Warning: contains spoilers for “The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey.”
Americans, particularly those in Boulder, Colo., have been haunted and captivated by the unsolved case of JonBenét Ramsey, who was found dead in her home the day after Christmas 1996.
The 20th anniversary of the little beauty queen’s death has brought on a resurgence of investigation, with several documentaries and the three-part “Dr. Phil” special featuring a first-time interview with JonBenét’s older brother, Burke.
In “The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey,” veteran investigators reexamined all of the evidence from the case and came to their own conclusions about who is responsible for the 6-year-old girl’s death.
The team included retired FBI supervisory special agent and profiler Jim Clemente; former chief investigator for the District Attorney of Boulder, Colo., James Kolar; forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee; forensic pathologist Dr. Werner Spitz; retired FBI supervisory special agent and forensic linguistic profiler James Fitzgerald; retired FBI supervisory special agent and statement analyst Stan Burke; and former New Scotland Yard criminal behavior analyst Laura Richards.
And the experts believe the person responsible is Burke Ramsey.
According to their findings, they think the death was unintentional. The two-part documentary was spent mostly disapproving the idea that an unknown male committed the crime. Undisturbed cobwebs near the window indicated to the team that no one entered or left the home in the hours leading up to the discovery of JonBenét’s body. They also believe that the unidentified DNA found on her underwear could have been picked up during manufacturing.
The investigators also saw red flags by the fact that Burke seemed to dodge questions during interrogation and supposedly never left his bed even though he claimed his parents were frantically searching for his sister that morning.
The team put together a theory about what happened that night in the Ramsey home. When the family returned home, they believe John took JonBenét upstairs and put her to bed while Patsy gave 9-year-old Burke tea and pineapple downstairs. Later, they believe that JonBenét woke up, went downstairs and ate some of her brother’s pineapple, angering him. They believe that Burke lashed out at his sister with the nearest object — a flashlight– and hit her on the head.
Jim Clemente also believes that John and Patsy covered for Burke so cops couldn’t solve the crime.
(H/T: E! News)