What Happened To The JonBenét Ramsey House?

The grand Tudor-style home on the 700 block of 15th street in Boulder, Colorado has a dark history: In 1996, 6-year-old JonBenét Ramsey was found murdered in the basement. Her parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, who owned the 1920s home, were suspects in the case, but they were exonerated in 2008, NBC News reports. In 2023, the nearly 7,000 square-foot home reemerged, on sale for about $7 million dollars, but as of this report, the five-bedroom house was still on the market, Westword reports. The home, as it looked when the Ramseys owned it, can be seen above.

When it was put up for sale in 2023, the home was owned by Tim and Carol Schuller Milner. The Milners bought the former Ramsey home in 2004, and since then, the couple has tried to sell it on several occasions. Despite several price adjustments, though, the Milners have been unable to offload the property. The Milners have reportedly lived in the home in two separate instances.

As of 2019, Carol told Westword, "The house is not vacant. We actually had offers on it — decent offers. But we didn't take any of them, more out of our attachment to the house. It's our home, and we really, really love it."

John and Patsy Ramsey bought the home in 1991

In 2023, Dirt reported that John and Patsy Ramsey bought the spacious home on a quarter-acre lot in Boulder, Colorado in 1991 for $500,000 and sold it about seven years later for $650,000, shortly after their daughter died. At that time, the home was bought by investors who changed the infamous property's address and — given the high-profile nature of JonBenét Ramsey's murder — made a number of other landscape changes over potential privacy issues.

Meanwhile, the Milners bought the home for around $1 million in 2004 and listed it for sale in 2008, 2009, and 2011, for a bit more than $2 million, and again in 2014 for a bit less than $2 million. According to Velvet Ropes, the exterior of the home looks much the same as it did when the property was thrust into the spotlight during the height of the Ramsey murder spectacle, but the interior of the home has been completely redone. It's now surrounded by tall trees and protected by an iron gate.

Supporting the almost $7 million asking price, the multi-level home — made from red brick and white stucco — sits in one of the nicest areas of Boulder, near the University of Colorado Boulder and Boulder's Chautauqua Park. It's decked out with a media room, wet bar, wine cellar, and gourmet kitchen. University of Colorado's speed, strength, and conditioning coach E.J. "Doc" Kreis rented the home for a time from 1999 through 2001, according to The Denver Post.

JonBenét was found in the basement a few hours after she was reported missing

The 6-year-old beauty pageant winner JonBenét Ramsey was found dead in the basement of the home now owned by the Milners only a matter of hours after her mother, Patsy Ramsey, reported her missing. According to CBS News, a ransom note was also found by JonBenét's mother, Patsy. The young girl had been beaten, strangled, and sexually assaulted. No one has been charged with the crime. The basement window through which some believe an intruder broke into the home and killed JonBenét can be seen above (via The Denver Post).

Authorities later cleared the Ramsey family — including the Ramseys' son, who was 9 years old when his sister died — and apologized. DNA unrelated to the Ramsey family was found inside the residence, but the person to whom that DNA belonged was never identified. The case is still open. Patsy Ramsey died of ovarian cancer in 2006. As for the Ramsey-family home's current owners, Carol Schuller Milner is the daughter of "Hour of Power" televangelist Robert H. Schuller, which premiered in 1970. As of 2023, the show remains on the air, hosted by Robert H. Schuller's grandson, Bobby Schuller.