Comparison Police respnse times
December 26, 1996: Patsy Ramsey calls the police at 5:52 A.M., shouting "send help!" and saying that her daughter is missing and that a 2½ page ransom note demanding $118,000 had been left by the kidnapper on the steps of the back stairs leading to the kitchen.
The note begins: "Dear Mr. Ramsey, We have your daughter..." and includes the words "behead" and "attaché." It was printed in block letters with a "Sharpie" felt tipped pen. Four misspellings in the note appear to be intentional. Patsy Ramsey screams for John and they check Burke's room, but JonBenét is not in there. Patsy begins to phone friends.
Friends begin gathering at the home almost immediately. Police arrive at approximately 6:00 A.M and perform a cursory search of the premises. A window in the basement was found broken with a suitcase underneath. There is no other indication of forced entry. They contact the FBI and begin making plans to deal with the kidnapper. A detective does not arrive until two hours later.
John Ramsey begins arranging to obtain cash for the $118,000 ransom.
At approximately 8:00 AM Law Enforcement arrive and set up a wiretap and recording equipment.
Around 1:00 p.m., Linda Arndt asked Fleet White, a friend of the Ramseys, to take John and search the house for "anything unusual." At approximately 1:30 p.m., John Ramsey and his friend Fleet White discover JonBenét's body in the basement.
John Ramsey removes the tape from her mouth and carries her upstairs in outstretched arms, where he lay her on the floor at the top of the stairs and requests a blanket from the couch to cover her. Patsy flings herself onto JonBenét's body and shouts "help me Jesus!". Linda Arndt shortly thereafter, moves JonBenét's body over near the Christmas tree and places a Colorado Avalanche's sweatshirt over her.
Twenty minutes later, John is overheard placing a phone call to his pilot to ready the plane to head for Atlanta. Police instructed them not to leave town, so they began staying at a friend's home in Boulder.
At approximately 2:00 P.M., as the Ramseys are leaving their home after JonBenét's body is discovered and it is declared a crime scene, John Andrew, Melinda and Stewart Long (Melinda's fiancé) arrive in front of the house. Investigators begin a 10 day evidence gathering quest.
The coroner arrived at approximately 8 PM and entered the house where the decedent's body was located at approximately 8:20 PM. The Boulder County coronor's staff removed JonBenét's body from the house at approximately 9:45 p.m.
Patsy Ramsey calls the police at 5:52 A.M
Police arrive at approximately 6:00 A.M
They contact the FBI...
At approximately 8:00 AM Law Enforcement arrive
Around 1:00 p.m., Linda Arndt asked Fleet White, a friend of the Ramseys, to take John and search the house for "anything unusual."
1:30 p.m., John Ramsey and his friend Fleet White discover JonBenét's body in the basement.
At approximately 2:00 P.M., as the Ramseys are leaving their home after JonBenét's body is discovered and it is declared a crime scene,
The coroner arrived at approximately 8 PM
Police Response for JonBenet Ramsay
5.52am Police called
6.00am Police arrive - cursory search
8.00am Detective arrives
1.30pm JonBenet's body found in basement
2.00pm Declared crime scene
8.00pm Coroner arrives