17 Years Later after the Death of 6 Year Old JonBenet Ramsey, Murder Indictment to be Unsealed Over Family’s Objection

The unsolved death of 6 year old JonBenet Ramseyback in the news …

17 years later after the death of 6 year old JonBenet Ramsey, the murder indictment is to be unsealed. The murder indictment of her parents, John and Patricia Ramsey Ramsey, was kept secret all these years and never prosecuted. The Ramsey family has objected to the release of the indictment; however, Senior District Judge J. Robert Lowenbach said he was “sympathetic” to the Ramsey family’s position but was only allowed under law to release the indictment.  JonBenet Ramsey was found dead  beaten and strangled in the basement of her parent’s Colorado home on Dec. 26, 1996. Patricia Paugh Ramsey died of ovarian cancer in 2006.


Seventeen years after the nation was riveted by the unsolved murder of 6-year-old beauty-pageant queen JonBenet Ramsey, an indictment of her parents — which was kept secret and never prosecuted — will be released Friday.

It’s unclear what light the 18 pages of grand jury documents will shed on the mystery that spawned books, TV movies and countless theories about who killed the little girl found dead in the basement of her Colorado home on Dec. 26, 1996.

Scott Robinson, a prominent Denver defense lawyer who has followed the case for years, said the court papers probably include a statement of supporting facts that would “give us a sense of of what the grand jury was thinking when they saw the evidence available at that time.”

It will be interesting to see what is in these court documents, more to come …

The Dana Pretzer Show On Scared Monkeys Radio – Tuesday, October 4th, 2010 – Special Guests: Robin Sax, Wendy Murphy & Clint Van Zandt Discussing the Rutgers Suicide of Tyler Clementi and the Jon Bonnet Ramsey Case



Tonight Dana welcomes special guests:

  • Robin Sax, Former DA, author and TV analyst will be discussing the Rutgers Suicide of 18 year old Tyler Clementi and recent developments in the Jon Bonnet Ramsey Case. 
  • Wendy Murphy, Former DA, author and professor discussing the death of Tyler Clementi, the  Rutgers suicide and the case against the Two Rutgers students who video taped  Tyler Clementi.
  •  Clint Van Zandt, Former FBI agent, author and safety expert discussing the Rutgers suicide and recent developments in the Jon Bonnet Ramsey case.  

12 Years Later DNA Evidence Clears JonBenet Ramsey’s Family (Patsy, John & Burke) of Childs Death

What a difference 12 years make … Ramsey family cleared of JonBenet’sRamsey_john_patsy murder and receive apology from Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy.

Six year old JonBenet Ramsey was murdered in Boulder, CO in 1996. At the time of her death and the investigation that followed, JonBenet Ramsey’s family were put under the spot light and all but accused of the little 6-year-old beauty queen death. The family had remained under suspicion for years.

John Ramsey found his daughter’s strangled and bludgeoned body in the basement of the family’s home in Boulder on Dec. 26, 1996. Patsy Ramsey said she found a ransom note demanding $118,000 for her daughter.

Now some 12 years later prosecutors have cleared JonBenet Ramsey’s parents and brother of JonBenet’s murder and have apologized  to them for the cloud of suspicion the family was put under. According to prosecutors new DNA tests which focus on skin cells left behind point to a mysterious outsider. Unfortunately the news that the family was cleared of any wrong doings and the vindication by these DNA tests came to late for Patsy Ramsey as she died from ovarian cancer in 2006.


New evidence renews old question … Who killed JonBenet? Who ever did it is still out there …


New DNA tests, which focus on skin cells left behind from a mere touch, point to a mysterious outsider. They came too late to clear the name of JonBenet’s mother, Patsy, who died of cancer in 2006.

“To the extent that we may have contributed in any way to the public perception that you might have been involved in this crime, I am deeply sorry,” Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy wrote in a letter to the little girl’s father, John Ramsey. “No innocent person should have to endure such an extensive trial in the court of public opinion.”

Lacy said new “touch DNA” tests on skin cells that were left behind on JonBenet’s long underwear point to an “unexplained third party” and not a member of the family.

Timeline of the JonBenet Ramsey Case

Video: Remembering JonBenet

UPDATE I: Interview with John Mark Karr with Greta Van Susteren

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