JonBenet Ramsey Facts
American child beauty pageant contestant who was murdered in her home in 1996
- JonBenet was 6-years old when she was murdered.
- She was found in the basement of the family home nearly eight hours after she was reported missing.
- It is reported she was struck on the head and strangled.
- Colorado law enforcement agencies initially suspected her parents and her brother.
- DNA taken from the victim's clothes suggested they were not involved.
- Her parents were completely cleared from the case only in July 2008.
- In February 2009, the Boulder Police Department took the case back from the district attorney to reopen the investigation.
- Several defamation suits have been filed against several media organizations by Ramsey family members and their friends over reporting of the murder.