“She was a daddy’s girl,” John Ramsey, JonBenet’s father, told Fox News Digital the day before his daughter’s birthday. “She was really proud that she was named after me, and she would tell people that. My name is John Bennett, so that’s where that came from.”
Ramsey described his daughter as “an extrovert, very outgoing, full of energy and personality.” Lei era “smart and very, very outgoing.” He worried that she would want to “run off to Hollywood” when she grew up, because she loved to “dance and perform and put on little shows” for her family at home.
On the night JonBenet was born in 1990, sua madre, Patsy Ramsy, told her husband it was “time to go to the hospital,” which was about “six miles away” from their then-Atlanta home.
“Era, piace, mezzanotte, and I looked at my speedometer and I was going over 100, and I thought, ‘That’s not a good idea.’ Così, I slowed down, but we got to the hospital. They took her right into delivery. There was no epidural, no nothing, because it was fast. Loro hanno detto, ‘Next time, if you have another child, you better live closer to the hospital,” Ramsey recalled.
Jon Benet “arrived with a bang…and that was how she was in life,” ha detto Ramsey.
He remembered one night when he came home from work and had a frown on his face, which JonBenet noticed.
“Lei disse, 'Papà, I don’t like that face.’ Così, I kind of put on a fake smile, and she said, ‘That’s better.’ That was justice her personality,” Egli ha detto.
Ramsey has been pushing to bring renewed attention to his daughter’s murder case, which is still an active and open investigation more than 25 anni dopo. The father of five believes independent research teams who have offered their assistance in the case have the ability to bring his daughter’s killer to light, but in order to do so, il Boulder Police Department (BDP) must hand over the evidence in their custody so that items can be re-tested for DNA to potentially build a profile of the suspect.
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.
Ramsey unveiled a petition in April at the CrimeCon 2022 convention titled “Justice for JonBenet Ramsey” on Change.org, which has garnered more than 20,000 signatures since its launch, asking the Colorado government to allow an independent agency to conduct DNA testing on evidence in the case.
Part of the issue is that given the age of the case, there is a limited amount of DNA to be tested. DNA eventually disappears if it is tested too many times.
La madre di JonBenet ha denunciato la sua scomparsa alla polizia quando lo era 6 years old on the morning of Dec. 26, 1996, after finding a lengthy ransom note demanding $ 118,000 in cambio di JonBenet. John Ramsey ha trovato il suo corpo più tardi lo stesso giorno nel seminterrato di casa sua.
Un'autopsia ha rivelato che JonBenet è morto per strangolamento e un colpo alla testa. Il medico legale di Boulder City ha riportato un 8 1/2-frattura di un pollice sul suo cranio. Le autorità non hanno condannato alcun sospettato nel caso.
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, l'FBI, CBI, the District Attorney’s Office and others.”
“In this ever- and quick-changing field of DNA analysis and testing, we are constantly speaking with these investigative stakeholders to evaluate how best to proceed given legal and scientific rules and limitations,” ha detto il portavoce, aggiungendo quello “due to the length of time since this crime first occurred, Boulder Police must be extremely cautious with the handling of evidence and analysis.”
BPD ha detto in un dicembre 2021 dichiarazione che segna il 25° anniversario dell'omicidio di JonBenet che hanno elaborato più di 1,500 elementi di prova e “esaminato o indagato più di 21,016 suggerimenti, lettere ed e-mail.” The Department also said that due to advances in DNA technology, “più sospetti sono stati esaminati nel sistema per verificare la presenza di corrispondenze” e che gli investigatori hanno aggiornato più di “750 campioni di riferimento con la più recente tecnologia del DNA.”
Ramsey believes it is “inaccettabile” that police “have never and still do not accept help from anybody that offers help.”
“Police departments tend to be territorial … so, if they don’t ask for help, help can’t come in,” Egli ha detto. “There’s lots of help that was offered to them from qualified people that they refused to let come in. That’s why this case has never been solved.”
Ramsey has been “really overwhelmed and grateful for all the signatures that have come in” on his petition “and the comments that have been left with the signatures.”
“That’s really been gratifying to me and heartwarming and actually keeps me motivated to keep pushing hard on these government people,” Egli ha detto.