Aphrodite Jones: Who Killed JonBenét Ramsey?

Who Killed JonBenét Ramsey?

This is the question I try to answer on a new episode of The Dr. OZ Show that will explore the intruder theory in depth. Along with Colorado investigator John San Augustin, who presents crime-scene photo evidence that supports this theory, I carefully weigh in on the intruder issues being raised.

JonBenét Ramsey was alive on Christmas night when her father, John, took his sleeping six-year-old up to bed. She seemed safe and sound, but at some point she woke up and ate a piece of pineapple. Would JonBenét sit happily with a stranger in the middle of the night? Is it possible someone who was dressed like Santa was able to fool her? Or was a family member awake with her on the night she was murdered?

Related: Video: Disturbing Never-Before-Seen Police Footage Of JonBenét Ramsey Crime Scene

When John Ramsey later discovered JonBenét in their basement, bound and strangled to death, he did what most parents would do: He carried his child upstairs in utter shock and disbelief. But how was it that John was the one to find her body? Why did the Boulder PD fail to seal off the crime scene? They allowed John and Patsy Ramsey to walk freely around the house, and this contamination of the scene destroyed the chances of anyone solving the crime.

Related: JonBenét Ramsey: Will The Tragic Murder Ever Be Solved?

According to recent allegations by her brother Burke Ramsey, the public has heard false accusations that put Burke into question as the possible killer. It’s an accusation that has no proof to back it up, but has nonetheless become a hot-button topic. In light of the recent $750 million lawsuit Burke Ramsey filed against CBS for “the permanent damage to his reputation,” Dr. Oz wanted to know my honest opinion about whether or not her brother Burke was somehow involved in the murder.

Was it an intruder who killed JonBenét? Or did one of the three people in the Ramsey house carry out this unspeakable act? Watch Dr. OZ this Tuesday February 7 to see what answers I come up with.

Watch Investigation Discovery’s 3-part special “JonBenet: An American Murder Mystery” with ID GO.

Main photo: BOULDER, CO – MAY 01: John and Patsy Ramsey, the parents of JonBenét Ramsey, meet with a small selected group of the local Colorado media after four months of silence in Boulder, Colorado, on May 1, 1997. Patsy holds up a reward sign for information leading to the arrest of their daughter’s murderer. Their six-year-old daughter was found dead on Christmas night, 1996. [Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post]

  • Martha Bartha

    Over 20 years now. Still unsolved!

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  • Lynne Spradley

    If Jonbenet is up grabbing pineapple from the bowl, Burke got mad and hit her with the flashlight, skull already fractured, mom is still up having tea . John is sleeping so impossible for a intruder if they are still up late all night ? It has to be inside house job .

  • Jams Jameson

    There is no way she grabbed a piece of pineapple, got hit in the head for doing that, died and the pineapple moved through her stomach to the intestines. No prints on the flashlight. Your information is just wrong.

  • Pat

    I used to live in Boulder, CO. Because of it’s physical beauty, the location of the university, and it’s reputation for being a kind of a hippy/alternative lifestyle place, it attracts all sorts of itinerant types of people from all over the world. It is not your typical urban/suburban type of place. Many people stay there after they finish or drop out of college, their friends come there, people hear about the place and come there, etc. I met many different types of people living all sorts of alternative lifestyles, some working and some not working. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, spent some time there and actually raped a woman in the basement of the house where I was living. Therefore, I think it was an intruder; probably two. I think this person had pedophile tendencies, had seen Jon Benet at an event and had become infatuated with her. Maybe he came there to get a closer look and things got out of hand. He may have come there to kidnap her and take her back to his place, but he couldn’t contain himself so he raped and then killed her there. I vote for the intruder theory because I know what types of itinerant people Boulder attracts. I think sloppy police work along with the family wandering the house after the crime may have destroyed some physical evidence that would have been linked to the killer.