Murder Victim’s FATHER Sends Plea To Governor More Than 20 Years Later

John Ramsey Sends Challenge to Jared Polis

John Ramsey Sends Challenge to Jared Polis

( – The father of a six-year-old beauty queen murdered in 1996 has asked Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) to meet him as he pushes for access to DNA evidence recovered from his daughter’s body. John Ramsey says he wants the genetic material analyzed more thoroughly than the police can manage. Could he also finally clear the suspicion that still shrouds him and his wife?

On December 26, 1996, Patsy Ramsey reported her six-year-old daughter JonBenet missing from her Boulder, Colorado, home. She gave police a ransom note from “a small foreign faction” demanding $118,000 for JonBenet’s return. Cops found the “unusually long” note had been written with a pen and notepad belonging to the Ramsey — and by that time, he had found her body, strangled and with a fractured skull, in his own basement.

Cops initially focused on John and Patsy Ramsey as the prime suspects, a suspicion fueled by their reluctance to cooperate with the investigation. But when the Boulder DA’s office took over the case in 2002, it focused on the theory an intruder had killed JonBenet. The only clue was a trace of DNA found on her clothing that didn’t match John Ramsey or his nine-year-old son.

John wants the DNA sent to a lab that, he says, can put it through more advanced analysis. He’s been pushing the Boulder Police Department to release it; now he’s written to Governor Polis asking him to force BPD to “move all DNA samples and crime scene evidence” to an independent agency for private forensics analysis. Along with the letter, he sent a 29,000-signature petition backing his request.

Many people want to know what happened to JonBenet, including retired Boulder police chief Mark Beckner, whose suspicions of John Ramsey have never quite gone away.

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