COLORADO authorities have announced an important update on the JonBenét Ramsey case ahead of the 26th anniversary of the murder that shocked the nation.
The Boulder Police Department and Boulder County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that they will be teaming up with a cold case team next year to investigate the 1996 murder of the six-year-old beauty queen.
The Colorado Cold Case Review Team is made up of professional investigative, analytical and forensic scientists from across the state who will be investigating the murder, officials said in a statement.
“This crime has left a hole in the hearts of many and we will never stop investigating until we find JonBenet’s killer,” Police Commissioner Maris Herold said.
“This includes following up on every lead and working with our law enforcement partners and DNA experts across the country to solve this tragic case.
“This investigation has always been and always will be a priority for the Boulder Police Department.”
Since JonBenét’s murder, police say they have received more than 21,000 tips, letters and emails related to the case and have traveled to 19 states to interview or speak to more than 1,000 people.
JonBenét was just six years old when she was found brutally murdered on December 26, 1996 in the basement of her parents’ elegant home in Boulder, Colorado.
The case, one of the most notorious in American history, has never been solved and remains the subject of wild speculation 26 years later.
At the heart of the tangled web of investigations is a strange, haphazardly written ransom note that JonBenét’s mother Patsy allegedly found on an indoor staircase when she realized her daughter had disappeared from her bed.
In the more than two and a half decades since JonBenét’s gruesome death, many potential suspects and suspects have surfaced, but no perpetrator has ever been apprehended.
John and Patsy Ramsey were extensively investigated and questioned by police following the death of their daughter, with investigators questioning whether JonBenét might have been accidentally killed by a member of their own family, with her death then being staged to resemble a fatal kidnapping to look
The Ramseys claimed this had nothing to do with JonBenét’s death. They were never officially named as suspects and were finally cleared of all suspicion in 2008 thanks to advances in DNA technology.
Despite the exoneration, suspicions and conspiracy theories remain.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6645858/jonbenet-ramsey-murder-case-update/ Important update in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case nearly 26 years after the 6-year-old pageant queen was brutally killed in her own home