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Home where murdered beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey's body was found is put up for sale

Home where murdered beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey's body was found is put up for sale

JonBenét was just six years old when she was killed

The home where child beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey lived with her family has been put up for sale more than 25 years after the six-year-old's body was discovered in its basement.

JonBenét was initially thought to have gone missing from her home in Boulder, Colorado on the morning of 26 December, 1996, when a ransom note was found demanding $118,000 (£98,000) for the safe return of the young girl.

It wasn't until hours later that her body was found in the basement of the house, where she was discovered beaten and strangled to death.

The home has been up for sale numerous times since the murder.
LIV Sotheby's International Realty

Her killer has never been caught, and in the years after her death her parents, John and Patsy, sold the home to a group of investors.

Morbid curiosity surrounding the murder scene prompted owners to change the number of the home in 2001, as well as instal landscaping and fencing to deter those trying to get a closer look.

The current listing for the 7,240-square-foot house says it features 'towering trees' and is 'gated for privacy', though it does not disclose any of the grisly events that took place in 1996.

The five-bedroom home, which was last up for sale in 2014, is listed now for $6,950,000 (£5.7m) - nearly $5 million more than the last time it was on the market.

LIV Sotheby's International Realty describes the home as a 'stately and modernized 1920's Tudor estate in an epic Boulder location', saying it is a property with 'timeless appeal'.

The home is up for sale for nearly $7 million.
LIV Sotheby's International Realty

"7240 sq. ft. of elegant living areas, impressive rooms with east, south & west exposure filling the home with natural light," the ad reads.

"Luxurious gourmet kitchen, catering kitchen, mature landscaping, expansive brick patio, gorgeous gardens, towering trees, gated for privacy & within walking distance to CU and Chautauqua Park - outstanding hiking & world class concerts."

Images display the 'spacious' lower level of the house with 'stone features'. The basement appears to have been redone, with the ad touting the 'media room, wet bar, wine cellar, fireplace and half bath'.

With JonBenét's murder still unsolved, Boulder police in November announced plans to reexamine the case with consultations with the Colorado Cold Case Review Team.

JonBenét lived at the home with her parents and brother.
UPI / Alamy Stock Photo

Sharing the update, Police Chief Maris Herold said: "This crime has left a hole in the hearts of many, and we will never stop investigating until we find JonBenet's killer.

"That includes following up on every lead and working with our policing partners and DNA experts around the country to solve this tragic case. This investigation has always been and will continue to be a priority for the Boulder Police Department."

Featured Image Credit: 60 Minutes Australia / Sothebys

Topics: Crime, US News