Murder of JonBenet Ramsey

JonBenet Ramsey, a lovely girl that at a very young age, started to take part in beauty pageants. When she was six, she found murdered in the basement of her family home, just a few hours after her parents reported her missing, or rather kidnapped. The case baffled the police from the beginning and, to this day, is still a mystery.

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Murder of JonBenet Ramsey

Ransom note

JonBenet Patricia Ramsey was six-year-old girl living with her parents in house in Boulder, Colorado. She had an older brother, Burke and from very young age her mother begun to en-roll her in beauty pageants in several states. JonBenet Ramsey went on to win the titles of America’s Royale Miss, Li...

Murder of JonBenet Ramsey

JonBenet is found

In the afternoon of the same day, Boulder Police Detective Linda Arndt asked Fleet White, a friend of the Ramseys, to take John Ramsey and search the house for anything unusual that could help with the investigation. John Ramsey and two of his friends started their search in the basement of the buil...

Murder of JonBenet Ramsey

The murderer confesses

In 2006 surprising change has developed in the investigation - 41-year-old John Mark Karr suddenly confessed to killing JonBenet in e-mails that were sent to Michael Tracey, a journalism professor at the University of Colorado. Police tracked down the source of the e-mails and Karr was apprehended i...

Murder of JonBenet Ramsey facts

Murder of JonBenet Ramsey

Unusual crime scene details

Other part of the broken handle of paintbrush was found among the Patsy Ramsey’s art supplies, but there is a part of that handle that was never found in or around the house. According to experts the construction of the garrotte required a certain knowledge of knots. Autopsy also revealed that Jon...

Murder of JonBenet Ramsey

Media speculations

For many years media suggested (and probably the police was following the same hypothesis) that JonBenet was killed by her mother. Patsy Ramsey was suppose to injure her child in a fit of rage after the girl had wet her bed on the same night, and then proceeded to kill her either in rage or rather t...

Murder of JonBenet Ramsey theories

Murder of JonBenet Ramsey

Filicide theory

The police from beginning suspected the parents to be responsible for the death of JonBenet. It is the most common in police practice that in cases of murder the first step is to check the family, especially since the statistics show that in most of the cases someone in family is the killer. Fact...

Murder of JonBenet Ramsey

Kidnapping goes wrong theory

In many ways the death of JonBenet Ramsay is similar to kidnapping of Lindbergh baby - the child was taken from the family house, the child died on the day of kidnapping, there was a ransom note found on the crime scene, the ransom note included words that were misspelled, there was heavy media cove...

Murder of JonBenet Ramsey

Inexperienced intruder theory

John E. Douglas, former head of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit, was hired by the Ramsey family to review the case and in his opinion the most likely theory is the kidnapping attempt made by the inexperienced, most probably young, intruder. Facts that are supporting the theory: - ...

Murder of JonBenet Ramsey

Close person theory

This theory is in fact mixture of the other theories, but it would explain some of the elements that do not fit the evidence in other theories. In other version the parents or the complete stranger, most probably young man, were behind the murder, but some of the evidence may suggest that the kidnap...

Murder of JonBenet Ramsey

Paedophile network theory

Some of the authors suggest that since JonBenet often took part in beauty pageants she was target for paedophile network and they were behind the kidnapping. Facts that are supporting the theory: - JonBenet did took part in many beauty pageants often wearing make up and "grown-up" clo...

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