JonBenét Ramsey’s father and half-brother are asking Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to allow a genetic investigator to conduct testing on DNA collected at the little girl’s murder scene in 1996.
Hi - @GovofCO. #Parabon and @CeCeLMoore is the premier shop in the world to successfully hunt #childkillers,” John Andrew Ramsey, JonBenét’s half-brother, tweeted Monday. “Let’s get to work! #jonbenet #boulderco.”
JonBenét’s relatives are petitioning Polis to hand over the DNA samples that the Boulder Police Department collected at the time of the murder and allow a company called Parabon NanoLabs to do DNA testing in the case.
JonBenét’s father, John Ramsey, spoke in an interview with 60 Minutes Australia on Sunday about the search for his daughter’s killer.
“We want to do whatever can be done technically and resource-wise to find the killer of our daughter and if we do that and we can’t, then we will have to live with it. But to not do it is criminal and negligent and lazy,” Ramsey said.
According to CeCe Moore of Parabon NanoLabs — the genetic investigator whom Ramsey’s brother tweeted about — the method the company uses could likely identify DNA collected from the Ramsey crime scene in only “a few hours.”
“So, it’s like a big puzzle,” Moore said. “We have to put all the puzzle pieces back together, little by little by little. What I’m doing all day long is building the family trees of these individuals that are sharing DNA with this unknown suspect,” she said.
“JonBenét Ramsey deserves justice and new advances in DNA technology finally make that possible. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, you are the only person with enough power and independence in the state to put Ramsey DNA testing decisions in the hands of a new agency that’s free from Boulder’s significant history with the case,” the petition reads.
On June 17, this update appeared on the petition: “Hello Friends of JBR, just a quick note to let you know that the Governor’s office responded a couple of weeks ago to a request for an update with the following: ‘We do not have an update at this time.’”
According to KDVR.com, as of Dec. 2021, the Boulder Police Department said they processed more than 1,500 pieces of evidence related to the girl’s murder.
The Boulder Police Department said “it was actively reviewing genetic DNA testing processes to see if those can be applied to this case moving forward.,” KDVR reported. BPD said nearly 1,000 DNA samples have been analyzed.
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