Who killed JonBenét Ramsey? Beauty pageant seamstress points finger at pedophile photographer Randy Simons
Pamela Griffin, who was the one who introduced the Ramseys to the photographer, in jail for downloading child porn, said that she had told the police may times that he had a hand to play in the 6-year-old's murder.
LONGMONT, COLORADO: A pageant seamstress has come forward to urge the police to look into the role of pedophile Randy Simons, 66, in the high profile murder case of American child beauty queen JonBenét Patricia Ramsey, who was killed at her family's home in Boulder, Colorado December 26, 1996.
Pamela Griffin, who was the one who introduced the Ramseys to the pedophile photographer said that she had told the police may times that he had a hand to play in 6-year-old JonBenet's murder.
She sustained a broken skull from a blow to the head and had been strangled; a garrote was found tied around her neck.
Simons, who is currently in Lane County Jail in Eugene, Oregon is awaiting trial after being charged on July 2 with 15 counts of child pornography. He was caught after he downloaded child porn over the WiFi of an A&W fast-food restaurant in August 11, 2018. He had repeated the same again on June 27 this year and was nabbed by Detective Robert Weaver of the Springfield Police Department
She told Daily Mail, "I am begging the police to look again at this man," she said. She alleged that he had told her that he did not have an alibi for the night of the murder. He had been questioned earlier about the murder but nothing had panned out.
Griffin also told the outlet that she had submitted proof to the police that connected Simons to the murder. She had found the same type of nylon cord that was used in Ramsey's murder in his home.
However, she hadn't heard back from them.
Boulder County Sheriff's Detective Steve Ainsworth, who had worked on the request of Boulder District Attorney Alex Hunter to review Ramsey's homicide said that he also wanted him questioned over the girl's death. He had interrogated Simons in 1997.
"I can't remember what he told me the first time I saw him. But no matter who we interview they never tell us the entire truth the first time. Sometimes they'll think of something later, or they purposefully hide things they don't want us to know. If he's been doing kiddie porn then it's been for a long time. Obviously, he didn't want us to know about it then. So what else did he not tell us?," he said. "I would want investigators to go and talk to him, to go through all his computers and phones, downloaded media, all of that," he added.
She had hoped that connecting them would help Ramsey's career, but it was far from so when on December 26, 1996, little Ramsey's body was found brutally strangled. Griffin had been friends with Simons and she said that he had started acting "odd" after the death.
"Randy used to call me on occasion and confide to me about his marital woes, but after JonBenét's death, he called acting odd," she said.
"He was saying things like, 'I have a feeling the Boulder Police Department think I'm responsible in some way for JonBenét's death and I can't prove that I didn't do it. And I don't have an alibi for where I was on Christmas Day 1996. I told him he needed one, but he said he didn't want Lynda, his wife at the time, to find out where he had been. I didn't know if he was having an affair or hiding something else," she said.
He had also been afraid that someone would "pin" the murder on him. "He said things to me like, 'I know they think I did this…and I know they are going to pin it on me. Everyone thinks I killed her'," said Griffin.
The case had also been mishandled, as it came to light in 2015. Boulder police chief Mark Beckner admitted crime scene evidence may have been mishandled. He reportedly told Reddit, "Yes the crime scene was not handled properly, and this later affected the investigation."
Boulder Police spokesperson Laurie Ogden told DailyMail.com, that they were "aware" of Simmons and refused to comment on the status of this investigation.