Fleet White, former family friend of the Ramseys, seen in a Boulder courtroom last fall, is asking a judge to compel Boulder police to release
Fleet White, former family friend of the Ramseys, seen in a Boulder courtroom last fall, is asking a judge to compel Boulder police to release investigative records. (Jeremy Papasso / Daily Camera)

Fleet and Priscilla White, the Boulder couple who were in John and Patsy Ramsey's home the day 6-year-old JonBenet's body was discovered, have gone to court once again seeking records of a police investigation into a California woman's allegations that cast suspicion on the Whites.

The motion filed in Boulder District Court on Monday asks a judge to order Boulder police Chief Mark Beckner to show cause as to why the records should not be released to the Whites. If a judge grants the order, Beckner would have to present his case to a judge or release the records to the Whites.

The Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act requires the court to conduct a hearing on such a lawsuit "at the earliest practical time."

No hearing has yet been set in the case.

The Daily Camera in February 2000 reported that a 38-year-old woman told then-District Attorney Alex Hunter that, when she was young, she had been ritually and sexually abused in a manner similar to the way may have JonBenet Ramsey died. Her body was found Dec. 26, 1996.

The woman's claims drew attention because she said she knew John and Patsy Ramsey through Fleet White. Boulder police investigated the claims, but in May 2000 said they found no connection between the Ramsey case and the California woman's allegations.

The Whites first sued in 2002 for the release of the records in that investigation, but after reviewing seven "items" relevant to the case, a Boulder judge only released two interview transcripts, according to the complaint.

The Whites also sent letters to Beckner requesting the records in 2011 and again earlier this year, but Beckner denied both requests, citing the 2002 ruling.

In January, Beckner released a statement exonerating the Whites of any involvement in JonBenet's death.

It was the Whites' third public exoneration in the case.

Contact Camera Staff Writer Mitchell Byars at 303-473-1329, byarsm@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/mitchellbyars.