A deeply troubling clue apparently linking Burke Ramsay to disturbing behaviour and jealousy of his late sister JonBenet was allegedly overlooked in the initial investigation - but has finally come to public notice following a TV investigation.
Claims the then nine-year-old spitefully smeared faeces on his sister’s bedroom walls and Christmas gift have been made in the sensational new documentary The Case of JonBenet - with one expert saying the boy had 'a history of scatological problems'.
A former housekeeper of the Ramsey’s Linda Hoffman-Pugh alleges once ‘finding faecal material the size of a grapefruit on the sheets’ of JonBenet’s bed, purportedly placed there by Burke - adding weight to speculation he was deeply jealous of his younger sister, who was taking up more of his mother's attention and love as she excelled on the child pageant scene.
‘After they sealed off JonBenet’s room, the crime scene technicians went through it, they apparently found faeces smeared on a box of candy she had got for Christmas,’ says FBI special agent Jim Clemente.
Leading forensic pathologist Dr Werner Spitz also claims Burke engaged in the disturbing and angry behaviour, which he characterised as representing a possible 'mental problem'.
‘The brother is not exactly thinking straight, the behaviour is … of somebody who’s got a problem,’ he said. ‘When I think of putting faeces in the sister’s bed … He was doing that.’
Revisiting the case with a team of leading investigators, the documentary concluded it was Burke who killed JonBenet in 1996 by striking her with a torch after she tried to eat some of his late-night snack, with the murder then covered up by their parents John and Patsy.
‘I kinda always thought it was a pedophile who saw her in one of the pageants and snuck in [to our house], who knows,’ he says.