Police Offer Update on 26-Year Cold Case
(ConservativeHub.com) – On Christmas Day 1996, John and Patsy Ramsey awoke to discover their 6-year-old daughter, JonBenét, was missing. When they found her lifeless body in the basement of their Colorado home, the world became captivated by the investigation. Authorities remained unable to discover the murderer, but with the 26th anniversary approaching, the Boulder Police Department is offering an update on the case.
The department published a news release on November 9 explaining plans to continue working on the investigation. They revealed a collaboration with DNA labs and multiple agencies in the state and federal governments. Specifically, they announced a partnership with the Colorado Cold Case Review Team to take place in 2023.
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Officials said they do not have a large amount of DNA evidence, and this shortage has presented various issues concerning evidence gathering. According to the New York Post, the department already conducted some testing, which cleared the child’s parents in 2008, but is looking toward the potential for genetic genealogy analysis.
In the news release, Police Chief Maris Herold was quoted reiterating the commitment of Boulder police to find out who killed JonBenét Ramsey. She explained investigation must continue and would be a priority for the department.
Not everyone was optimistic about the news. According to Fox News Digital, JonBenét’s father John said he thought the announcement “sounded like more of the same.” He indicated he’s not satisfied with the progress of the case and that he doesn’t intend to let it get swept under the rug.
The news release directed anyone with information to come forward and contact police or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers. It also specified they would not be available for interviews concerning the case.
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