Burke Ramsey, JonBenet Ramsey’s Brother, To Open Up To Dr. Phil
Burke Ramsey On Dr. Phil
Burke, now 29, was just nine years old when his six-year-old sister JonBenet was killed in his family home the day after Christmas in 1996. At the time of the child beauty pageant queen’s tragic death, Burke and his parents John Ramsey and Patsy Ramsey were the only people inside the home, putting the microscope squarely on the small family.
John Ramsey had found JonBenet in the basement of the Boulder, Colorado home with a cord around her neck and duct tape over her mouth. There was also a ransom note, which demanded $118,000. It was later learned that JonBenet had been sexually assaulted.
Since there were no signs of a break-in, John, Patsy – and even Burke – were under suspicion. “We tried to shield him from that,” John told Barbara Walters, referring to headlines that suggested that Burke had murdered his sister. In 2008, John, Patsy – who died in 2006 following a battle with ovarian cancer – and Burke were cleared of any involvement in JonBenet’s death.
Burke Ramsey will be featured in a three-part Dr. Phil series. The interview special will air Sept. 12, Sept. 13 and Sept. 19.