Three television networks will present programs to take another look at the evidence surrounding the 1996 death of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.
JonBenet’s body was found beaten and strangled in the basement of the family home in Boulder, Colorado, but nobody has ever been charged in the case, Daily Mail reported.
Investigators appearing on CBS’ “The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey” will re-examine the evidence in the case using today’s technology.
“This little girl's homicide to this date has not been resolved. In my opinion, I think we can change that right now,” forensic linguist Jim Fitzgerald said in a trailer for the upcoming CBS series released Aug. 17, according to the Daily Mail.
Almost 20 years after JonBenet’s death, one of the most peculiar pieces of evidence is a ransom note found in the Ramsey home demanding $118,000 to secure the return of JonBenet.
“We are a group of individuals that represent a small foreign faction. We respect your bussiness (sic) but not the country that it serves. At this time we have your daughter in our posession (sic),” the note read.
After instructing John Ramsey, JonBenet’s father, to withdraw the money from his account, the author of the note made a warning:
“Any deviation of my instructions will result in the immediate execution of your daughter. You will also be denied her remains for proper burial. The two gentlemen watching over your daughter do (not) particularly like you so I advise you not to provoke them. Speaking to anyone about your situation, such as Police, F.B.I., etc., will result in your daughter being beheaded."
The note has provoked much speculation over the years, including the suggestion that Patsy, JonBenet’s mother, may have written it.
“From a historical perspective, this is uncharacteristic of any kind of kidnapping letter I've ever seen,” Fitzgerald said of the note in the trailer.
Patsy died in 2006.
The CBS series will open Sept. 18 at 8:30 p.m. ET, and continue on Sept. 19 before concluding Sept. 25.
Dr. Phil McGraw, the daytime talk show host, will also have a three-part broadcast related to the JonBenet case. Dr. Phil will interview Burke, JonBenet’s brother, who was 9 at the time of the murder.
The first episode of the interview will air Sept. 12.
“I think the JonBenet Ramsey case is the biggest unsolved murder mystery of our generation probably since the Lindbergh case and the missing link is Burke Ramsey because in 20 years he has never spoken publicly and also he was interrogated three times,” Dr. Phil told Fox411.