The Killing of JonBenet: The Final Suspects

The Killing of JonBenet: The Final Suspects

For 22 years, the JonBenét case has gripped the world, leaving everyone asking the same question: Who killed JonBenét Ramsey? The six year old's death shocked the nation. The circumstances surrounding her murder, horrific. Now, for the first time ever, JonBenét Ramsey's father and brother are armed with the original suspect list from Lou Smit, the late lead investigator on the case. Will they finally track down JonBenét's killer to solve one of the nation's most infamous crimes? The creators of THE KILLING OF MARILYN MONROE and FATAL VOYAGE: THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF NATALIE WOOD bring you THE KILLING OF JONBENÉT: THE FINAL SUSPECTS. The Killing of JonBenét: The Final Suspects is narrated by Danielle Robay. To see how we use your data, visit https://www.endeavoraudio.com/privacy-policy.

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August 12, 2019 2 min

The Killing of Marilyn Monroe is an explosive new 12-part podcast from the creators of Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood. Marilyn Monroe’s name, beauty and legend is still as iconic today as the night she died 57 years ago. But unlike the legacy of her stardom, shadowy conspiracies and unanswered questions continue to linger over what happened in the hours, days and weeks before the blonde bombshell took her final ...

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She is the greatest female star Hollywood ever produced and in most people’s minds, the 20th century’s definitive sex symbol but on August 4, 1962, Marilyn Monroe’s incredible light was suddenly, shockingly, snuffed out and 57 years later, the full facts of her death remain hidden.

Now learn the real story as we show how in the course of her brief time in the spotlight, Marilyn Monroe became a pawn at the center of a deadly power st...

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In this chapter we will examine how the woman born as Norma Jeane Mortensen was rejected by those closest to her and dreamed of escaping her life of foster homes, orphanages and repeated sexual abuse.As a woman, Marilyn Monroe was the most glamorous star the world had ever seen - but as a girl Norma Jeane had the most dysfunctional of childhoods and we discover the effect that tough upbringing had on Marilyn’s view of men... and ho...

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September 2, 2019 24 min

In this chapter we examine how Marilyn finally escaped a life of poverty, abuse and abandonment she was born into – and how she wasn’t averse to using whatever weapons were in her formidable armory to help achieve her dream of making it big in Tinseltown. With spectacular effect.

From her early modeling career to getting a break in Hollywood, bleaching her hair blonde and changing her name – as Norma Jeane became Marilyn Monroe. The...

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September 9, 2019 26 min

The glory years: during which Marilyn not only made a succession of smash hit movies, but also enjoyed relationships with a series of high profile men – including Sinatra and his rat pack buddy Peter Lawford. By the time of her marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, she was perhaps the most famous, and most lusted after woman on the planet.


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Marilyn had learned to use her sexuality to great effect. As a 16-year-old, her first marriage (to factory worker Jim Dougherty) helped her escape childhood abuse, and later, she cultivated relationships with powerful Hollywood execs and directors to help kickstart her career. This chapter examines her marriages and sexual partners.


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September 23, 2019 25 min

Marilyn’s affair with John F. Kennedy and his brother Bobby would prove to be the defining feature of her life and death. It put her at the center of a triangulated power struggle between the President, Hoover’s FBI, and the Mob. 


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The days leading up to Marilyn Monroe's death are crucial to understanding why she died. There was the humiliation at a party held by Frank Sinatra and mobster Sam Giancana, the increasing reliance on alcohol and prescription drugs, heightened surveillance by Hoover, and the growing panic from the Kennedys about the contents of her Little Red Book. The men in her life were suddenly invested in the idea of her death…


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Exactly what happened on the night of August 4, 1962? This episode meticulously examines the official version of events – as well as the inconsistencies - that show Marilyn Monroe's death could not have been suicide. The lack of any pill or capsule in her stomach; the absence of vomit; the bruises omitted from the autopsy report; the glass window smashed from inside her room; the four hour gap between her housekeeper finding he...

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October 14, 2019 28 min

The official coroner’s report declared Marilyn Monroe’s death “probable suicide”, but that was just one element in an immense cover-up designed to protect her real killer. From the quick disposal of her organs post-mortem, to the conspiracy of silence of her housekeeper and others close to her, the questions keep coming. How was Marilyn's psychiatrist (and lover) Dr. Ralph Greenson involved? What did J. Edgar Hoover’s – and, ...

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In this episode, we examine the various conspiracy theories surrounding Marilyn Monroe's death, investigating each of the suspects one by one. Was it a mob hit ordered by Giancana in order to get at President John F. Kennedy? Was it J Edgar Hoover, desperate to get his hands on Marilyn's Red Book to gain power over the President? Was the CIA, panicked over Marilyn’s ties to Communists and all the information she knew, spurr...

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Increasingly concerned about Marilyn Monroe’s erratic behavior and the Kennedy secrets she knew, Bobby Kennedy was sent to LA to control the situation. Whether he turned up at Marilyn’s condo with the intention of killing her will never be known, but when she wouldn’t give up her Red Book, things turned violent. A sedative was administered by Dr. Greenson; it didn’t work. A pillow was placed over Marilyn's head, a shot given, a...

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A round-up of the entire series and a look at what action has taken place in the 57 years since Marilyn Monroe's murder, including the 1982 “threshold investigation” and the multitude of books since. The subsequent lives and deaths of JFK, RFK, Giancana, Hoover, Greenson, Sinatra, and Lawford will also be examined for clues. Finally, we ask: is the mounting evidence and newly-released FBI files incentive for the LA County DA’s ...

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For 22 years, the JonBenét case has gripped the world, leaving everyone asking the same question: Who killed JonBenét Ramsey? Now, for the first time ever, JonBenét Ramsey's father and brother are armed with the original suspect list from Lou Smit, the late lead investigator on the case. Will they finally track down JonBenét's killer to solve one of the nation's most infamous crimes? 

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In this special behind the scenes episode of The Killing Of JonBenet: The Final Suspects, the audience is brought into the inner circle of the investigative team as they listen into a production meeting at the onset of the project. Executive Producers Dylan Howard and Matt Sprouse talk to investigative reporters Doug Longhini and Doug Montero, as well as the mysterious internet expert known only as Jameson, about the upcoming inves...

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December 23, 2019 32 min

When Patsy Ramsey found a two-and-a-half page ransom note on the morning of December 26th, 1996 demanding $118,000 for the return of her six-year-old daughter JonBenet, in a state of shock and disbelief, she searched the child’s empty bedroom and called 911. Within minutes, police, family and friends filled the house. Who would kidnap this adorable, beloved child? Hours later, father John was told to search again to see if anything...

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January 6, 2020 33 min

We address in detail all of the evidence against John, Patsy and Burke Ramsey. Could one – or perhaps all of them – be responsible for JonBenet’s death? We hear arguments from those convinced of their guilt…as well as detailed evidence from investigators who believe they are victims of police harassment, cover-ups, and a 23 year smear campaign.


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January 13, 2020 35 min

In an exclusive interview, John Ramsey tells all about the worst morning of his life, as well as new details about the family life he, Patsy, JonBenet and son Burke enjoyed… and the decades of suspicion he has endured as prime suspect for the killing of his daughter. He will address the inconsistencies in his own accounts of that Christmas night and Boxing Day, and outline his own efforts to find JonBenet’s killer.


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January 20, 2020 27 min

The search for a killer continues, and the list of possible suspects grows. Former lead investigator in the JonBenét case, Lou Smit, discussed his investigation with several people and now one of those confidants is speaking out on our program and sharing the most compelling clues.

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January 27, 2020 33 min

We turn to a leading expert who has worked on the JonBenet case for the past 23 years, Jameson. Jameson, holds a treasure trove of files sourced from both the Ramsey family themselves and the late lead investigator on the case Lou Smit. Why did Lou on his deathbed, insist that she continue her search for answers?


We also talk to Cindy Marra, Lou Smit’s daughter who has fascinating insight into the JonBenet case as our team continues...

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