The sketches are believed to suggest that the beauty queen was sending a chilling plea for help in the month’s prior to her death.
Radar claims to have gained access to never-before-seen drawings by the murdered six-year-old that indicate her torment.
A team of experts convened by the publication have examined the images and reached the conclusion that JonBenét had been sexually violated prior to her 1996 murder.
JonBenét made the drawings while in first grade at the Boulder Valley School in Boulder, Colorado in 1996 and they’d been kept there, along with a report card, until Radar discovered them.
In a series of drawings for a school project labelled ‘My Time Line’, JonBenét’s drawings show a smiling yellow-haired child in a bright pink dress. But, in another picture, one stick figure has multiple limbs and no mouth.
Experts believe the mouthless character could be someone trying to silence the young beauty queen, with the numerous lines for legs being an indication of aggression, frustration or other anxiety pertaining to that particular person.
In another set of drawings Ramsey has drawn large oval shapes with a hole in the center, which experts believes signifies a vagina. The same image appears on the t-shirt she’s wearing in her alarming self-portrait.
In another shocking self-portrait, JonBenét depicted herself wearing a t-shirt, no pants and a circular ring around her legs.
Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman has said, ‘The line that encircles her bottom half could be a barrier of protection to stop anything from penetrating her.’
She added, ‘The ring could represent her panties.’
Dr Menzies, another one of Radar’s convened experts told, ‘All these things would make me ask further about any type of sexual abuse, exposure to sexuality or inappropriate behaviours that she could have been exposed to at her young age.’
The case of JonBenét Ramsey is still unsolved, and remains one of the world’s most bizarre child murder cases in history.
This article originally appeared on New Idea.