- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 10:44AM
After going through all the evidence available, and conducting interviews with some of the key people involved in the JonBenet Ramsey case, a panel of investigators have landed on a conclusion of how JonBenet Ramsey was killed almost 20 years ago.
"In my opinion, the Ramsey family did not want law enforcement to solve this case, and that's why it remains unsolved," retired FBI profiler Jim Clemente said in the CBS docuseries The Case of JonBenet Ramsey, according to eOnline.
In the final 20 minutes of the special, Mr Clemente, along with world-renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee, former chief investigator James Kolar and leading forensic pathologist Dr. Werner Spitz revealed that one person is responsible for the beauty queen's murder. And that one person is her older brother, Burke.
What the investigators did stress is that her death wasn't intentional, but rather a tragic accident.
"I don't think Burke was involved in the cover-up," forensic linguistics expert James Fitzgerald said.
On Boxing Day, JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in the basement of the family's home in Boulder, Colorado.
Her tiny body was found beaten and strangled, along with a two-and-a-half page handwritten ransom note demanding $US118,000.
Dr Phil explains to the media the Burke Ramsey's bizarre composure and odd smile in front of the cameras that left viewers troubled.
At the time, the original suspects were her family - being JonBenet's father John, mother Patsy and brother Burke.
But in 2008, DNA evidence eventually ruled that all three family members could not have committed the murder and they were cleared. By this time, JonBenet's mother had died from cancer.
The panel involved in the two-part CBS documentary, which aired on Channel 9 on Tuesday night, also allege that Patsy and John made up the entire kidnapping, in an attempt to confuse authorities and save their son, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In an interview with Dr. Phil, Burke said:
"I kinda always thought it was a paedophile who saw her in one of the pageants and snuck in [to our house], who knows," he told Dr Phil.