On July 25, JonBenet Ramsey’s brother appealed to the Colorado Governor to allow an independent agency to investigate the unsolved 1996 murder

Expert genealogist CeCe Moore believes access to evidence buried deep inside the archives of the Boulder police station in Colorado could solve the case related to JonBenet Ramsay, who was killed 25 years ago when she was a six-year-old child.

Combined with her skills and expertise, and the new DNA technology, Moore says she is confident the case could be cracked. Moore made these fresh comments in an interview to 60 Minutes. “It might only be a matter of hours before that DNA contributor is identified,” she exclaimed to interviewer Sarah Abo.

On July 25, JonBenet Ramsey’s brother renewed his family’s appeal to Colorado Governor Jared Polis in order to allow an independent agency investigate the unsolved 1996 murder of his sister. “Hi – @GovofCO. #Parabon and @CeCeLMoore is the premier shop in the world to successfully hunt #childkillers.Let’s get to work! #jonbenet #boulderco.” tweeted John Andrew Ramsey, JonBenet’s half-brother.

The family has also pushed a Change.org petition urging Polis to take the case away from Boulder police who, they allege, have refused to conduct any DNA analysis of the crime scene. Critical evidence, even 25 years after the murder, has stayed untested. The petition has fetched more than 10,000 signatures.

In a 2021 Discovery Channel documentary called ‘JonBenet Ramsey: What Really Happened’, viewers are given a fresh look at 1996 incident. JonBenet’s parents, John and Patsy Ramsey were main suspects in the eyes of Colorado police, but as retired Colorado Springs detective Lou Smit was brought on, they were cleared of the charges.

 

Smit conducted a thorough investigation of the crime scene — which was contaminated — and was able to present an alternate theory that an intruder most likely got access to the Ramsey household. He did not think that the Ramseys had murdered their daughter. Perhaps his conviction came from another case he had worked on, that had slightly similar circumstances, and the documentary mentions the case.

In 1993, 13-year-old Heather Dawn Church was found dead after she had gone missing from her family home while she was babysitting her younger brother, Sage. Much like in the JonBenet Ramsey case, Church’s father was initially suspected of the crime, but the police later arrested and charged Robert Charles Browne for the murder in 1995, which he later pled guilty to after initially denying the accusations.

Born in 1952, Robert Charles Browne is a high school dropout who joined the army in 1969 and served till 1976, when he was dishonorably discharged for drug abuse. In 1995, he was arrested on charges of murdering Church. While he denied the charges at first, he later pled guilty to avoid the death penalty.

In 2006, Browne shocked many when he claimed that he killed 48 people. The criminal told the police that killings were triggered by his “disgust” with the women’s “lack of morality.” He said in an affidavit, “Women try to present themselves to be one thing, and then always prove to be something else.” He went on to describe them as “low… unfaithful… cheats… users… not of the highest moral character.” El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa told the publication that Browne viewed the killings as “opportunities.”

Browne claimed that his killing spree covered nine states — Colorado, New Mexico, Washington, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas. He also said that his first victim was a soldier in South Korea in 1970. Police have been able to connect him to the murder of seven other girls based on details Browne provided that they determined only the killer would know.

 

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