Lou Smit

 

 

Age: 75

 

Summary: longtime police detective who first investigated, then supported the parents of 6-year-old murdered beauty queen Jon-Benet Ramsey when she was found beaten and strangled in the basement of her Boulder, Colorado home on December 26, 1996 but who later resigned because he thought authorities were wrongly focusing on the parents as the culprits, in which the case has never been solved.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: April 14, 1935

 

Died: August 11, 2010

 

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado