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Documentary: Did Pedophiles Kill JonBenet Ramsey?

| by Denise Recalde

JonBenet Ramsey may have been murdered by a Colorado "child porn ring," a new documentary set to be released explores. 

The new film, "Casting JonBenet," centers on Boulder-based actors and actresses, where the Ramsey family lived at the time of the murder, auditioning to be cast in a movie about the infamous murder.

According to The Sun, one such aspiring actor candidate says in the documentary: "There was a lot of talk that there was a child porn ring going on in Boulder." 

Other scenes in the flick, to be made available on Netflix April 27, show old neighbors of the Ramsey family discussing conspiracies and "out-there" theories behind JonBenet's 1996 death. 

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"This is Boulder, that is what you have to deal with, but I thought there was some sort of sexual escapade that got out of hand," one of the residents says in the film.

"It’s always somebody you know, nine times out of 10 it’s always somebody you know," another Boulder resident comments in the documentary, the Daily Mail reports. 

Still another contends: "What you find is a lot of white collar crime, and possibly the child porn angle with everybody was just like 'why isn't this investigated?'"

Shot by Australian documentary maker Kitty Green, "Casting JonBenet" is being marketed as taking a new look at "the world's most sensational child murder case."

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Among the roles Boulder performers are auditioning for are: JonBenet, her brother, Burke Ramsey, her father, John Ramsey, and her now-late mother, Patsy Ramsey. 

Patsy passed away in 2006, after succumbing to ovarian cancer. 

The pretty, blonde 6-year-old girl, who actively performed in talent and beauty contests, was found lifeless in her home on Dec. 26, 1996. 

Her mother had reportedly called 911 to report JonBenet missing just hours before the child's body was found under a white sheet. 

JonBenet's skull had been fractured and the child showed signs of having been strangled.

Investigators detected male DNA on her underwear but were never able to link it to a suspect.

In their talks with police, JonBenet's parents said they found a ransom note asking for a payment of  $118,000. The note also demanded they not tell law enforcement officials about the ransom request. 

However, John and Patsy would remain the chief suspects in JonBenet's death for years, until 2008, when police finally absolved them of the murder.  

Sources: Daily Mail, The Sun / Photo credit: Lwp Kommunikacio/Flickr

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