Corey, Zach, Leann
English Composition Informative Essay
JonBenet Ramsey Mystery
Ever think your life is going so well that nothing could ever stop you from living your dream? I’m sure that’s exactly what JonBenet Ramsey was thinking before she became a murder victim. The JonBenet case is still unsolved because every lead the police get, it seems as though they wind up back at where they started.
JonBenet Ramsey was born on August 6th, 1990 in Atlanta, Georgia. She grew up in Boulder, Colorado where her family moved about one year after her birth. She was born to John and Patsy Ramsey. Her father was a wealthy businessman and had been a naval officer. Her mother was a former Miss West Virginia and beauty pageant winner. Her mom’s goal for her was to win the Miss America. She entered her into many pageants, much which were funded by her mother. There were hair appointment costume fittings, makeup sessions, dancing lessons, voice lessons, and a coach who taught her to capture the judges’ attention with a “come hither” glance. “Some of her highest awards she won were Little Miss Colorado, National Tiny Miss Beauty and Little Miss Christmas.” (Crimeshots par. 37) As you can see, there would be no particular reason for a psychotic person to take this little girl and murder her like they did.
It was Christmas time, December 25, 1996; JonBenet was put in bed around eight thirty. The next morning around five forty-five, Patsy Ramsey went downstairs to make a pot of coffee and was heading back upstairs discovered a hand written note addressed to her husband, John. She yelled for John and immediately ran to JonBenet room and didn’t see her in there. Later that day, JonBenet’s body was found in the basement of the Ramsey’s house in Boulder, Colorado. Police later confirmed that she had a skull fracture, had been molested, and finally strangled with a cord.
“Based on Detective Arndt experience, JonBenet appeared to be dead, and appeared to have been dead...