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Last Photo of Gannon Stauch – Clear and in Color – Leaked

The last known photo of Gannon Stauch has now been leaked online in color.

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It’s clearly the source image for the grainy black and white image from page 8 of the affidavit.

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There are to additional images, one taken from the side and closer to the floor, that we haven’t seen in color yet.


Some have observed that there appears to be a concave bruise or swelling on Gannon’s cheek. Also that the pillows have been “propped up” against the wall. There’s a simple reason why this isn’t a staged image, or a post mortem image: Letecia still hadn’t acquired the carpet cleaner, and there were two other people in the house. Besides that, she was doing online searches late at night indicative that she was preoccupied with a) the damage to the carpet and b) Gannon not going to school.

Given what we know, intuitively it feels like the poor child doesn’t look well. In this sense this image reminds me of the last footage of Shan’ann Watts. But it’s because we know what’s about to happen that we project onto and into the scene. We must be careful not to do that, to see what is there, not what isn’t.

For me the hand laid over his side speaks to me of the boy’s fragility in the same way Captain Miller’s hand speaks to us in Saving Private Ryan. What did that hand try to do hours later when the boy was viciously attacked?

Where is the Nintendo? Where is his phone?

Could Gannon have been attacked or hurt by any of the objects in his bedroom, particularly right beside his bed, and his head?

If the murder occurred in the bedroom, wasn’t Gannon’s murderer afraid of being seen through the window?

Are there curtains or blinds, and were they drawn at the time the image was taken, or when the police first visited the room?

It certainly doesn’t appear to be the case that Gannon slept with curtains closed going by this image.

What was the purpose of taking these images? Was it to “prove” Gannon was okay hours before he was about to not be okay, and be disappeared for over a month from this day onwards?

Finally, did Gannon know Letecia was taking this image as he lay there?

More: New “Last Photo” of JonBenet Ramsey has just been released – and there’s a problem…

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Burke Ramsey’s Response when Dr. Phil shows him the “Last Photo”

DR.PHIL: So you remember the last time you saw JonBenet alive?

BURKE [Smiling]: I wanna say it was in the car…on the way back from…the Whites.

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Dr. PHIL [Holding up a picture of JonBenet]: I think this is the last picture…

BURKE [Interrupting]: Really…?

DR. PHIL:...that was ever taken of her…alive.

BURKE [Chuckles, cocks his head to the side]: Funny, I don’t remember her hair being that long.

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DR. PHIL: It’s hard to believe that…a short time later…she would be dead.

BURKE [Half smiling, raises his eyebrows, answers softly]: Yeah.

The clip then edits out a visual of Burke’s facial response [and lack of verbal response] by editing in a generic image of the Ramsey home as Dr. Phil continues to speak.

There are a couple of basic issues to note related to this single scene in Burke’s interview with Dr. Phil on the 20 year anniversary.

1. When Burke is asked about the last time he saw JonBenet, he’s not convincing. Him saying “I wanna say” is not the same as saying “in the car” or “in her room.” This is an important question because JonBenet was ambulant later in the night, eating pineapple, and it appears Burke was too. Burke also seems to be suggesting if the last time he saw JonBenet alive was in the car, then he couldn’t have seen his parents carrying her to bed when they arrived home. It’s highly unlikely Burke wouldn’t have seen or noticed this.

2. Then it’s also interesting that Burke’s only comment about JonBenet is with regard to the length of her hair. It’s a strange comment, but perhaps not so strange. The garrotte tangled with her hair to such an extend it couldn’t be untied. Some of her hair also got caught under the extremely tight garrotte.

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3. The biggest issue is the most obvious. In 2016 when Dr. Phil mentioned this image [below] as the last photo, why did no one correct him?

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Why didn’t John, or Burke or Lin Wood let Dr. Phil know that he’d made an error, either at the time, or since? Also, why is Burke edited out of the original photo, and why doesn’t Burke locate himself in it when asked about it? Why doesn’t he say, “Yeah, actually I was sitting right next her…”?

The photo of JonBenet smiling while opening Christmas gifts wasn’t the last photo, this is the last photo. Looks different, doesn’t it?


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New “Last Photo” of JonBenet Ramsey has just been released – and there’s a problem…

Since January, since the lawsuit the Ramseys launched against CBS was settled [on January 5th, 2019 to be precise], there’s definitely been an uptick in Ramsey-related news. On January 9th, the Ramseys defamation go-to-guy – Lin Wood – gave an interview admonishing the “fake news” media. Then two days after Wood’s “fake news” comments there was news of an old suspect resuscitating their confessions [like Gary Oliva], that started as early as January 11th.

By February Gary Oliva’s confession was still rolling across the world’s media landscape, making waves in the United Kingdom.  By the end of March, Gary Oliva was still the talk of the town three months after the CBS settlement. Not a bad run of distracting coverage to drown out the settlement narrative, was it?

Now, in April, we have a documentary featuring none other than John Ramsey himself. It’s not just a vacuous documentary either. 23 years after the unsolved murder of his daughter, for the first time ever, this photo of JonBenet Ramsey has been publicly released.

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There’s a serious problem with this image.

Before addressing what it is, let’s have a look at the other images that were either previously the “Last Photo” of the slain beauty queen, or otherwise photos taken shortly before her death.

The image/s above was/were previously recognized and accepted as the “Last Photo” of JonBenet. It was taken a fair length of time before her death, fairly early on Christmas Day morning [note the background is still in darkness]. JonBenet was murdered about 18 hours after this image was taken, and her body discovered in the basement of the Ramsey home by her father another 13-or-so hours after that.

A derivative impression of the last image was subsequently used as the cover for Paula Woodward’s book We Have Your Daughter, but with Patsy edited out.

A review in the Daily Camera at the time was pretty frank about where Woodward’s true allegiance and objectivity lay:

[Woodward] signals an intention to shoot down “erroneous assumptions” to repeatedly cast doubt on the prevailing police narrative of the murder. Given the author’s access to the couple’s private journals as well as the cooperation of their attorneys, it’s no spoiler to say the book is firmly in the Ramsey corner.

Other photos taken that morning including these, including one with nine-year-old Burke beside his younger sister. If there are few photos of JonBenet on that last day there are even fewer images of Burke floating around.

On December 23rd, these images were taken:

In reality, the last photos taken of JonBenet in the Ramsey home were these:

A close-up photo just prior to the autopsy was taken of the  little girl’s hand:

But let’s not quibble over semantics. By Last Photo what is meant is the last photo of JonBenet when she was alive.

What is the serious problem with this image?

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23 years after the unsolved murder of his daughter, for the first time ever, this photo of JonBenet Ramsey has been publicly released, presumably by John Ramsey himself. Why has it taken 23 years to release the last photo of his daughter? And if it’s only been released to the public and the media now, what about law enforcement?

The full implications of what the Last Photo represents are analyzed to completion in Christmas Star, available now.