The Murder of JonBenet Ramsey

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Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Timeline The Ramseys host a Christmas Party The Ramseys host a Christmas party at their home in Boulder, Colorado. About 30 people attend.
Timeline The Ramseys attend a Christmas Dinner The Ramsey family visit their neighbours, the Whites, for a Christmas dinner at around 5:00 PM. They return home at about 10:00 PM.
Jonniebsmile JonBenet is found missing from her bedroom Patsy Ramsey places a 911 call to the Boulder Police Department explaining that her daughter, JonBenet, is not in her room and that a ransom note was left behind.
Timeline JonBenet is found dead John Ramsey discovers JonBenet's body in the basement at around 1:00 PM. The Ramsey home is declared a crime scene.
Police The police arrive at the Ramsey home At approximately 6:00 AM, the Boulder Police arrive at the Ramsey house after Patsy's call. They order a search of the mansion.
Timeline JonBenet's cause of death is ruled a homicide The county coroner determines that JonBenet died from asphyxiation due to strangulation.
Garrote2 Evidence and handwriting samples are collected from the Ramseys
Pl jonbenet 060817 ssv JonBenet is buried in Marrieta, Georgia
Timeline The Ramseys declare their innocence on CNN
Timeline Police finish collecting evidence from the Ramsey home
Jonbenet ramsey ransom note John and Patsy Ramsey hire handwriting analysts
Timeline Police collect DNA samples from Bill McReynolds Bill McReynolds dressed up as Santa Claus at the Ramseys' Christmas party on December 23.
Timeline Two of JonBenet's half-siblings are cleared John Ramsey's children from a previous marriage, John and Melinda Ramsey are cleared of any involvement in the crime.
Timeline Beginning of DNA tests on evidence found at the crime scene
Timeline JonBenet's full autopsy report is released
Ph2006081900782 The Ramseys are outed as possible suspects
Timeline The Ramseys are interviewed by police in formal sessions
Timeline Boulder Police Chief, Tom Koby, admits to making mistakes in the investigation
Pg burke   jonbenet JonBenet's brother, Burke, is questioned for 6 hours by police
Timeline A grand jury overhears evidence
Timeline The District Attorney announces that there will be no indictment issued for the case
Timeline The debate over whether a stun gun was used on JonBenet begins.
Death of innocence 150 The Ramseys publish their book "The Death of Innocence"
Timeline Fleet White attempts to press charges Fleet White seeks to press criminal charges against journalists who implied his involvement in the killing of JonBenet.
Lousmit Detective Andrew "Lou" Smit states that DNA evidence was found underneath JonBenet's fingernails
Courttv 0m6c The Ramseys try to sue CourtTV John and Patsy Ramsey seek to sue CourTV for mentioning Burke as a possible suspect in the slaying of his sister. Burke was only 9 years old at the time of the murder.
Timeline Patsy Ramsey's ovarian cancer reappears
Timeline The investigation is handed over to District Attorney, Mary Keenan
Jonbenet An Atlanta judge concludes that an intruder killed JonBenet
Timeline The Ramseys' attorney states that DNA found on JonBenet's body has not turned up any criminal matches
Article 0 000f239b00000258 451 468x304 Patsy Ramsey dies of ovarian cancer
09 04 06 no upc 300x400 New suspect, John Mark Karr, is arrested in Thailand after claiming he killed JonBenet
0 61 karr john mark The charges against John Mark Karr are dropped John Mark Karr is free after his DNA did not match that found at the crime scene.
Timeline New Touch DNA clears Ramseys of involvement in JonBenet's death