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John Ramsey: Patsy knew police were close to arrest

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BOULDER, Colo.  - JonBenet Ramsey's father says he and his wife had talked to law enforcement about the suspect who's now under arrest. In a statement issued by his lawyer, John Ramsey doesn't name the individual. But he says his wife, Patsy, was "aware that authorities were close to making an arrest" when she died in June from ovarian cancer.

He says they'd talked to the Boulder, Colorado, district attorney about the suspect, though the statement doesn't indicate when that discussion took place. John Ramsey says that had his wife lived to see this day he has no doubt she would've been as pleased as he is.

Ramsey also thanked law enforcement -- singling out Boulder District Attorney Mary Lacy. But reflecting the tabloid story that his daughter's death had become, Ramsey says he wants to let the criminal justice system see this through, to -- quote -- "avoid feeding the type of media speculation that my wife and I were subjected to for so many years."

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