EDITORIAL: I know who killed JonBenet Ramsey

I was living in Boulder in December of 1996. I remember the media coverage of the JonBenet Ramsey killing quite well.

There have been a lot of theories about who killed JonBenet Ramsey; an intruder; her parents; even her brother, but DNA evidence has supposedly cleared all family members, leaving the intruder theory as most valid.

I know who killed JonBenet Ramsey, and it wasn’t an intruder. It was an inside job.

Most parents of a dead child split up; it’s about a 90-percent statistic; why did JonBenet’s parents not split up? Could it possibly be that one of their own did the dirty deed, and that they’ve been covering up for that family member all of this time?

There have been people who confessed to the killing of JonBenet Ramsey, only to be proven that they were nowhere near Boulder, Colorado at that time. Patsy Ramsey herself, according to allegations from handwriting analysts, wrote a ransom note putting suspicion on outsiders.

Sixteen years of investigation have produced no comprehensive evidence about who killed JonBenet Ramsey. Unless the killer was watching episodes of “Dexter” (which was not airing at the time), somebody had to have “scrubbed” the evidence room to clear all evidence of who killed JonBenet Ramsey.

Let’s assume for the moment that one of the three members of her family killed JonBenet Ramsey. Her mother worshipped the ground she walked on, and would never kill her favorite child. If John Ramsey had killed their only daughter, Patsy would have known or suspected it, and she would have split up with John. That leaves only one suspect in the case, if one is assuming that a family member killed her.

Try to imagine being a nine-year-old kid growing up in the shadow of a five-year-old beauty queen. He was frustated, angry, and, in theory, probably just beginning to discover his sexuality.

I’m a vegetarian pacifist, but I remember what it was like be a nine- or ten-year-old. I was cruel then, blowing up grasshoppers in tin cans and shoving firecrackers down fire-ant holes. Cruelty comes with being a nine- or ten-year-old boy.

Jon Benet Ramsey was killed by bludgeoning and strangulation. There was no DNA discovered in her vagina, meaning she was not raped.

Let’s try to figure this out. The Ramseys say it was an intruder, but Patsy Ramsey wrote a note indicating that someone was trying to get ransom for JonBenet, who lay dead in their basement while this writing was going on. They couldn’t find their own daughter in their own house?

John supposedly came upon the scene by accident. By this time, Burke (the older brother) was hiding in his room and claiming he heard nothing.

If you believe that someone came into the Ramsey household (no footsteps in the snow), and killed the only girl in the house instead of everybody and then left, leaving no evidence, then you are a fool.

The crazy thing about this case is that the Boulder police and prosecutor became involved in the cover-up to clear the killer.

A movie was made about the JonBenet Ramsey killing. In that movie, the actress protraying Patsy Ramsey goes ballistic when the investigator asks a simple question about Burke, the older brother. The movie has been credited with being factual.

Why would Patsy Ramsey write a ransom note for her daughter, when her daughter lay dead in the basement?

John and Patsy Ramsey came together after the killing like no married couple has before. Why is this? Most parents of dead children split up.

Could it be that they were trying to protect their only remaining child? Could it be that Burke killed JonBenet Ramsey, and that John and Patsy Ramsey did everything they could possibly do to protect their last remaining child? Patsy Ramsey died of cancer in 2006, ten years after the killing, so we’ll probably never know for sure.

But, in my opinion and theory, there is no one to suspect but JonBenet’s brother, Burke. It was an inside job, and the two parents were not the killers, although they facilitated and covered up the murder. Hence, the child abuse indictment.

I know who killed JonBenet Ramsey, and it wasn’t any intruder.

Ron Bain, Watchdog Editor

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