JonBenet Ramsey’s Brother Hits Out At Police For Not Solving Sister’s Murder

JonBenet Ramsey’s Brother Hits Out At Police For Not Solving Sister’s Murder

JonBenet Ramsey’s older brother has hit out at Boulder PD for failing to solve his sister’s 25-year-old murder case. John Andrew Ramsey took to Twitter to express his disappointment in authorities, who he believes should have made much more progress by now in finding a suspect.

  1. John believes the police should have called in specialist help. “Damn shame @boulderpolice refused the help of the much more experienced Denver PD #jonbenetramsey,” he tweeted on October 5. He also linked to an article that discussed Denver Police’s recent arrest of a possible suspect in the case.
  2. He wasn’t at the home when his sister’s body was found. JonBenet Ramsey went missing from her home in Boulder on December 26, 1996. John wasn’t there at the time but was planning to travel to Colorado to be with his father, stepmother, and half-siblings when he heard what happened. “I yelled and screamed and kicked to get on the airplane to Denver … I remember just thinking and processing it all,” he told ABC News in 2021. JonBenet Ramsey’s body was found in the basement soon after, and her brother has never gotten over it.
  3. The Boulder Police have been widely criticized for how they handled the case. Because the force had little experience dealing with homicides, they botched many of the details. For instance, they failed to secure the crime scene. They also didn’t do a full search of the Ramsey home. If they had, they would have found JonBenet’s body much faster. They were also criticized for not interviewing JonBenet’s parents, John and Patsy, for months after the murder.
  4. JohnAndrew and his father have been pushing for DNA testing to be done. Given how much more advanced DNA technology is in 2022 than it was when JonBenet was killed, it makes sense to re-test the evidence from the crime scene. However, John Andrew told The Sun in December 2021 that meetings with Boulder police on the topic were fruitless. “The purpose was to encourage them to pursue DNA testing but it’s a one-sided relationship,” he said. “They don’t say anything to me. They just say it’s an ongoing investigation.”
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