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Slain girl's parents expected to decline police interview

JonBenet Ramsey January 7, 1997
Web posted at: 11:45 a.m. EST

BOULDER, Colorado (CNN) -- The parents of slain 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey are not expected to agree to a formal interview with police investigating the killing anytime soon, sources close to the investigation say.

City officials scheduled a news briefing for 12:30 p.m. EST to discuss the case and were likely to be questioned about the cooperation they are getting from John Ramsey, chief executive of a billion-dollar computer services company, and his wife, Patricia.


The couple has not yet submitted responses to a list of "housekeeping" questions from investigators -- involving such things as the hired help and who may have had keys to the house. However, written responses will be submitted eventually, according to a family spokesman.

They are under no legal obligation to submit to an interview, regardless of whether they are considered suspects.

The Ramseys have separate attorneys and a media consultant advising them of how to deal with the press. Their only public statements about the case came in a interview with CNN on New Year's Day.


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