APRIL 7, 2003: Lacy agrees with the judge's assessment.
JUNE 23, 2003: Investigator Tom Bennett is hired by Lacy's office, where he will work on the investigation 20 to 30 hours a week.
DECEMBER 2003: Lacy confirms that DNA from a spot of blood from JonBenet's underwear has been entered into the FBI's national database. The DNA, which investigators said is from a male who is not a member of the Ramsey family, is the "single-most important piece of evidence in the case, " Ramsey attorney L. Lin Wood says.
FEB. 1, 2006: John and Patsy Ramsey meet with Lacy in Boulder to "check in" on the status of the investigation.
JUNE 24, 2006: Patsy Ramsey dies in Roswell, Ga., at age 49 after a 13-year battle with ovarian cancer. The cancer was first diagnosed in 1993 -- three years before JonBenet's death. Wood said she had fought hard to stay alive because she wanted to see the person who killed her 6-year-old daughter captured.
AUG. 16, 2006: John Mark Karr, a 41-year-old American school teacher who confessed to the crime, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand, in connection with JonBenet's death. The Boulder DA's Office says the arrest followed a several-month investigation during which John and Patsy Ramsey had been consulted.
AUG. 28, 2006: Lacy announces that DNA tests show Karr's genetic profile does not match the unidentified male DNA found in JonBenet's underwear, and abandons plans to prosecute him in the girl's death. He is re-arrested the same day and faces extradition to Sonoma County, Calif., on child pornography charges.
OCT. 5, 2006: The Sonoma County, Calif., child pornography case against Karr is dismissed due to a lack of evidence.
JULY 9, 2008: Lacy makes public a letter she has written to John Ramsey explaining that new DNA tests in the case have convinced her that no member of the Ramsey family should remain "under any suspicion in the commission of this crime," and that her office now intended "in the future to treat you as the victims of this crime, with the sympathy due you because of the horrific loss you suffered."
FEB. 2, 2009: Boulder police Chief Mark Beckner and newly sworn Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett announce that the Boulder Police Department is taking the Ramsey investigation back from the district attorney's office. Additionally, Beckner announces formation of a new task force to take a fresh look at the case, which is to include representatives from the FBI, Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado Attorney General's Office.
SEPTEMBER 2010: Reports surface that, as part of a plan to take a fresh look at the Ramsey case, police seek to re-interview JonBenet's brother Burke, who had been 9 at the time of her death. Ramsey family attorney Lin Wood confirms a detective met with Burke, gave him a business card and said, "If you want to talk to us, here's how you would contact me."
JULY 21, 2011: John Ramsey remarries. Press reports identify his wife as Jan Rousseaux, 53, a twice-divorced Las Vegas designer. The wedding is a private ceremony in Charlevoix, Mich.
MARCH 14, 2012: John Ramsey publishes his book "The Other Side of Suffering: The Father of JonBenet Ramsey Tells the Story of His Journey from Grief to Grace."
JUNE 14, 2012: A. James Kolar, who worked as an investigator in the DA's Office under Lacy, publishes his book "Foreign Faction -- Who Really Kidnapped JonBenet?", casting doubt on the involvement in the case of an intruder and asserting that each member of the Ramsey family in the house "may have been involved at least as an accessory after the fact."
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SECRETS OF THE JONBENET RAMSEY GRAND JURY The Daily Camera has confirmed that the grand jury investigating the death of JonBenet Ramsey voted to indict John and Patsy Ramsey on charges of child abuse resulting in death but then-District Attorney Alex Hunter refused to sign the indictment and prosecute the case.
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