Detective Lou Smit
"In March 1997, three months after the brutal murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, the Boulder, Colo., district attorney decided to get help in solving the crime. He turned to Lou Smit, a seasoned Colorado Springs homicide detective who'd recently retired. Smit had a reputation as a no-nonsense "evidence man", a dogged investigator who often solved complex murders after others had given up.
Smit's job was to examine the police theory that one or both of JonBenet's parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, were involved in
the crime. As Smit began reviewing the evidence, he instead became convinced
that someone had broken into the house and murdered JonBenet
while her family slept. At odds with the police, who continued to pursue the
parents, Smit was kept to the sidelines, and resigned in protest in September
Dan Glick, Newsweek March 20, 2000