DEADLOCK IN BOULDER

THE D.A. AND THE POLICE ARE STILL AT ODDS IN THE SMALL CITY WHERE EVERYONE KNOWS EVERYONE ELSE AND MURDER IS AN UNEXPECTED INTRUSION

Behind the heavy wooden furniture and between the shelves stacked with law books in the office of Alex Hunter, district attorney of Boulder, Colo., there are three familiar images: a bust of Abraham Lincoln, a sketch of John F. Kennedy--and a photograph of JonBenet Ramsey.

Last week Hunter sat at ease, that photograph behind his right shoulder, and in a rare interview acknowledged to TIME that he had received "thousands" of letters about JonBenet, many of them from people who are "very sad and angry" that the killer or killers of the six-year-old have not been brought to justice. "I know...

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