On December 26, 1996, six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey was brutally murdered at her home in Boulder, Colorado.
After 26 years, law enforcement has decided to reopen the case.
And now JonBenét Ramsey’s killer could be brought to justice after her father threw down the gauntlet to the Governor of Colorado.
On the morning of December 26, 1996, Patsy Ramsey alerted police in Boulder, Colorado that her daughter, six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey, had been missing for several hours.
Later that day, John Ramsey found his daughter’s body in their basement, where she had been strangled and suffered a blow to the head.
Police originally suspected John and then-wife Patsy Ramsey were guilty due to their reluctance to cooperate with law enforcement and because of a strange ransom note in Patsy’s handwriting found at the scene of the crime.
However, after DNA from an unidentified third party was discovered on JonBenét’s pajama pants, the couple was officially cleared of the crime in 2008.
Despite spending countless hours investigating numerous suspects, the case remains unsolved after 26 years of searching.
But that could soon change if the Boulder Police Department (BPD) surrenders DNA evidence from the crime scene to an independent agency with far more advanced testing capabilities than the local or state authorities have.
On October 3, John Ramsey sent Colorado Governor Jared Polis a letter – along with nearly 30,000 signatures – demanding Polis force law enforcement to release the DNA evidence.
“I am 78 now and realize that time for answers is running out,” Ramsey wrote. “The murder of my daughter can never be undone. There will never be peace or closure. But there can and should be justice. As a community, a state, and a nation, we should demand that from ourselves and our leaders. Whoever is responsible for this has lived the last 25 years in fear of being discovered; in fear that technology would one day evolve to the point that this homicide could be solved. That day, and that technology, are here now.”
Ramsey also pointed out that bringing his daughter’s killer to justice would also “potentially protect the lives of other children.”
“Solving the murder of my daughter will not fill the void in my heart but it will identify and remove a demented and dangerous person from our midst and, in doing so, potentially protect the lives of other children,” he explained. “There is no higher responsibility of a Governor than that,” he continued, before adding that “as an elected leader, but more importantly as a father, I respectfully ask you to do the right thing.”
Fox News Digital reported that the Governor’s Press Secretary confirmed that he received the letter but did not say if he planned to meet with John Ramsey or not.
If the Governor ignores Ramsey’s request, he is promising to pursue legal action against the state.
Stay tuned to Right News Wire for any updates to this ongoing story.