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The brutal murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey on Christmas night in 1996 shocked America to its core Just as the Lindbergh baby kid napping and murder seven decades earlier had seared the nations consciousness this murder of a beautiful and talented child in a wealthy Boulder Colorado home --renewed every parents worst nightmare It has been nearly three years since this violent crime occurred and no one has been brought to justice At 648 pm Dec 23 1996 a 911 call was placed from the Ramsey home to the Boulder Police Department The call was terminated before a police dispatcher could speak to the caller Six minutes later the police called the Ramsey home but got a voice-mail message so a police officer was dispatched to the house No police report was filed so one must presume the officer was told that the call was in error and was satisfied with the explanation At the time of that call the Ramseys were having their annual Christmas party complete with a Santa who passed out presents to neighborhood children With so many people in attendance anyone could have inadvertently dialed 911 but in retrospect self-styled experts on the case conclude too easily that JonBenet made the callTwo days later all four Ramseys went to the home of Fleet White Jr and Priscilla White for Christmas dinner Ramsey and White a retired oil executive were best friends The Whites 6-year-old daughter was JonBenets best friend Both families were prominent in BoulderAt the time of that Christmas dinner things were beginning to look up for the Ramseys For all their wealth theyd had their share of misfortune Patsy had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1994 and for a time had been bald because of chemotherapy In January 1992 John Ramseys daughter Elizabeth Ramsey from a previous marriage was killed in a car wreck So as the Ramseys sat down to dinner at Fleet Whites house on Christmas
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