“It was just horrible,” the University of Colorado journalism professor told The Associated Press. “I cannot get the image out of my head.”
Investigators say e-mail correspondence and phone calls between Karr and Tracey over four years _ and specifically in the past several months _ are what prompted them to bring Karr to Boulder from Thailand and jail him on a murder warrant.
The case went out the window Monday after DNA tests ruled out Karr as a suspect in the 1996 slaying.
Tracey, who has produced three documentaries on the Ramsey case, said Karr’s claims simply could not be ignored.
“It was a situation where you didn’t quite know, but you had to err in that direction” of taking Karr seriously, said Tracey, who added that Karr first contacted him about four years ago because of the documentaries.