Twenty years have passed since the mysterious murder of 6-year-old beauty pageant contestant JonBenét Ramsey. She was found in her Boulder, Colorado, home in December 1996 and there are still so many questions over what happened. With the 20-year anniversary of Ramsey's death approaching, Ramsey's brother, Burke, spoke to Dr. Phil in a three-part interview series on the case. But just how old is Burke Ramsey, JonBenét's brother?
Now 29 years old, Burke's interview will be his first time speaking out about what happened 20 years ago. Dr. Phil told Us magazine, "This is a very socially awkward young man — but understand, from the time this happened, his parents, depending on your interpretation, either protected him or hid him. … He has not had the social contact that most kids have growing up."
Burke was just 9 years old when his sister was killed. He spoke with Dr. Phil about the investigation having focused on him and his parents early on. According to CBS News, he said, "I know people think I did it; that my parents did it. The first thing I remember is my mom bursting into my room really frantic saying ‘Oh my gosh, oh my gosh,’ running around my room, now, I know, looking for JonBenét."
There isn't much publicly available information on Burke, but we do know that he was enrolled at Purdue University in 2006 and has since then secured a job in the tech industry. The interview between Dr. Phil and Ramsey's brother could provide more information as to what he's been up to over the last two decades. And Burke is expected to offer some new insights into the case from a new perspective.
On giving this interview now, Burke says, "As to what I’m doing now, it’s the 20th anniversary and apparently still a lot of tension around it, I guess I kind of wanted to make it about remembering [JonBenét] and not just another news story," CBS News reports. Throughout the three-part series, Burke will reportedly offer some new information and address various elements of the case with which we may not be familiar from his point of view.