JonBenét Ramsey's Brother Burke Responds to Theories That He Killed His Sister Nearly 20 Years Ago

Find out what he had to say when put in the hot seat on The Dr. Phil Show

By Bruna Nessif Sep 13, 2016 11:11 PMTags

The case surrounding JonBenét Ramsey's infamous death has been unearthed as the 20th anniversary of the unsolved mystery approaches, and part of that process includes interviews with her brother, Burke Ramsey.

Burke is speaking out and giving his first media interview on The Dr. Phil Show (which is airing in multiple parts on the show), and each episode gets more intense than the last one. For example, today, Dr. Phil called out the various theories that were thrown out following JonBenet's death that pinpointed her brother (who was 9 years old at the time) as the possible suspect.

"There was a book written by the lead investigator in this case that set forth some of his theories," Dr. Phil tells Burke. "He says one of the reasons that he believes that you are the culprit here is that on the day of your sister's murder, you never asked about her welfare."

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Burke said, "Well, it was just pretty much just, 'Hey, we can't find your sister. What do you think happened?' And I was like, 'Well, she's probably just hiding somewhere. Did you look around the house?' Next time I talked to somebody, it was she's dead."

After showing never-before-seen footage from his meeting with a detective at the time of his sister's death, Dr. Phil mentioned, "I think people are reacting to the fact that you seem to be unbothered by all of this."

Burke responded, "Yeah, well, I can tell you I was very emotional with the attorneys. I would just randomly cry out of nowhere. I guess it's a combination of sitting in there with this weird guy that I never talked to before and asking me all of these personal questions, it's a combination of that and just kind some point you have to move on. I'm not saying I moved on then. It might have been kind of the other end. I didn't really get it. You have to stop crying at some point, I guess."

See the exchange in the video above, and don't miss part three when it airs on Monday, Sept. 19. Find out when The Dr. Phil Show airs in your neighborhood by checking local listings here