A new crime show has recently uncovered the truth behind the murder of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey in the mid-1990s. JonBenet was found beaten and strangled to death in her family’s basement in 1996, just hours after her mother called 911 to report her daughter’s kidnapping. The new show has revealed a surprising twist to the case that was not previously known.
Despite being a popular media story in the mid-1990s, no charges have been brought against anyone. However, individuals have been quick to point fingers at the suspected killer.
A suspect has been revealed, which provides answers to questions that people have had for years.
After examining the evidence, the two-part CBS documentary suggests that Burke, who was nine years old when the killings occurred, could be the main suspect.
According to experts, the girl’s death may have been accidental. It was previously reported that a year prior to her death, her brother Burke had struck her in the head with a golf club because he had lost his temper.
James Kolar, who was previously the chief investigator for the District Attorney in Boulder, Colorado, shared evidence suggesting that Burke may have been involved in the girl’s death.
According to Kolar, Patsy had left a bowl of pineapple and tea on the counter for Burke. However, when Burke found his snack, he noticed that his younger sister was taking it. This made him angry, and he hit her with a flashlight, which resulted in her death.
“My hypothesis was that I think the Ramseys came home around 9:30, 10 o’clock,” Kolar stated. “I think JonBenet was asleep. I think John did carry her upstairs, Patsy remained downstairs with Burke and served him the tea and the pineapple. I think that accounts for the physical evidence as well as the latent print. Then she got JonBenet up to make sure she used the toilet, so she didn’t wet the bed that night.”
Most families engage in these activities as part of their routine. However, Burke noticed something that bothered him.
“JonBenet was up, she may or may not have brushed her teeth, that stuff was out on the counter, then I think she was up and awake enough that she was maybe still hungry and she went downstairs… I think if Burke was upset about circumstances or Christmas presents, he probably would have been upset about her trying to snag a piece of pineapple. Out of anger, he may have struck her with a flashlight.”
Burke filed a lawsuit against CBS for $750 million after the documentary was aired.
Ramsey has filed a lawsuit to “redress the permanent damage” to Burke’s “reputation resulting from defendants’ false accusation that he killed his sister, JonBenét Ramsey.”
Do you believe Burke is a possible culprit, or do you disagree with Kolar’s accusation of the beauty queen’s brother?