JonBenet Ramsey's older brother was awake and asking questions when his mother called police to report the 6-year-old girl's disappearance, according to published reports.

The information contradicts what John and Patsy Ramsey have told investigators about the events surrounding the Dec. 26, 1996, discovery of the little beauty queen's beaten and strangled body.No suspects have been named in the case.

The Ramseys have said Burke, then 10, was asleep when Mrs. Ramsey found a ransom note and called police. Their daughter's body was found hours later in the basement of the home.

Citing sources close to the case, the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post reported Friday that Mrs. Ramsey did not hang up the telephone immediately after placing the 911 call at 5:51 a.m. on Dec. 26, allowing a few moments of the family's conversation to be recorded.