by Cottonstar and Juror13
What should we make of the pink Barbie nightgown (12KKY) that was found next to JonBenét’s body in the wine cellar? It’s a piece of evidence that doesn’t fit the scene. It doesn’t belong.
There’s long been what we believe to be a myth that the nightgown is somehow innocently lying next to JonBenét as a random grab from the dryer or a symbol of comfort left by the killer or an accessory who had some sympathy for her.
There’s no question that at some point during or after the murder, based on her injuries and evidence of wiping, JonBenét’s clothing was removed and possibly changed. With that in mind, what does a discarded piece of clothing owned by the victim tell us?
We believe it’s a critical piece of evidence that’s long been ignored. Let’s examine why.
In 2000, Barbara Walters asked the Ramseys about the nightgown in the wine cellar. This is what John had to say:
JOHN: That’s a very strange… that nightgown should not have been there. It’s, it’s, a clue of some type. We don’t know what.
John is right. It is strange. It shouldn’t be there. Perhaps this next bit of info will shed some light on why it is…
In the last days of 1996, DNA tests revealed JonBenét’s pink nightgown had blood stains on it. Those stains belonged to JonBenét.
Why does her nightgown that supposedly hadn’t been worn that night, or the night before, have her blood on it? Furthermore, why is it balled up next to JonBenét at the murder scene?
An even bigger question to ponder… when JonBenét was found, she wasn’t outwardly bleeding from any exposed areas of her body, so when did that blood get on the nightgown?
Now, take that information and ask yourself, if there’s significance to Burke’s tDNA being found on four areas of her nightgown?
We mentioned this in our last post. Burke could NOT be excluded on ALL FOUR of the areas tested on the nightgown.
When John was questioned in 1998, he appears to let a clue slip.
JOHN: I laid her on the bed. I didn’t — I don’t remember the cover, if the bed was made or not, but I laid her on the bed. Because I knew Patsy would follow up to put her NIGHTGOWN on and get her ready for bed.
Why doesn’t anybody discuss this? Certainly, Lacy and the Ramseys haven’t for obvious reasons. But if any third-party DNA was found on the nightgown, such as Karr’s, or the “Unknown Male 1’s”, then you can bet there would have been a press conference the same day.
What we’re looking for is what Kolar refers to as a “nexus of contact”. He found that in the undigested pineapple in JonBenét’s system and Burke’s fingerprints on the bowl containing the pineapple. We found it in the blood on her nightgown along with Burke’s skin cells.
Both nexuses between brother and sister occurred, presumably, after the Ramseys returned home on Christmas night. Isn’t this further evidence of JonBenét being awake after they returned? A nightgown belonging to JonBenét, with JonBenét’s blood on it, is lying next to her body in the wine cellar with Burke’s tDNA all over it. Not in one spot or two spots – four spots – on the exterior and interior of the bottom hem, and on the front and back of her right and left shoulder.
We believe JonBenét was wearing the nightgown when she was assaulted on Christmas night. We theorize the gown was left next to her on purpose but not with the intention of undoing or caring, but rather as a place to dump all blood evidence in the basement.
All opinions and conclusions included in this post are our own and we don’t claim to know the killer of JonBenét. Our goal is to uncover and bring to light the lesser-known truths of this case.