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EXCLUSIVE –JonBenet Ramsey, the pageant queen aged 6 years, was mysteriously killed in the basement of her Boulder, Colorado home on December 26, 1996. She would have been 32 years old Saturday.
JonBenet’s father John Ramsey told Fox News Digital that his daughter was “a daddy’s boy” the day before her birthday. “She was very proud of her name, and she would tell everyone that. John Bennett is my name, so that’s how that came about.”
Ramsey described his daughter to be “extrovert, outgoing, full energy and personality.” She was intelligent and outgoing. He was concerned that she would be “a star in Hollywood” as she grew up. She loved to dance, perform, and put on shows for her family.
Patsy Ramsy was her mother when JonBenet was born on the night of JonBenet’s birth in 1990. She told her husband that it was time to “go to the hospital,” which was six miles from their home in Atlanta.
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“It was, like, midnight, and I looked at my speedometer and I was going over 100, and I thought, ‘That’s not a good idea.’ So I slowed down but we made it to the hospital. They brought her into the hospital right away. It was quick so there was no epidural. Ramsey recalls that they said to Ramsey, “Next time, if your child is born, you should live closer to the hospital.”
JonBenet “arrived with a bang…and that was how she was in life,” Ramsey said.
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JonBenet was able to see that he had a frown on the face when he returned from work one night.
“She said, ‘Dad, I don’t like that face.’ So, I kind of put on a fake smile, and she said, ‘That’s better.’ He said that it was justice to her personality.
Ramsey has been trying to get renewed attention for his daughter’s murder investigation, which remains open and active more than 25 years after the fact. Ramsey, a father of five, believes that independent research teams can help him find his daughter’s murderer. However, in order for this to happen, the Boulder Police Department must surrender the evidence to them so that DNA can be tested to build a profile.
If they are able to build a more complete DNA profile of the suspect(s), that information can then be compared to millions of DNA profiles uploaded to public databases showing people’s unique genetic codes.
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Ramsey launched a petition on Change.org in April, titled “Justice for JonBenet Ramsey”, at CrimeCon 2022. This petition, which has more than 22,000 signatures, asked for the Colorado government’s permission to use DNA testing to determine the authenticity of the evidence.
Due to the age of the case, only a small amount of DNA can be tested. If DNA is tested too often, it will eventually vanish.
JonBenet was six years old when her mother reported her missing to police. She had found a ransom note asking $118,000 for JonBenet. John Ramsey discovered her body in the basement of her house later that day.
An autopsy revealed JonBenet’s death from strangulation, as well as a blow to her head. The Boulder City Medical Examiner found a 8 1/2 inch fracture to her skull. No suspects have been convicted by authorities in this case.
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A BPD spokesperson recently told Fox News Digital in a statement that the Department “regularly meets with multiple entities regarding this investigation, to include private labs, the FBI, CBI, the District Attorney’s Office and others.”
“In this ever-changing field DNA analysis and testing we are continually speaking with these investigative stakeholder to evaluate how best proceed given legal and scientific limitations,” said the spokesperson. He also stated that Boulder Police must be very cautious in handling evidence and analysis due to the time it has been since the crime occurred.
BPD released a statement in December 2021 to mark the 25th anniversary of JonBenet’s homicide. It stated that they have processed more 1,500 pieces of evidence, “reviewed or examined more than 21,016 tipping, letters, and emails” and had “processed more than 1,500 pieces.” According to the Department, several suspects have been run through their system to find matches. Investigators also have updated more than 750 reference specimens with the latest DNA technology.
Ramsey believes it unacceptable that police have “never and still not accepted help from anyone that offers it.”
“Police departments tend to be territorial … so, if they don’t ask for help, help can’t come in,” he said. “They refused to accept help from qualified people. There was lots of help available to them. This is why the case was never solved.
Ramsey is “really overwhelmed” and “grateful for all the signatures that he has received” on his petition, “and the comments that have also been left with them.”
“That’s really been satisfying to me, and heartwarming, and actually keeps me motivated and pushing for these government people,” said he.
Source: Fox News