Jonbenet Ramsey’s body was found on December 26, 1996. Her family was essentially the American Dream. Jonbenet was a toddler beauty queen; she was following in the steps of her mother (Patsy Ramsey) who was Miss West Virginia in 1977. Her father (John Ramsey) was President and Chief Executive Officer of Access Graphics, they were pretty rich. Jonbenet also had a brother named Burke Ramsey who was nine at the time of the murder, and who now lives in Charlevoix, MI. There is a ton of speculation of what happened the night of Jonbenet's murder. The murder was never solved, and it will probably remain that way. On that dreadful night (December 25, 1996), Patsy and John came home from a Christmas party and found Jonbenet asleep. They took her …show more content…
Some may find this piece of evidence not important, but the night of her death Jonbenet did wet the bed; Patsy HATED that Jonbenet was wetting her bed. That night she could’ve got so mad at her and accidentally did the deed. The ransom note was analyzed and Patsy’s writing was said to be a possible match to the note, but it was inconclusive. Patsy also found the note, which was placed on the back of the stairs (the part you see while walking up). This is odd because she claims to have found it while walking down the stairs and it would essentially be impossible for her to see the pages. As mentioned earlier Patsy was a beauty queen, could it be possible that she was jealous of her daughters …show more content…
What kind of murderer is comfortable taking their time writing a three page ransom note while the family sleeps and could wake up at any moment?
Evaluation - John Ramsey: I don’t believe John killed his daughter. He could’ve been told to go check the basement or maybe he was trying to see if his daughter was hiding. Lots of people find the bodies of a murder and are not the killer, but are thought of being the reason the body is there. As odd as it is that he found her in a room barely used he doesn’t have a motive. Also, the handwriting was found to definitely not be his. As for the raping the object that was used was said to be very small; like the size of the end of a paintbrush (which was never found). Therefore I don’t think John murdered Jonbenet.
Evaluation - Burke Ramsey: I don’t think Burke committed the crime either. Even though his behavior was odd. After the murder Burke was secluded from other children. He wasn’t able to develop his social skills like a normal child. During the interviews I believe he was nervous because he wasn’t exposed to anything like this before. Is it possible he could have killed her? Yes. I don’t presume that is the case
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Starting with Patsy going downstairs to make coffee like she always did. While walking down the stairs, Patsy noticed the ransom note waiting for her, explaining that if they followed directions they would safely get JonBenet back. When police officer Rick French arrived at the Ramsey home around 6 a.m. he did a search routine for what he thought was a kidnapping. “From the beginning [French thought] it was obvious that [he] was called to investigate what was initially reported as a kidnapping [which] allowed contamination of evidence that might have been found at the crime scene” (Church). When the police left to get the search warrant to search the house, Patsy called some of her friends to come over and grieve with them.
Nobody knows exactly what is true and what is not. In 2006 John Mark Karr was arrested after confessing to the murder of Ramsey, however, fingerprints did not match samples that were found. The police that discovered the body of Ramsey later on spoke that the parents of the victim were suspicious and didn't seem to react how you would think. This led to a family theory that Patsy Ramsey, mother of the little girl, accidentally killed JonBenet in a fit of rage after a bed-wetting
At the young age of six years old Jonbenet was a bed wetter. Her mother did not like when she would do that. The morning of December 26 Patsy found a three ransom note on the staircase inside their home. The ransom note demanded $118,000 for their daughters’ safe return. But, what the Ramsey’s did not know was that their daughter had already been
JonBenet Ramsey December 26th, 1996 in Boulder Colorado six years old beauty queen, JonBenet was murdered in her own home. The Ramsey family had went out for dinner at a friends house the night of Christmas. Once they arrived home, JonBenet was sent straight to bed. That was the last time Patsy and Jhon saw her alive. The next morning Patsy found a ransom note.
“During an afternoon search of their Colorado home, Jonbenét’s body was found by her father in the wine cellar, and she had been tied up and covered with a blanket” (Gordon, 5).. The police immediately brought the body to the autopsy to find any clues of who and how she died. “According to the autopsy, JonBenet had been struck on the head with an unknown object with enough force to knock her unconscious, before being strangled to death” (Solin). The autopsy doctor found DNA samples in the child's underwear and in her fingernails “The DNA left in a stain found in the child's underwear reportedly does not match DNA samples provided by dozens of family and
Perhaps even a family member of JonBenét Ramsey. It was around 5:00 a.m. on December 26, 1998, and Patsy walks down the stairs. She finds a two and a half page ransom note lying on one of the last three steps. This note is written with one of Patsy's notepads and a writing utensil in the home.
Along with the dead body left in the Ramseys basement there was a mysterious note left by the killer of Jonbenet. The note that was left shows that only either the Ramseys or someone close to their family could have done the crime (Osbourne 42). In the note it states Mr. Ramsey’s financial status, demanding $118,00 from the Ramseys. Investigators have been trying to link specific evidence to the note such as fingerprints and writing samples but no results are coming up.
Semen was found in JonBenet’s underwear and it was said that it was from the father or even 9-year-old Burke. When Patsy called 911 to report a missing persons report for JonBenet, there were voices heard in the background of the phone call found by in. A deep voice, believed to be the voice of John Ramsey, says, “We’re not speaking to you.” Patsy is then heard asking, “What did you do?! Help me, Jesus!”
Patsy’s left hand sample matched the ransom note closer than any other sample provided. If Burke did indeed kill his younger sister, Patsy wrote a forged ransom note to cover for her 9 year old son’s actions. If Burke didn’t kill JB, Patsy wrote the note to cover for someone else; herself. Many are led to believe that Patsy was scolding JonBenet when the situation became violent and Patsy pushed JonBenet into the tub causing her to hit her
JonBenet was the six-year-old daughter of Pasty and John Ramsey (Saferstein, 2015). This family, including JonBenet’s nine year old brother Burke, lived in Boulder, Colorado and sometime during December 25-26, 1996, JonBenet was murdered most likely inside the home (Saferstein, 2015). Pasty Ramsey maintains after a party with friends and family she put JonBenet to
John Ramsey was finally discharged by DNA evidence in 2003, but when the case reopened in 2010, Ramsey was once again questioned as well as the rest of the remaining family. Patsy was also a suspect. One theory that people believe is that Patsy was a “stage mother”. she was very angry at JonBenet because she said she no longer wanted to compete in pageants and her mother struck her in rage. Like her husband, Patsy Ramsey was indicted for first degree murder in 1999 but was also discharged by DNA evidence in 2003.
JonBenét might have heard her older brother in the kitchen causing her to follow him; when she sees Burke eating pineapple she gets one making him angry for grabbing something that was meant for him, I mean wouldn’t you get mad at your younger sibling touching something that’s yours? Burke gets angry and hits JonBenét on the head which caused the skull fracture found in the autopsy, he does have a history of hitting his sister with objects. In the autopsy report the doctor reported the object that caused the fracture on her skull was a flashlight, one was found in the basement but the Ramsey’s “don’t recall having a flashlight”. When the 911 recording was release the last few seconds are inaudible. In 2016 CBS created a 3-hour documentary called The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey where they release and enhance version of the last six second of the 911 call where three voices
When I looked at the handwriting of the ransom note and the handwriting of Patsy, there are some similarities, within the letters. Any individual can make their handwriting look sloppy, but there will always be similarities. I believe Patsy could have been irritated by something that JonBent could have possibly done, which caused Patsy to hit JonBent with a forceful object that could have caused serious brain damage. Instead of taking JonBent to the hospital she decide to stage a crime sense of a kidnap and murder instead. If Patsy did murder her daughter she got away with the
JonBenet was in several pageants and was known all over the nation for her glittery costumes and performances, by the time of her demise she had five titles to her name: Little Miss Colorado, Little Miss Charlevoix, Colorado state All-Star kids Covergirl, American Royal Miss, and National Tiny Miss Beauty(Worthen). On the morning of December 26, 1996, a call was received: 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). Upon completion of the report, it is clear that an examination of the unsolved murder is necessary. No stone will be left unturned; no avenues left unexplored.
Based on the research I have conducted, JonBenet Ramsey may have died as the result of an accident. The staging of the kidnapping and murder were over the top in a very theatrical way. The ransom note was two and a half pages long, written on a notepad with a felt tip marker, both found within the residence (Ross, 2013). The handwritten note would have taken an extraordinary period of time to write, an intruder just having committed a murder would not have taken the time nor the risk to dwell within the residence risking being discovered for that amount of time. A handwriting examination displayed similarities in the ransom letter penmanship and Patsy Ramsey’s penmanship.