(LibertySociety.com) – A quarter of a century after the brutal unsolved murder of JonBenét Ramsey occurred, Boulder police may be able to use DNA advancements to reopen and shed new light on the killer.
The day after Christmas in 1996, police discovered missing six-year-old JonBenét dead in her own basement in Boulder, Colorado. An autopsy revealed to the world someone strangled and sexually assaulted the little girl, but an alleged mishandling of the crime scene and DNA limitations at the time led to the case remaining unsolved.
Although the parents, Patsy and John, were suspects initially, police cleared them of the crime.
Twenty-five years after JonBenet Ramsey was killed, police say they are looking at DNA testing to see if it can be used to help solve the case. The 6-year-old was found dead in the basement of her family’s Boulder home on Dec. 26, 1996. https://t.co/wuT0rkI3E5
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 21, 2021
In 2008, DNA evidence also cleared JonBenét’s brother, Burke. That same year, scientists found a new sample on the girl’s clothing indicating another person was involved in her death. However, DNA technology couldn’t provide authorities with an identity at that time.
Now, Boulder police are working with state investigators to review genetic DNA testing to see if they can apply the technique in a new way to move the case forward. A few years ago, the authorities used the method to identify the previously unknown Golden State Killer and another killer in Oregon in early 2021 who murdered 2 people over 20 years ago.
If police can use this same technology for the Ramsey case, maybe her family and the world will finally know who viciously cut JonBenét’s life short.
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