J.T.Colfax posted this letter on the ACandyRose Internet Subculture Forum with request that somebody forward the posting as a letter to former Boulder Detective, Steve Thomas.
The following letter came from a posting dated, April 6, 2001 on a thread titled,
"Colfax: To: Steve Thomas":
Apr-6, 2001 5:22 am
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Howdy nieghbor!!!!!Your email addy, and po box are everywhere. I have not sent a
thing: personally, or thru others. THIS is a post at ACR. I am putting it into the
"open", so that others will read it and FOREWARD it to you, if, they think it's worth it.
THAT IS TO SAY: THIS is an "EMAIL" to YOU, but not directly,...if you get it, it is
FOREWARDED by someone at ACR that thought it might be worthwhile. THE REASON I
do it this way is because i doubt you'd want to correspond in private email, or, by
other means with me.
THAT SAID: here's what I have to say to YOU. I enjoyed your book, and I was
delighted at certain OTHER of your actions, such as telling PATSY RAMSEY she was
GOOD for it on TV. You and Gosage, (although he was a little bitchy at times) were
MORE than decent in your dealings with me. For the first time since i got out, I was
frisked by a cp TONIGHT, because an alarm went off at the place where I work. It's
a bogus alarm problem, and I was TOTALLY cooperative, and all went FINE, and I
understood thier postion perfectly. BUT: the contact with police tonight, and, the
things that are in the wind with you and the Ramseys must be the catalyst for
whatever makes me decide to try this attempt at communication with you.
All I can say is: I certainly DO hope the Ramseys embarrass the hell out of
themselves in thier lawsuit against you. Although I KNOW the ways of the media, and
the shade of the Inquirer types, I very much believe that paper would NEVER
attempt to misquote the Ramseys on the recent backtracking of the saga about
Burke's wakefulness. I am more than certain that LAWSUITS have to do with THAT
revelation. I am also COMPLETELY disgusted that your compatriots don't go and
ARREST them NOW, simply because of THAT story alone.
In any case, minor "figure" that I am, I am writing this to refresh YOUR memory on
things that, because they are related to me, you have probably forgotten due to
thier unimportance in the scheme of things as far as how the MURDER went. I do
NOT know if THESE reminders are in any way germain to your lawsuit problems, but
they MAY be, that is: if the Ramseys and thier investigators have any bearing on the
whole thing (of the suit).
SPECIFICALLY: I want to remind you,....and you MUST distant yourself from the COP
being argued against by the perp who finds a Minor ERROR in police reports and
HARPS about it....I am specifically trying to remind you of the fact that I set the
small fire at the Ramsey House at about midnite....and I called your partner Gosage
at about noon the NEXT day. Yet, Jennifer Geddes, of the Ramsey's investigative
team came to the 755 addy EARLY in the morning, discovered the fire damge, called
Bryon Morgan, and THEY proceeded to close the door of the mailslot with a towell,
etc....(look at your own reports for more details, and Gosage's and Weinheimer's).
THERE is NO doubt about the fact that I DID IT, and was totally, and ONLY guilty of
doing it. BUT NOW, it MIGHT be germain that AFTER the fact, the ramsey's people
are DOCUMENTED to have discovered this action, and failed to call the police,
lawyers, and pi's FAILING to report a crime,...and that the police ONLY found out
thru my call to Det. Gosage at about 11:something a.m. Hours after discovery.
THIS is important: BUT I don NOT know if it IS important in your pending lawsuit.
Still, I thought it should be brought to your attention AGAIN. There may be OTHER
incidents I don't know about, that will come up in the suit, and I just felt like you
should be reminded of THIS. Because NOW, it doesn't HAVE the SHRILL effect of an
inmate harping about technicalities. I am WAY over the whole thing. But this incident
sticks in my craw, because it just SEEMS like the FIRST thing Morgan et al would do
is CALL the cops once they discovered the fire damage.
It should be further noted
that in the police reports GEDDES only FINALLY mentioned being in the r house earlier
because either YOU, Gpsage, or weinhiemer ASKED about: how could the person who
set this fire have closed the inside mail slot door. IMPOSSIBLE. SO, a report by one
of you says: "Later, geddes admitted she'd been in the house earlier and closed the
door with a towell to prevent spreading of evidence via wind." That is a broad quote,
but whatever the real quote is, it SAYS the exact same thing MEANINGWISE.
BJ,...aka,...ACANDY ROSE, can GET this stuff for you in 2 seconds if you ask her.
She's got YOUR reports stored away, and those of the other officers as well. They
are also on a site called REDD HERRING, I think. In any case, you SHOULD be able to
GET all the relevant reports of yourself and other officers about the fire incident via
subpeona...or....hell.....just ask Gosage. AGAIN:
I reiterate: I do NOT know the VALUE of this reminder, perhaps it is ZERO. BUT: I
thought you may be focusing on so many things we do not even KNOW about that
my CRAP could be LONG forgotten as useless to you, as it WAS useless in the
MURDER investigation. Your mind must have been clogged with all the details, and
the whole "colfax fire" thing could SO EASILY be a thing that you think of as my
personal problem BULLSHIT. BUT, in the MIDST of it, there IS this ONE bizarre and
unethical incident on THIER part.
My story on the time line of the fire has NEVER
changed, never will, and I would TOTALLY do polygraphs on the fact that I did it at
"about midnite",,,and that Gosage was TOTALLY flabbergasted when i called him at
11:something the next a.m. and told him about it. MEANWHILE: team ramsey was
CONTROLLING the evidence of the arson, and CHANGING the nature of it.
I do NOT actually expect anything to come of this,...but I felt like the possibility that
you had FORGOTTEN the GEDDES/Morgan/Ramsey KNOWLEDGE of the fire before the
cops knew, details, is so possible, that I thought you MUST be reminded. I am hoping
it fits other obfuscating patterns on THIER part., and MIGHT be of some use. I am
CERTAIN that ACANDYROSE can dig up MANY things I've written about this over the
YEARS, and never ONCE could the story waver. And so,...I wish you the best in your
defense of this lawsuit by the people that probably know the MOST about the murder
And, to the scaled down amount of readers ACR keeps in her stable,
(about 100, I think) I am asking YOU to email this to Steve Thomas, so his people
can decide whether or not it's of ANY use, and it may very well NOT be. All of the
above IS now a "thread", on ACR's forum. It's TRUE that I ahve SEEN Steve Thomas's
email addy on this forum, and MANY plugs for his defense fund. I COULD have emailed
him MYSELF. BUT, I figure he would DISTRUST me, and fear me abusing any response
he might make, and by this method, I can not even CLAIM that I've actually emailed
him about these events. etc ,,,etc....None of us have any way of knowing whether
this sort of thing IS of any use in the situation. But: one tries. I became kind of "old"
in the Ramsey aftermath,...nevr go outside, just work, and go home.
registered me to her forum knowing that I would know ho to find her after i got out
and had the keyboard in front of me. You can BET your ass that I would enjoy having
SOMETHING of my CRAP come relevant in showing the ramsey team for who they
are,....tho, this isn't a big public forum, I would take pride in having this come thru
ACR, and BEING of actual use. If I go back into "NEWS" I would probably lose my job.
But, this would be worth it.....because THEY are lying. I wish steve thomas would
COME to this forum, which does nothing but support him, AND: support it's own when
there are deaths and injuries in the families. i wonder if he even know YOU particular
net nuts exist............etc...etc.....