So sad! As the 20 year anniversary of JonBenet Ramsey’s unsolved murder draws closer, her father John is speaking out in a new documentary. Not a day goes by where he doesn’t think about his beloved daughter, and says that only his own passing will take away his pain.
“I think the worst thing a human being can experience is the loss of a child,” John Ramsey tells CNN’s Jean Chavez in a new documentary “The Murder of JonBenet” airing on the network Dec. 13. JonBenet‘s dad has rarely done interviews in the 20 years since his six-year-old beauty queen daughter was found murdered in the basement of the family’s Boulder, CO home Dec. 26, 1996. He reveals that when he first found the ransom note claiming his daughter had been kidnapped, “It’s just like you got hit in the stomach. Where’s my child?” he says. But when he found his little girl’s dead body, “I couldn’t do anything but scream.”
The investigation’s spotlight shifted quickly to John and his late wife Patsy having some involvement in their daughter’s murder and that has haunted him ever since. “Death would be a relief from my agony,” he tells Jean after dealing with the tragic killing of his child then the subsequent years of accusations that he was behind it.
After Patsy died from cancer in 2006, John remarried and lives in the Western U.S., keeping a low profile as he tries to put the his tragic past behind him but he tells CNN that not a single day passes where he doesn’t think about JonBenet. He keeps a favorite picture of her in his living room as a reminder that his life’s mission is to find out who is behind the death of his precious little girl. As to the theories that have emerged that her brother Burke accidentally killed his younger sister, John is angry that people are putting the spotlight on his son now. He tells CNN, “It’s ludicrous, it’s ridiculous, he was a nine-year-old child and it was a very brutal and heinous crime.” You can catch his full interview when CNN’s Special Report, “The Murder of JonBenet,” airs Dec. 13 at 9pm EST.
HollywoodLifers, do you think JonBenet’s killer will ever be brought to justice? Or do you believe the theory that Burke accidentally killed his sister and the family covered it up to protect him?