A former investigator in the death of JonBenet Ramsey has broken his silence, saying two previously-overlooked clues -- a cobweb and a piece of a toy -- could help bring closure to one of the most-publicized crimes of the past 20 years.
Former detective Jim Kolar says a cobweb seen on a videotape taken the day after the death -- and a toy similar to one retrieved from the Boulder, Colorado home the child lived in -- left him "convinced that there was no significant possibility that an intruder had been involved in the death of JonBenet."
Kolar tells The Daily Beast there was a large, triangular cobweb in the window of the basement; he says that if an intruder tried to sneak through the window, it would have surely knocked away the web.
As for the toy, Kolar believes it's a direct link to two mysterious abrasions on the late child's back, disproving another theory that the marks came from a stun gun police had as evidence. Kolar says exact measurements he took on the stun gun -- in comparison to the marks -- proves it wasn't the source of the abrasions, which he feels came from a piece of a toy like one retrieved in the basement.
Kolar makes the revelations in a new book he's written titled Foreign Faction: Who Really Kidnapped JonBenet Ramsey?
Kolar, who began working on the case in the spring of 2004, had full access to evidence such as interviews, forensic reports, grand-jury records, crime-scene photos and video in his investigation. (Info from all but the confidential grand-jury records is included in the book.)
He says he's put out the book to get "the truth out there" as the case in the December 1996 death remains open.