Twenty years later the case of JonBenet Ramsey is still unsloved. In August, 2016 former police chief Mark Beckner held an AMA,ask me anything, on Reddit. Beckner was asked questions about the Ramsey case and was unaware that his answers were available to the world. The ask me anything session on Reddit sparked the reopening of the case.
The JonBenet Ramsey's case has received groundbreaking publicity since existing. Several factors have played a part in the controversy over who really killed JonBenet. It has led to many theories and stumbling blocks of who DNA was found at the scene of crime over the years. The issue continues to focus on the Ramsey family. Based on research, JonBenet's father, John, and brother Burke stands out from the rest as the killer. I strongly believe that JonBenet's brother Burke initiated the murder and the father John finished it. Burke's mental capacity is questionable due to his jealousy of his sister. At times, he would exhibit rambling speech and admit to the crime. Another factor that Burke is the primary killer is that JonBenet's autopsy
The autopsy concluded she died from strangulation and head trauma (Death of a Six, 2017). It is unknown what caused her fractured skull. JonBenet was found dead with her wrists tied above her head and duct tape covering her mouth. The makeshift garrote constructed with a busted wooden handle from a paintbrush and cord was still around her neck. The sophistication of the knots suggests that whoever constructed the garrote had superior knowledge in working with line (Death of a Six, 2017). The medical examiner also stated rape was not indicated from the autopsy; however, sexual assault may have been a factor. The autopsy showed JonBenet had consumed pineapple before being murdered (Death of a Six, 2017). Investigators believe JonBenet died somewhere between 10pm on Christmas and 6am the following morning. Due to the decomposition of her body, it’s believed it was closer to 10pm (Death of a Six,
The police investigating the crime said that the way the body was placed seemed like a cover-up for the crime, but could have also been moved by the father who found and picked her up, and that the ransom note was staged by Patsy Ramsey. In 2002 the DA reinvestigated the case, this time they looked at people that were not related to JonBenet as suspects. In 2008 the DA sent out an apology letter to the ramseys declaring that the family was completely cleared from the crime, and in February 2009 the Boulder Police reopened the investigation. There are two main theories about who killed JonBenet Ramsey one of the two is the Intruder Theory, Smits Theory was a theory that someone had broken into the ramseys
The unsolved murder of the six year old beauty queen, JonBenet Ramsey has left the nation shocked and heartbroken even 20 years later. With the lack of verification from police, citizens from all around the world have resulted in making eyebrow raising speculations all on their own.
Patsy Ramsey had called police early that morning to report JonBenét missing. Patsy had found a ransom note demanding $118,000 and promising that the kidnappers would contact the Ramseys before 10:00 a.m.( Puffer-Rothenberg) she was found strangled with a fractured skull in the basement of her parents home hours after the kidnappers did not call (Puffer-Rothenberg).
JonBenet Ramsey was a child beauty queen who was the star of many beauty pageants at her age. To many close relatives and family friends she was seen as a very intelligent young girl for her age and was very bright. On December 26, 1996 the young child star was found murdered in her family’s basement. Many people have different opinions on who is the murderer based on different aspects of the mystery. Because of false accusations and mysterious clues that do not add up, the killer of Jonbenet Ramsey still remains unknown.
The police investigation began instantly as a child abduction case, but soon took a turn for the worse when Jonbenet’s father, John Ramsey found her dead in the basement of her own house. “She was lying on the cold cement floor of the wine cellar with blood and bruises on her head, and a cord around her neck” (Agrawal). Immediately the child abduction case turned into that of a cold blooded murder. “The police should have done a better job controlling the crime scene from the begining” (Adams). With John Ramsey picking up his daughter’s dead body, and family friends walking around the house all morning, the chances of finding any evidence within the house was diminished. For months police looked nonstop to any clues that would lead them to find Jonbenet's murderer. Unfortunately, 21 years later, the case was never solved and justice was never brought to Jonbenet
On Christmas of 1996, in a quiet neighborhood in Boulder, Colorado, a beauty queen was murdered. JonBenet Ramsey was found strangled in the basement of her parents’ home, but there were no eyewitnesses to this awful crime that occurred. The only piece of evidence that was found was a three-page ransom note that was found on their staircase. JonBenet Ramsey was a six-year-old pageant girl that was found murdered in her parents’ home in Boulder, Colorado, on December 26, 1996. Ramsey’s trial still remains unsolved; John Mark Karr was thought to be the killer but evidence showed that he was not. Also, there is an intruder theory with the Ramsey case; but the mystery still unfolds in this lifetime of mystery.
On the morning of December 26, 1996, Jonbenét Ramsey, a 6-year-old beauty pageant queen, was pronounced kidnapped in an emergency 911 call. Later that day, Jonbenét Ramsey was found dead in her family’s home in Boulder, Colorado. The case was flourishing among the media, following every step of the case. Eventually, the story would expand within the entire United States. The initial investigation was extensive, however, the killer was not found. Today, the world still doesn’t know who had killed Jonbenét Ramsey or why. People have speculated whether an intruder had killed Jonbenét Ramsey, or someone within the family. With all of the evidence that was presented in The Case of: Jonbenét Ramsey, it could be inferred that the person who killed Jonbenét
Based on my research, I have come a conclusion that Burke, John, and Patsy Ramsey played apart in JonBenet’s murder. Burke Ramsey, JonBenet’s brother who was inside the residence after returning home with his parents from Christmas dinner with friends, may have accidentally knocked his sister JonBenet Ramsey unconscious over the head with a flashlight during a feud over a bowl of pineapples. (Augenstein, 2016) Burke was not asleep upon returning home as John and Patsy reported to the Boulder’s Detectives. Boulder’s Detectives noticed in the kitchen during their investigation a flashlight on the counter top possibly a weapon used to strike JonBenet in the head. According to the autopsy, JonBenet received a fracture to the skull from a blunt
What many people don’t know about Karr was that he was wanted as a fugitive of child pornography charges, and as Klatell(2009) claims, “ He strived to impress future employers with a record of wide accomplishments preparing young lives, for a “successful future.” Karr, was also a man who married teenagers two times and one of them was just thirteen at the time, but later both of them declared that it was by force. Much doubt and suspicion is put out there by his dark and gloomy background; Though Karr did say in his own words, “ I was with JonBenet when she died, her death was an accident.” When asked if he was innocent of the crime, Karr said “ No.” On August 16, 2008, with the help of British Intelligence, Royal Thai authorities, and the U.S department of homeland security, they were able to track down John Karr, in Bangkok, Thailand, where he had traveled to from the U.S to escape child pornophraphy charges in California. A few months after this confession, Boulder County district attorney Mary Lacy issued a formal apology to John and Patsy Ramsey for the suspicion his family had lived with. Alfano (2006) states that as Karr was being escorted by the U.S and Thai authorities to pick up his belongings, he
The year of 1996 started out extraordinarily for the Ramsey family. John Ramsey's company grossed more than $1 billion and they were eminent in his community of Boulder, Colorado. JonBenet had been in her town's local Christmas parade on a float with her name on the side about a week earlier (Casarez). Little did the Ramsey family know that this holiday season, a horrific event would occur that would forever change their lives. Evidence was left on the third step of the Ramsey’s staircase; a ransom note demanding $118,000 for the return of JonBenet. Only eight hours after she had been reported missing, John Ramsey discovered his daughter wrapped up in her favorite blanket in the furthest corner of his basement (“JonBenet”). She
“The six-year-old beauty pageant queen was found murdered in her Boulder, Colorado, home on December 26, 1996.” (Library) Boulder City, Colorado had never experienced a murder ever in their city before, which is a huge reason to why it is undiscovered who murdered it. Since 1996, it has been a huge question as to who killed JonBenet Ramsey. Was it someone in her house like her mother, father or brother? Someone who was in the same loop as her modeling and pageant career? Or could it have even been someone who was just a murderer and was after a little 6-year-old girl. Based off of the clues that were given from detectives on Jon Benet’s case, it is clear that
“There. We have a, there’s a note left and our daughter’s gone.” Were Patsy Ramsey's words while on the phone, reporting her six year old daughter’s disappearance to 911 at 5:52 a.m. on Christmas day in 1996. The missing six year old girl was JonBenet Ramsey. When she was found murdered, it was obvious she suffered from various injuries. Including being strangled by a rope around her neck, sexual assault, and other minor injuries. Meanwhile in the case of the unsolved murder of JonBenet, scientists continue to work toward answers using forensic science to discover unknown DNA, observing the unusual ransom note left behind at the scene, and even having theories with evidence of their own for who could be responsible.