Jon Benet Ramsey - The Tragic Death of Little Pageant Princess (18PL)Post Last Edit by brown_pupil at 12-7-2012 15:17
JonBenet Patricia Ramsey merupakan peserta ratu cantik kanak2 yang terkenal sekitar tahun 90-an.
Pada 25 December 1996, Keluarga Ramsey ni dikejutkan dgn kehilangan JonBenet yang baru berusia 6 tahun pada waktu itu. Penemuan nota tebusan menambahkan kebimbangan ibu bapa JonBenet apabila penculik meminta $118,000 untuk pembebasan JonBenet. 8 jam setelah kehilangan JonBenet dilaporkan, mayat anak kecil ini dijumpai dalam stor tempat simpan wine, dengan tali nylon menjerut leher anak ini, tangan kecil yang terikat serta mulut yang ditampal pelekat. Laporan autopsi juga menyatakan tengkorak kepala JonBenet retak seolah2 dipukul dengan benda tumpul.
Gambar autopsi JonBenet
Ketika itu, ramai yang membuat andaian bahawa ibu bapa JonBenet sengaja mengada2kan cerita yang anak mereka diculik lalu dibunuh. Abang kepada JonBenet, Burke juga tidak terkecuali dari tuduhan itu. Namun, pada tahun 2003, pihak polis berjaya menemui sampel DNA lelaki yang terbukti bukan kepunyaan ayah atau abang JonBenet. Dengan penemuan ini, maka keluarga JonBenet ini terlepas dari menjadi suspek utama setelah sekian lamanya.
Pada 2006, John Mark Karr yang juga merupakan bekas guru sekolah membuat pengakuan yang dia amat mencintai JonBenet dan dia berada bersama JonBenet saat kematiannya. John juga mengakui kematian JonBenet tidak disengajakan. Ujian autopsi pula membuktikan bahawa John Karr bukanlah pembunuh tersebut dan pengakuan yang di buat John itu sekadar diada2 kan..
Sehingga kini, kes ini masih lagi tergantung dan pembunuh JonBenet ini masih lagi tak diketahui..
Source - Wikipidea. Sedihnyer budak sekecil itu dibunuh.... Kisah budak ni mmg tragik...dan pernah baca dulu dlm majalah variasi tak silap...
ibunya usaha keras utk jadikan jon ni sbg ratu cantik...wlu sggup dera dari
fizikal dan emosi...last2 mati jon...kesian sggh budak ni....dipaksa utk penuhi hasrat maknye.. Reply 3# Donatello86
yup.. aku rasa kisah jon ni patut dijadikan pengajaran utk ibu2 yg terlalu obses nak groom anak2 depa jadi beauty pagent. Skang ni pun aku rasa ada je reality show utk budak2 pagent ni. Dia org ni mcm x kisah je anak2 diaorg ni jadi mangsa pedeophile.. Reply 4# brown_pupil
Betul tu brown pupil..aku hrp kisah Jon ni tak berulang lagi akibat ketaksuban maknye yg nak anak jadi ratu cantik...
kesian Jon....aku hrp mak bapak luar sana biarlah anak tu membesar semulajadi dan biar diorg bt pilihan
sambil guide, not beri arahan dan paksa anak2 utk ikut apa yg kita suke... kesiannye..usia yang begitu muda sudah dipaksa menjadi model...:( siapa pembunuhnya??? tragis...smpai skrg msih tk dpat jmpa pmbunuhnye? cam tk caye je..tgok citer csi tk smpai 3 hari da tau kptusan mahkamah lagi! x tau sapa yang bunuh.. sebab banyak bahan bukti yang dah dicemari.. imagine, almost 16 tahun, still x dpt nak tangkap pembunuh dia. ilang time krismes ek
memg tragik yg peliknya, dia ditemui tu if saya tak silap, kat basement rumah depa seniri. wine cellar kat basement dorg. takkan time hilang tu parents nye tak selongkar rumah tu? polis tak geladah rumah cari klu ke?
kes ni dh byk org ditangkap n dlepaskan semula..ada yg gile glamer, ada yg tak cukup bukti..ayah dia disyaki sbb jumlah duit yg diminta sbg tebusan tu genap2 jumlah duit dorg ada.
time kejadian tu (sblm mayat jo bennet ditemui), polis terlalu lalai. kwsn rumah tu tak seal pun, polis tak selongkar rumah pun. org bebas keluar masuk atas dasar nak jumpa family ni. siap If saya tak silap (dulu suka baca kes ni), yg jumpa dia tu bapaknya. polis suroh bapaknya n sorg lg kwn bpknya g cari sekeliling rumah kot2 ada benda suspicious. pemalas betul polis2 tu.
however, yg bedahsiasat tu kata, jobennet takde kesan sexual abuse. time tu maybe teknologi tak hebat lagi kot, and time tu musim salji, so waktu kematian dia yg betul susah nak dikenalpasti.
jon bennet last dilihat jam 10pm 25/12, dijumpai jam 1pm 26/12..berdasaran keadaan bdn dia tu, most prolly dia mati tak lama lepas dia hilang...which means mlm 25/12 tu jugak..
sejak awal2 kes lagi semua org mmg point finger kat bapak jonbennet ni tp tu la takde bukti kukuh. n family dia anak beranak semua kata dia bapak yg baik, n takde motif. wallahu'alam.
ada sorg polis, kira pangkat besar gak kot, ntah, igt2 lupa...dia ni kata org len yg buat, bukan john ni ha, sbb jumpa daun2 kat tpt mayat tu ditemui. n sbb ada dna lelaki yg tak dikenali dijumpai pada jon bennet..
tapi ada satu buku ni, ditulis oleh detektif time tu, kata byk sgt benda meragukan pasal family ni. dorg byk menipu dlm laporan polis, n even lari2 dari polis.. slh satu penipuan, dorg kata anak lelaki dorg tdo time dorg kecoh jumpa ransom note tu tapi suara anak lelaki dorg ada je time call 911 tu.
then ejaan nama dia bennet je tapi mak dia suka tambah jadi bennete ke camne tah! yg penting ada tambahan huruf la mak dia suka letak. ala2 nama gleme la.. cthnya if melayu, ali tu jadi alie, ha..camtu la hehehe :)
dlm ransom note tu, nama yg ditulis tu ada tambah e..musykil di situ kata mereka.
ada artikel kata, didapati ada urine atas katil jonbenet, so most probably dia terkencing mlm tu kat katil, n pegi ketuk bilik mak dia. agaknya mak dia mabuk ke apa, bengan n jerut dia ke apa ke..sbb mak dia kan party mlm tu..
time tu sbb kes berat tak byk berlaku kat kwsn tu so kes ni jd perhatian rama. org tu report lain or ni kata lain...msg2 ada teori n kononnya 'bukti'...
masing2 bias. ada yg mmg tuduh maknye, ada yg beria tuduh bapaknya, ada yg tuduh abgnya (parents ni tlg coverkan sbb takmo kehilangan abgnya la pulak, ala2 drama slalu tu la)...ada slhkan polis..mcm2la.
hmm..harap one day dpt la jugak keadilan utk jonbenet ni Reply 11# brookemcqueen
tapi ada gak motif yang mengatakan bapak jonbenet ni ada anak lelaki dgn first wife, dan anak dia tu rapat dgn anak2 wife sekarang ni. Tu pun dia dijadikan suspek, tapi x pernah ditahan. So no DNA taken.
Tapi aku tetap rasa family dia jugak la..
Sebab mmg x logik, lepas 8 jam..baru famili dia nak cari dalam rumah.
Kalau aku, anak hilang..aku cari dalam rumah dulu. Kalau tak jumpa baru la call polis.. Reply 12# brown_pupil
anak first wife ek? ooo fikir mmg abg betul si jonbenet..aah, mmg abg dia slh sotrg suspek tp habis gtu je la cte nye. http://data.whicdn.com/images/19165833/4_thumb.jpg
ni burke, abgnya tu. Reply 14# brookemcqueen
burke ni mmg abg kandung dia. Dia ada sorang lagi abang tiri.. lagipun, x logik budak 10 tahun pada masa tu boleh bunuh adik dia sampai mcm tu sekali.. Reply 15# brown_pupil
ooo mcmtu.hehe bab logik tak logik tu, saya no comment. apa pun boleh jadi. :) EARLY TWO WEEKS AFTER CHRISTMAS, THE LAWN IN FRONT OF THE ELEGANT, red-brick Tudor mansion in Boulder, Colo., is still decorated for the holidays. A small Santa in a red-and-green sleigh sits under a giant evergreen tree by the driveway. Striped candy canes line the path to the front door. More ominously, the entire property is bordered by bright yellow crime-scene tape, like a package no one wanted to open. Their reluctance would be, now, understandable. Certainly no surprise could have been more terrible than the one that confronted John and Patricia Ramsey on the day after Christmas, when their 6-year-old daughter, JonBen¨¦t, a lovely child who had won the local Little Miss Christmas beauty pageant, was discovered dead in the basement of their home, with duct tape over her mouth and a cord twisted around her neck. The ripples of shock quickly spread from Boulder across the nation, in the wake of a crime as brutal as it was baffling. A ransom note left in the house demanded the oddly precise sum of $118,000, but there was no sign of a break-in. Although JonBen¨¦t's half-brother John, 20, had been with the family Christmas Day, the only people known to have been in the Ramsey home that night are JonBen¨¦t, her older brother, Burke, 9, and her parents, Patricia (Patsy), 40, Miss West Virginia of 1977, and John, 53, a successful computer executive, who found his daughter's body. Authorities later determined that JonBen¨¦t (pronounced jahn-be-NAY) had been sexually assaulted. "If we don't have the full resources of all the law-enforcement community on this case," an emotional John Ramsey said a few days later, "I am going to be very upset."
But given the peculiar circumstances of the crime¡ªit would be unusual, to say the least, for kidnappers to kill their victim, stash the body in her home and leave a ransom note behind anyway¡ªspeculation in the media immediately arose that someone close to JonBen¨¦t, perhaps a family member, was involved. Nor did the Ramseys help dispel such suspicions. Four days after the murder, John and Patsy each hired their own criminal lawyer. They soon added a private investigator and a high-powered public-relations consultant to their retinue. Even stranger, as of Jan. 8 they had refused a formal, taped interview with investigators about the murder. (By law, since they had not been charged, neither was obligated to talk to police.) Instead they went on CNN on New Year's Day to deny they had anything to hide. Asked about conjecture that he or his wife might be involved, John Ramsey said he found it "nauseating beyond belief." The next day, though, Boulder mayor Leslie Durgin pointedly told the press, "There isn't a crazed killer on the loose."
For the record, authorities insisted that no one had been ruled in or out as a suspect and refused to divulge any details of their investigation. But they confirmed that they had obtained search warrants for the Ramseys' residence in Boulder and their vacation home in northern Michigan. "There are certain facts in this case that only the killer and the police are aware of," said Boulder Police spokeswoman Leslie Aaholm, "and it is vital to our investigation that the integrity of the information remain intact." BERSAMBUNG DARI ATAS..
All the same, a few details have emerged since the killing. Police sources told reporters that JonBen¨¦t had suffered a skull fracture before she was strangled, and investigators reportedly concluded that the paper used for the ransom note had been taken from a legal pad that had been found in the house. It was also reported that police had recovered a second note from the house, which may have been a partial rough draft of the ransom letter, and that three days before the murder someone called 911 from the Ramsey house and then hung up.
To many friends and associates, however, the suggestion that someone in the Ramsey family might be responsible seemed incredible. "There was never any indication of anything wrong in that home," says businessman Joe Saportas, who lived next door to the Ramseys in Atlanta, where they resided until 1991. "I'd leave my kids with them anytime." Shirley Brady, who worked as a nanny for the Ramseys in Atlanta from 1986 to 1989, is even more adamant. "Anybody who thinks that this family could have committed this atrocious thing is insane," Brady told The Denver Post.
That view was echoed by those who had only passing contact with the Ramseys. Photographer Randy Simons, who spent a day shooting a portfolio of JonBen¨¦t last June, recalls being struck by the uncommon devotion between mother and child. "Patsy was your normal mom who absolutely loved her kid," says Simons. "She had the opportunity to spend a huge amount of time with JonBen¨¦t, and they were just really close." To his eyes, they were "the perfect mother and the perfect daughter."
At any rate, the family lived a life of near-perfect comfort and privilege. John Ramsey, who pilots his own corporate jet, has done exceedingly well in business. In the late 1970s he started a computer-equipment manufacturing company in Atlanta, which eventually merged with two other companies to form Boulder-based Access Graphics, now a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corp. Named president and CEO of the unit, which markets business computer systems, he proceeded to build sales from $150 million in 1991 to $1 billion in 1996.
In 1992 he and his wife bought and completely renovated a summer house in the popular resort town of Charlevoix, Mich. Their 6,800-square-foot home in Boulder, which is estimated to be worth $1 million, is a virtual shrine to moguldom, complete with a separate catering kitchen, a retractable movie screen in the master bedroom and pricey European antiques. "Everything in that house was way beyond what you usually see, even in Boulder," says one local woman who has been inside. "I couldn't help thinking that it was meant to show people what you've got."
Patsy, who married John in 1980, after he was divorced from his first wife, Lucinda, took obvious pleasure in her role as a luminary on the social scene in Boulder, donating time and money to a host of charities. Yet she impressed many who met her as a down-to-earth woman free of snobbery or vanity. Two years ago, though she had undergone chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, she allowed a local organization to showcase the family home as part of a charity fund-raiser and gamely showed up herself for the walkthrough. Around town, Patsy and her husband were well known for their lavish entertaining. (It is worth noting, say neighbors, that those affairs may have created security problems for the family. "There were so many people who had access to the house," says a person who lives on the block. "Nannies, cleaners, gardeners, caterers.")
Another focus of Patsy's life was the demimonde of "Little Miss" beauty pageants, in which JonBen¨¦t had become a frequent¡ªand successful¡ªparticipant. Patsy may have wanted to share with her daughter her own love of such pageantry. She and her sister Pamela, who was Miss West Virginia 1980, were only the second set of sisters to have gone to the Miss America pageant. Over the past year, the Ramseys had hired photographer Simons, arranged for a model trainer from Florida and taken JonBen¨¦t to more than one out-of-state competition.
There was one video that showed JonBen¨¦t, who had won a half-dozen pageants, including a 1995 Little Miss Colorado title and a 1996 America's Royale Miss title, dancing in flirtatious¡ªeven provocative¡ªfashion. Photographs also surfaced of her in heavy makeup more suited to a woman at least three times her age. "It's impossible to look at these photos and not see a terribly exploited little girl," Denver Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Steinhauser told reporters. "You get this uncomfortable, sad feeling that she didn't get the chance to be a normal 6-year-old kid." Yet friends of the Ramseys insist that Patsy was anything but a domineering stage mother. "She was not like some of the mothers who are so competitive," says Diane Hayes, a Colorado Springs mother who met the Ramseys through pageants. "Patsy really wanted JonBen¨¦t to have fun with it, and she did."
At the same time, some acquaintances wonder if all the attention lavished on JonBen¨¦t, however innocent and well meaning, hadn't left brother Burke feeling slightly left out. One neighbor recalls that JonBen¨¦t seemed to get all the attention. "Hers was the name one heard all the time," says the woman. "I don't think Burke ever got much of a reference." Simons recalls Patsy telling him of JonBen¨¦t, "This is not just my daughter, this is my best friend."
JonBen¨¦t herself appeared to have a close and loving relationship with her brother. In fact it may have been difficult for anyone to resist her. A naturally attractive child, she was also an exceptionally bright little girl who was fond of dancing and singing. She had a natural ebullience, especially when it came to her beloved dog Jacques, a bichon frise she had received on her fifth birthday. "She loved that little dog," says Joe Barnhill, a retiree who lives across the street from the Ramseys. "She would lie down on the floor and let the dog lick her face, and she would laugh and laugh. It tickled me to see such joy and happiness."
That spirit made her death all the more shattering to those who knew her. As the Ramseys described the terrible events of Dec. 26 on CNN, Patsy had gone down to the kitchen shortly after 5 a.m. to make coffee. On the stairs she discovered a three-page note, neatly hand-printed, saying that her daughter had been abducted and demanding the ransom money. Patsy said she had immediately rushed up to the children's bedrooms, where she found Burke asleep and JonBen¨¦t missing, and let out a scream. Shortly afterward the police dispatcher in Boulder recorded Patsy's frantic call for help, in which she reported that her daughter had been kidnapped. Officers arrived quickly and were later joined by FBI agents from Denver, all of whom waited for the call promised in the note. It never came.
Around 2 p.m., just after police had gone to get a search warrant as a matter of routine, John and an unidentified family friend began searching the house themselves. Starting in the basement, John told CNN, he opened the door to one windowless room, flicked on a light and found his daughter on the floor with tape over her mouth. She had a cord with a wooden handle around her neck.
Four days later, at JonBen¨¦t's memorial service in Boulder, John spoke emotionally of his daughter. "He didn't leave a dry eye in the house," says Joe Barnhill, who attended. Afterward the Ramseys flew the little girl's body back to Atlanta, where she had been born. She was buried, with a teddy bear and wearing one of her pageant costumes and a rhinestone tiara, next to Elizabeth Ramsey, a half sister by her father's first marriage who was killed in a car crash five years ago at age 22. After the funeral, the Ramseys spent five days with Patsy's parents in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell, then returned to Boulder and went into seclusion.
The family's grief and need for privacy were understandable. But their explanation for retaining criminal lawyers¡ªa friend "suggested that it would be foolish not to have knowledgeable counsel to help both of us," John explained to CNN¡ªseemed vague. Since talking to police just after the murder, John and Patsy have declined formal, face-to-face interviews with investigators. Family members, including John's two surviving grown children from his previous marriage¡ªJohn, who attends the University of Colorado in Boulder, and Melinda, 25, who lives in suburban Atlanta¡ªdid submit hair, blood and writing samples to authorities.
Meanwhile the Ramseys were left to cope with their nightmare as best they could. As was clear from their appearance on CNN, the burden of being the object of so much innuendo and suspicion was taking its toll. "There is a killer on the loose," a tearful Patsy had said that day in a bare whisper. "I don't know if it's a he or a she, but if I were a resident of Boulder, I would tell my friends to keep your babies close to you."
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