In the 26 years since JonBenet Ramsey’s unsolved murder, it has become more intense.
On Monday (25 July), JonBenet’s brother John Andrew Ramsey urged Colorado Governor Jared Polis to permit an impartial agency to conduct DNA testing in the unsolved death of his sister.
A genetic genealogist has claimed that modern technology might identify JonBenet’s killer in ‘hours,’ but, the killer of Ramsey, whose body was discovered in her family’s basement in Boulder, Colorado, in 1996, has never been found.
At the start of the week, John posted on Twitter: “Hello, @GovofCO. #Parabon and @CeCeLMoore are the world’s top store for finding #childkillers. Let’s start working! #boulderco #jonbenet
In his tweets, John made mention of Parabon NanoLabs. The Virginia-based company has a proven track record of solving unsolved homicides utilising cutting-edge genetic genealogy.
CeCe Moore, the head genetic genealogist at Parabon, stated during a 60 Minutes interview on Sunday (24 July) that it might just take a few hours to identify DNA that was obtained at the 1996 murder scene.
“It might only be a matter of hours before that DNA contributor is identified. There are a lot of caveats and conditions as to how that could happen,” she explained.
Moore added: “There are people all over the world that want her killer brought to justice, who want to know what happened and who want the answers.
“I would love to be invited to work this case with Boulder.”
Last year, police confirmed that DNA hasn’t been ruled out to help solve the case.
In a statement released in December, Boulder police said they’d been working with state investigators on ‘future DNA advancements’.
The statement, released on the anniversary of JonBenet’s death, explained: “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.”
JonBenet Ramsey was found bludgeoned and strangled in the basement of her family home on 26 December 1996, just hours after her mum reported her missing via a 911 call.
JonBenet’s mum said a ransom note had been left and her death was eventually ruled a homicide, despite no one ever having been charged.