Breaking News: Mother of JonBenet Ramsey Dies

By: WTAP News/Denver AP
By: WTAP News/Denver AP

The mother of slain beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey died Saturday after a recurrence of ovarian cancer.

Patsy Ramsey was 49. She was a native of Parkersburg, West Virginia, and was a former Miss West Virginia.

Her lawyer, L-Lin Wood, says Ramsey had been battling cancer since 1993 and had suffered a setback three years ago. Her husband, John, was with her at the time of her death.

JonBenet was found beaten and strangled in her parents' Boulder, Colorado basement on Christmas Day, 1996. A grand jury investigation ended with no indictments, and no arrests have been made. The parents have insisted that an intruder was responsible.

The Ramseys left Colorado and had residences in Atlanta and in Michigan, where John Ramsey unsuccessfully ran for office.

We'll have more on her life and death on WTAP News at Six and Eleven.

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