Jonbenet Ramsey: 20 Years Still Unsolved

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JonBenet Ramsey: 20 Years Still Unsolved“Speaking to anyone about your situation, such as police, F.B.I, etc., will result in your daughter being beheaded.” (“Forensic Outreach”) That’s what the ransom note found in the Ramsey kitchen said. The note that began the investigation still going on to this day. On Christmas day of 1996, JonBenét Ramsey, a 6-year-old beauty pageant queen, was found dead in her family’s Boulder Colorado home. It has been 20 years and the murder is still unsolved. Despite many other suspects and theories that have been thought over the 20 years that this murder has been unsolved, John Bennett Ramsey killed his daughter. John Bennett would get a lot of insurance money, the ransom note could have been a backup plan, and …show more content…
The girl’s parents also became suspects, John Bennett Ramsey, her businessman father, and Patsy Ramsey, a former beauty queen herself. Other, non-related people suspected including the housekeeper, an unknown intruder who had a relationship with the Ramsey’s and a man named John Karr. Another theory is that a someone broke into the house and when JonBenet saw them, they had to kill her. “Nobody wanted that little girl to die that night – nobody,” said Jonathan Karr to the police. (“Rolling Stone”) Many theories have been thought up, but none have been proven.Among the many mysteries today, JonBenet Ramsey’s murder was one of the most disturbing. She had a noose around her neck and wrists, duct tape on her mouth, and a blanket over her body, in one of the rooms of the home’s basement. The autopsy revealed her final cause of death resulted from strangulation and a skull fracture. Forensic pathologist, Dr. Werner Spitz was brought in to try to find what killed the young girl. He believed that JonBenet’s blunt force trauma came from a flashlight found in the Ramsey’s kitchen. (Rolling Stone) Evidence of sexual assault became part of the investigation after blood appeared at the entrance of the child’s vagina. Even police officers were horrified and disgusted by the child’s murder that basically defined the word overkill.Out of the many theories that have been created, there is one that seems the most believable; that JonBenet was killed by her namesake,

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