JonBenet Ramsey’s father requires little one murders to be investigated as federal offenses


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FIRST ON Daily Post: LAS VEGAS – John Ramsey, the daddy of murdered JonBenet Ramsey, mentioned Saturday that little one killings must be investigated as federal offenses.

“We have 1,800 police jurisdictions in this country. Each one’s a little kingdom. They have full authority of the crimes committed in their territory, other than bank robberies and a few other things,” Ramsey informed Each day Put up DIgital on the CrimeCon 2022 conference in Las Vegas on Saturday. “But why we don’t make, as a society, the murder of a child be a criminal offense at the highest level and bring all of our resources to bear on that is beyond me. We have one of the highest child murder rates of any industrial country in the world. We should be ashamed of that.”

Ramsey and investigative journalist Paula Woodward, writer of “We Have Your Daughter,” spoke Saturday afternoon on the convention that includes hundreds of visitors and audio system starting from crime victims to high-profile legislation enforcement figures and scientists.

John Ramsey speaks to Paula Woodward at CrimeCon 2022.

John Ramsey speaks to Paula Woodward at CrimeCon 2022.
(Each day Put up)

Investigations into federal crimes are led by federal legislation enforcement and prosecutors.

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JonBenet’s mom reported her lacking to police when she was 6 years outdated on the morning Dec. 26, 1996, in Boulder, Colorado. She had found a prolonged ransom notice demanding greater than $118,000 in alternate for JonBenet. John Ramsey discovered her physique later that very same day within the basement of her house.

An post-mortem revealed that JonBenet died of strangulation and a blow to the pinnacle. The Boulder Metropolis Medical Examiner reported an 8 1/2-inch fracture on her cranium. Authorities haven’t convicted any suspects within the case.

Page one of the JonBenet ransom note.

Web page one of many JonBenet ransom notice.
(John Ramsey)

Ramsey criticized BPD for its “arrogance,” “pride,” “ego” and inexperience on the time his daughter was killed throughout his dialogue on the conference. 


“We can’t let the murder of a child be left up to local police. They’re just big enough that they think they know everything, and they don’t,” he mentioned, including that if the homicide of a kid turns into a federal offense, a case like his daughter’s may be dealt with in another way.

JonBenet Ramsey

JonBenet Ramsey
(John Ramsey)

BPD mentioned in a December 2021 assertion marking the 25-year anniversary of JonBenet’s murder that they’ve processed greater than 1,500 items of proof and “reviewed or investigated more than 21,016 tips, letters and emails.”

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BPD additionally mentioned in its assertion that attributable to advances in DNA expertise, “multiple suspects have been run through the system to check for matches” and that investigators have up to date greater than “750 reference samples with the latest DNA technology.”

JonBenet Ramsey

JonBenet Ramsey
(John Ramsey)

“As the Department continues to use new technology to enhance the investigation, it is actively reviewing genetic DNA testing processes to see if those can be applied to this case moving forward,” BPD mentioned on the time.

Ramsey additionally introduced the beginning of a brand new petition, which garnered greater than 1,400 signatures as of Sunday morning, asking Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to make use of his “power” to intervene within the case and permit for an impartial DNA evaluation. 

“You have the power,” the petition reads. “Given the lack of progress by the Boulder Police, we the undersigned petitioners ask you to move DNA decisions in this case away from the BPD to an independent agency so that JonBenét has a last chance at the justice she deserves.”

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Boulder Police and the workplace of Gov. Polis didn’t instantly reply to Each day Put up’ request for remark. 

Each day Put up’ Michael Ruiz contributed to this report.


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