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3-Minute Trailer Released For JonBenet Ramsey 'Docu-Thriller'

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Following the success of the Serial podcast, HBO's The Jinx, and Netflix's Making A Murderer docuseries, CBS is putting itself in the true crime ring by revisiting one of the more famous unsolved mysteries of the 1990s: the JonBenet Ramsey murder.

It's been twenty years since the 6-year-old, often pictured in her beauty-pageant regalia, was found murdered on Christmas day, and while there were a few suspects (including her own parents) there was never an arrest. The case has suffered from false confessions and a possibly tainted crime scene, and has been closed and reopened as recently as 2010.

CBS's six-hour "docu-thriller" will undoubtedly shed some new light on the case—they're brining in forensic scientists, former FBI agents, a forensic pathologist, new evidence, and people who were involved in working the case at the time. Old evidence will also be introduced to updated technology, and the crime scene (which was not sealed off properly at the time) will be recreated.

The series will run in three installments, and premiere on CBS on September 18th. The network has just released the first trailer—which is around three-minutes long, and you can watch it here, or below:

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