CBS Puts JonBenet Murder Case Before Team Of Forensics Experts

By Libby Smith

DENVER (CBS4) – It’s a case that has transfixed the nation for nearly 20 years. A 6-year-old beauty pageant winner was murdered on Christmas night. The mystery of what happened to JonBenet Ramsey has never been solved. Now CBS brings modern forensic science to this cold case, in a new docu-series called “The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey”.

LINK: Watch Previews of “The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey”

“Why did you want to do this project? How did all of this come together?” CBS4’s Alan Gionet asked Executive Producer Tom Forman and investigator Jim Clemente.

“Jim came to us 5 or 6-months ago, and said he was frustrated as one of the original investigators on the case, he hadn’t been able to investigate the way he wanted to,” Forman replied.

Clemente put together a dream team of investigators, including a forensic pathologist, forensic linguist, behavioral analyst, and others who can dissect the evidence.

“There’s tons of evidence in this case and what it needed was a comprehensive look from all sorts of different professional perspectives,” Clemente told CBS4.

The team even built a replica of the house focusing on rooms critical to the investigation.

“This is the location where the letter was found, the ransom letter. And it’s at the bottom of the stairs that lead right up to JonBenet’s room,” Clemente said in a taped piece on the set of the show.

The show walks us through JonBenet’s bedroom, shows us evidence in the train room, and even the basement room where JonBenet’s body was found.

“We’re using behavioral analysts to actually deconstruct the crime…reverse engineer it back to the type of person who committed the crime, so that we can actually come up with a comprehensive theory that actually covers all of the evidence … all of the aspects of this crime,” Clemente explained.

“Of course, one of the key witnesses, Patsy Ramsey, is gone, having passed away some years ago from ovarian cancer, after the death of her daughter. What would each of you ask her, if you could get one question?” Gionet asked.

“I would ask her for exactly whatever she remembered about the initial moments when she found that letter on the staircase. Those critical initial moments of the investigation that nobody else was around for. She’s the only witness to those moments,” Clemente responded.

Forman and Clemente said that “The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey” is not a retelling of the story, but rather an active investigation of the case. In the end, you can decide what happened to JonBenet.

“The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey” airs on CBS in three-parts. On Sunday, September 18th from 7-9 p.m.; Monday, September 19th from 8-10 p.m.; and Sunday, September 25th from 7-9 p.m.

Libby Smith is a Special Projects Producer at CBS4. If you have a story you’d like to tell CBS4 about, call 303-863-TIPS (8477) or visit the News Tips section.

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  1. Caring says:

    I never understood why investigators thought the note was written after the murder. It make more sense to me that the murderer was in the house while the Ramseys were out that night.The murderer must know them & their plans for the night, took his time writing note then put the notepad back. Maybe his original plan was to kidnap Jon Benet but something went wrong in his mind that he ended up killing her.

    1. Rick A Hyatt says:

      I have come to believe to believe that the Condits wanted to kill two birds with one stone by having me manipulated into hunting that day on the WY/CO border. They long ago promised me that I’d end up they way they do things and there have been several near misses. I think they’d planned to kidnap her in that suitcase, dead or alive, and then leave her where I’d been hunting. They have a “Sexual/Political Embarrassment Disposal Service” for the highly corrupt, and have been doing it for decades. I was “Sent to Ground” with what I saw, and await Subpoena. So who was hired to kill not only Jonbennet, but Chandra Levy, and Laci Peterson, as well? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L80IYQM

  2. kr says:

    Hasn’t the media, DA and police department put that poor family through enough?? Their lives were ruined due to arrogance and incompetence!! Had the investigators done their job, they may have been able to solve the murder. Shame on them!!

  3. Donna Barton says:

    I HAVE TO SAY THIS ABOUT THE SHOW ON CBS, THERE WAS OVER 10 SUSPECTS IN THIS CASE BUT THE FACT THAT THEY ARE ONLY LOOKING AT THE FAMILY TELLS ME THEY ARE DOING THE SAME THING THAT THE BPD DID. aND THE SAME THING THAT MANITOWOC SHERIFF’S DEPT DID. YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO LOOK AT ALL THE SUSPECTS. OTHERWISE IT’S CALLED TUNNEL VISION WHICH IS HOW THEY CONVICT SO MANY INNOCENT PEOPLE

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