John Ramsey, father of murdered 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, is asking for help from the State of Colorado to independently test DNA from the 1996 case, which has yet to be officially classified as a cold case. And if Colorado obstructs such testing, Ramsey threatens legal action.
In anticipation of the possibility that Colorado will ignore his request, Ramsey is preparing a petition to have the DNA from his daughter’s case released by Colorado and, to date, has garnered more than 16,000 signatures, according to a report by FoxNews.
In a statement given to Fox News Digital on Wednesday, Ramsey commented on his legal action plans if Colorado worked against him saying “There was a case in Florida that I read about a few years ago, and the family did just that and succeeded. . The judge said: “Okay, you’re not calling this a cold case, and it’s a cold case. Let’s flip the evidence and move on.”…”And that’s our next step if we don’t see any progress.”
With no action taken on the case in 25 years, Ramsey hopes that new developments in investigative genetic genealogy (IGG) research may one day bring him closer to finding the person or persons responsible for the death. of his daughter.
“He’s been remarkably successful,” Ramsey said of the IGG search in a quote to Fox News. “That’s what they should do.”
There is back and forth as to the exact time of JonBenet’s murder, as it was not reported by his mother, Patsy Ramsey, until the morning of December 26, but the date on his grave reads December 25, 1996 and it is widely believed to have been killed shortly after the family returned home from attending a Christmas party that evening. According to the known timeline of events gathered from police interviews, Ms Ramsey awoke on the morning of December 26 to find a two-and-a-half-page handwritten ransom note on the inside staircase of their home asking for 118,000, $00 in exchange. for their daughter. This requested sum initially led police to suspect the Ramseys of killing their own daughter, as it was the exact amount of Mr Ramsey’s Christmas bonus that year, and the note appeared to be for Mrs. Ramsey’s handwriting, but they were both eventually erased. . Shortly after the note was discovered, Ms Ramsey phoned the police and when they arrived, JonBenet’s body was found inside the house.
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Burke Ramsey, JonBenet’s older brother, was also suspected of having something to do with his murder, but he was also cleared. In 2016 he was interviewed by Dr Phil and maintained that he did not kill his sister and did not know who did, although he had theories.
“He was probably a pedophile among the pageant audience,” Burke said during his 2016 interview. JonBenet’s image, as most know, is that of a little beauty queen, a hobby competition encouraged by her mother, who died of ovarian cancer in 2006 and was herself a former show girl.
Several people made false confessions to JonBenet’s murder, and in 2006 a man named John M. Karr was arrested, but all leads were ultimately proven to be baseless.
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