#11 Clues in the 911 Call Cast Doubts on Ramseys
Now that the JonBenet Ramsey case is being looked at again, audio analysts have examined the original 911 call by Patsy Ramsay. In the background, voices are heard. It appears that one is saying “what did you do?” and another, “help me Jesus.” The 911 dispatcher, meanwhile, has broken her silence. She says the call seemed “rehearsed” and that after the call ended, she heard the Ramseys say “we’ve called the police, what do we do next?”
#10 They Invited Their Friends Over
After John and Patsy Ramsey called the police, they started calling up their friends and inviting them to the house. This is odd since they believed the child had been kidnapped and the home was officially a crime scene; not to mention the need to keep the phone lines free (this was a time of landlines, remember!)
#9 The Ransom Note
Bizarre facts about the ransom note abound. It was written from a notebook found in the Ramsey’s home. It was 2 ½ pages long. It asked for the exact amount of money John Ramsey had received as a Christmas bonus. There was also a practice note or first draft found inside the home!
#8 Failure to Secure the Scene
The Boulder police department has been criticized for their actions on the case. One issue they admit to screwing up is the failure to secure the crime scene. People, including the friends the Ramsey’s invited over, were able to walk around the entire house, which could have muddled attempts to get DNA and other evidence from the scene.
#7 Police and Family Missed the Body
Unbelievably, the police did full searches of the home – twice! – before finding the body in the basement. In fact, the cops did not even find her. John and his friend Fleet White were the ones to discover Jon-Benet’s body. Which brings up another question: why didn’t John and Patsy find the body or search the home when they frantically discovered she was missing?
#6 The Room was Dark
Fleet White and John Ramsey discovered JonBenet in a dark room, running downstairs in the dark. The door of the basement was even locked. This raises several serious questions. How could the men see her in the dark, especially if two police searches did not reveal her? And who exactly locked the door? Did the police lock the door after they searched the room? None of this makes sense.
#5 Burke Says “the Real Story” was NOT the Murder
Burke has finally given his first interview. He told Dr. Phil the real story was not that a child was murdered, but what had happened to his family afterward. Although there are some questionable things about the scrutiny the Ramsay family endured, one would think that a brother would believe his sister’s murder is the most important thing that happened. Especially since the murder is unsolved.
#4 Burke Now Claims to Have Unlocked a Door
In his Dr. Phil interview, Burke added a new detail. He says he unlocked a door in the house, which presumably would’ve made it easier for an intruder to enter the home. However, John previously said that he had locked all of the doors in the house. Why did Burke unlock the door, and why are we just learning of it now?
#3 Burke’s Scatolia
Burke Ramsey, always a suspect even though he was nine years old at the time of the murder, had a history of behavior problems. This included Scatolia, which involves smearing feces on items, particularly things that belonged to his little sister. Burke appeared to be a boy struggling with emotional problems.
#2 Another Attack?
Nine months after the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey, a girl who attended the same dance studio as JonBenet and lived just two miles away was assaulted in her bed by an intruder while her mother slept nearby. Despite the potential similarities in the attack, the Police Chief actually said he did not see them as similar. Only years later did the police attempt to compare DNA at the scenes.
#1 DNA Sample Taken from Underwear
Speaking of the DNA, experts found a small amount of DNA on the underwear. However, it was also found on other underwear worn by JonBenet. Investigators say this makes it more likely the DNA was transferred during the manufacturing process, and that the DNA is not from an intruder or unknown person. They suggest the police ruled out the family members too quickly.