Nevertheless, John and Patsy decided to contact the authorities, and about 6:00 a.m. two officers arrived on the scene. Although they searched the house, they 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 that the young girl had been kidnapped from her bed. Then, at 1:00 p.m., a detective instructed John to take a look around the house, keeping an eye out for anything unusual.