JonBenet Ramsey’s brother opens up to Dr Phil
Burke Ramsey has broken his silence 20 years after the high profile murder of his sister, JonBenet.
In his first interview ever to Dr. Phil, Burke said he felt like now was the time to talk about the horrific death of his 6 year old beauty queen sister on Christmas back in 1996.
Burke, who was 9 year old when his sister died, said, “For a long time the media basically made our lives crazy. It’s hard to miss the cameras and news trucks in your front yard and we go to the supermarket sometimes and there would be a tabloid with my picture, JonBenet’s picture plastered on the front or they would follow us around.”
“Seeing that as a little kid is just kind of a chaotic nightmare, so I was pretty skeptical of any sort of media, it just made me a very private person. As to what I’m doing now, it’s the 20th anniversary and apparently still a lot of tension around it, I guess I kind of wanted to make it about remembering her and not just another news story.”
Even though he and his parents were cleared of any involvement by DNA evidence, many people continue to be skeptical.
Burke said, “I know people think I did it; that my parents did it.”
“The first thing I remember is my mom bursting into my room really frantic saying ‘Oh my gosh, oh my gosh,’ running around my room, now, I know, looking for JonBenet,” said Ramsey.
JonBenet’s father John Ramsey also speaks to Dr. Phil in what he says will be his final interview and the very last time he will comment publicly on his daughter’s murder.
The remaining parts of the 3-part series airs on “Dr.Phil” on September 13th and 19th.