New “Last Photo” of JonBenet Ramsey has just been released – and there’s a problem…

Since January, since the lawsuit the Ramseys launched against CBS was settled [on January 5th, 2019 to be precise], there’s definitely been an uptick in Ramsey-related news. On January 9th, the Ramseys defamation go-to-guy – Lin Wood – gave an interview admonishing the “fake news” media. Then two days after Wood’s “fake news” comments there was news of an old suspects resuscitating their confessions [like Gary Oliva], that started as early as January 11th.

By February Gary Oliva’s confession was still rolling across the world’s media landscape, making waves in the United Kingdom.  By the end of March, Gary Oliva was still the talk of the town three months after the CBS settlement. Not a bad run of distracting coverage to drown out the settlement narrative, was it?

Now, in April, we have a documentary featuring none other than John Ramsey himself. It’s not just a vacuous documentary either. 23 years after the unsolved murder of his daughter, for the first time ever, this photo of JonBenet Ramsey has been publicly released.

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There’s a serious problem with this image.

Before addressing what it is, let’s have a look at the other images that were either previously the “Last Photo” of the slain beauty queen, or otherwise photos taken shortly before her death.



The image/s above was/were previously recognized and accepted as the “Last Photo” of JonBenet. It was taken a fair length of time before her death, fairly early on Christmas Day morning [note the background is still in darkness]. JonBenet was murdered about 18 hours after this image was taken, and her body discovered in the basement of the Ramsey home by her father another 13-or-so hours after that.

A derivative impression of the last image was subsequently used as the cover for Paula Woodward’s book We Have Your Daughter, but with Patsy edited out.


A review in the Daily Camera at the time was pretty frank about where Woodward’s true allegiance and objectivity lay:

[Woodward] signals an intention to shoot down “erroneous assumptions” to repeatedly cast doubt on the prevailing police narrative of the murder. Given the author’s access to the couple’s private journals as well as the cooperation of their attorneys, it’s no spoiler to say the book is firmly in the Ramsey corner.

Other photos taken that morning including these, including one with nine-year-old Burke beside his younger sister. If there are few photos of JonBenet on that last day there are even fewer images of Burke floating around.

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On December 23rd, these images were taken:

In reality, the last photos taken of JonBenet in the Ramsey home were these:


A close-up photo just prior to the autopsy was taken of the  little girl’s hand:


But let’s not quibble over semantics. By Last Photo what is meant is the last photo of JonBenet when she was alive.

What is the serious problem with this image?

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23 years after the unsolved murder of his daughter, for the first time ever, this photo of JonBenet Ramsey has been publicly released, presumably by John Ramsey himself. Why has it taken 23 years to release the last photo of his daughter? And if it’s only been released to the public and the media now, what about law enforcement?

10 thoughts on “New “Last Photo” of JonBenet Ramsey has just been released – and there’s a problem…

  1. I must not be much of a sleuth. I’m not sure what I”m looking at here – this last “last” photo. She looks startled, as if the camera went off by accident. It’s also taken by someone a good deal taller – she’s looking up. Where is it – I don’t recognize any Christmas trappings in the background. And if it was taken a few hours before she was killed she’s not wearing the sequin star sweater. Christmas night they were at the White’s for dinner. Then supposedly delivering gift baskets to their friends. Then we only have the Ramsey’s word for when they returned home. Why is she all alone in this photo and where is she. If the Sun says the picture was taken Christmas Eve then it’s not the last picture – the last picture would be Christmas morning in her pink pajamas with Patsy. Help, please.


  2. Something else peculiar. I’ve been staring at it and not sure what I’m seeing. The picture with the caption “the ligature tied around JonBenet Ramsey’s neck and right wrist” she has some kind of orange, white and brown flowered hair tie in her hair. It looks to be the same hair tie in the last picture above. I had thought when she was carried upstairs from the basement, dead, she had her hair tied twice in ponytails, no hair accessories other than the rubber bands tying back her hair. But it looks like the same hair tie is in her hair from the last picture. What does this mean. That the last picture above was the last picture. Was it taken at the White’s? She never went to bed and I would suggest she was never dressed for bed either. The re-dressing came later, (the white thermal pants and oversized panties). Hair bow left in the hair. Of course the Ramsey timeline is completely fabricated to suggest she was asleep, Patsy dressed her for bed, and she went to bed. John was the only one who likely got some shuteye, but maybe only an hour. This case irks me more than any other in the history of true crime. And look above. It’s Christmas morning, but Patsy doesn’t look particularly happy. She poses with her pet JonBenet, but not with Burke? There’s the big bike in the background too – Patsy’s new bike. If Ramsey was bringing up JonBenet’s new bike from the basement, who took the picture. Wouldn’t they want her posed in front of her own new bike – not Patsy’s?

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    • Good observation in terms of the hair. You can clearly see that white, black and biscuit brown bow or ribbon was still in her hair post mortem [as you say]. It’s hard to see how that’s not significant evidence that she never went to sleep, or was never put in her bed as claimed.

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  3. I couldn’t finish that “documentary.” It’s obviously going to be bullshit considering it’s driven to “find the real killer” by John and is in the wake of Burke’s-how much was the settlement for? Something completely ridiculous I had thought, like 100 million. And I believe that actual search for truth, which includes Laura Richards whom I adore and does fantastic work, and the other people in it, are world-renowned experts. I thought their Burke theory was pretty legit and it’s what makes the most sense to me. Like the McCanns, I also believe they didn’t wake up and think “let’s kill her.” Nothing else makes any sense to me whatsoever. Not that they were mad about bed-wetting, not that she was being molested. Also like the McCanns, everyone eventually brings pedophile rings and Satan into it. John says in this new bs that he wants to protect his kids and grandkids-I think that’s probably true, he’s getting older and so wants to point fingers at people he knows there won’t be evidence against. I mean, their first big lead is a woman in prison for trying to kill her husband, who she happens to claim killed Jonbenet.

    The most abominable part of it is this detective with over 20 years experience going along with this charade. If he’s really an experienced detective, he knows damn well that he’s full of shit and avoiding the elephant in the room. There are detectives out there I like to believe would never do that and actually care about the truth.


    • What do you think was happening that prompted the blow with the flashlight? Iow why would JBR need to be silenced? Why would [________] not want to summon medical help?


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  5. You guys are so off…..

    The photo of JonBenet in a black outfit/white turtleneck was taken at the White’s house party on the night of the 25th. The Ramseys have stated that the kids were on the floor playing – if you look, you can see JonBenet is lying on her stomach and her torso/butt is in the background – so whoever took the photo might have said her name and she looked up like “huh?” and they took the photo right there. She doesn’t look “startled” (scared) or unhappy – just being a typical kid looking up with a little smirk on her face, almost a goofy-like expression. I really hate it when people jump to these crazy assumptions like she looks “unhappy” or “scared” – and “no Christmas magic” – she also wasn’t “alone” – she was playing with Daphne (White’s daughter) they were on the floor stringing together paper ornaments – the Ramseys talked about this in their book, “The Death of Innocence.” Perhaps whoever took this particular shot just happened to focus on JonBenet only – I am sure other photos were taken that night of JonBenet with other people, those were just never released. As for who took the photo, I’m not quite sure. COULD be John….

    As for the hair tie – it looks like a leopard print or animal print scrunchie of some sort – that velvet material-type scrunchie – I had a ton of those as a kid/teenager. Remember scrunchies were very popular in the 90’s. Very interesting she also wore that same hair accessory in the White’s photo AND also in the crime scene one, I never picked up on that until now.

    The autopsy states that her hair was secured in two ponytails – one with a “cloth hair tie” AND blue elastic band on the top of her head – and another secured by a blue elastic band at the lower back of her head.


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