The murder of JonBenét Ramsey in December 1996 and the subsequent investigation has kept the attention of the public over the past two decades, largely because it's one of the most well-known unsolved murders in recent history. JonBenét was survived by her parents, John and Patsy, as well as her older brother Burke, who was nine when the murder occurred. Now, as CBS readies to premiere its new docuseries The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey , the Ramsey family and JonBenét's case have come back into the public eye. So where is JonBenét Ramsey's brother, Burke, now?
The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey is expected to premiere on Sunday, Sept. 18. Before then, Burke will be featured on Dr. Phil in a three-part interview series beginning on Sept. 12, as announced in a press release. Burke has never before spoken to the media about the case. Additionally, the show will reveal police interrogation tapes featuring Burke, according to Dr. Phil while speaking to In Touch. "After the murder, Burke was interrogated three times. Once when he was nine, twice when he was 12 — those tapes disappeared,” Dr. Phil claimed to the magazine. "For the first time in 20 years, we’re going to hear from the other person that was in the house the night [JonBenét was murdered]."
As for Burke's life outside the news coverage of JonBenét's murder, he attended Purdue University as part of the computer technology program, according BoilerStation, the Purdue-focused section of the Lafayette Journal and Courier. Additionally, in a 2012 interview with People, John described his son as "pretty quiet," and revealed that, at the time, Burke had a girlfriend and a job in the high-tech industry. John said, “He's got a 401(k) plan and an IRA, and he did it all on his own." For the most part, though, Burke has remained outside the public eye.
That will change now due to his highly-anticipated interview with Dr. Phil. As for The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey , the CBS docuseries will revisit all the details of the case. It remains to be seen, though, whether the series or Burke's interview will have any effect on the case itself.