JonBenet Patricia Ramsey was in pageants and by all accounts loved them. She loved to sing, dance, and entertain any chance she got. She was a child who loved life and was very happy. She was born August 6th, 1990 in Atlanta, Georgia to parents John Benet and Patricia Patsy Ramsey. She had an older brother named Burke. Patricia “Patsy” Ramsey was former Miss West Virginia and battled cancer off and on her whole life until 2006 when she passed away. John Ramsey was a successful businessman. The family’s world was shattered when JonBenet was murdered just six years after her birth. You can listen to 1360 KHNC’s new upcoming podcast Momma Kirby’s Murder Mysteries on JonBenet Ramsey’s murder case.
A 911 call came in around 6 am the morning after Christmas. Patsy Ramsey begged the dispatcher to send the police because her daughter had been kidnapped. She gave the dispatcher a few details about the ransom note she held in her hands. Officers showed up to the scene quickly and began looking for JonBenet. Her body was found by her father and his friend Fleet White after the police had already searched the home twice. JonBenet was bludgeoned, strangled, and sexually assaulted resulting in her death on Christmas night 1996.
The police at the time didn’t have proper resources and stayed focused on the Ramsey family as suspects. The media took this case and ran wild with it resulting in the world crucifying the Ramseys in the court of public opinion before they were ever looked at by a Grand Jury. The Grand Jury voted to indict the Ramseys for helping cover up their child’s brutal murder. The D.A. asked famous homicide detective Lou Schmitt to investigate the murder. He believed that the Ramsey’s were not responsible. This led to the D.A. saying they did not have enough evidence to indict the Ramseys. If you would like more information about evidence related to both theories you should check out my podcast Momma Kirby’s Murder Mysteries. I present the evidence in unsolved cases and allow you to make your own assumptions. I am using my voice to make sure victims of unsolved homicides are never forgotten.
The Hunt for JonBenet’s Killer Continues
Lou Schmitt’s family continues to investigate JonBenet’s case. The case is currently still open with the Boulder Police Department. A D.A. exonerated the family in 2008 two years after Patsy Ramsey lost her battle with cancer. On her deathbed she asked Lou Schmitt to catch JonBenet’s killer. She also made arrangements for Burke Ramsey in the event someone ever accused him of killing his sister. During a hearing for a lawsuit against an investigator, who theorized Burke had killed his sister on a documentary about the case, Burke Ramsey’s lawyer told the judge he had promised Patsy on her deathbed he would defend Burke against accusations all the way to a court of law. The only known arrest for the murder of JonBenet Ramsey was a man who was later found to be someone who just wanted some sort of sick fame. Over the years many theories have come out surrounding JonBenet’s death. What do you think happened?