JonBenét Ramsey Cold Case Heats Up As New DNA Tests Are Ordered On The Victim's Clothes — Get The Deets!
The 20th anniversary of JonBenét Ramsey's murder has spawned countless true crime documentaries dissecting the unsolved case, which, in turn, sparked a resurgence of public fascination — and speculation.
But now, it looks like the actual investigation will see some development as prosecutors are planning a new round of tests on key evidence in the 1996 murder.
A prior investigation by the two publications suggested that former District Attorney Mary Lacy was wrong in exonerating members of the Ramsey family in 2008 based on her interpretation of earlier DNA tests, in which she concluded that an intruder killed the girl.
Outside forensic experts have since disputed those findings, noting that the DNA was a mixture of multiple people and NOT just that of a person detailed as "Unknown Male 1."
Phillip Danielson, a professor of molecular biology at the University of Denver, said the victim's long johns and underwear should undergo a specific testing called Y-STR that identifies only male genetic material.
He explained to the Camera: