The JonBenet Ramsey Case
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12/25/96 - 1/4/97 | 1/6/97 - 3/6/97 | 3/8/97 - 5/1/97
5/11/97 - 8/13/97 | 8/26/97 - 10/13/99 | 12/2/99 - 5/24/00

The JonBenet Ramsey case, day-by-day

December 25, 1996: Six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey receives a bicycle as a Christmas gift.

December 26: Early in the morning, her mother Patricia Ramsey finds a three-page ransom note downstairs in the family's home. The parents discover she is missing and call police. Later, they find JonBenet's body in a basement room.

December 26

December 28: The Ramsey family goes to the Boulder police station to answer questions and give hair, blood and handwriting samples.

December 29: The Ramsey family flies to Atlanta, where they used to live. About 30 Boulder officers are assigned to the case, the only murder in the Colorado city in 1996. Boulder officials try to calm concerns about a killer on the loose. Reports surface that the Ramseys have hired an attorney.

December 29

December 31: About 200 relatives and friends attend an emotional funeral service at the family's former church in Atlanta. JonBenet is buried in Marietta, next to her half-sister, who had been killed in a car accident four years earlier.

January 1: John and Patricia Ramsey talk with CNN. "There is a killer on the loose," Patricia Ramsey says. They also say they will hire an investigator and offer a reward to find the killer.

January 1

January 2: Five Boulder police investigators arrive in Atlanta to search for clues. The Boulder mayor downplays the prospect that a killer is threatening city residents.

January 2

January 4: Boulder police fly to Michigan to search the Ramseys' summer home.


12/25/96 - 1/4/97 | 1/6/97 - 3/6/97 | 3/8/97 - 5/1/97
5/11/97 - 8/13/97 | 8/26/97 - 10/13/99 | 12/2/99 - 5/24/00

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