The Murder Weapon
A large flashlight was found on the kitchen countertop, typical of the type used by police. None of the
on-duty police claimed it. It was entered into evidence. Later Dr.Werner Spitz came to the conclusion that it
was the murder weapon. In his senario the killer struck JonBenet from her right side with the large end of the
flashlight. However, I do not believe this accounts for the linear fracture which runs from front to back in
line ( Parallel with and centered on) with the 1-3/4" X 1/2" void found on the right side of her skull. Because
this was a highly organised crime scene my conclusion is that the murderer would have taken the true weapon
with him. Even if he had used a similar flashlight, the one left behind was cleaned to leave as a plant. The bat,
and perhaps the golf clubs and fireplace poker, were left in a way so as to suggest several different possible
The flashlight was undoubtedly left behind as it portrayed an important element of the movie "IN COLD
BLOOD". It was meant to implicate the Ramseys via the bed-wetting scenario. From this we can conclude
that the murderer knew about JonBenet's problem with wetting the bed, and knew that others would know
also or find out. The flashlight was used by the nuns at the orphanage to beat Perry in the middle of the
night. In the Bobby Franks murder a taped chisel was used to knock the victim unconscious. I believe that the
murderer used something similar, like a railroad spike, a lag bolt or a section of gas piping called a "dirt leg."
This particular arrangement is found at each piece of gas fired equipment, like the furnace.
A plumber would be very familiar with this piping and it would not be out of place in his truck or the job site. It could be
disassembled and reassembled as needed. Afterwards the parts could be discarded or used on another job without causing
suspicion. A section like this might have been left as construction debris after the original furnce, or second?, was replaced.
If this is the weapon it indicates to me that the killer stood over his victim as she lay on her back, and swung
downward to strike her. It could also mean that he was left handed. The protruding "tee" fitting has a tendency to
turn to the side when it strikes something solid so I would think the murderer used his strong or good hand to weld
this club. Being taped, the murder weapon would not have left any obvious external sign.
The Head Wound
A Prototype and Test