Who Killed JonBenet
- Me, Myself, and I
- This site was created as a memorial to preserve the memory and life of JonBenét Ramsey. JonBenét was found murdered in her parents upscale home in Boulder, Colorado (US) eight hours after being reported missing by her mother, Patsy Ramsey. JonBenet's murder sparked world-wide attention, placing JonBenet's family in the media spotlight. With no supects arrested outside of the family, the Ramseys remained under an "umbrella of suspicion" in the eyes of the general public and the police.
12 years after the death of six year old JonBenét and still no justice is brought for this innocent child.
Rest in peace JonBenét, justice is still to come.
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In December 2003, forensic investigators extracted enough material from a mixed blood sample found on JonBenét's underwear to establish a DNA profile. The DNA belongs to an unknown male. The DNA was submitted to the FBI's Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), a database containing more than 1.6 million DNA profiles, mainly from convicted felons. The sample has yet to find a match in the database, although it continues to be checked for partial matches on a weekly basis.
Later investigations also discovered that there were more than 100 burglaries in the Ramseys' neighborhood in the months before JonBenét's murder, and that 38 registered sex offenders were living within a two-mile (3 km) radius of the Ramseys' home - an area that encompasses half the population of the city of Boulder - but that none of the sex offenders had any involvement in the murder.
On August 16, 2006, 41-year-old John Mark Karr, a former schoolteacher, confessed to the murder while being held on child pornography charges from Sonoma County, California. Authorities reportedly tracked him down using the Internet after he sent e-mails regarding the Ramsey case to Michael Tracey, a journalism professor at the University of Colorado. Once apprehended, he confessed to being with JonBenét when she died, stating that her death was an accident. When asked if he was innocent, he responded, "No."
However, Karr's DNA did not match that found on JonBenét Ramsey's body. On August 28, 2006, prosecutors announced that no charges would be filed against him for the murder of JonBenét Ramsey. In early December 2006, Department of Homeland Security officials reported that federal investigators were continuing to explore whether Karr had been a possible accomplice in the killing.
No evidence has ever come to light that placed the then-married Alabama resident Karr near Boulder during the Christmas 1996 crime. 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 technique for writing the letters E, T and M were described by the media as being very rare.
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The bristle end of the paint brush was found in a tub of Patsy Ramsey's art supplies, but the bottom third was never located despite extensive searching of the house by law enforcement in subsequent days. Experts noted that the construction of the garrote required a special knowledge of knots. Autopsy also revealed that the child had eaten pineapple only a few hours before the murder. Photographs of the home, taken the day JonBenét's body was found, show a bowl of pineapple on the kitchen table with a spoon in it, and police reported finding Patsy's fingerprints on it. However, neither Patsy nor John claim to remember putting this bowl on the table or feeding pineapple to JonBenét.
While it was reported that no footprints led to the house on snow-covered ground, other reporters found that snow around the doors of the house was cleared away. Police reported no signs of forced entry, although a basement window that had been broken and left unsecured before Christmas, along with other open doors, were not reported to the public until a year later.
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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 two went to a "wine cellar" room where Ramsey found his daughter's body covered in a white blanket.
The police were later claimed by observers to have made several critical mistakes in the investigation, such as not sealing off the crime scene and allowing friends and family in and out of the house once a kidnapping was reported.
Critics of the investigation have since claimed that officers also did not sufficiently attempt to gather forensic evidence before or after JonBenet's body was found, possibly because they immediately suspected the Ramseys in the killing. Some officers holding these suspicions reported them to local media, who began reporting on January 1 that the assistant district attorney thought "it's not adding up"; the fact that the body of the girl was found in her own home was considered highly suspicious by the investigating officers. The results of the autopsy revealed that JonBenét was killed by strangulation and a skull fracture. A garrote made from a length of tweed cord and the broken handle of a paintbrush had been used to strangle her; her skull had suffered severe blunt trauma; there was no evidence of conventional rape, although sexual assault could not be ruled out. The official cause of death was asphyxiation due to strangulation associated with craniocerebral trauma.
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Listen carefully! We are a group of individuals that represent a small foreign faction. We xx respect your bussiness [sic] but not the country that it serves. At this time we have your daughter in our posession [sic]. 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. If we monitor you getting the money early, we might call you early to arrange and earlier delivery of the money and hence a [sic] earlier delivery pick-up of your daughter.
Any deviation of my instructions will result in the immediate execution of your daughter. 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. You stand a 99% chance of killing your daughter if you try to out smart us. 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. Don't try to grow a brain John. You are not the only fat cat around so don't think that killing will be difficult. Don't underestimate us John. Use that good southern common sense of yours. It is up to you now John!
To JonBenet..We miss your silly smile and grass stained knees. We miss your flag dance routine and the way you would plead for fireworks after dark. We miss playing on the swing set and picking blueberries by the driveway. We miss riding decorated bikes, swimming in the pool, and swinging on sky chairs. We miss going to the beach to watch the sunset and skipping rocks in Lake Michigan. We miss sliding down the hill in cardboard boxes after spending hours decorating them with crayons and markers. We miss roasting hotdogs and marshmallows with you in the fire pit. Sister Socks, our cat, misses you too…” Written about JonBenet, from her friends at her summer home in Michigan0 Replies 220 weeks
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Pageant titles won by JonBenet:
1. Colorado State All-Star kids pageant *April 1994. Age: 4.
2. America's Royale Tiny Miss *Won division title. July, 1996. Age: 5.
3. Tiny Miss Beauty *unknown year
4. Colorado's Little Miss Christmas *December 17, 1996. Age: 6.
5. Little Miss Charlevoix *Over the 4th of July weekend in 1994 at the East Jordan High School. Age: 4.
6. Miss Colorado Sunburst *October 1995. Age: 5.
7. All-stars Christmas pageant in Colorado *Won a metal for talent. December, 1996. Age: 6
8. America's Royale Miss Colorado Dream Queen *July, 1996. At a pageant in Denver, Colorado. Age: 5.
9. Sunburst National Pageant in Atlanta, Georgia. *Won 2nd place. August 13, 1996. Age: 6.
Other awards JonBenet won:
> She also won a ribbon for the best decorated bike in a bike decorating contest in Michigan in 1995. She had an "Olympics Theme" with five rings made out of colored foil. Circa. 1995.
> Also won an award for "Camper of the week" at Camp McSauba, in Charlevoix, Michigan in circa. 1995.