Professor and documentarian, Michael Tracey, may have his own reasons for not giving out information about his four year correspondence with John Mark Karr -- money. Thinking, inquisitive people, are starting to question Tracey's facts and his motives for not being more forthcoming with what he knows. Is he holding back important information in order to capitalize on book (or other media) sales? Or, is he really trying to remain neutral in the case that could be brought against Karr? Either way, it all sounds rather cloak and dagger -- including the way Karr would contact Tracey.
John Mark Karr used codename "D" to correspond with Tracey via email and written letters since 2002. The creepiest note made public was one in which Karr asked Tracey to go to the Ramsey's former Colorado home -- and read to JonBenet. It said,
"JonBenet, my love, my life, I love you and shall forever love you," the message said. "I pray that you can hear my voice calling out to you from my darkness -- this darkness that now separates us."As I wrote earlier, I don't think Karr killed JonBenet Ramsey. Mark Klaas, the father of Polly Klaas may have summed it up best. In an interview Friday, Klaas said of John Karr, "This guy seems to be a little-dead-girl pedophile groupie."
I am convinvced John Mark Karr IS a pedophile -- guilty of multiple crimes (none of which include the kidnapping of JonBenet Ramsey). Fellow Blooms (the Bangkok hotel where Karr lived) resident Bijan Fadjad had this to say about John Mark Karr, "You could tell he was a creep just by looking at him," said the 27-year-old American. "He never looked anyone in the eye and was always sneaking about on his own. It gave me the chills." Fadjad has spent the past three months in a room three doors down from Karr with the same sparse, bleak fittings. "People stay here because it is cheap - and you are left alone," he said. "For a guy like this one, it makes sense why he would be here."
Yet, there are FAR too many inconsistencies in his story for him to even have been arrested for the murder of JonBenet. First, he could not have picked JBR up from school. She was at home on Christmas break. Second, autopsy results show NO drugs in JonBenet's system. Third, there were vaginal injuries, but no real mention of rape. Lastly, Lara Knutson, Karr's ex-wife, says he was with her in Alabama the entire Christmas season of 1996.
Michael L. Rains, an attorney for Lara Knutson, who was married to Karr for a dozen years until late 2001, said yesterday that she is looking for tangible evidence to reinforce -- or perhaps refute -- her memory that her then-husband spent that day after Christmas with her and their three sons in Alabama, where they lived at the time. In an affidavit filed as part of the divorce proceeding, Knutson said her husband was very controlling of her and that he insisted she cut off ties with her family and friends. The two were married when Lara Karr was just 16-years-old.
Rains said that Knutson "really absolutely detests" Karr and added: "Believe me, her better instincts would be to find some way to bury him for the rest of his life." But he said that Knutson, who lives in Petaluma, Calif., is preparing to meet with Boulder County investigators, probably next week, and wants to give an accurate account.
ADDENDUM: Canada.com is reporting that John Mark Karr expected to be deported to the United States on Sunday, a Thai policeman said. Karr, 41, was due to be put on a direct flight to Los Angeles, said the official, who asked not to be identified. He was then expected to be flown to Boulder, Colorado for questioning.