JonBenet Ramsey - Time of Death
Determination of the time of death was not made.
The doctor who performed the autopsy released the following statement:
Note from Dr. John Meyer August13, 1997
Contrary to several media reports over the past few days, the autopsy report on JonBenet Ramsey does not and has never contained information on the estimated time of death. I have not been able to determine the original source of the statement that the report contained the estimated time of death, but it certainly did not come from this office.
The time of an “unwitnessed” death is very difficult to determine with any precision, and at best is an estimate based not only on autopsy findings but also on investigative information.
I consider estimation of time of death to be an interpretive finding rather than a factual statement, and it is not this Office’s practice to include this estimate as part of any autopsy report. As has been stated in the past, it would also be inappropriate for me, as a potential expert and material witness, to make interpretive statements prior to testifying in court.
John E. Meyer, M.D.
Boulder County Coroner