“I wanted to escape from the pain,”
Ramsey whose is the author of a new memoir, The Other Side of Suffering, which recounts the aftermath of that fateful day in December 1996, when he found the six year-old’s lifeless body in the basement of his and wife Patsy’s Boulder, Colorado home – tells PEOPLE.
The case proved equally hard for young Burke, who was just nine years old when his sister was killed. He was also featured at the center of the investigation. John, who was formally cleared of having any involvement in JonBenét’s death by the Boulder County district attorney.
John has remarried again and he does go on to say that finding love again, along with writing the book, has further helped his healing, says Ramsey, though he still “would like to know” who killed his daughter.
“Everybody has a burden, and I wanted to tell people it doesn’t last forever,” he says. “There is light at the end of the tunnel.”