Upon investigation of the home, detectives found no signs of forced entry. What’s more, evidence suggested that the 2 1/2-page ransom note discovered by JonBenét’s mother — Patsy Ramsey — had not only been composed within the household, but was preceded by a draft found in a nearby wastebasket. Despite the letter’s request for $118,000 (a number almost identical to the bonus JonBenét’s father had recently received) and the instruction to refrain from contacting police or family, no one ever surfaced to claim the ransom money and Patsy Ramsey notified authorities and family & friends almost immediately.
Although more than 1,600 persons of interest had been documented by 1997 — JonBenét’s mother and father included — her murder remains unsolved today. However, several sturdy theories do exist. One of which points at JonBenét’s brother Burke as the murderer (he was never formally considered a suspect), ostensibly making JonBenét’s parents responsible for both the ransom note and the majority of the cover up.
The Ramseys purchased the house, then known as 755 15th St., for $500,000 in 1991. In 1998, the Ramseys sold the house for $650,000 to a group of investors. Tim Milner and his wife, Carol Schuller Milner, the daughter of “Hour of Power” televangelist Robert H. Schuller, purchased the home for $1.05 Million in 2004 and they tried to sell the home numerous times from 2011 to 2016 with the price being between $2.3 Million and $1.9 Million. It was relisted in March 2023 for $7 Million.