Burke Ramsey, brother of murder victim JonBenet Ramsey, gave his first TV interview to Dr. Phil on Monday.
In the exclusive interview, Burke Ramsey, who was 9 years old at the time of his sister’s murder in 1996, discussed his memories of the morning his family discovered the 6-year-old missing.
“The first thing I remember is my mom bursting in my room, really frantic, saying, ‘Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh,’ running around my room looking for JonBenet,” Ramsey told Dr. Phil. “At that point I was awake, and the next thing I remember is a police officer coming in my room and shining a light.”
After further pressing from Dr. Phil about his mother’s reaction, Burke said, “I remember her saying, ‘Where’s my baby? Where’s my baby?'”
Ramsey has spent the last 20 years attempting to avoid media attention. “I was pretty skeptical of any sort of media — it made me a very private person,” Ramsey said.
Dr. Phil has also obtained the long-thought lost tapes of Burke Ramsey’s interviews with child psychologists after his sister’s death. Those tapes will air accompanying subsequent interviews with Ramsey in “Dr. Phil” episodes on Tuesday, Sept. 13 and Monday, Sept. 19.
JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in the basement of her family’s Colorado home after being reported missing by her parents eight hours earlier, the day after Christmas.
The case has resurfaced in the public consciousness on the
- A four-part CBS documentary (cut down from six parts) will begin airing Sunday, Sept. 18.
- A&E’s “The Killing of JonBenet: The Truth Uncovered” premiered on Labor Day. A two-hour “Dateline” special on the murder aired Friday, Sept. 9.
- Investigation Discovery’s three-part “JonBenet: An American Murder Mystery” miniseries began airing Sept. 12.
- HLN’s “Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey?” will air Sept. 30.
Watch a clip of Burke Ramsey’s first interview above.