From the Elite site Henry Lee gives his input in February 2001. He's essentially neutral, saying to keep an open mind while the evidence is being "studied". Well for Pete's sake! Why doesn't he say that the DNA in her nails and panties excludes the parents? He could have. But he remains strangely neutral, IMO.
tweety34286 asks: Regarding the JonBenet Ramsey case, as we all know it wasn't investigated properly. Who do you believe could do this to a little girl?
Dr. Henry Lee: It's a good question. Because what's the public perception and the reality are a little apart. The public perception will come from reading the newspaper or watching talk shows. What happened with the JonBenet Ramsey case, what happened in the first six hours, is that the police treated it like a kidnapping case. The crime scene wasn't thoroughly searched. In six hours, things can be changed, physical evidence can be lost or contaminated. That created problems later for the investigators who investigated the case because the body wasn't discovered right away and, later, Mr. Ramsey found the body himself and carried the body from the basement to the upstairs living room. So we generally try to look at the scene and say whether it's an outdoor or indoor scene, and we also want to know whether it's a primary scene or a secondary scene. Primary, meaning that the crime was committed in that particular location. If we can find out where the primary location is, then you can recover more evidence. So in this case, because of the initial six hours lost, investigators subsequently developed some difficulty in looking at the original location. Also, the body was carried by the victim's father, so there was this cross-contamination of trace evidence, which created problems later on. And there were other friends and relatives visiting the scene during those six hours.
Dr. Henry Lee: There are many theories about the suspect of the case. It boils down to two major groups, either a family member or an unknown intruder. I would say that we should keep our minds completely open, let the evidence speak for itself. We cannot come up with a tunnel vision or a hypothesis and then use the evidence to build a case. We should let the evidence itself make the case. Some of this evidence is still being investigated by the Colorado Bureau of Investigations lab and the FBI lab and the Boulder police department.
Court TV Host: You say in the book that the Ramseys' behavior was reportedly suspicious. Can you elaborate? Have people considered whether the Ramseys' son could have done it?
Dr. Henry Lee: As I indicated to you, as scientists we are really not looking at human behavior. There are forensic psychologists who specialize in human behavior. I did not talk to the Ramseys or any other witnesses. I am not in a position to comment on that. I did talk to district attorney Alex Hunter and also the investigator in the Boulder police department. We've had numerous discussions about the case, but as for human behavior, you have to talk to people directly.