Remember John Mark Karr? The man who briefly became a notorious in 2006 thanks to CU professor Michael Tracy's suspicion that he'd murdered Boulder tot JonBenét Ramsey? Well, he's b-a-a-a-ck.
Make that she's back -- at least according to Inside Edition, which is reporting that Karr has changed sexes and is now known as "Alexis Reich."
Inside Edition isn't the most transparent of journalistic operations. It presents a photo from what's described as Karr's Facebook page, but it doesn't include a link -- and no page listed under either Karr or Reich turned up with this image during a search conducted moments ago. Moreover, the IE piece mentions court documents that aren't supplied, either. So what's the best way to determine if the report is accurate? Maybe we should ask Michael Tracy.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.