This fall, a docu-series about the murder of JonBenét Ramsey will air on CBS, in the tradition of Netflix's Making A Murderer and FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Although the docu-series is mostly involved with the known theories of the case, where exactly the Ramseys are now, 20 years after their daughter's murder, is less known. In 1996, JonBenét's parents, John and Patsy, along with her then 9-year old brother, Burke, were suspects in the case. They were all eventually cleared for lack of DNA evidence.
JonBenét's mother Patsy faced a lot of public scrutiny, but she died of ovarian cancer in 2006. Her father, John Ramsey, has since remarried and moved away from Denver, Colorado, where his daughter was murdered.
John Ramsey now lives in Castle Farms in Charlevoix, Michigan with his new wife, Jan Rousseaux, whom he married in 2011. John Ramsey has expressed some regret in moving his family away from Colorado, as it only ignited more media attention to his family and their alleged role in the Christmas murder of their 6- year-old daughter. He told Us Weekly in 2015, “Friends would ask us, ‘What can we do to help?’ and we’d say, ‘Well, the next time you go to the supermarket, call the manager over when you see our child’s photo on the front cover [of tabloids] and ask them to remove it. A lot of them did it.”
Although they were exonerated of any wrong doing, it hasn't been easy going for Ramsey. He said that has lost his family's fortune and had a hard time finding work, even years after the murder. Ramsey alleges that one company wanted to hire him but, "They said you can really help us, but we can’t afford to have our company’s good name in the media, so we can’t hire you," he said.
The one "missing link," as CBS' Dr. Phil McGraw calls him, is JonBenét's brother, treated as both a key witness and suspect at the time. The CBS docu-series will feature an interview with Burke and Dr. Phil. "I think people are going to be very interested. His personality is very unique. I think they are going to find him compelling. It's going to be very difficult to look away from," McGraw told Fox News.
Allegedly, the interrogation tapes of Burke and his family have disappeared and McGraw believes Burke's insight may reportedly provide some more clues to his sister's murder. "We are going to find out what he knows and find out what actually transpired from his point of view and what happened from the minute he woke up that morning and what has transpired inside of that family since then," McGraw claimed. Romper reached out to McGraw's representatives for comment but did not hear back at the time of publication.
Much like all of the recent true crime docu-series that have enamored viewers in primetime, the JonBenét Ramsey series is bound to open up more conversations about all aspects of the case. Let's hope after this, the story can be put to bed, once and for all.