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JonBenet: Twenty Years Later

On December 26, JonBenet Ramsey was found murdered in her home in Boulder, Colorado. She was six years old at the time. Twenty years later, her homicide has remained unsolved. And to this day, people are still enraptured by the events that occurred in the Ramsey home. Two weeks ago, Dateline aired a show about the case. Last night, CBS aired part one of two of their series on her as well.

JonBenet would have been twenty six years old now if she’d lived. She’s not that much younger than me and that makes me stop and think about how fragile life really is. This is not the first time I’ve had to think about this, but to think that someone my age could be murdered at such a young age is eerie. A beautiful little girl with everything she could have ever wanted is killed before she can realize it. What if that happened to me at the age? Or someone I knew from school? Just think about that for a minute and don’t tell me chills didn’t run down your spine.

I don’t know who murdered JonBenet Ramsey. The shows that I’ve seen have made it appear that it was a family member who killed it. And if you look at how the family acted during the investigations and television interviews, you can be made to believe that they had something to do with it. And if you look at each family member, you can think of possible solutions of why they would want her dead.

But I don’t think we’ll ever know what happened to her. The Ramsey’s were well off, they had a lot of social gatherings, including one the night before JonBenet was found missing. Maybe someone at the party killed her. Who knows. The only thing for certain that I can figure out is that it was someone she knew who was in the house between Christmas Day and the morning after. If only the investigation wasn’t so dis-organized, then maybe we would have some solid answers.

What are some of your thoughts about the case? (Please be kind and no hate comments!)

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