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20 years later, will one of the most high profile unsolved murders finally be solved?
The investigation of JonBenét Ramsey is set to be opened by CBS when their six-hour limited series event docuseries, The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey, which will premiere on Sunday, Sept. 18, the network officially announced at the 2016 Summer TCA Press Tour on Wednesday.
And rather than airing one episode per week, The Case Of will air each night for one week, concluding on Sunday, Sept. 25.
Set to take a closer look at the December 24, 1996 murder of the six-year-old, original investigators from the case will take part in the series, including former New York City prosecutor, retired FBI supervisory special agent and profiler Jim Clemente; world-renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee; former chief investigator for the District Attorney in Boulder, Colo., James Kolar; leading forensic pathologist Dr. Werner Spitz; and retired FBI supervisory special agent and forensic linguistic profiler James Fitzgerald.
The 1996 murder of JonBenét, a child pageant contestant, captivated the nation after her body was found in the basement of her family's Boulder, Colo. home on Christmas Eve, and it was later determined she had been struck on the head and strangled. Her parents and brother were first suspected, but later exonerated. The case was reopened in 2009, but remains unsolved.
During the six episodes, viewers can expect to see the team re-examine crucial evidence using advanced technology and forensics, as well as recreate the crime scene by rebuilding full-scale replicas of key rooms from the Ramsey house. New theories will also be introduced and extensive interviews will also be conducted.
The Case Of seems to be CBS' answer to recent true crime trend taking over the small screen, following the success of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson and Netflix's Making a Murderer, while NBC is set to launch Law & Order: True Crime, with the first season taking a closer look at the case of the Lyle and Erik Menendez, who, in 1994, were convicted of murdering their parents.
The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey will premiere on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8:30 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. PT on CBS.