Patsy brought more clothes than I had ever seen a parent bring. In the make-up chair, JonBenét appeared
quiet and shy, not scared. She kept looking at her mother.
In the studio, I shot closeups with a cowboy hat first, then shots with flowers in her hair, which eventually
aorned covers all over the wold. Before noon, Patsy went out and got pizza for everyone, and then all of
us went on location. I photographed the dance outfit with the polka dots next, then the harlequin dance
costume. By 1:00. JonBenét was tired of wearing the tap shoes, but she never complained about the heat
or the bright sun. At the residential subdivision Ken Carly Ranch, I did the "Little house on the Prairie
dress - that playful shot of JonBenét hiding behind the tree.
The half-day booking became a full day and I got tired faster than JonBenét. At the Wilson White Fence
Farm in Lakewood, which has a gazebo and carousel horses, Jonbenét played peek-a-boo. She giggled
and laughed. The wind began to blow so I made Patsy my assistant. She held a reflector when we did
the Little Red Riding Hood photograph. By then, I'd photographed JonBenét in eleven different outfits.
She was a neat kid.
It wasn't long before the tabloids were saying that Patsy had forced JonBenét into some exrutiating shots.
I never saw anything like that.
I was paid $590 for the day. Patsy gave me a tip of $45. A month later, she ordered $960 worth of
According to Schiller - paperback page 257-9, Simons' alibi was that he was home alone in Genoa, 120
miles from Boulder, at the time of the murder. Simons had been a professional news photographer since
1970, worked for a time as an AP stringer. He had covered a few fires, decided the job was a bit too
dangerous and switched to fashion and advertising photography. His second client was Kristine Griffin. It
was through the Griffins that he got the job photographing JonBenét.
In March of 1997, Detective Jeff Kithcart interviewed photographer Mark Fix. Asked about Randy
Simons, Fix said no, he didn't think Simons was a good suspect - thought he was an "odd critter". He was
paranoid, thought people were after him, thought the Ramseys were blaming him. He feared some
paramilitary group wanted his negatives...