Crime

JonBenét Ramsey case: Conflicting stories about Boulder PD quizzing brother Burke Ramsey

Although JonBenét Ramsey died (back in 1996), her case shows no signs of doing so. The latest development involves Burke Ramsey, JonBenét's brother, who was nine at the time of her death. A major network is claiming Boulder cops want to question him more than a week after a local station said they already have.

On September 20, Channel 2/31 reporter Julie Hayden reported that Boulder police officers recently met with Burke, traveling out of state to do so in the weeks prior. The report adds these potential reasons for a chat:

His parents claimed he was asleep. But at least some investigators are skeptical.

Some believe you can hear Burke's voice in the background of a 9-1-1 call Patsy Ramsey made to report her daughter had been kidnapped.

Shortly after that, Burke was sent to stay with a family friend. And hours later, his father found JonBenét's body in a basement room in the house.

Cut to September 28, when CBS's Early Show touted a potential break in the JonBenét case. The source: author Lawrence Schiller, who wrote the book Perfect Murder, Perfect Town about the slaying. Schiller said his sources claimed Boulder PD reps had sent their business cards to Burke, asking him to phone them "if his time permitted." The Early Show's Maggie Rodriguez added that Burke hadn't been questioned yet according to a Ramsey family attorney.

In recent days, numerous blogs have picked up on the CBS story, but apparently not Hayden's. Check out her story below:

 

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