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A&E readies JonBenet Ramsey doc “Truth Uncovered”

The U.S. cable net is slated to mark the 20th anniversary of the unsolved murder of the six-year-old beauty queen (pictured) with a two-hour special from London-based Mills Productions.
August 29, 2016

American cable net A&E is slated to mark the 20th anniversary of the unsolved murder of child beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey with a two-hour documentary from London-based shop Mills Productions.

The Killing of JonBenét: The Truth Uncovered will offer unreleased DNA evidence and details of the case, including an interview with John Ramsey, the young homicide victim’s father, and a never-before-seen interview with brother Burke Ramsey conducted by the District Attorney’s office in 1998.

The film will also be accompanied by new analysis from an independent child psychologist.

In December 1996, six-year-old JonBenét was found dead in her Boulder, Colorado home after she was reported missing by her parents. Her older brother and parents became suspects in the high-profile case, but the family members were later cleared by DNA evidence.

David Mills and Janet Taylor serve as executive producers for Mills Productions, alongside A&E’s Elaine Frontain Bryant and Laura Fleury.

The film is the latest in a wave of projects slated to mark the 20th anniversary of the Ramsey case. Sister network Lifetime has greenlit the television movie Who Killed JonBenét?, while  Investigation Discovery is prepping a three-part series on the subject with Weinstein Television, Jupiter Entertainment and National Enquirer magazine parent American Media Inc. Meanwhile, CBS will air the six-part The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey, which reunites the original team of investigators to re-examine evidence in the notorious case.

The Killing of JonBenét: The Truth Uncovered is scheduled to premiere Sept. 5 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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