Murder Ramsey
Murdered beauty pageant contestant
Murder Ramsey
JonBenét Patricia Ramsey was an American child beauty pageant queen who was murdered in her home in Boulder, Colorado, in 1996. The six-year-old's body was found in the basement of the family home nearly eight hours after she was reported missing. She had been struck on the head and strangled. The case remains unsolved, even after several grand jury hearings, and continues to generate public and media interest.
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Here Are The Many Movies Netflix And Amazon Bought At Sundance
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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Netflix Orders Its Very Own JonBenét Ramsey Documentary
The Huffington Post - about 2 months
As the unsolved murder case of 6-year-old JonBenét Ramsey marked its 20th anniversary last year, several TV specials aired in commemoration. Now, Netflix is joining in the true-crime obsession. The home of “Making a Murderer” snatched up worldwide rights to a JonBenét documentary by Australian director Kitty Green that’s set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this month.  More...
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What Does A Literary Novel For The True Crime Era Look Like?
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Twenty years ago, JonBenét Ramsey, 6-year-old daughter of a wealthy Colorado family, was murdered. Three months ago, CBS aired a documentary special about the case, which remains unsolved. The panel of investigators concluded that, though viewers should make up their own minds, the evidence pointed to her brother, Burke Ramsey, who was 9 years old at the time. This week, Burke Ramsey sued CBS for $750 million, claiming he suffered “permanent damage” to his reputation. CBS isn’t alone in searching for that true crime breakout hit to compete with investigative dramas like the first season of the podcast “Serial” or the documentary series “Making a Murderer” and “The Jinx.” The relentless hunt for details in cases like the Ramsey murder can become grotesque and exploitative, especially when no further truths are brought to light, but it’s rooted in an understandable human urge: When confronted with a horrific crime, we want to know everything, to make sense of it. Who did such a thin ...
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20 years later, JonBenet Ramsey murder remains unsolved. Why?
LATimes - about 2 months
This week marks 20 years since JonBenet Ramsey, a 6-year-old beauty queen, was brutally murdered in her family’s sprawling home in Boulder, Colo. Among law enforcement, the media and the public, theories abounded as to who the killer or killers were, with suspects ranging from JonBenet’s parents...
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WATCH: 20/20 12/16/16: The JonBenet Ramsey Case
ABC News - 2 months
Inside the Day JonBenet Ramsey Was Found Dead; Patsy and John Ramsey Deny Killing Their Daughter JonBenet; Where JonBenet Ramsey's Family Is Today
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The death of JonBenet: A case that's captivated the country for 20 years
CNN - 3 months
It's been 20 years since 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in her Boulder, Colorado, home.
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DNA cited to clear JonBenet Ramsey family in murder in question: report
Yahoo News - 4 months
The DNA analysis that prompted a Colorado prosecutor to exonerate the family of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey in her 1996 murder was not as clear cut as she portrayed it at the time, a newspaper reported on Friday. The Boulder Daily Camera, in conjunction with Denver television station KUSA-TV, said the results an outside laboratory conducted on DNA found in the slain girl’s clothing contained genetic markers from two people. The beaten and strangled body of JonBenet Ramsey was found in the basement of her parent’s Boulder, Colo. home on Dec. 26, 1996.
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The Trailer For Lifetime's JonBenét Ramsey TV Movie Is Peak Lifetime
Huffington Post - 5 months
After a brief infatuation with the O.J. Simpson trial, television’s true-crime wave has found another 20-year-old case to pick apart this fall. At least three networks have specials in the works to reexamine the tragic 1990s murder of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey, but Lifetime’s fictionalized TV movie “Who Killed JonBenét?” might just take the hate-watching cake.  Ramsey’s case has remained unsolved since the little girl was found beaten and strangled in her home in 1996. Unlike CBS’ miniseries “The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey,” which at least attempts to solve the murder with actual evidence (though it reaches dubious conclusions), Lifetime’s movie steers well clear of reality. It recreates Ramsey’s final days and the ensuing investigation into her murder with actors in the HIGHLY dramatic fashion we’ve come to expect from the network that gifted the world “Liz & Dick.” In the trailer, released on Friday, young actress Payton Lepinski, playing Ra ...
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TV shows explore shocking new theories on JonBenet Ramsey case - Fox News
Google News - 5 months
Fox News TV shows explore shocking new theories on JonBenet Ramsey case Fox News America will never forget how 6-year-old beauty pageant queen JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in the basement of her Boulder, Colo., home on Dec. 26, 1996. While the blonde girl's mother Patsy first reported her kidnapped, JonBenet's wealthy father ... Lawyer for JonBenet Ramsey's family calls CBS show 'disgusting'New York Daily News Burke Ramsey's Lawyer Plans to Sue CBS Over JonBenét Docu-Series: "He Will Be Haunted by These Accusations"E! Online JonBenét Ramsey's brother plans to sue CBS for 'false and heinous' TV series, lawyer saysBusiness Insider Yahoo News -International Business Times -New York Post -VICE all 90 news articles »
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The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey Investigators Name Who They Think Killed The Pageant Queen! - PerezHilton.com
Google News - 5 months
PerezHilton.com The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey Investigators Name Who They Think Killed The Pageant Queen! PerezHilton.com Well that's one theory! After the second night of CBS's documentary special, The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey, the team of investigators have come to their own conclusion on who they think killed JonBenét Ramsey! Related: Prince's Star-Studded Tribute ... 'The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey' Recap: Murder Experts Point Finger at Her Brother Burke RamseyUs Weekly 'The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey' Reveals Their Murder SuspectYahoo News 'The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey' Points to Single Murder Suspect, But Twitter Isn't SoldSFGate Bustle -The Hollywood Gossip -Huffington Post -Independent Journal Review all 253 news articles »
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Critic's Notebook: Trying to Make JonBenet Ramsey Must-See TV, Again
NYTimes - 6 months
The approach of the 20th anniversary of this Colorado girl’s murder prompts a barrage of programming, but why?
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What Newly Revealed Interrogation Tapes Reveal About JonBenet Ramsey's Brother
Huffington Post - 6 months
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Murder of JonBenét Ramsey
    CHILDHOOD
  • 1996
    Age 5
    No evidence has ever come to light that placed the then-married Alabama resident Karr near Boulder during the Christmas 1996 crime.
    More Details Hide Details Evidence linking Karr to the killing is highly circumstantial in nature. For instance, handwriting samples taken from Karr were said to match the ransom note. In particular, his way of writing the letters E, T and M were described by the media as being very rare. On July 9, 2008, the Boulder District Attorney's office announced that as a result of newly developed DNA sampling and testing techniques, the Ramsey family members are no longer considered suspects in the case. In light of the new DNA evidence, Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy gave a letter to John Ramsey the same day, officially apologizing to the Ramsey family: In January 2009, Stan Garnett, the new Boulder County D.A., stated he planned to take a fresh look at the case. On February 2, 2009, Boulder police Chief Mark Beckner announced that Garnett was turning the case over to his agency, and that his team would resume investigating the homicide. "Some cases never get solved, but some do," Beckner said. "And you can't give up."
    According to the testimony of Patsy Ramsey, on December 26, 1996, she discovered her daughter was missing after finding on the kitchen staircase a two-and-a-half-page ransom note demanding $118,000 for her safe return—almost the exact value of a bonus her husband had received earlier that year.
    More Details Hide Details Despite specific instructions in the ransom note that police and friends not be contacted, she telephoned the police and called family and friends. The local police conducted a cursory search of the house, but did not find any obvious signs of a break-in or forced entry. The note suggested that the ransom collection would be monitored and JonBenét would be returned as soon as the money was obtained. John Ramsey made arrangements for the availability of the ransom, which a friend, John Fernie, picked up that morning from a local bank. 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". John Ramsey and two of his friends started their search in the basement. After first searching the bathroom and "train room", the three of them went to a "wine cellar" room where Ramsey found his daughter's body covered in her special white blanket. She was also found with a nylon cord around her neck, her wrists tied above her head, and duct tape covering her mouth.
  • 1992
    Age 1
    JonBenét is buried at St. James Episcopal Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia; next to her mother, who died of cancer in 2006, and her half-sister Elizabeth Pasch Ramsey (daughter of John Ramsey and his first wife), who died in a 1992 car accident at the age of 22 with her boyfriend Matthew Derrington.
    More Details Hide Details We are a group of individuals that represent a small foreign faction. She is safe and unharmed and if you want her to see 1997, you must follow our instructions to the letter.You will withdraw $118,000.00 from your account. $100,000 will be in $100 bills and the remaining $18,000 in $20 bills. Make sure that you bring an adequate size attache to the bank. When you get home you will put the money in a brown paper bag. I will call you between 8 and 10 am tomorrow to instruct you on delivery. The delivery will be exhausting so I advise you to be rested. You will also be denied her remains for proper burial. The two gentlemen watching over your daughter do not particularly like you so I advise you not to provoke them. Speaking to anyone about your situation, such as Police, F.B.I., etc., will result in your daughter being beheaded. If we catch you talking to a stray dog, she dies. If you alert bank authorities, she dies. If the money is in any way marked or tampered with, she dies. You will be scanned for electronic devices and if any are found, she dies. You can try to deceive us but be warned that we are familiar with law enforcement countermeasures and tactics. Follow our instructions and you stand a 100% chance of getting her back.You and your family are under constant scrutiny as well as the authorities.
  • 1990
    Born
    Ramsey was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 6, 1990.
    More Details Hide Details When she was nine months old, the family relocated to Boulder, Colorado. Her first name was a portmanteau of her father's first and middle names, John Bennett; her middle name was the first name of her mother, the late Patricia "Patsy" Ramsey. JonBenét was enrolled by her mother in a variety of different beauty pageants in several states. Patricia Ramsey funded some of the contests that JonBenét participated in, as well as rock climbing and violin lessons. Her active role in pageants was highly scrutinized by media following the murder.
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