John Bennett Ramsey

John Bennett Ramsey

Father of Murder Victim
Born Dec 7, 1943

John Bennett Ramsey is the father of homicide victim JonBenét Ramsey. He was the first to discover JonBenét's body in the wine cellar of the Ramseys' 15-room home in Boulder, Colorado, on December 26, 1996, just hours after her murder.

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    Jon Benet Ramsey Indictment Released (Update)
    Huffington Post - Oct 25, 2013
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    Jon Benet Ramsey Murder Case: Judge To Release Secret Indictment Of Parents John And Patsy Ramsey
    Huffington Post - Oct 23, 2013
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    John Ramsey Opposes Release Of Secret Indictment In Jon Benet Murder Case
    Huffington Post - Oct 21, 2013
  • Abuse Of Lighter Fluid 'is Killing Record Numbers'
    Guardian (UK) - Jul 27, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of John Bennett Ramsey.


1943 Birth Born on December 7, 1943.


1992 48 Years Old Ramsey's eldest daughter, Elizabeth Pasch Ramsey, from his first marriage died in a 1992 car accident at the age of 22.


Ramsey was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Mary Jane (née Bennett) and James Dudley "Jay" Ramsey. His net worth was reported at $6.4 million as of May 1, 1996. … Read More


2005 61 Years Old Ramsey reportedly began dating Beth Holloway, the mother of Natalee Holloway, an Alabama student who disappeared during a 2005 high school graduation trip to Aruba. … Read More
Ramsey's wife Patsy died June 24, 2006 of ovarian cancer.
2008 64 Years Old However, in July 2008 John and Patsy Ramsey were officially cleared of the death by the Boulder District Attorney's office, based on new DNA evidence collected from JonBenet's clothing; this particular DNA analysis did not exist at the time of the killing. … Read More
2011 67 Years Old 1 More Event
On July 21, 2011, John Ramsey married fashion designer Jan Rousseaux after meeting her at a wedding in Denver in 2009.
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