JonBenet Ramsey’s father slammed Colorado cops for refusing to use the most state-of-the-art DNA technology and failing to pursue suspects outdoors of the child’s family, in accordance to a report Wednesday.
John Ramsey informed NewsNation that the Boulder Law enforcement Department has turned down assistance from 3rd events who are additional geared up to clear up his daughter’s 1996 circumstance — which include with chopping-edge genetic databases and sophisticated DNA labs.
“We’re not asking the governing administration to do anything that they should not be doing,” Ramsey reported. “Just do your work, and do it as best it can be completed. With today’s present day technological innovation.”
Ramsey — who last week introduced a petition demanding an unbiased investigation into his daughter’s strangling death — mentioned the technology at the law enforcement department is outdated.
“You know, the law enforcement reported, ‘Well, we have DNA people today,’ [but] they don’t have the most up-to-date technological know-how, they truly do not,” he said. “There’s criminal offense scene evidence that has never ever been tested, that should really be examined [and] most likely was managed by the killer.”
Even the feds are not up to speed on the most current genetic technology, he reported.
“We experienced a conference with the FBI a few of months back, and they stated, ‘You know, seem, we really do not even have the most current engineering in governing administration,’” he reported. “They reported you have to go to an exterior lab of which there is almost certainly a lot less than three or four in the state that are extremely capable of carrying out this quite refined DNA assessment.”
Genetic database sleuthing has in recent years helped address a long time-aged chilly situations — top to the arrest of Golden State Killer Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. in 2018, for example — but lots of law enforcement departments are not but very well-versed in the technology.
In the NewsNation job interview, Ramsey known as the Boulder Law enforcement Section sick-equipped and “arrogant” for refusing assist with the probe.
“They did not have a murder detective when this transpired. So they experienced no expertise, and I do not fault them for that. What I do fault them for is they turned down aid from men and women that realized what they ended up executing. And they carry on to do so today,” he stated.
“That that kind of conceitedness and ego … is a genuine issue,” Ramsey stated.
Just after JonBenet was uncovered useless, he mentioned cops simply just “decided” a family member was guilty — then worked backward to confirm it.
“They made the decision, I imagine, frankly, the first day that the spouse and children did it there in the house,” he explained. “And then they went about: Ok, now let us put with each other some evidence to confirm it.”
“And, you know, the similar people are there now that perform this deal with this circumstance, 25 several years back? They had been younger novices then, and I never know if they figured out a complete good deal extra considering the fact that,” he mentioned.
JonBenet, a 6-12 months-aged beauty pageant competitor, was identified strangled to demise in the basement of her parents’ household on Dec. 26, 1996.
The pursuing decades were being rife with bogus investigative commences — including finger-pointing at her father, mom and brother — alongside with wild conspiracy theories but no resolution.
On Sunday, the Boulder Police Section responded to John Ramsey’s petition for an unbiased probe, declaring, “Our investigation with federal, state and nearby partners has never stopped. That incorporates new techniques to use DNA technology.”
The Boulder Police Office didn’t quickly return a ask for for comment Wednesday.