Five years a widower, John Ramsey, who lost his daughter JonBenet Ramsey in a case that riveted the world’s attention, has remarried.
People magazine, citing the National Enquirer, reports:
“Ramsey, 67, tied the knot with Jan Rousseaux, 53, a twice-divorced Las Vegas designer, on July 21 in Charlevoix, Mich.”
Mr. Ramsey had previously been romantically linked to Beth Twitty, who is the mother of Natalee Holloway, but that relationship ended years ago.
JonBenet, the 6-year-old beauty queen found murdered on Christmas night in 1996, is buried in Marietta next to her mom Patsy, who died of ovarian cancer, and a sister who had died in a 1992 car wreck.
Their graves are at the very back of the Episcopal cemetery on Polk Street, near Marietta Middle School (formerly Marietta High School). It’s a nice, peaceful place and still attracts mourners. There are usually angel ornaments hanging from the tree standing next to the graves, and people sometimes leave little dolls or other tokens on JonBenet’s grave.
The case took another bizarre turn when John Mark Karr claimed to be responsible. At last report Karr had changed his name to Alexis Reich and was reportedly preparing to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Karr was never charged with any crime connected to JonBenet, but was run out of town when he tried to move to metro Atlanta where his father lived. Here’s a link to the AJC’s last story on Karr.
JonBenet’s murder remains unsolved.
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