On Dec. 26, 1996, JonBenét Ramsey, a 6-year-old beauty queen, was found dead in her Boulder, Colo., home. Twenty years later, her killer has still not been found. But the producers behind CBS’s The Case Of believe they can crack this cold case wide open with their squad of investigators and specialists. From the two-hour first half of the investigation, here are the three most shocking revelations.
1. The investigators don’t believe the Ramseys are innocent
Investigators Jim Clemente and Laura Richards seem intent to prove the Ramseys have implicit knowledge about JonBenét’s murder that they have hidden from the police for two decades. Their analysis never once mentions other possible suspects or leads. They’ve honed in on Patsy, John, and their oldest son, Burke.
2. The cops found the wrong murder weapon.
JonBenét’s cause of death is listed as strangulation in association with blunt force trauma, but forensic pathologist Dr. Werner Spitz believes the strangulation occured after Ramsey was already brain dead from the blow to her skull. To prove his findings, Dr. Spitz has a 10-year-old boy, the age JonBenét’s brother, Burke, was at the time of her death, hit a model skull covered in pig skin with an identical flashlight to the one found at the scene.
3. The ransom note was staged
The two-and-a-half page ransom note is scrutinized thoroughly by a linguistics expert who breaks down the language to create a profile that suggested an educated 30+ woman wrote the note, not someone from a small foreign faction as was written in the letter.
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