Patsy Ramsey, the mother of 6 year old JonBenet Ramsey who was murdered in 1996 and the crime never solved, died Saturday from ovarian cancer. There was so much speculation in the news, tabloids and books as to the suspicion of who killed JonBenet Ramsey.
JonBenet, who competed in beauty pageants, was found beaten and strangled in her parents’ Boulder, Colo. basement on Dec. 26, 1996. A grand jury investigation ended with no indictments, and no arrests have been made.
JonBenet’s death became fodder for tabloids and the subject of books.
The Ramseys said an intruder killed their daughter but a cloud of suspicion hung over the couple. The district attorney and a federal judge in Colorado have said it is likelier that an intruder was responsible.
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Everyone will remember the rather bizarre circumstances that followed the disappearance of JonBenet Ramsey.All that took place within the Ramsey’s home.
Patsy Ramsey said she found a ransom note on the back staircase of the family’s home demanding $118,000 for the safe return of JonBenet. John Ramsey said he found his daughter’s body in a basement room eight hours later.
An autopsy concluded JonBenet suffered a skull fracture, and was strangled and beaten.
Patsy Ramsey, JonBenet’s mother, dies
A grand jury investigation into the death of the child beauty pageant winner ended without charges in 1999.
JonBenet’s beaten and strangled body was found in the basement of the family home in Boulder, Colorado, the day after Christmas.
The Ramseys said an intruder committed the crime, but they remained the subject of suspicion and speculation.
Patsy Ramsey Dies Of Cancer
JonBenet’s Mother – Once A Suspect – Never Found Daughter’s Killer
“I think people will remember Patsy as some one who was falsely accused in connection with the death of her daughter,” Lin Wood, the Ramsey’s attorney, said on CNN, “when she should be remembered for being an incredibly loving mother, a wonderful wife and a person who showed great courage in fighting a vicious disease.”
Wood said Ramsey had been battling cancer since 1993 and had suffered a recurrence three years ago. Her husband, John, was with her at the time of her death.