How did JonBenet Ramsey's sister die? Family grieved for older daughter 5 years before pageant queen's death

How did JonBenet Ramsey's sister die? Family grieved for older daughter 5 years before pageant queen's death
Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Pasch Ramsey (L) was JonBenet Ramsey's older half-sister (ABC video screenshot via Find a Grave and JonBenet Ramsey/Facebook)

BOULDER, COLORADO: On December 26, 1996, JonBenet Ramsey, 6, was found murdered in the basement of her family's home and despite a publicized and intense investigation, the case remains unsolved to this day. However, that was not the only tragedy the family had to face. About five years before JonBenet's death, her older half-sister Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Pasch Ramsey died alongside her boyfriend Matthew Derrington on January 8, 1992, after they lost control of a BMW while accelerating on Interstate 55 and crashed into a truck.

In a conversation with The Sun, John Ramsey, the father of JonBenet and Elizabeth, said, "It is the worst feeling in the world to lose a child - but the pain of losing two is simply indescribable." He narrated, "When I lost Beth, I got a call that she'd been killed. It was done. Over. I couldn't get her the best doctors, I couldn't comfort her, I couldn't do anything, it was over. That was really tough. But that was an accident in the middle of the day. They were on their way to a museum in Chicago and got hit by a truck. It was a horrible loss, but it was an accident. But what happened [to JonBenét] was not an accident. This was a vicious, creature - a subhuman creature who did this," he described.

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When JonBenet was found dead in her family's home in 1996, Elizabeth's death was reinvestigated thinking if there was a connection between the deaths of the two sisters. However, no connection was ever found, reports Ranker.

In a 1992 article by The Denver Post, Boulder Police Chief Tom Koby said the autopsy report of Elizabeth, who was a flight attendant for Delta Airlines, holds no value to the JonBenet murder investigation. He said, "It’s just a single-page report with very little information that’s of no real value to our investigation."

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Who was Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Pasch Ramsey's mother?

Elizabeth was the eldest child of John and his first wife Lucinda Lou Pasch, states Bustle. The duo met when they were undergrads at Michigan State University. They got married in 1966 and parted ways in 1978. There are not many details about Lucinda as she avoided the spotlight after JonBenét's murder. 

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