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    In a narrative format, discuss the key facts and critical issues presented in the JonBenét Ramsey case.

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    On December 26, 1996, a six-year-old beauty pageant queen named JonBenét Ramsey was found murdered in her Boulder, Colorado home.

    That day, her mother Patsy Ramsey had found a ransom note demanding $118,000 for her return. (Interestingly, this was for almost the exact amount of her father's recent bonus, and the ransom note and a practice draft appeared to come from a notepad inside the Ramsey's home.) That evening, JonBenét Ramsey's body was found in the basement of the home. JonBenet was found with a garrote of rope around her neck with the broken handle of a paintbrush. The same rope was around one of her wrists. She had a broken skull and duct tape over her mouth. She was wearing clothing different from the clothing her parents put her to bed in. When found, JonBenet was wearing white leggings and a shirt. A later autopsy revealed JonBenet's cause of death was "asphyxia by strangulation associated with craniocerebral trauma" or in layman's terms suffocation in conjunction with forcible trauma to her skull. It also revealed food, potentially pineapple, in her system. Pictures of the house showed a bowl of pineapple with a spoon in it, but neither of her parents remembered feeding this to her. ...

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    A discussion of the key facts and issues in the JonBenet Ramsey case.