JonBenet Ramsey crime scene DNA could be made in hours, cold case researcher says

JonBenét Ramsey’s dad and half-brother are asking Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to allow a genetic investigator to conduct testing on DNA collected from the murder scene in 1996.

JonBenét’s father and half-brother are petitioning Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to hand over the DNA samples the Boulder Police Department has collected and allow a company called Parabon NanoLabs to do DNA testing in the case.

“Hi – @GovofCO. #Parabon and @CeCeLMoore is the premier shop in the world to successfully hunt #childkillers,” John Andrew Ramsey, JonBenet’s half-brother, tweeted Monday. “Let’s get to work! #jonbenet #boulderco.”

JonBenét’s father, John Ramsey, spoke in an interview with 60 Minutes Australia on Sunday about the search for his daughter’s killer.

“We want to do whatever can be done technically and resource-wise to find the killer of our daughter and if we do that and we can’t, then we will have to live with it. But to not do it is criminal and negligent and lazy,” Ramsey said.

A Parabon scientist said it could take just a few hours to identify DNA collected from the crime scene of JonBenét’s murder.

“So, it’s like a big puzzle. We have to put all the puzzle pieces back together, little by little by little. What I’m doing all day long is building the family trees of these individuals that are sharing DNA with this unknown suspect,” Parabon’s CeCe Moore said.

Six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey was found dead in the basement of her Boulder home on Dec. 26, 1996, after her family reportedly found a ransom note inside the home. An autopsy revealed Ramsey was strangled to death.