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Ramsey’s Book Will Name Suspects

February 22, 2000

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ In their new book about the killing of JonBenet Ramsey, the girl’s parents name people they consider suspects, including some who have not been pursued by police, the publisher said Tuesday.

``It’s people who have been mentioned before. There will be a couple of others, but not by name, said Rolf Zetterson, publisher of Thomas Nelson Publishers, a Nashville-based company that specializes in books with religious themes.

Zetterson said John and Patsy Ramsey’s book discusses ``the profile of the murderer and the motive in the sense it was likely someone who had a vendetta and was sadistic.″ He would not identify the suspects named in the book, saying he wanted to wait until it is released on March 17.

JonBenet, 6, was found beaten and strangled on Dec. 26, 1996, in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder, Colo.

Her parents are under suspicion in their daughter’s death but have never been charged. They announced in November they were writing their book, ``The Death of Innocence,″ to answer ``myths and falsehoods″ about the murder investigation.

The Ramseys wrote the book, with some assistance, on their home computer in Atlanta, where they now live, Zetterson said. ``It’s essentially their words,″ he said.

Terms of the book deal were not disclosed. The couple has said proceeds will help pay legal expenses associated with the case and will go to the JonBenet Ramsey Children’s Foundation.

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