The case of JonBenet Ramsey is back in the news again …
20 years after the death of JonBenet Ramsey, her brother Burke breaks his silence in an interview with Dr. Phil. Burke Ramsey, now 29, stated that he felt the need to say something on the 20th anniversary if JonBenet’s death. Host Phil McGraw described the interview with Burke Ramsey, a three-part series kicking off the show’s 15th season — as “no holds barred.” According to Dr Phil, “There were no rules. He agreed to talk about anything and everything,” McGraw said today on “The View.” “I asked him everything that anybody has ever wanted to know from this young man, and he does answer the questions.”
Will this interview reveal more answers or just more questions?
The case of JonBenet Ramsey is one of America’s most famous and mysterious cold cases.
Now, 20 years after her murder, CBS Miami reports JonBenet’s brother Burke Ramsey is breaking his silence and giving his first interview ever to Dr. Phil which will air Monday, September 12th.
JonBenet Ramsey was a 6-year-old child beauty queen when she was brutally murdered inside her family’s Colorado home on Christmas in 1996.
Burke, who was 9 years old when his sister died, told Dr. Phil he felt it was time to talk about her death two decades after the media first swarmed onto that quiet street in Boulder, Colorado.
“For a long time the media basically made our lives crazy. It’s hard to miss the cameras and news trucks in your front yard and we go to the supermarket sometimes and there would be a tabloid with my picture, JonBenet’s picture plastered on the front or they would follow us around,” said Ramsey. “Seeing that as a little kid is just kind of a chaotic nightmare, so I was pretty skeptical of any sort of media, it just made me a very private person. As to what I’m doing now, it’s the 20th anniversary and apparently still a lot of tension around it, I guess I kind of wanted to make it about remembering her and not just another news story.”
Despite being cleared by DNA evidence, many people still speculate that JonBenet’s parents or her brother Burke, the only ones in the home that night, could be responsible for the little girl’s death.
Burke admitted, “I know people think I did it; that my parents did it.” For the first time he revealed what he says happened the day his sister was found dead in their basement.