October 15th, 2010
12:50 PM ET

Questions for JonBenet's brother – again?

Tom Foreman | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

(CNN) - Police in Boulder, Colorado, want to talk to the older brother of JonBenet Ramsey, the 6-year-old girl slain at home on Christmas night 14 years ago, the Ramsey family's attorney said.

Supporters of the family call it harassment. The brother, Burke Ramsey, has no interest in once again answering questions he has answered for many investigators many times, said the attorney, Lin Wood, of Atlanta, Georgia.

And yet the mere hint of activity in one of the nation's most famous cold cases has headlines swirling.

Related video: Will the Ramsey case ever be solved?

So, what's the story this time? Burke Ramsey was the 9-year-old brother of JonBenet who, by all accounts, slept soundly in his room that Christmas in 1996 while his sister's skull was fractured and she was strangled elsewhere in the house.

Now, he's 23, and although police investigators aren't talking, the family's lawyer is. Wood said police investigators approached Burke Ramsey on his college campus in the spring, gave him a business card and said that if he wanted to talk about the case, they'd like to hear from him.

Investigators, no doubt, are hoping that locked in Burke's memory is some clue that could crack the case; maybe it's a detail that he was afraid to mention as a child or as a teenager but that he now wants to discuss.

Full story

Filed under: 360º Follow • Crime & Punishment
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Peter Singer

    Perhaps the killer of Jonbenet Ramsey is a person, who worked in the home, perhaps a day laborer, and thus knew the layout of the home, including the secluded basement, similar to the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping in Salt Lake City in 2002, when a day laborer Brian Mitchell
    kidnapped Elizabeth.

    October 16, 2010 at 1:36 pm |
  2. David, Indiana

    the media basically drove this family into the ground. just an unbelievable meaness.

    such a contrast to the story of the rescue of the miners. but not everyone is to be rescued in media land. the hell with some people right?

    October 16, 2010 at 12:03 am |