The murder of six-year-old beauty pageant star JonBenet Ramsey has remained unsolved for over 25 years, despite the discovery of DNA evidence at the scene of the crime.
The young girl was found dead in her family’s Boulder, Colorado home on Christmas Day in 1996. Her case has generated a great deal of public interest, resulting in multiple theories, books, and documentaries.
A recent article in The Mirror highlights a new book by former Texas sheriff and author John W. Anderson delves into the circumstances surrounding the case. The author cites an interview with Colorado investigator Lou Smith, who worked on the case until his passing in 2010.
Smit stated that evidence found on JonBenet’s clothing and under her fingernails did not match any family members or anyone connected to the case.
Despite this information, the Boulder police are criticized for ignoring the DNA evidence and keeping the girl’s parents, Patsy Ramsey and John Bennett Ramsey, under suspicion.
This led to a widespread belief that the parents were involved in the crime, resulting in abusive messages and death threats directed at them.
The death of JonBenet Ramsey was ruled a homicide, but the murderer has never been found. The case remains open, and JonBenet’s father, John, has recently appealed to Colorado’s governor to revisit the investigation.