EXCLUSIVE – JonBenet Ramsey, the 6-year-old pageant queen mysteriously murdered within the basement of her household’s Boulder, Colorado, dwelling on Dec. 26, 1996, would have turned 32 years outdated on Saturday.
“She was a daddy’s lady,” John Ramsey, JonBenet’s father, informed Fox Information Digital the day earlier than his daughter’s birthday. “She was actually proud that she was named after me, and he or she would inform folks that. My title is John Bennett, in order that’s the place that got here from.”
Ramsey described his daughter as “an extrovert, very outgoing, stuffed with power and character.” She was “good and really, very outgoing.” He anxious that she would wish to “run off to Hollywood” when she grew up, as a result of she cherished to “dance and carry out and placed on little reveals” for her household at dwelling.
On the evening JonBenet was born in 1990, her mom, Patsy Ramsy, informed her husband it was “time to go to the hospital,” which was about “six miles away” from their then-Atlanta dwelling.
“It was, like, midnight, and I checked out my speedometer and I used to be going over 100, and I believed, ‘That’s not a good suggestion.’ So, I slowed down, however we received to the hospital. They took her proper into supply. There was no epidural, no nothing, as a result of it was quick. They stated, ‘Subsequent time, if in case you have one other baby, you higher dwell nearer to the hospital,” Ramsey recalled.
JonBenet Ramsey would have turned 32 on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (Credit score: Fox Information Digital/Ramsey household)
JonBenet “arrived with a bang…and that was how she was in life,” Ramsey stated.
He remembered one evening when he got here dwelling from work and had a frown on his face, which JonBenet observed.
“She stated, ‘Dad, I don’t like that face.’ So, I form of placed on a faux smile, and he or she stated, ‘That’s higher.’ That was justice her character,” he stated.
Ramsey has been pushing to convey renewed consideration to his daughter’s homicide case, which remains to be an lively and open investigation greater than 25 years later. The daddy of 5 believes impartial analysis groups who’ve supplied their help within the case have the power to convey his daughter’s killer to gentle, however so as to take action, the Boulder Police Department (BDP) should hand over the proof of their custody in order that gadgets could be re-tested for DNA to doubtlessly construct a profile of the suspect.
If they can construct a extra full DNA profile of the suspect(s), that info can then be in comparison with tens of millions of DNA profiles uploaded to public databases exhibiting individuals’s distinctive genetic codes.
Ramsey unveiled a petition in April on the CrimeCon 2022 conference titled “Justice for JonBenet Ramsey” on Change.org, which has garnered greater than 20,000 signatures since its launch, asking the Colorado authorities to permit an impartial company to conduct DNA testing on proof within the case.
A part of the problem is that given the age of the case, there’s a restricted quantity of DNA to be examined. DNA ultimately disappears whether it is examined too many instances.
BOULDER, CO – MAY 01: John and Patsy Ramsey, the mother and father of JonBenet Ramsey, meet with a small chosen group of the native Colorado media after 4 months of silence in Boulder, Colorado on Might 1, 1997. Their 6-year-old daughter was discovered useless on Ch
JonBenet’s mom reported her lacking to police when she was 6 years outdated on the morning of Dec. 26, 1996, after discovering a prolonged ransom observe demanding $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 top. The Boulder Metropolis Medical Examiner reported an 8 1/2-inch fracture on her cranium. Authorities haven’t convicted any suspects within the case.
A BPD spokesperson just lately informed Fox Information Digital in an announcement that the Division “usually meets with a number of entities relating to this investigation, to incorporate non-public labs, the FBI, CBI, the District Lawyer’s Workplace and others.”
“On this ever- and quick-changing area of DNA evaluation and testing, we’re continuously talking with these investigative stakeholders to judge how finest to proceed given authorized and scientific guidelines and limitations,” the spokesperson stated, including that “as a result of size of time since this crime first occurred, Boulder Police should be extraordinarily cautious with the dealing with of proof and evaluation.”
BPD stated 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 greater than 21,016 suggestions, letters and emails.” The Division additionally stated that resulting from advances in DNA know-how, “a number of suspects have been run by way of the system to examine for matches” and that investigators have up to date greater than “750 reference samples with the newest DNA know-how.”
Ramsey believes it’s “unacceptable” that police “have by no means and nonetheless don’t settle for assist from anyone that gives assist.”
“Police departments are usually territorial … so, if they do not ask for assist, assist cannot are available,” he stated. “There’s numerous assist that was supplied to them from certified folks that they refused to let are available. That is why this case has by no means been solved.”
Ramsey has been “actually overwhelmed and grateful for all of the signatures which have are available” on his petition “and the feedback which were left with the signatures.”
“That is actually been gratifying to me and heartwarming and truly retains me motivated to maintain pushing arduous on these authorities individuals,” he stated.
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