Facts About the JonBenet Ramsey Murder Case

JonBenet Ramsey's remains have not been exhumed

Don't believe everything you read. 

Most people have heard the warning, but it's advice that can be difficult to heed.

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Tabloids have long published headlines that elicit responses like, "Wow!" But they also invoke inquiries of "Really?" "How?" "When?" and "Why?"

On a recent visit to a grocery store, Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Jennifer Brett said she saw a National Enquirer headline that read "JonBenet body exhumed!"

The headline was in big, bold, all-caps letters.

Below, a subhead claimed that JonBenet's "brother's meeting with cops (exposed a) chilling new DNA clue."


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Photo shows National Enquirer headline that states JonBenet Ramsey's "body exhumed." (Photo via Jennifer Brett/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

The renewed interest in Ramsey's case isn't unwarranted: the murder of the 6-year-old beauty queen in 1996 is unsolved, and a three-part docuseries in which Ramsey's brother will reveal "shocking, never-before-heard" details about the case will air on "Dr. Phil" later this month.

Brett, who said in a video that she lives near the cemetery where JonBenet is buried, said she decided to drive to the gravesite to see if there was any truth to the Enquirer's headline.

"Her grave is completely undisturbed," Brett said, showing a photo of the headstone. "It looks like someone has been by to lay down flowers, but that's it.

"The photo that ran alongside the (National Enquirer) headline shows somebody exhuming something somewhere or maybe just digging a grave." 


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Photo shows JonBenet Ramsey's gravesite on Labor Day weekend (Photo via Jennifer Brett/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

She also pointed out that in the Enquirer's photo, construction workers are seen standing on a sidewalk. 

"The burial site where JonBenet has been laid to rest is an asphalt parking place -- it's not a sidewalk," she said.

Another look at the paper's front cover points out a smaller note etched below the headline: "Investigators demand." This means that, according to the National Enquirer, investigators have simply demanded that the body be exhumed.


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Photo shows National Enquirer headline that states JonBenet Ramsey's "body exhumed." (Photo via Jennifer Brett/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

"She has not been exhumed," Brett said. 

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