JonBenet Ramsey Murder 25th Anniversary Part 3

This is the final installment of our three-part look at the murder case of JonBenét Ramsey at 25. Click to read parts one and two.

Over the past five years, much of the news generated by America’s current obsession with six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey, whose body was discovered in his charming Boulder home in early December 26, 1996, has shifted towards the strange. For example, CBS produced a miniseries that found a series of experts speculating that the girl’s older brother, Burke, had in fact committed the terrible act. But the production turned against the network, which ultimately settled a lawsuit brought by Burke, now an adult.

Questions about who killed the child continue to linger Рand this is quite normal. JonBen̩t Ramsey may have long become a staple of pop culture, but she was once a child of flesh and blood whose life was taken from her in an incredibly violent way.

Below, find excerpts from Westword articles published from 2016 to 2021, accompanied by links to the full stories that examine crazy hypotheses, lawsuits, spin sessions and why the current residents of the house where JonBenét died have no interest in to sell.

“Internet Theory: Katy Perry is JonBenét Ramsey”
By Michael Roberts
Feb. 26, 2016

This Christmas will mark the twentieth anniversary of the murder in Boulder of six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey. Yet the fascination with the still unsolved murder refuses to dissipate.

Case in point: Over the past 24 hours, there’s been an explosion of interest in the internet theory that JonBenét isn’t dead – and she’s actually singer Katy Perry.

The notion is not new. One of the main YouTube videos marrying the Perry / Ramsey tie was released in December 2014. And two more first appeared in April and September, respectively.

But last weekend, The Kernel carried out a lengthy “investigation” into the notion, with the Huffington Post picking up on the thread yesterday. HuffPo’s breakdown of “evidence” to support the concept includes the following claims: “JonBenét’s murder was a hoax,” “Katy Perry and JonBenét Ramsey look alike,” “Perry and Ramsey’s parents look alike, too” , “Perry and Ramsey have similar eyebrows,” “Perry’s true identity is revealed in one of his biographies” and “Perry and Ramsey both know the lyrics to” God Bless America. ”

“Murder of JonBenét Ramsey 20 years later: details on the CBS series”
By Michael Roberts
April 11, 2016

…The hollywood reporter announced the news of the CBS series after FX’s finale People vs. OJ Simpson.

But unlike that program, in which celebrities such as Cuba Gooding Jr. and John Travolta have appeared, the JonBen̩t offering will launch an unscripted anthology that will take its look at a different real-life crime each season Рif this were to last, that that is to say.

The model, in all likelihood, is that of Netflix Make a murderer. According to Journalist, the show “will bring together the original investigators of the Ramsey case as well as new experts who will all revisit the unresolved case.”

The person heading the series, if all goes as planned, will be Tom Forman, an Emmy winner whose credits include 48 hours – and indeed, this program devoted an episode to the JonBenét mystery in 2004 ….

“Twenty times the murder of JonBenét Ramsey has been solved”
By Michael Roberts
July 19, 2016

JonBenét Ramsey is on the current cover of World, alongside a garish headline on “Chilling New Evidence! “, A caption citing” the real reason the beauty queen was murdered! ” “And photos of” two arrested suspects “.

Case closed? Not enough.

As we have reported, it has been almost twenty years since JonBenét’s murder, which took place in Boulder on December 25, 1996 – and the impending date (which Boulder officials refuse to call an anniversary) has sparked a renewed interest in the case. television and film producers, as well as supermarket tabloids.

Over the past two decades, publications such as the World, the National investigator, In weekly contact and many more have claimed to have solved this terrible crime on multiple occasions, announcing these scoops with a certainty that would be far more entertaining if they did not deal with the gruesome murder of a child …

“Five things we learned from JonBenét Ramsey’s media barrage”
By Alan Prendergast
September 22, 2016

… In statements to the police, John and Patsy Ramsey talk about going home on Christmas Eve after dinner, putting a sleeping JonBenét to bed and turning around. Not a creature was moving, and all that stuff. But on Dr Phil, Burke spoke of going downstairs to assemble a toy he received for Christmas. the Case of: investigators believe JonBenét was standing and also walking around, which would explain the piece of pineapple that appeared during his autopsy. And then, of course, there’s the enhanced version of the 911 call Patsy made the next morning. While the presentation of this call on the CBS program was hardly conclusive, couldn’t these retired FBI guys get better engineering than that? – this suggests that three voices are talking in the house after Patsy thinks the call is disconnected. Burke insists he was still sleeping, or pretending to be asleep, in his room, but it looks like things were a lot busier before the police arrived than we have been led to believe …

“Burke Ramsey sues CBS expert for $ 150 million over JonBenét murder theory”
By Michael Roberts
October 7, 2016

Burke Ramsey, older brother of JonBenét Ramsey, who was murdered in Boulder on Christmas Day 1996, has filed a lawsuit against Dr Werner Spitz, a Michigan-based medical examiner. Spitz theorized on the CBS program The case of: JonBenét Ramsey that Burke had killed JonBenét with a blow to the head.

The lawsuit does not target Spitz for his comments on the CBS production. Rather, the document focuses on an interview he gave to CBS Detroit on September 19 in which he made similar statements. The case was brought before the 3rd Circuit Court in Wayne County, Michigan, which encompasses the Detroit area; Burke currently lives in Charlevoix County, Michigan.

However, the lawsuit maintains that “the CBS docuseries and the involvement of the accused Spitz in them will be the subject of a separate libel case to be filed in the near future in Los Angeles, Calif.”

“Burke Ramsey Settles His Case on CBS Docu Series Regarding Sister JonBenét”
By Michael Roberts
Jan. 7, 2019

Burke Ramsey, brother of JonBenét Ramsey, who was murdered in Boulder on Christmas Day 1996, settled a complaint filed in December 2016 about the CBS documentary series. The case of: JonBenét Ramsey, who claimed that Burke killed his sister when he was nine and she was six.

The terms and amount of the settlement have not been made public. But the original lawsuit claimed $ 750 million in damages.

Lin Wood, the Atlanta-based attorney for Burke and his father, John Ramsey, is limited in what he can say about the resolution of the case. But he tweeted: “After dealing with many libel cases for them over the past twenty years, I hope this is my last libel case for this beautiful family.”

“Meet the woman living in JonBenét Ramsey’s notorious house in Boulder”
By Michael Roberts
Feb. 26, 2019

The announcement of the impending auction of Frederick’s house once occupied by Christopher Watts, which made national headlines after killing his pregnant wife and two children last year, drew comparisons with several attempts sale of the Boulder house where JonBenét, six-year-old Ramsey was murdered in December 1996.

The Former Ramsey Residence, located in the 700 block of 15th Street in Boulder, went on sale in 2008, 2009 and again in 2011, when the price was set at $ 2.3 million. Three years later, in early 2014, the house found itself on the block at a lower price, $ 1.95 million, but no deal was completed – and it was delisted in July. .

Today the house remains unavailable for purchase, but not because no one wants to live in a place where such a notorious tragedy has occurred. Instead, Carol Schuller Milner and her husband, Timothy, who bought the house in 2004 before returning to California a few years later, are residing there again and are enjoying it immensely.

“The house is not vacant,” says Carol. “We actually had offers on it – decent offers. But we took none, more out of a love for home. It’s our home, and we really, really love it.”

“How JonBenét Ramsey Non-Story turned into a demonic blockbuster”
By Michael Roberts
20 october 2020

… The title of the issue reads “Devil Cult Burns JonBenet’s Grave!” – and the story it accompanies uses several other exclamation points in a wacky but impressive attempt to turn an incident that took place months ago into a shocking revelation.

The caption inside the tab reads “Fears Devil Worshipers Set Slain Tyke’s Last Resting Place On Fire”, but the people suffering from this anxiety attack are never named – and this is not the only flaw in what we will charitably dub Worldis “report”.

“Explosive charge from the author of the book JonBenét Ramsey on DNA, the cops of Boulder”
By Michael Roberts
November 16, 2021

December 26 will mark a quarter of a century since the murder of six-year-old JonBen̩t Ramsey in Boulder. No one has been convicted of the crime, but in the book just released Unsolved: the murder of JonBen̩t Ramsey 25 years laterPaula Woodward, a former investigative reporter for 9News who has been covering the tragedy since 1996, says new DNA technology has the potential to solve the case Рif only Boulder detectives used it.

“This child was tortured and murdered, and her death was never explained because she was investigated by people who were not competent to do so,” said Woodward. “And now the decision whether or not to test the remaining DNA with new technology to trace family history is made by the two investigators who were on the case 25 years ago.”

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