Police Ask For Public’s Help In JonBenét Ramsey Murder 20 Years Later

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Nearly 20 years after the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, police in Boulder continue to investigate her death and even ask for the public’s help in clues to the homicide.

Ramsey, a child beauty queen, was reported missing after her family reported finding a ransom note inside the family’s home in the 700 block of 15th Street in Boulder the day after Christmas 1996.

The Boulder home where JonBenet Ramsey's body was found. (credit: CBS)

The Boulder home where JonBenet Ramsey’s body was found. (credit: CBS)

She was found beaten and strangled in the basement of the home that same day. An autopsy later revealed the cause of her death as strangulation.

Boulder Police Chief Greg Testa released a video expressing the department’s commitment to the open case. Testa also detailed the progress of the investigation.

“We have not and will not give up. We remain focused on this investigation and finding justice for JonBenet,” said Testa.

The Boulder Police Department still has two investigators on the case.

John and Patsy Ramsey (credit: MARIO TAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

John and Patsy Ramsey (credit: MARIO TAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

The unsolved murder case has not faded from public fascination that once put JonBenet’s parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, under an “umbrella of suspicion.” No charges were ever filed in the little girl’s murder.

CBS will air a four-hour two-part docuseries, “The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey,” later this month. Original investigators will team up with new experts to re-examine the evidence using today’s technology and forensics. They will also rebuild the crime scene, conduct interviews and offer new theories.

“The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey” premieres Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. on CBS4. Part 2 airs Monday, September 19 from 8-10 p.m., then the 3rd part airs Sunday, September 25 from 7-9 p.m. Mountain time.

Dr. Phil will interview JonBenét’s brother Burke on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 and Sept. 19 from 4-5 p.m. on CBS4.

Dr. Phil

Burke was 9 when his sister was killed.

Additional Information From The Boulder Police Department

Anyone with information about JonBenet Ramsey’s homicide is asked to contact the Boulder Police Department Tipline at 303-441-1974 or BouldersMostWanted@bouldercolorado.gov. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward from Crime Stoppers.


One Comment

  1. DaveBarnes says:

    Very inconsistent with the spelling of her name.

  2. prep0nderanno says:

    “We have not and will not give up. We remain focused on this investigation and finding justice for JonBenet,” said Boulder Police Chief Testa

    Just three years ago the Boulder PD said it wasn’t an active case. UGH They’re lying, as usual
    It’s all beesss, the Boulder PD has known about the serial killer who left his DNA on JonBenet since 2012. Don’t waste your time calling in tips to the Boulder PD, they’re only harvesting information. They have no intention of following up on any good tips because the serial killer who did this is a national security risk and the government can’t afford to expose it, and if you have a good tip, then they will target you. Try it. search “BobEnyart FBI Probe JonBenet Ramsey” The cops know the truth, and they’re beessing about this case like they do every other year or so. They’re corrupt. It’s Boulder. It’s Colorado. Don’t call them.

  3. There is more to the story.
    See our Facebook page for more information.
    On Facebook………JonBenet Investigation

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  4. Robert Davis says:

    JonBonet step brother was in the home at the time of the murder, as soon as his step sister body was discover, his father had him flown out of Boulder on his private jet to their home in Atlanta, so that the police were unable to question him. The parents figure at the time that they had already lost a daughter and they did not also want to lose a son at the same time. Burke Ramsey murder his step sister because he was extremely jealous of her, he was a person of interest from the very beginning, but because of the family’s wealth the police were unable to question him. This information was reported in the Boulder newspapers but never follow up on by the police……The family was just too wealthy for the Boulder police department to do their job.

  5. JonBenet Investigation says:

    New updates every day.
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  6. swandrh says:

    Wealthy family unsolved case, seems to me one of them did it.
    It happened in a house, all evidence in a house. And they couldn’t find the killer. Seems strange to me. always did


  7. Pat Woodell says:

    When did being financially well off make you a murderer.

    Is there a specific floor you must start on if you are looking for your child if you are innocent?

    Where is the DNA that shows family did it?

    Where do you put your daughter when people are sitting on your couch?

    This report is so slanted because it leaves out what other people witnessed in the home during the investigation and did not provide detailed information about handwriting and so much more.

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