JonBenet Ramsey's Creepy Santa Claus Connection
Paramount Domestic Television
The most sensational unsolved crime in modern American history is arguably the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. Ramsey was a six-year-old beauty queen who was killed in her own home on Christmas Day, 1996, and was discovered the next day after a ransom note was found nearby. There are numerous theories, ranging from a murderous intruder to her parents killing her to JonBenet still being alive and touring the world as Katy Perry. And if you think that sounds absurd, then let's talk about the time police suspected Santa Claus.
And his little dog, too.
That's Bill McReynolds, who got a lot of gigs playing Santa because he was a jolly fellow whose kickass beard was 100-percent real. One of his Santa jobs included an appearance at the Ramsey's holiday party three days before JonBenet's death, where he gave JonBenet a card which said "You will receive a special gift after Christmas." JonBenet also gave McReynolds a tour of their elaborate house, so he would have known the layout if he broke in.
But so what, right? Lots of people were probably in and out around that time. What's shady about that? And this guy was a lovable Santa! Well, there's the fact that, 22 years to the day before the murder, McReynolds' nine-year-old daughter and her friend were kidnapped, and the friend was molested. The kidnapper later released them, but was never caught.
Oh, and McReynolds' wife once wrote a play about a young girl who gets molested, tortured, and murdered in the basement of her own home, which probably isn't going to topple Hamilton as a Broadway hit anytime soon.
Especially not with her weak-ass bars.
Take a wild guess as to what room JonBenet was found in.
Holy shit! The guy had all that in his past, had just been in the Ramsey home and thus presumably could have figured out a way in, left that cryptic note for the victim ... end of investigation, right?