Who Done It?

By Raven Carthon 

I sit on the couch in my living room, knees tucked to my chest as the ominous narrator details the horrific nature of JonBenet Ramsey’s murder. As a true crime lover, this case interested me from the very beginning but this was something, unlike anything I had ever heard before. At only six years old, JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in her basement, with no killer in sight. 

The nature of her murder is truly tragic and makes you question how someone could commit such horrific acts against a child. When her body was found in the basement, the family discovered blunt force trauma to her head which had resulted in a broken skull and she also had a garrote tied around her throat. While this is disturbing in itself, the lack of evidence from the killer was astounding. All that was left behind for the family was a cryptic ransom note left on the family desk for the parents to find. 

After further investigation done by officials, many other factors of the crime scene were taken into account. When searching the kitchen they found freshly opened pineapple, which was later discovered in JonBenet Ramsey’s stomach contents. This means that before killing her, the murderer took her from her bedroom, sat her down, opened a can of pineapple, and fed them to her. In addition to this absurd behavior, JonBenet was struck in the head with her brother’s flashlight which contributed to her death. While the latter might seem insignificant it is very necessary. 

JonBenet’s brother, Burke Ramsey, was always jealous of her fame and lovable nature which increased healthy competition between the siblings. Many think that because of this competition, Burke murdered JonBenet in cold blood in order to get away with it, and the parents helped in order to cover it up. While the case may be extremely suspicious, the case was closed due to unviable evidence. Begging the question, who really killed JonBenet Ramsey?