How the murder of JonBenét Ramsey in 1996 was talked about all over the country.

Even though no one will ever know for sure what happened to 6-year-old JonBenét Ramsey, the crime that gripped the country had all the elements that would make it interesting for a long time.

"There are fewer people to suspect. Soon, your name will be the only one on the list. —Alex Hunter, DA for Boulder, February 13, 1997

Today is the day that JonBenét Ramsey would have been 33 years old. She never even got to 7 though.

John and Patsy Ramsey's youngest child was found dead in the basement of their Boulder, Colorado, home in the afternoon of December 26, 1996. This was almost eight hours after Patsy called 9-1-1 in a panic to say that her 6-year-old daughter had been taken.

Sometime around 5:30 a.m., Patsy woke up to find a sloppy two-and-a-half-page ransom note at the bottom of the stairs. The note threatened to "behead" the child if her parents didn't pay the $118,000 ransom to a "foreign faction."

Jon Benét's body was found by John just after 1:30 p.m., when he was searching the house again. By that time, cops and family members were already there. 

He took the little girl up the stairs in the clothes she wore to bed the night before and put her down near the Christmas tree in the living room.

In later investigations, the medical examiner found injuries to her uterus and what looked like blood on her underwear, though blood smears found on her body weren't in the same places as the stains.

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