How would you feel if your six year old daughter case remains a mystery? On Christmas day of 1996 this nightmare became a reality. Six year old JonBenet Ramsey parents Patsy Ramsey and John Ramsey realized their daughter was missing at 5:52 am December 26th 1996. Patsy then found a two and a half page ransom note on the kitchen staircase. After she found the ransom note she hysterically called 911. The local police then conducted a search of their home noticing there was no noticeable signs of break in or forced entry. Boulder police detective Linda Ardnt first conducted a search in the basement after searching the bathroom and “train room” they then opened the wine cellar and found six year olds JonBenets body covered in blood and wrapped in her special white blanket.
JonBenet Ramsey was born on August 6th 1990 at Northside Hospitial in Atlanta, Georgia. Her parents were John Bennett Ramsey and Patricia Paugh Ramsey. John was a wealthy business man and Patricia was a socialite. She attended school at High Peaks Elementary School in Boulder, Colorado. The family was also members of St. John’s Episcopal Church. JonBenet competed in beauty pageants. She held a lot of pageant titles including Americas Royal Miss, Colorado State All-Star Kids Cover Girl, Little Miss Charlevoix Michian, Little Miss Colorado, Little Miss Sunburst and National Tiny Miss Beauty. Her last pagent was on December 17th 1996 just days before her murder. She performed “Rocking around the Christmas tree” and was crowned “Little Miss Christmas.” (Turner, 2006)
They key evidence in this case was the ransom note. The author of the ransom note could possibly be the killer of JonBenet Ramsey. If the police could match the handwriting to a suspect the case would be close to an end. The first thing detectives notice is the ransom note is very long. In most cases the ransom note is short and straight to the point. The kidnappers demand $118,000 specially $100,000 in hundred dollar bills and...
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