New analysis of JonBenet Ramsey evidence suggests family should not have been cleared

The DNA could have come from earlier contact or even another article of clothing JonBenet Ramsey had been wearing prior to her death.
The DNA could have come from earlier contact or even another article of clothing JonBenet Ramsey had been wearing prior to her death.

An examination into the DNA evidence in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case by Daily Camera and 9 News has found that samples taken from the child beauty queen's underwear and long johns did not come from one unknown male, but rather multiple people.

Forensic experts took a look at the lab results and reports in the case and came to the conclusion that the DNA samples taken from the long johns came from at least two people in addition to the victim, while the sample taken from her underwear could be a composite and not a single individual.

These findings were based on the experts looking at the same reports that former Boulder District Attorney Mary Lacy cited back in July 2008 when she made the decision to officially exonerate the child beauty queen's parents John and Patsy and her brother Burke in her murder.

Based on their findings, these results would not be enough to clear the Ramseys of suspicion in the case. It would also not be enough to implicate any member of the family.

The findings of these forensic experts also present another problem as they suggest that the unknown male killer who law enforcement officials have been searching for over the past decade does not exist.

Instead of being the DNA of one person, they have instead created a composite of someone who does not exist.

Patricia Ramsey with her daughter 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey.
Patricia Ramsey with her daughter 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey.

Meanwhile, documents show that Lacy was informed that the DNA samples which had been recovered from the evidence in the case came from at least two people, but chose not to address or reveal this in her letter exonerating the Ramseys.

That is not all either, as the experts also believe there is a chance that the DNA samples have no value in the case.

The DNA could have come from earlier contact or even another article of clothing JonBenet had been wearing prior to her death.

"It's certainly possible that an intruder was responsible for the murder, but I don't think that the DNA evidence proves it," said William C. Thompson, a professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California-Irvine.

Lin Wood, the attorney for the Ramseys, said in a statement: "I have absolute and total confidence in the integrity of former District Attorney Mary Lacy, and I am also aware of internet comments by former Boulder police Chief Mark Beckner where he, within the last several months, affirmed that the Ramsey case was a DNA case."

Burke Ramsey is currently suing CBS for $150million after the network aired The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey last month, which concluded with investigators revealing that after extensive research into the events that happened on the night of the murder they believed Burke Ramsey was responsible for killing his sister.

- Daily Mail

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