Medical Examiner of Bay County, compares the similarities of two of the most high-profile crime cases in history.

There are two murders in the second half of the 20th century that make them outstandingly mysterious and terrible crimes. Not surprisingly, the first one is the murder and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the second one is the murder of JonBenét Ramsey. Some people would say that these two do not belong in the same paragraph, but they have an eerie number of characteristics that make them similar.

Number one:

We do not know who really did the crime.

Number two:

We do not know why they did the crime.

Number three:

The story or official public events timeline is not excepted or agreed-upon even after all the investigations.

Number four:

The historic forensic evidence has been terribly managed, lost, stolen, is missing or contaminated forever.

In the case of JonBenét Ramsey, I believe the correct order of events begin with one terrible blow to the head documented as blunt force trauma hard enough to push a broken piece of the skull down into the brain.  The terrible strangulation came later and is marked by the fact that if she was strangled first there’d be much less bleeding or no bleeding after a blow to the head. This is my opinion about the order of the events.

I also have the opinion that the blow to the head may have been an accident and that the strangulation was part of a story to cover it up or conceal whatever happened and we will never know the truth.

It is clear that if somebody had the opportunity by means of one force trauma to kill JonBenet Ramsey, why would they stop after one single blunt force injury to the head.  Why not just continue the assault with the original weapon.  Based on the evidence and the sequencing of the cause of death from the autopsy the strangulation is the important focus.

It doesn’t make any sense to hit somebody in the head hard enough to break their skull so hard that the bone goes down inside the calvarium after you strangle somebody.

Not only is the murder of the 6-year-old girl senseless but the manner of the assault is incongruent.  The time investment of the assault of the head is very short. The time investment of the strangulation is very complicated and arduous. Because of this they must be looked at as to discrete events.

Just before Thanksgiving our nation will be reminded of the assassination and murder of John F. Kennedy.

Just before Christmas every year our nation will be reminded of the senseless killing of an innocent 6 year old girl.

And in a strange way both of these killings present four questions for all time.

Who did this? Why did they do this? How is it that nobody believes the current explanation? How could the forensic evidence be so terribly managed?

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