Three-Part Series Debuts Monday, September 12 at 10PM ET/PT on ID
It was the crime that gripped the nation—a bright, beaming, 6-year old beauty queen is mysteriously murdered in her very own home the day after Christmas in 1996. Investigators navigated false leads, a heavily compromised crime scene and a maze of finger-pointing. But now, 20 years later, Investigation Discovery (ID) sheds new light on the still-unsolved case of who killed JonBenét Ramsey. ID rips this cold case open with “JONBENÉT: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY”, chronologically reexamining the evidence to challenge long-held beliefs at the center of this enduring mystery.
“JONBENÉT: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY” is an unabridged and comprehensive look at the entire case around JonBenét Ramsey’s murder, from top-to-bottom. As headlines and sensational breaking news chronicled the investigation’s every move, the country became transfixed by the child behind the pageant star, and the bizarre circumstances of her death. Featuring rarely-shared police interrogation tapes, unsealed documents and more than 500 family photos, this is the definitive look at every angle of this tragic and controversial murder investigation.
Exclusive interviewees featured in this three-part series include Gordon Coombes, a former investigator for the Boulder County District Attorney’s office, offering unique insight into the inner-workings of the office during critical moments in the case; Diane Dimond, an investigative journalist for Hard Copy who covered the case on the ground in Boulder from the very beginning; Bobby Brown and Steve Pease, both former Colorado Springs Detectives and protégés of Lou Smit’s famed Apple Dumpling Gang—a group of retired law enforcement officials famous for solving some of the nation’s toughest cold cases.
Other individuals interviewed include Ollie Gray and John San Agustin, private investigators for the Ramsey family and leading voices advocating the “Intruder Theory”; Bob Whitson, former Sergeant in the Boulder Police, who was in the Ramsey house the day JonBenét’s body was discovered; and Pamela Griffin, Patsy Ramsey’s confidant who handmade all of JonBenét’s pageant costumes.
“Provocative, investigative programming is what ID does best – and there is no better case for us to take on than the two-decade long, agonizing mystery of what happened to JonBenét Ramsey,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “The fact is, we may never definitively know the answer to that question – but ID will re-explore every angle, every shred of evidence, and every ‘whodunit’ theory to allow our viewers to draw their own conclusions on the case.”