Twenty-five years ago, in 1996, the young JonBenet Ramsey was brutally murdered. Although the circumstances of her death continue to evade official investigators, the young beauty queen remains a topic of conversation. Now, JonBenet’s half-brother, John Andrew Ramsey, has come forward and spoken to reporters during a 2020 special interview about the murder of his younger half-sister that rocked the nation all those years ago.
John and Pasty Ramsey, the young girl’s wealthy parents, were the prime suspects in the girl’s murder, but they professed their innocence throughout the investigation. Meanwhile, JonBenet’s half-brother, John Andrew, was twenty-years-old at the time of the girl’s death and was not living inside the massive Boulder home.
Now, 45-year-old John Andrew, who was one of three from John Ramsey’s first marriage, believes in his heart of hearts that his dad and his step-mother did not hurt the young girl. He also believes that his half-brother, Burke, who was living inside the palace-like home at the time of the girl’s murder, was also innocent of the crime.
“Lou Smit was a legendary detective,” John Andrew said on the 20/20 special. Throughout the investigation, John Andrew made video diaries, which are going to air on the 20/20 special for the first time ever.
According to ABC News Legal Analyst Jami Lloyd, “The evidence he collected over the years is a virtual encyclopedia of the case.”
“I think it is really important for people to understand that this case can be solved. We will find this killer,” John Andrew said.
Although the young beauty queen’s parents claimed to be innocent of the crime, they were the prime suspects in the case for more than a decade. However, in 2008, they were cleared of any wrongdoing in the case after investigators determined that they were not the ones to kill the little girl. Unfortunately, Patsy Ramsey, the mother of the murdered child, tragically passed away in 2006 before she was able to be officially declared innocent of the crime and have charges dropped.
Do you think investigators will find JonBenet Ramsey’s killer?