Clue In JonBenet Ramsey Case Raises Questions

| by Jordan Smith
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The body of JonBenét Ramsey was found in the basement of her family's Colorado home in December 1996.

The beauty queen’s body was battered but nobody has ever been criminally charged with her murder, People reported.

The magazine has spoke to Stephen Pitt, a forensic psychiatrist who worked on the case. Pitt told People there is a single piece of evidence he believes to be key: a pineapple.

“The fingerprints on the bowl or cup that were used to give JonBenét the pineapple were Patsy's fingerprints,” Pitt said, according to People. “It suggests someone is not telling the truth about what happened at that home that night.”

Pitt believes this because Patsy, JonBenét’s mother, always insisted that the 6-year-old did not have any pineapple in the hours before she disappeared. Patsy died of cancer in 2006, meaning she can no longer be questioned.

JonBenét’s parents were never charged with the murder. Pitt doubts whether anyone will ever be held accountable.

“It has been solved,” Pitt said of the case. “I think in the minds of lots of people, the case is solved. The question is: Do I think anyone will ever be criminally charged? No.”

The approaching 20th anniversary of JonBenét’s death has fueled renewed interest in the unsolved case. Television networks CBS and Lifetime have announced plans for new programs on the case in the fall.

CBS will air a six-hour series entitled “The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey,” while Lifetime’s broadcast is to be called “Who Killed JonBenét?”

The Lifetime production will be a movie which opens with a 911 call from the Ramsey house. According to the network, the movie “with the addition of recently surfaced information … takes a fresh look at the events and the competing theories about the murder,” the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

The dramatization of true crime stories has proven popular over recent months, with two series on the O.J. Simpson case airing already this year. FX aired “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American True Crime Story,” which subsequently won 14 Emmy nominations. ESPN then broadcast a five-part documentary entitled “O.J.: Made in America.”

Sources: People, Atlanta Journal Constitution / Photo credit: Randall Simons/Polaris via Us Weekly

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