JonBenet Ramsey's emotionally unstable mother made shocking videotaped confessions to police after being confronted with "scientific evidence" investigators claimed appeared to link her to the little beauty queen's murder!
Now, in a blockbuster world exclusive, RadarOnline.com blows the lid off the chilling secret lawmen have hidden for nearly 20 years, revealing Patsy Ramsey's gripping disclosures about the Dec. 25, 1996 slaying, which is still officially unsolved.
Over the course of three days in June 1998, the wealthy 41-year-old Boulder housewife finally broke her silence and made some startling confessions to Colorado prosecutors.
The investigation revealed Patsy's mental health was unraveling and her emotional problems had begun before her daughter's sexually violated, beaten and strangled body was found in the basement of the family mansion.
The writing in a rambling note left by the killer — which experts said was very similar to her handwriting — looked "familiar."
Patsy claimed she had no idea her bed-wetting daughter was sexually abused well before the night of the tragedy — and said she was "extremely surprised" and "shocked" when an investigator confronted her about the physical evidence during questioning.
About a year after Patsy was grilled at the Broomfield Police Department's headquarters, a grand jury secretly voted to indict her — and husband John Ramsey — on two counts of child abuse resulting in the death of their 6-year-old.
The jury didn't directly accuse JonBenet's parents of murder — documents indicate John and Patsy were accused of putting their girl in a dangerous situation and helping an unnamed killer.
Boulder District Attorney Alex Hunter refused to sign the indictment, so no formal charges were brought. The Ramseys were later exonerated.
Subsequently, cops said they reluctantly covered up evidence of the grand jury's demand for justice because proceedings are supposed to be kept secret — and they wanted to protect their investigation.
But lawmen had JonBenet's parents in the crosshairs during Patsy's interrogation, which is detailed in a 1,421-page transcript.
Under questioning by Tom Haney, a top Denver investigator on the Boulder D.A.'s team, cancer patient Patsy revealed she had an emotional meltdown in 1993 and was under psychiatric care.
The former Miss West Virginia beauty queen also confessed she was under the influence of the mood stabilizers Prozac and Ativan as she was being questioned.
Then, Haney blindsided Patsy, asking in a sharp exchange: "If I told you right now we have in the process of being examined trace evidence that appears to link you to the death of JonBenet, what would you tell me?"
"That's totally impossible," Patsy insisted. "I did not kill my child. I didn't have a thing to do with it."
Later, Haney went after JonBenet's mother again — revealing the innocent kid was the victim of sexual abuse. Patsy said she was "extremely" shocked by the revelations. "This is the absolute first time I ever heard that," she said.
After battling ovarian cancer, Patsy went to her grave in 2006, insisting she and her hubby had nothing to do with JonBenet's death. The case is still open.