No charges in mur­der of JonBenét Ram­sey

The Globe and Mail Metro (Ontario Edition) - - News - El­iz­a­beth Ren­zetti

Oct. 13, 1999 A cho­rus of protest and out­rage greeted the news that, af­ter a 13-month grand jury in­ves­ti­ga­tion, no charges would be filed in the death of JonBenét Ram­sey, the six-year-old beauty-pageant star whose mur­der made head­lines around the world. Sus­pi­cion had fallen on the girl’s par­ents, John and Patsy Ram­sey, af­ter her blud­geoned and stran­gled body was dis­cov­ered in the base­ment of the fam­ily home in Boul­der, Co., on Box­ing Day in 1996. The af­ter­math of the high-pro­file killing was marked by po­lice in-fight­ing, law­suits and in­flam­ma­tory ac­cu­sa­tions. “Mis­takes were made” dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, Boul­der County District At­tor­ney Alex Hunter said while an­nounc­ing that the grand jury had not turned up enough ev­i­dence to pro­ceed with a pros­e­cu­tion. More than 20 years af­ter her death, JonBenét’s killer still has not been iden­ti­fied, although more than a dozen books, tele­vi­sion movies and doc­u­men­taries have at­tempted to solve the mys­tery.

RIC FELD/AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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