Not much is known about Burke Ramsey, the elder brother of murdered beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey. Burke, now 29, will speak publicly about his sister’s unsolved murder in 1996 for the first time in a three-part interview with Dr. Phil in September.

What To Expect From Burke Ramsey’s Interview With Dr. Phil

Burke was only nine-years-old when his sister was killed. His father sought to protect him from the ensuing media circus and tabloid accusations that he was involved in the murder of the six-year-old. He and his sister, Patsy, were cleared of any involvement in 2008.

Even though it’s been two decades since the high-profile murder case gripped the nation’s attention, the anticipation the interview is garnering speaks to the way child murders stick around in the national psyche and mediascape. It also speaks to the curious way ordinary spectators take on the role of pseudo-investigators. Many took to Twitter to express their opinions on the unprecedented interview.



The Dr. Phil show has taken to social media to clue viewers in on what to expect from the exclusive three-part interview.

Dr. Phil’s website stated that Burke will “reveal shocking, never-before-heard details about one of America’s most talked about murder. After 20 years, it’s finally time for answers.” Burke’s sister, Patsy, died of ovarian cancer before she and her brother were cleared of the murder accusations. It’s expected that Burke will touch on this and address how he and his family continue to navigate the media’s constant probing of JoBenet’s death.

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