Week 9 - JonBenet .docx - Karen Nguyen CJS T380-902 22 August 2019 JonBenet Ramsey On the morning of was the day the Ramsey Family’s lives were turned

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Karen Nguyen CJS T380-902 22 August 2019 JonBenet Ramsey On the morning of December 26, 1996 was the day the Ramsey Family’s lives were turned upside down. Patricia “Patsy” Ramsey, the mother, discovered her daughter, JonBenet, missing from her bedroom and shortly after, found a ransom note on the stairs of their home demanding $118,000 for their daughter’s safe return. The ransom note warned not to involve the police, but she did so anyways as well as involving friends and family in the search of her daughter. The investigation was conducted poorly by the police department, such as not searching the whole home (they excluded the basement), as well as only cornering off JonBenet’s room which allowed the friends and family to destroy any potential evidence. Later finding her body in the basement, the father, John, picked her up and brought her upstairs, further destroying the crime scene and any potential evidence. Some evidence found were drops of blood on her underwear, a boot print in the basement that did not belong to anyone in the Ramsey family, and the ransom note that was written with pen and paper from the Ramsey home. Essentially, the case became cold due to lack of evidence and suspects. There were no known or definite perpetrators, which gave birth to two popular theories: the family theory and the intruder theory. The family theory pointed fingers at Patsy, John, and their son, Burke. Initially, the investigation focused heavily on the family as the police felt the ransom note was staged and they were reluctant to cooperate with the police. The intruder theory was formed due to the unidentified boot print that didn’t belong to anyone in the family, the DNA from drops of blood from an unknown male on her underwear, and the broken window in the basement.
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JonBenet Ramsey was a 6-year-old beauty pageant queen who made national headlines following her death in 1996. She was the daughter of Patricia “Patsy” and John Ramsey. She was the youngest of two children, her brother being nine at the time of her murder. She was described as an outgoing Southern girl who loved being the life of the party and the center of attention. Beauty queen JonBenet had won multiple pageant titles with her glittery costumes, poised smile, and pretty, blonde hair. Being the daughter of affluent parents, she lived a comfortable life for a six-year-old. Her father was a multimillionaire businessman and her mother was a former beauty queen. As a six-year-old little girl, there is no reason to believe that she could have done anything
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