December 29, 1996 in Nation/World

Police Seek Clues In Beauty Queen Death

Compiled From Wire Services

Police have assigned 30 officers to the case of a slain 6-year-old beauty queen, using Saturday to search for clues at the 15-room family home where she was found strangled in the basement.

JonBenet Ramsey, last year’s Little Miss Colorado, went to bed Christmas night after receiving a new bicycle. The next day, her father found her body, eight hours after receiving a ransom note.

The girl’s parents and her 10-yearold brother were placed in protective custody following the slaying. Police say no one has been ruled out as a potential suspect.

“Nobody’s in, nobody’s out,” police spokeswoman Leslie Aaholm said.

The girl’s mother, Patricia Ramsey, 39, is a former Miss West Virginia. John Ramsey, 53, is the president of Access Graphics, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corp.

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