JonBenet Ramsey’s father slammed Colorado cops for refusing to use the most highly developed DNA technological innovation and failing to pursue suspects exterior of the child’s family members, in accordance to a report Wednesday.
John Ramsey told NewsNation that the Boulder Law enforcement Division has turned down help from 3rd events who are extra geared up to address his daughter’s 1996 situation — including with reducing-edge genetic databases and advanced DNA labs.
“We’re not inquiring the governing administration to do everything that they shouldn’t be doing,” Ramsey claimed. “Just do your occupation, and do it as finest it can be carried out. With today’s contemporary technologies.”
Ramsey — who previous week introduced a petition demanding an unbiased investigation into his daughter’s strangling loss of life — stated the technologies at the police department is out-of-date.
“You know, the police mentioned, ‘Well, we have DNA people today,’ [but] they really don’t have the most recent technological innovation, they really do not,” he said. “There’s criminal offense scene evidence that has in no way been tested, that should really be tested [and] most possible was managed by the killer.”
Even the feds are not up to speed on the most current genetic technology, he mentioned.
“We had a assembly with the FBI a couple of months back, and they mentioned, ‘You know, search, we really don’t even have the most recent technology in federal government,’” he said. “They claimed you have to go to an outside lab of which there’s in all probability much less than a few or 4 in the region that are very able of doing this incredibly refined DNA assessment.”
Genetic databases sleuthing has in new a long time assisted address decades-aged chilly circumstances — primary to the arrest of Golden Point out Killer Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. in 2018, for example — but lots of legislation enforcement departments are not still properly-versed in the engineering.
In the NewsNation interview, Ramsey identified as the Boulder Law enforcement Office unwell-geared up and “arrogant” for refusing aid with the probe.
“They didn’t have a homicide detective when this took place. So they experienced no knowledge, and I do not fault them for that. What I do fault them for is they turned down assistance from men and women that realized what they were being executing. And they keep on to do so nowadays,” he explained.
“That that type of vanity and moi … is a serious dilemma,” Ramsey claimed.
Soon after JonBenet was uncovered lifeless, he mentioned cops simply “decided” a family members member was responsible — then worked backward to show it.
“They determined, I feel, frankly, the to start with day that the family did it there in the residence,” he claimed. “And then they went about: Ok, now let us place collectively some evidence to demonstrate it.”
“And, you know, the very same people today are there these days that function this handle this situation, 25 many years ago? They ended up youthful novices then, and I don’t know if they figured out a total large amount additional due to the fact,” he reported.
JonBenet, a 6-calendar year-previous elegance pageant competitor, was identified strangled to death in the basement of her parents’ house on Dec. 26, 1996.
The following a long time have been rife with fake investigative starts — like finger-pointing at her father, mom and brother — along with wild conspiracy theories but no resolution.
On Sunday, the Boulder Police Division responded to John Ramsey’s petition for an independent probe, indicating, “Our investigation with federal, condition and community associates has never ever stopped. That contains new methods to use DNA know-how.”
The Boulder Police Department did not quickly return a request for remark Wednesday.