JonBenet Ramsey’s father unveils petition urgent Colorado governor to advance daughter’s homicide case

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FIRST ON Daily Post: LAS VEGAS – John Ramsey, the daddy of murdered JonBenet Ramsey, on Saturday introduced the beginning of a petition asking Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to permit an unbiased company to conduct DNA testing within the case moderately than the Boulder Police Division (BPD).

“It’s a petition to hopefully get the state of Colorado to intervene and have the items from the crime scene that could be tested for DNA that haven’t been tested,” Ramsey instructed Each day Put up Digital on the CrimeCon 2022 conference in Las Vegas on Saturday. “It’s going to take a lot of help to get that moving again. But, you know, the government is very reactive, and we’re talking about politicians, and we want them to do the right thing.”

John Ramsey speaks to Paula Woodward at CrimeCon 2022.

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

If Colorado officers “know there’s enough people behind” the petition “asking them to do the right thing, they’ll do it,” Ramsey mentioned.

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“It’s a cold case, and they don’t call it a cold case, but it is for all intents and purposes a cold case,” Ramsey mentioned. “Why they won’t test the DNA samples that should be tested for DNA, I don’t know. It’s baffling.”

Page one of the JonBenet ransom note.

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

JonBenet’s mom reported her lacking to police when she was 6 years outdated on the morning Dec. 26, 1996, after discovering a prolonged ransom be aware demanding greater than $118,000 in trade for JonBenet. John Ramsey discovered her physique later that very same day within the basement of her dwelling.

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.

JonBenet Ramsey

JonBenet Ramsey
(John Ramsey)

Ramsey and investigative journalist Paula Woodward, creator of “We Have Your Daughter,” spoke Saturday afternoon on the convention that includes 1000’s of visitors and audio system starting from crime victims to high-profile legislation enforcement figures and scientists.

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“The Boulder police were totally inexperienced, and I don’t blame them for that,” Ramsey mentioned through the convention. “I fault them for not accepting help from people who knew what they were doing.”

JonBenet Ramsey

JonBenet Ramsey
(John Ramsey)

Ramsey criticized the division for its “arrogance,” “pride,” “ego” and inexperience on the time his daughter was killed. He went on to make the case that baby murders needs to be investigated as federal crimes.

“We can’t let the murder of a child be left up to local police,” Ramsey mentioned, including that the BPD are “just big enough that they think they know everything and they don’t.”

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.”

JonBenet Ramsey

JonBenet Ramsey
(John Ramsey)

BPD additionally mentioned in its assertion that resulting from advances in DNA know-how, “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.”

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“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.

JonBenet Ramsey

JonBenet Ramsey
(John Ramsey)

The brand new petition, which garnered greater than 600 signatures instantly after Ramsey’s speech, appeals to Polis to make use of his “power” to intervene within the case and permit for an unbiased 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.”

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

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