John Ramsey, father of murder victim JonBenét, talked to Barbara Walters about protecting his son, Burke, against murder allegations following the death of JonBenét in 1996, Yahoo reported. 


Ramsey told Walters in 2015 that he tried to protect his son against media allegations accusing Burke of murdering his sister. He told Walters that while he and his wife worked hard to protect him, Burke did eventually see his photo on the cover of a magazine, according to the Daily Mail
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"Friends would ask us, 'What can we do to help?' We said, 'Next time you go in the supermarket, call the manager over when you see our child's photo on the front cover and ask him to remove it.' A lot of them did that," Ramsey told Walters according to the Daily Mail. 

The entire family, including Burke, who was 9 at the time, was splashed across newspapers and magazines and accused of killing JonBenét, according to Yahoo. 

Ramsey admitted in an earlier interview that he constantly worried for Burke's safety because the murderer of their daughter was never found, according to Yahoo. 

"We worried. We didn't know who was out there. Someone had killed our daughter. All we wanted to do was protect Burke and give him a normal childhood. I don't let anybody I don't know get near him," Burke told the Daily Beast in 2008, according to Yahoo. 

On Christmas Day 1996, JonBenét's parents discovered her missing and found a ransom note implying that she had been kidnapped. A few hours later Ramsey found JonBenét, 6, dead in the basement, according to Yahoo.  

Law enforcement officials determined that JonBenét had been strangled and bludgeoned. Evidence later indicated that she could have been sexually assaulted, according to the Daily Mail. 

Law enforcement officials tested DNA evidence found on JonBenét's underwear but have yet to find a match. The entire family, including JonBenét's mom who passed away from cancer in 2006, were cleared of any wrongdoing in 2008, according to the Daily Mail. 

Ramsey was interviewed by Walters on her new show "Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals," in November 2015, according to the Daily Mail.