Three Remain on December 26th, 1996
The Story of JonBenet Ramsey
Four of the Ramsey’s fell asleep on the night of December 25th, 1996 but on the morning of December 26th, 1996, only three saw the sunrise.
“Mommy, look what Santa Clause brought me!” JonBenet excitedly held up a look-alike porcelain doll. Her mother, Patsy, smiled back at her and then looked to her husband, John. John passed the little girl a larger present and watched the child’s eyes light up with happiness. She tore open the red and green striped wrapping paper and revealed a red silk evening gown that was elegantly embroidered with little silver beads. Being “the daughter of a socialite and a wealthy business man,” JonBenet was always impressed by the unique presents that lie under the 6-foot Christmas tree. Her brother Burke sat away from the family, enraged with jealousy. He always seemed quite jealous of the 6-year-old pageant queen who was adored by her parents and the media, but everyone knew he loved his sister very much. After hours of unwrapping and playing with all of the new toys, Patsy prepared Burke and JonBenet for a Christmas party at a friend’s house a few blocks away. The little girl modeled her new red dress in front of the mirror and her mother rushed in, “JonBenet we don’t have time for dress rehearsals. I need to do your hair and put a touch of makeup on.” Patsy knew her daughter was enthralled by makeup and JonBenet tapped her way into the bathroom. JonBenet gave her mother a twirl and her mother picked her up and gave her a kiss on her forehead. Meanwhile, John slicked Burke’s hair back and helped him with his tie. The family grabbed their winter coats and piled into their car; they drove a few blocks until they reached a large home that was covered in gleaming white lights and inflatable holiday characters.
Little JonBenet, clutching her new doll, walked through the front door and rest of the party let out a few “awes” and “oh look how adorable JonBenet looks,”...