Well, this comes as a suprise. There has been an arrest in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case. John Mark Karr, a 42-year-old 2nd grade schoolteacher at an international school in Thailand, has been arrested in connection with the murder of the six-year-old. We (the public) haven’t gotten much from the news, but both DNA evidence and confessions link the suspect to the crime, so this is probably our guy.
For those of you who don’t remember (or were too young to know about it), JonBenet Ramsey was found beaten, raped, and murdered in the basement of her home on December 26, 1996. JonBenet was a child beauty pagent queen, and because of this and the location of her body, the parents of the murdered girl were placed under an “umbrella of suspicion” for quite some time. This new arrest seems to have cleared them in the eyes of law enforcement however.
I personally don’t believe it was the parents, because of all the evidence that supports a break-in (and therfore a murder by an outside intruder), although I do think that their insistence on JonBenet’s participation in beauty pagents is very screwed-up. Despite this, it must still be so horrible to think that your child is dying in the most horrific way possible while you are sleeping unaware. John Mark Karr, if he is guilty, is probably a pedophilic stalker, who learned of Ramsey’s name through her involvement in the child beauty, and found her address through the phonebook. This is all speculative however. I won’t make any final judgements until this goes to court and I hear all the evidence.
R.I.P. JonBenet Evans Ramsey