DNA From The JonBenet Ramsey Murder Case To Be Retested

2016-12-15 04:55:02Z
Lucy O'D
Lucy O'D

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The eerie case of JonBenet Ramsey, the 6-year-old beauty pageant queen who was murdered in 1996, has remained unsolved for 20 years. 

However, the Colorado police and prosecutors have just confirmed that major DNA from the case will be retested with new technology, hopefully gaining answers. 

Greg Testa, chief of Boulder police, said: 

"We are going to take a look at the new technology, and see how they may help us further this investigation." 

This new technology will allow investigators to tap into an FBI database, containing the profiles of over 15 million offenders. 

This year marked the 20th anniversary of JonBenet's death, which reignited the worldwide curiosity of whatever happened to that little girl. 

Netflix and Lifetime both released documentaries on the unsolved murder case, leading everyone to believe that she was, in fact, accidentally murdered by her older brother (who was nine at the time) and then covered up by the parents. However, this led to the forensic pathologist involved in the documentary being sued by the Ramsey family's lawyer on counts of defamation for $150 million. 

For the moment, the case is still unsolved and the family is clear of all charges. 

Image credit: JonBenet Ramsey

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