Mother of Slain JonBenet Ramsey Dies

6-24-06 - ATLANTA (AP) - The mother of murdered child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey will be buried next to her daughter.

Patsy Ramsey died of cancer today in her father's home outside Atlanta. Her husband, John, was at her bedside. She was 49.

JonBenet was found beaten and strangled in the basement of her parents' home in 1996 in Boulder, Colorado. A grand jury investigation ended with no indictments, and no arrests have been made.

Her death became fodder for tabloids and the subject of books.

The Ramseys say an intruder killed their daughter but a cloud of suspicion hung over the couple.

Patsy Ramsey is survived by her husband and their 19-year-old son, Burke.