On December 25, 1996, an extremely tragic case of murder was experienced in Boulder, Colorado. The youngest member of this famous family, a six year old beauty pageant contestant JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in her own home, being severely beaten and her wrists were reportedly broken. This tragic case of child murder has attracted national media attention, and several people have been accused in this case.
While it is undeniable that JonBenet’s parents were both involved in covering up her murder, there are some theories circulating around as to who actually killed her. Many believe that it was a boy by the name of Michael…although his father has stated that he did not kill his daughter. Then there is the theory of a satanic ritual murder…others feel that it was done by someone in the family. Then there is the matter of where she was killed. There have been several rumors that her body was burned in a pyre, but the forensic evidence casts doubt on this claim. Most people believe that she was killed by a gun-range in a field near her home, although other witnesses have contradicted this claim.
The tragic story of beauty pageant contestant JonBenet Ramsey has touched the lives of countless Americans. As her case has brought up many questions, including how will our society look in the future if all children are accused of this? Some people have suggested that we should execute suspected child killers to ensure that they do not harm more innocent children. Some say that this is an overreaction, and that no one should be put to death for something they might not even know about yet. All of these questions and more are answered in the new book, “The Face of Beauty: The True Story of Jonbenet Ramsey,” by Paula Sage.