For over 20 years, millions of Americans have been following the twisted and unsolved murder of six-year old beauty contestant JonBenet Ramsey. Christmas of 1996 brought terror to Boulder, Colorado as the world watched the crime scene unfold as Little Miss Colorado was found strangled in the basement of her family’s home. Pieces from the brutal murder such as a lengthy ransom note are unheard of, leaving the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) shocked. Two decades later, the case remains a mystery due to police mishap, mishandled evidence, and an abundance of conspiracy theories. Suspicions have ranged from her parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, to the outrageous, Santa Claus. One of the more credible theories is that JonBenet’s brother, Burke,
JonBenet Ramsey who was a young loving beauty queen of Colorado, who’s live was taken way too early. JonBenet was murdered in her home in Boulder Colorado on December 26, 1996 at the age of six. After completing my research, I was able to make a prediction of who I believed murdered the incent child, and it did not take much research to see the mistakes made by the Boulder Police Department.
According to statistics, 92 percent of kids who are murdered at their house are killed by someone in their family (Newton, The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes, 313). This suggests the same for JonBenet’s death. When police arrived at the Ramsey home to investigate, the noticed the “peculiarities in the behavior of the grieving parents” and the fact that Patsy had on full makeup and her hair was nicely done (Newton 313). After further investigation of the evidence, the detectives uncovered that the ransom note was written with a pen and paper from Patsy Ramsey’s home office. Oddly enough, the strange amount of money that was demanded in the ransom was identical to John Ramsey’s bonus check (young jonbenet) The next pieces of the theory account to JonBenet’s 9 year old brother, Burke. Both Patsy and John claim that Burke was asleep in his room for the entire time. Yet he is clearly heard in the background of the 911 call saying “what did you find” (Was child beauty queen JonBenet murdered by brother?) Based on all of these facts, her family being involved in her murder remains a
"Ramsey, JonBenét, Murder of (1996)." Crimes of the Centuries: Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History, edited by Steven Chermak and Frankie Y. Bailey, vol. 2, ABC-CLIO, 2016, pp. 648-650. Gale Virtual Reference Library, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/CX6482900380/GVRL?u =edmo 59604&sid=GVRL&xid=4830322b. Accessed 1 Feb.
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. She dialed 911 immediately. When police arrived, they found no evidence of forced entry and no JonBenet. Hours later police asked Mr.Ramsey to search the house. That is when Jhon Ramsey found his daughter dead in a room in the basement.
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 White family was the Ramsey’s neighbors, they lived within steps of one another. While, at the party Jonbenet had fell asleep and she had not eaten anything. So, when they got home her mother put her into her bed upstairs. On December 26, 1996 in Boulder, Colorado Jonbenet was murdered in her home. Detectives are classifying this murder as a homicide. 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
One case that has been recently brought to the public, was the intruding of local dump owner, Michael Helgoth. 26 at the time, Michael allegedly killed JonBenet simply because he was a perverted psychopath and was in search for money. “A legendary homicide cop, uncovered clues indicating that Helgoth and two to three accomplices went to the Ramsey home… shocked her with a stun gun, bound her wrists tightly with a cord, gagged her with duct tape…used an expertly tied garrote to strangle her so tightly her hair ripped out. (Haley)” Another idea that was broadcast to the media was the public confession of John Mark Karr. John was a sex offender in his mid 40’s who confessed to raping and accidentally killing JonBenet Ramsey in her basement. “...We know that in the last 12 hours the Thailand police trotted him out before the media in Bangkok, where he confessed to the murder in front of the press and claimed it was an accident.(Day to Day)” He claimed he was in love with JonBenet and that the death was unintentional, however none of his confession matched any of the DNA evidence provided. Although these cases are questionable and intriguing, police are led to believe the intruder knew JonBenet. According to forensics, JonBenet had her favorite food, pineapple in her digestive system just a few hours before her death. This
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
After looking at all of the evidence provided by the JonBenet Ramsey murder case, and it’s suspects, John and Patsy Ramsey, John Mark Karr, and Burke Ramsey, all the evidence points to Burke Ramsey as the killer.
Six-year-old, JonBenet Ramsey was an award winning beauty pageant queen with a promising future, until she was brutally murdered on December 26, 1996 in the basement of her Boulder, Colorado home. The perennial Ramsey case has remained unsolved for over twenty years. Some theories suggest that the case has remained unsolved because of police missteps, while other theories point to family members or extreme media coverage of the case that pressured the investigators to pursue the case hastily, resulting in sloppy work. Though there are many theories about who killed JonBenet and how, the theory of her brother, Burke, makes the most logical sense.
“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
When the police first arrived onto the scene of the murder, the child had not been found yet. They started to do a deeper look into the house when all of a sudden John comes up from the basement stairs carrying JonBenet’s dead body, despite being told if he did find anything to leave in its original placement. Obviously ignoring these orders, John even ripped off the piece of duct tape from JonBenet’s mouth. When John covered her dead body with a blanket and laid her down, this caused him to destroy some vital evidence that could've been found if he had not removed her from her original stance in the basement. The first police officer to arrive at the crime, Linda Ardndt, spoke out to the public about John’s strange behavior the day of the murder. She talked about how instead of grieving, John was trying to book a flight for Atlanta for the next day. When questioned about this in an interview, John defended himself by saying that the police had asked him and his family to leave their home. Now onto the sexual abuse rumors that John was accused of. There is no evidence concluding that John actually did commit sexual acts on his six year old, but in JonBenet’s autopsy reports, signs of sexual abuse did show
The Ramsey family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and published a memoir, The Death of Innocence, in 2000 to counter the media persecution they felt it had ruined their lives. Patsy Ramsey died June 24, 2006 of ovarian cancer at the age of 49. In July 2008, new “touch DNA” technology cleared all members of JonBenet Ramsey’s family in the 1996 killing. Boulder, County District Attorney Mary Lacy formally apologized in a letter to John Ramsey for the cloud of suspicion his family had lived under for nearly 12 year (JonBenet Ramsey, n.d.).