CBS just might solve the JonBenét Ramsey case once and for all
Can JonBenét Ramsey's mysterious murder be solved on its 20-year anniversary?
Ramsey was abducted and killed when she was 6 years old — a case that transfixed the nation. It began with her mother's frantic 911 call, saying her daughter was missing and a ransom note had been left. The nearly 400-word ransom note was suspicious, to say the least, and attention turned toward both of Ramsey's parents as suspects as Ramsey's body was found and the case turned from kidnapping to murder. Ultimately, however, police weren't able to piece together enough evidence to solve the crime.
The trailer for a CBS special hints that a team of investigators, including the original team that worked on the case, a Scotland Yard behavioral analyst and Jim Clemente, the FBI investigator who tried to crack Ramsey's murder case in 1996, will be able to find new evidence and answers. They go as far as constructing an exact replica of the Ramseys' home to test their theories, and they interview new witnesses, like the 911 operator who took Ramsey's mother's call.
In the trailer, Clemente says that he's motivated to revisit Ramsey's case because she and her family have never gotten justice for the murder.
"It's 20 years later, and this case is still unsolved," he says. "We hope to get the truth out about how she died."
The trailer shows the team of investigators using new techniques and forensics to reexamine the old evidence from the case. The end shows investigators confronting someone — the murderer?
The Case of JonBenét Ramsey premieres Sept. 18 on CBS. Do you plan to watch?
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