The Murder of JonBenet Ramsey

analytical Essay
1811 words
1811 words

Stated by John Ramsey, “As I was walking through the basement, I opened the door to a room, and knew immediately that I’d found her because there was a white blanket- her eyes were closed, I feared the worse but yet- I’d found her” (Bardesley, and Bellamy). On December 26, 1996, one of the most famous, unsolved murders took place in Boulder, Colorado (Christopher). The murder caused many events including accusations, interrogations, false claims, and examining of evidence. The case also caused the Ramsey family to go through a hard time. The murder of JonBenet Ramsey was very shocking and caused a huge investigation that is yet unsolved. Family was one of the things that contributed to JonBenet’s murder. JonBenet Ramsey was a very special six-year-old girl with a successful family. She was a little pageant girl with blond curly hair and blue eyes; she was a very well known competitor since she had won many pageants (SV;SV) (Schneider). Her mother, Patsy Ramsey, was a former beauty queen; her father, John Ramsey, was a millionaire businessman (SV; SV) (Bardsley, and Bellamy). All these things contributed to the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. The events leading up to her murder were typical events for a family on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve night, the whole family attended a Christmas party at a friend’s house. They came home at about 9:30 PM and JonBenet was carried upstairs to her bedroom at 10:00 PM. This was the last time she was seen alive. The next morning at about 5:00 AM Patsy found a ransom note on the bottom of the staircase. The note described the kidnapping of JonBenet and demanded $180,000 or JonBenet would be killed. Patsy quickly went to JonBenet’s room and, just as the note had stated, she had been kidnapped. Patsy... ... middle of paper ... ... never be solved. Work Cited Bardsley, Marilyn, Bellamy Patrick. “Murder of JonBenet Ramsey.” Crime Library. Turner Entertainment Networks, (2010). Web. 21 Feb. 2014. Buckman, Adam. “Following Footsteps of a Killer.” New York Post (Nov. 2002): 124: Proquest. Web. 28 Feb. 2014 Christopher, Liam. “Mother ‘vindicated’ after girl’s murder suspect held.” Daily Post. 18 Aug. 2006: 19. Proquest Newsstand. Web. 28 Feb. 2014. Hoggart, Simon. “Beauty and the beasts.” The Spectator. ProQuest, 31 July 2010. Web. 28 Feb. 2014. Kevin, Johnson. “DNA clears Ramsey family in JonBenet’s death.” USA Today n.d.: MAS Ultra-School Edition. Web. 20. Feb. 2014. Lisa Cupido, Fogarty. “A timeline of the Ramsey case.” USA Today n.d.: MAS Ultra- School Edition. Web. 20 Feb. 2014. Schneider, Craig. “Focus on JONBENET RAMSEY A brief life story.” The Atlanta Journal the Atlanta Constitution

In this essay, the author

  • Narrates how one of the most famous, unsolved murders took place in boulder, colorado on december 26, 1996.
  • Analyzes how family contributed to jonbenet ramsey's murder. she was a pageant girl with blond curly hair and blue eyes.
  • Describes how the events leading up to jonbenet's murder were typical events for a family on christmas eve.
  • Describes how the missing case investigation was short and unprofessional. the ramsey family was trying to raise money for the ransom note.
  • Analyzes how the murder investigation started after jonbenet's body was found. patsy ramsey was accused of changing her handwriting style after the ransom note.
  • Explains that even though the ramseys allowed police to search the house, the press was still accusing the parents of being abusive and killing the child.
  • Analyzes how the autopsy revealed that jonbenet's body stiffens after being dead for hours, which led to a theory that she was lured into the kitchen by someone she knew. the medical examiners disagreed though since there was no damage to her anus.
  • Explains that two detectives were hired to find the suspected entry and exit of the murderer — a window in the basement was initially thought to be too small but after closer examination, evidence was found.
  • Narrates how lou smit helped the parents, who were being targeted by the police. he had come up with a theory that the killer had spotted jonbenet in the annual christmas parade.
  • Narrates how mary bienkowski, a therapist, claimed to have information about jonbenet's death. her claims were investigated but not taken seriously.
  • Narrates how a chat room online was tracked on september 10, 2001. the person claimed they had been kidnapped by jonbenet's killers and had overheard the plan to kill her.
  • Analyzes how michael tracey reported his friend, john karr, after he became concerned about her death. the investigators noticed a lot of his claims didn't match with the murder investigation.
  • Explains that the dna found on patsy ramsey's underwear was also discovered on her pj bottoms using a new technology.
  • Explains that the police had spent most of their time trying to connect the parents to the murder leading to no other leads. the case remains open but is currently inactive.
  • Explains that the murder of jonbenet ramsey was a well-known case. the murder was very mysterious and the investigation took place over many years.
  • Cites bardsley, marilyn, bellamy patrick, and buckman, adam. "following footsteps of a killer."
  • Analyzes hoggart, simon, kevin, johnson, lisa cupido, fogarty, and schneider, craig.
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