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JonBenet Ramsey: Our Five Most Surprising Stories Over the Years

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December marks twenty years since JonBenet Ramsey's father found the six-year-old child beauty queen strangled to death in the basement of the family's Boulder home. And all these years later, her case is still a mystery.

At least five different television projects about her death will premiere in the next few months, and on Friday the Today Show gave a hint of what will be revealed during the  three-part interview series featuring Dr. Phil and Burke Ramsey, JonBenet's brother. The series, which starts on Monday, is Burke's first public interview.

Below are some of Westword's most surprising stories about her murder, listed in chronological order. For our entire archive, click here.

1. Made for Each Other
"Swarmed by reporters outside the Boulder Justice Center this past August, Michael Tracey ..."

2. Ten Years After
"She would have been sixteen now. A boy-crazy cheerleader, maybe, or ..."

3. JonBenet's  parents: How an indictment became an "exoneration"
"If you happened to tune into cable news or talk radio or any other variety of media late last week for the first time in fourteen or fifteen years, you might think things were stuck ..."

4. JonBenét  Ramsey and the Rise of an Internet Subculture
"But the Ramsey case, with its endless clues and possible suspects, its queasy connections to the world of child beauty pageants and the sexual objectification of little girls, was also made for the Internet ..."

5. JonBenét Ramsey: How the Investigation Got Derailed – and Why It Still Matters
"When Priscilla White answered the phone at her Boulder home at six in the morning on December 26, 1996, she knew that something terrible had ..."

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