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John Mark Karr, the guy who was famously arrested in Thailand and brought to Boulder after falsely confessing to killing JonBenét Ramsey in 2006, is allegedly now a woman, according to Inside Edition, which leaves many questions unanswered.
IE shows a photo of Karr and another picture of what appears to be a woman, claiming the latter is the first photo of Karr as a woman from his Facebook page. IE also claims Karr has changed his name to Alexis Reich, the conclusion of a long gender-changing process that Karr allegedly began in 2006 (the year in which this mug shot was taken) by taking female hormones.
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Usually such rumors spread like wildfire in cyberspace, but yesterday there seemed to be fewer takers than usual for such a salacious bit. Westword links to IE’s piece but with a heavy dose of skepticism that almost reads like a disclaimer.
“Inside Edition isn’t the most transparent of journalistic operations,” the newsweekly writes. “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.”