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John Ramsey Recalls Being a Prime Suspect in JonBenét Murder Case: New Interview

By Samuel Allegri

Twenty years after the death of JonBenét Ramsey, her father, John Ramsey will be talking about the days after her death in an interview with Dr. Oz.

“It was a day or two after and we had gone to a friend’s house to stay, and I got a call from a fella that worked for me,” said John in a short extract of the new interview obtained by the Daily Mail.

“And he said, ‘John, I got a call from inside the system.’ He didn’t say who, and the message was, ‘Tell John to get the best defense attorney he can get his hands on because they’re going after him, they think he killed his daughter.'”

John said he was astonished at the news, heedless that this suspicion would follow him for the next decade.

The interview with Dr. Oz. followed an appearance on A&E’s “Hunting JonBenét’s Killer: The Untold Story,” where John shows pictures never seen before of his daughter. One of the pictures shows JonBenét smiling at the camera just hours before she was killed.

An “age progression image” was shown during the interview, that displays how the small beauty queen would look like today, at the age of 28.

However, for her father, she was still the same, “In my mind, she’s still my 6-year-old little girl, that’s how I remember her,”

John lost his oldest daughter in a car accident just four years before JonBenét was murdered, despite all these tragedies, he mentioned that he still feels blessed, he said that his life is going well these days, “My kids are healthy and grandkids are healthy so you have to look at what’s good in your life and be thankful for it.”

He admitted that, regardless, from time to time he still wonders how everything would be if JonBenét was still around.

John also shared about the time when he and his wife Patsy were acquitted by the investigators 12 years after the tragedy. Two years later Patsy died of cancer.

“I figure Patsy knew that from whatever vantage point she had in heaven. And my mind frame was, OK, let’s get on with finding the killer,” he said.

John also noted that it never crossed his mind that his son Burk could have been the one responsible for JonBenét’s death.

Paula Woodward interviews the Ramseys: