Nevertheless, John and Patsy opted to contact the authorities, and at about 6:00 a.m. two police officers arrived on the scene. But although they searched the house, the officers couldn’t find any indication of a break-in. Meanwhile, John, by then CEO of a billion-dollar company, began attempting to raise the cash.
At first, police focused on JonBenet’s bedroom as the scene of the crime, believing as they did that the young girl had been kidnapped from her bed. Then, however, at 1:00 p.m. a detective instructed John to take a look around the house while keeping an eye out for anything unusual.