Christmas 1996 was a beautiful time for the Ramsey family. John, Patsy, Burke, and JonBenet (Named after her father). They lived in Boulder Colorado They celebrated with gifts and parties. They had even planned to leave on vacation, to go visit more family and then go on a Disney Cruise.
Patsy was in remission from ovarian cancer.
John’s eldest daughter from a previous marriage, Elizabeth, had died in a car accident 5 years prior.
The Ramsey’s were well off, they had a decent amount of money, their home had recently been a part of an open house tour for charity.
JonBenet was a pageant contestant, which would push her case high in the media, but it was JonBenet herself who actually pushed to be in the pageants, she liked it. Her parents thought of it just like any kid playing soccer, or any other sport.
The house did have an alarm system, however it had been turned off because the kids kept setting it off accidentally.
December 26, 1996 Patsy went to wake the children, only to find the JonBenet wasn’t in her bed. She headed down the staircase to look for her when she found the ransom note on the stairs.
Read ransom note, so many questions on ransom note:
The amount, 118,000 dollars was the amount of a bonus he’d recently gotten, so he would have that much money liquid in his account.
SBTC a group of individuals that represent a small foreign faction?
The Word Beheaded… strong… scary, and not actually the way she will die.
Is the not a mislead, distraction, or real?
The paper came from inside the house and it is suspected their may be a first draft.
The 911 call came at 5:52 am
Play/read 911 call.
No call ever came, they waited and waited, eventually growing anxious John searched the house again and that is when he himself found the body…. did she die when the police were called?
He moved the body a bit, removed the duct tape from her mouth and tried to loosen the cord around her wrists.
The autopsy revealed that JonBenét had been killed by strangulation and a skull fracture. The official cause of death was “asphyxia by strangulation associated with craniocerebral trauma.
There wasn’t a ton of blood… where was the blood from the wound. Was she already dead or near dead from the strangulation and that’s why? And if not where did the blood go?
There was blood in her panties and a small stain. There was also some DNA from under her fingernails, which didn’t match anyone in the house.
There were strange marks on her face on the right side of her neck and face that could have possibly been a taser.
Broken window in the basement, though John said he had done it a few months before and hadn’t repaired it yet.
Many people have confessed over the years, but none made sense so I’m not going to focus a whole lot on them.
Patsy died of Cancer in June of 2006
John remarried in 2011