March 14, 2012 |
JonBenet Ramsey's father, John Ramsey, has finally acknowledged what many Americans have long wanted to hear: He regrets showcasing his daughter in beauty pageants and parades. He also suggests that putting the girl front-and-center in the public eye might have contributed to the 6-year-old's killing. "We were so naïve," he told ABC . "I now believe with all my heart that it's not a good idea to put your child on public display. " Ramsey is currently promoting his new book, out Wednesday, about his struggle to recover from the death of his daughter, who would now be 21. John Ramsey said he's haunted, in particular, by an incident that occurred just before the girl's slaying, which took place the day after Christmas in 1996.
July 10, 2008 |
JonBenet Ramsey, the 6-year-old beauty queen whose slaying has stymied investigators in this college town for more than a decade, did not die at the hands of her family, the Boulder district attorney said Wednesday. New DNA evidence supports the theory that an unidentified man killed the child, Mary Lacy said.
May 12, 2004 |
John Ramsey, the father of slain child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, announced in Charlevoix that he would run for the Michigan state House. Ramsey joins five fellow Republicans and two Democrats seeking to represent a district in the northwest corner of the state's Lower Peninsula. "Borne out of the tragedy of the loss of our daughter, I have been given a platform -- one that I did not seek," Ramsey said in Charlevoix. "But my task, I believe, is to use that platform for good."
June 3, 1998 |
The lead investigator in the JonBenet Ramsey slaying strongly urged the district attorney Tuesday to turn the case over to a grand jury, which has broad powers that he said could help police catch the little girl's killer. "I have an idea of who did it," said Police Cmdr. Mark Beckner. "If I were the D.A., I would go ahead with a grand jury at this point." Beckner's statements came at the end of two days of meetings in which police presented the evidence in the case to Boulder County Dist. Atty.
August 15, 1997 |
JonBenet Ramsey's killer was obsessed with crime movies and quoted from them in a ransom note, her parents said. John and Patricia Ramsey plan to run a newspaper advertisement Sunday--their fourth since JonBenet's death--in the Daily Camera of Boulder that includes phrases from the movies "Ransom," "Dirty Harry" and "Speed." The advertisement lists 10 phrases from movies. They include: "Now listen. Listen very carefully," from "Dirty Harry."
April 24, 1997 |
Attorneys for the parents of slain 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey said Wednesday that police canceled interviews that had been scheduled with their clients. The interviews were to take place on Wednesday, according to a statement from the attorneys, who said the parents were anguished when they were canceled. In a statement Wednesday night, Boulder police said "they remain willing to discuss conditions for a productive interview" but declined to explain the cancellation.