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.


1966 22 Years Old Ramsey joined the Navy in 1966, served as a Civil Engineer Corps officer in the Philippines for 3 years, and in an Atlanta reserve unit for an additional 8 years.


1989 45 Years Old In 1989, he formed the Advanced Product Group, one of three companies that merged to become Access Graphics. … Read More
1992 48 Years Old Ramsey's eldest daughter from his first marriage, Elizabeth Pasch Ramsey, died in a 1992 car accident at the age of 22. … Read More


In 1996, Access Graphics grossed over $1 billion, and he was named "Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce. … Read More


2004 60 Years Old In 2004 and 2008, Ramsey unsuccessfully campaigned for a seat in Michigan's House of Representatives. … 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
2006 62 Years Old John Ramsey's wife Patsy died in 2006 of ovarian cancer.
2008 64 Years Old On July 9, 2008, the Boulder County District Attorney's office announced that, as a result of newly developed DNA sampling and testing techniques known as Touch DNA analysis, the Ramsey family members were no longer considered suspects in the case. … Read More
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