911 Dispatcher: Something Off in JonBenet 911 Call

She says the whole thing seemed 'rehearsed'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2016 3:55 PM CDT
911 Dispatcher: Something Was Off in JonBenet 911 Call
In this Aug. 28, 2000 file photo, John and Patsy Ramsey leave their attorney Lin Wood's offices during a break in the Ramsey's questioning by Boulder, Colo., authorities in Atlanta. CBS is getting in the true crime business by investigating the JonBenet Ramsey murder in an upcoming six-part docuseries,...   (AP Photo/Gregory E. Smith, File)

When Patsy Ramsey called 911 to report her daughter, JonBenet, missing, 911 operator Kim Archuleta took the call. In a new interview with CBS for Sunday night's The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey premiere, Archuleta revealed that after Patsy had apparently hung up the phone, she could still hear people talking on the line. "It sounded like she said, 'OK, we've called the police, now what?'" Archuleta says, noting that she was "disturbed" and "bothered ... immensely" by what she heard, so she stayed on the line. During the call, she says, Patsy sounded "frantic," but as soon as she thought she'd hung up, that tone "immediately stopped."

"It sounded like there were two voices in the room, maybe three different ones," she continued. "I had a bad feeling about this. To me, it seemed rehearsed ... that's never changed." She says an investigator put her under a gag order pending any charges that might be brought in the case, and she was never called to testify during the grand jury proceedings against Patsy and John Ramsey, during which the DA decided not to prosecute them. "This is the first time that anyone's asked for my opinion in 20 years," Archuleta says. Part two of the CBS special, in which two expert investigators are looking into the JonBenet case, airs Monday night, People reports. (Read more JonBenet Ramsey stories.)

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