In an exclusive interview with Laura Ingle of Fox News, John Ramsey, the father of Jonbenet Ramsey expresses his hope that current developments in DNA testing would aid in the capture of his daughter’s killer.
NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Exclusive – On Saturday would have been the 32nd birthday of JonBenet Ramsey, the 6-year-old pageant queen who was fatally killed on December 26, 1996, in the basement of her family’s Boulder, Colorado, home.
The day before his daughter’s birthday, John Ramsey, JonBenet’s father, told Fox News Digital, “She was a daddy’s girl.” “She would frequently mention how she was named after me, which made her very happy. That’s because I’m John Bennett, that’s how it started.”
“An extrovert, very outgoing, lots of energy and personality,” was how Ramsey described his daughter. She was “brilliant and extremely extroverted.” He was concerned that because she enjoyed “dancing and performing and putting on little shows” for her family at home, she might want to “go off to Hollywood” when she grew up.
Patsy Ramsy, JonBenet’s mother, advised her husband that it was “time to go to the hospital” that evening in 1990. The hospital was roughly “six miles distant” from their Atlanta home at the time.
On Saturday, August 6, 2022, JonBenet Ramsey would have reached the age of 32. (Family Ramsey)
“I noticed that I was traveling over 100 miles per hour when I looked at my speedometer around midnight and decided that wasn’t a smart idea. I therefore slowed down, but we still made it to the hospital. She was immediately taken into labor. Because it happened quickly, there was no epidural and nothing else. Next time, if you have another child, you should live nearer the hospital, they advised “In Ramsey’s memory.
According to Ramsey, JonBenet “arrived with a boom and that was how she was in life.”
One evening, he recalled, JonBenet had observed that he had a grimace on his face when he returned from work.
“”Dad, I don’t like that face,” she said. I tried to feign a smile, and she said, “That’s better.” That reflected her character justly “said he.
John Ramsey characterized his daughter JonBenet as “an extrovert, very extroverted, full of energy and personality.” (Family Ramsey)
Ramsey has been working to refocus attention on the death of his daughter, a case that has been under investigation for more than 25 years. However, in order to do so, the Boulder Police Department (BDP) must turn over the evidence that is currently in their possession so that items can be tested again for DNA to potentially build a profile of the suspect. The father of five believes that independent research teams that have offered their assistance in the case have the ability to bring his daughter’s killer to light.
The information can then be compared to millions of DNA profiles uploaded to public databases displaying peoples’ individual genetic codes if they are able to construct a more thorough DNA profile of the suspect(s).
More than 20,000 people have signed the “Justice for JonBenet Ramsey” petition, which Ramsey introduced in April at CrimeCon 2022. The petition asks the Colorado government to permit an impartial organization to do DNA testing on the case’s evidence.
Due to the case’s age, there is only a little amount of DNA that can be examined, which contributes to the problem. If DNA is examined too often, it finally vanishes.
At CrimeCon 2022 in April, John Ramsey launched a petition requesting that the Colorado government permit an independent entity to do DNA testing on the evidence in his 6-year-old daughter’s 1996 homicide. The Fox News
The morning of December 26, 1996, when JonBenet was 6 years old, her mother discovered a lengthy ransom note requesting $118,000 in payment for JonBenet and reported her missing to the police. Later on the same day, John Ramsey discovered her death in the basement of her house.
JonBenet died from a strike to the head and strangling, according to an autopsy. Her skull was fractured by an 8 1/2-inch fracture, according to the Boulder City Medical Examiner. No suspects in the case have been found guilty by the authorities.
The BPD “frequently meets with many institutions regarding this investigation, to include private labs, the FBI, CBI, the District Attorneys Office, and others,” a BPD spokesperson recently told Fox News Digital in a statement.
The spokesperson stated that “due to the length of time since this crime first occurred, Boulder Police must be extremely cautious with the handling of evidence and analysis” and that “we are constantly speaking with these investigative stakeholders to evaluate how best to proceed given legal and scientific rules and limitations.”
On December 26, 1996, JonBenet Ramsey, a young beauty queen, was brutally killed in her Boulder, Colorado, home. (Polaris/Discovery)
BPD reported that they have processed more than 1,500 pieces of evidence and “examined or probed more than 21,016 tips, letters, and emails” in a statement released in December 2021 to honor the 25th anniversary of the murder of JonBenet. The Department added that investigators have updated more than “750 reference samples with the latest DNA technology” and that because of DNA technology advancements, “several suspects have been ran through the system to check for matches.”
Police “have never and still do not accept help from anyone that offers help,” according to Ramsey, is “inappropriate.”
He explained that because police departments are often territorial, assistance cannot be provided unless it is requested. “Numerous qualified individuals gave them a lot of assistance, but they would not let them in. This is the reason why the lawsuit has never been resolved.”
The number of signatures that have poured in and the messages that have been placed with the signatures have “truly overwhelmed and grateful” Ramsey, according to on his petition .
That has been so pleasant and rewarding to me that it actually keeps me motivated to keep pressing these government officials hard, he said.
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