'Who Killed JonBenét?' debuts Friday at 9 p.m. ET/PT

By Dan Snierson
September 06, 2016 at 05:41 PM EDT
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September is fast filling up with JonBenét Ramsey specials.

NBC has announced that Dateline will air a two-hour special “Who Killed JonBenét?” on Friday at 9 p.m. ET/PT, which will rexamine the unsolved murder of the six-year-old beauty pageant contestant, whose parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, reported her missing and said that they found a ransom note, and shortly thereafter, her body was discovered in their Boulder, Colorado, home. This December marks the 20th anniversary of her death.

A&E aired the documentary The Killing of JonBenét: The Truth Uncovered yesterday, and Investigation Discovery premieres a three-night special JonBenét Ramsey: An American Murder Mystery on Sept. 12. The following week, on Sept. 18, CBS premieres its own three-night docuseries The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey. In addition, Lifetime is prepping a JonBenét TV movie, tentatively titled, Who Killed JonBenét?.

Each of these Ramsey specials promises to shed new light about the case, and Dateline‘s is no exception. In addition to “crucial case documents” that the public has not seen, the program will feature the first-ever television interview with former Boulder PD detective Jane Hamer, who says that she was in agreement with the grand jury’s recommendation to indict John and Patsy, but also supported the district attorney’s decision not to seek charges against the parents, as well as the first televised interview with former Denver PD detective Tom Haney, who interviewed Patsy. The 911 operator who received the Ramseys’ call will also speak for the first time. 

Dateline has released a preview of the special, which can be seen here.

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