Early on Boxing Day morning in 1996, a desperate mother calls 911. Her six-year-old daughter has disappeared, with a sinister ransom note having been left behind. Then, just eight hours later, JonBenet Ramsey is discovered dead in the home’s basement. The girl’s appalling death sparks a murder investigation that will engross the nation for more than 20 years. But now, has a private detective finally found out the truth?
Patricia Paugh was 23 years old when she married 36-year-old divorcé John Ramsey on November 5, 1980. Then seven years later, she gave birth to a son named Burke. John, meanwhile, was busy building a successful career, launching his own – ultimately lucrative – company in 1989.
Then on August 6, 1990, the couple’s daughter, JonBenet, arrived. The year after the girl was born, the family subsequently relocated to Boulder, Colorado. There, John’s career went from strength to strength, while Patsy stayed at home and focused on raising the children.