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Remembering JonBenét Ramsey

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Like too many children, JonBenét is known because of how she died rather than how she lived.

We were shocked to look at the calendar and realize that today marks 20 years since JonBenét Ramsey died Dec. 25, 1996. It's more than three times the number of years she had in her short life.

JonBenét Ramsey (Wikimedia Commons)

America was shocked and saddened when the child beauty pageant queen was killed in her family's home in Boulder, Colorado, on Christmas night 1996. More than two decades later, we still do not know the truth about what happened to 6-year-old JonBenét that night.

Like too many children, JonBenét is known because of how she died rather than what she did while she lived. If we could make one Christmas wish, we'd wish for an end to this kind of tragedy.