Nearly twenty years after JonBenet Ramsey was found brutally murdered in her own home, her brother Burke Ramsey is breaking his silence on the scandal. In his first interview since the murder, Burke admitted he knows people still believe he killed his sister. See what he said here.
Because Burke Ramsey was just 9 years old when his then 6-year-old sister and well-know beauty pageant star JonBenet Ramsey was killed, he has remained out of the media frenzy that the murder mystery sparked. But eight years after his parents were cleared by prosecutors, Burke is finally telling his side of the story in three television interviews with Dr. Phil. In part of the interview, Dr. Phil asked Burke about the speculation that he was the one who killed his little sister, to which Burke had a surprisingly calm response.
“I know people think I did it; that my parents did it,” he told Dr. Phil. “I know that we were suspects.”
It’s unclear what else Burke had to say about the murder claims, as the first part of the three won’t air until Sept. 12. But even with 20 years passed since JonBenet’s tragic death, it is a bit peculiar that Burke would be so relaxed when discussing such a horrific night.
Then again, Burke was just a child himself when his sister was murdered on Dec. 26, 1996, and he was reportedly asleep when his parents discovered that JonBenet had gone missing. Even being so young, though, the traumatizing night of his sister’s death sticks with Burke as if it had happened in recent years.
“I remember my mom searching my room that night saying, ‘Where’s my baby? Where’s my baby?'” Burke recalled to Dr. Phil. So sad!
Although authorities ruled out Burke’s parents involvement in the murder, the public is still skeptical about his and his parents’ roles in her death. JonBenet was found strangled to death in the family’s basement just hours after she was reported missing. Nearly twenty years later, no suspect has ever been arrested for the crime. Mother Patsy died of ovarian cancer ten years after her daughter’s murder; father John is still alive and has since remarried.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Burke had anything to do with JonBenet’s murder? What do you hope he says in his interview? Tell us below!