The father of JonBenet Ramsey is calling on the Colorado governor to allow an independent agency, rather than the Boulder Police Department, to conduct DNA testing in his murdered daughter’s case in an effort to help finally identify her murderer.

John Ramsey announced the news at CrimeCon 2022 in Las Vegas, Saturday. He continues his search for answers to the famous murder of his daughter in 1996. 

Ramsey stated that the petition was to “hopefully get Colorado to interfere and have items from crime scenes that can be tested for DNA, which haven’t yet been tested,” Fox News Digital’s CrimeCon reported. 

This petition appealed to the Colorado Governor. It received more than 600 signatures within minutes of Ramsey’s speech. Jared Polis is to invoke his ‘power’ to interfere and permit independent DNA analysis.

According to the petition, “You have power”, ‘Given the lack of progress by the Boulder Police, we the undersigned petitioners ask you to move DNA decisions in this case away from the BPD to an independent agency so that JonBenét has a last chance at the justice she deserves.’ 

Six-year-old beauty contestant was discovered dead at her Boulder family home, strangled and bludgeoned. This happened after Patsy Ramsey, her mother, called 911 on December 26 1996 to report that her daughter had gone missing.  

Although her death was declared a homicide by the authorities, no charges were ever filed. 

Ramsey spoke out about her Saturday case, saying that it will take some help. Ramsey said that the government was reactive and they were referring to politicians. She wanted them to do the right things.

He added that if Colorado officials ‘know there’s enough people behind’ the petition ‘asking them to do the right thing, they’ll do it.’

Six-year-old JonBenet was found dead in the basement of her family's Boulder home on December 26, 1996, bludgeoned and strangled, hours after her mother reported her missing

JonBenet, six-years-old, was found strangled to death at her Boulder family home, hours after she reported her missing by her mother.

John Ramsey is calling on Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to allow an independent agency, rather than the Boulder Police, to conduct DNA testing in his slain daughter's case in an effort to help finally identify her murderer

John Ramsey has urged Colorado Governor. Jared Polis should allow an independent agency to perform DNA testing on his daughter’s murder case, instead of the Boulder Police. This will help to identify her killer.

The 25th anniversary JonBenet’s murder was marked by police in December 2021. Police stated that they are investigating ‘genetic DNA test processes’ to find out if these can be applied to the case. 

The new petition by John Ramsey, which garnered more than 600 signatures immediately after his speech on Saturday, appeals to Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (pictured) to use his 'power' to intervene and allow for an independent DNA analysis

John Ramsey’s new petition, with more than 600 signatures, was signed on Saturday. It appeals to Colorado Governor. Jared Polis (pictured), will use his power’ to intervene to permit independent DNA analysis

Additionally, they announced that more than 1500 pieces of evidence had been processed and that more than 2116 tips and letters have been reviewed and investigated. 

But on Saturday while speaking on a panel with investigative journalist Paula Woodward, John Ramsey criticized the department for its ‘arrogance,’ ‘pride,’ ‘ego’ and inexperience at the time his daughter was killed. 

Ramsey stated that the Boulder police had been completely inexperienced and that he doesn’t blame them. I fault them for not taking help from people who know what they are doing.

Boulder Police stated in December that multiple suspects were run through the system in order to find matches. Investigators also updated over 750 references with the most recent DNA technology. 

JonBenet Ramsey a child beauty queen was brutally murdered in her home in Boulder, Colorado. Her parents John and Patsy Ramsey as well as her older brother Burke have at various times been considered suspects in the case but no charges have been filed

JonBenet Ramsey was a young beauty queen who was murdered in Boulder, Colorado. Although her parents, Patsy and John Ramsey were at times considered suspects as was Burke, the older brother of JonBenet Ramsey have not been charged.

“As the Department uses new technology to improve the investigation, they are actively reviewing genetic DNA test processes to determine if these can be applied in this case moving forward,” BPD stated at that time.

To crack cold cases, detectives are increasingly turning to DNA databases for genealogy. In 2018, they used them to identify the Golden State Killer in New York who terrorized areas in the 1970s.

Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. (72 years old) was arrested following DNA testing that linked him with some of the murders and 51 sexual assaults during this period.

The DNA of nearly 40-years-old was found in crime scenes and linked to a distant relative. Finally, the tissue was traced to an anonymous discarded piece they discovered at DeAngelo’s suburban Sacramento garbage can. His sentence was to successive life sentences in August.

John and Patsy Ramsey, the parents of JonBenet Ramsey, meet with a small selected group of the local Colorado media after four months of silence in Boulder, Colorado on May 1, 1997

John Ramsey and Patsy Ramsey (the parents of JonBenet Ramsey) meet with selected Colorado media members after four months silence in Boulder. This was May 1, 1997.

The body of JonBenet Ramsey (pictured) was found bludgeoned and strangled in her basement hours after she was reported missing on December 26, 1996

JonBenet Ramsey’s body (pictured) was found strangled and battered in her basement hours following her disappearance on December 26, 1996.

No one in the family was ever charged in the death, but for years tabloids and members of the public believed one or more were the culprits

While no member of the family was charged for the death, there were years when tabloids as well as the public thought that at least one person in the family had been.

JonBenét Ramsey who was found dead inside the basement of her parent's palatial home in Boulder, Colorado in 1996 (pictured)

JonBenét Ramsey who was found dead inside the basement of her parent’s palatial home in Boulder, Colorado in 1996 (pictured) 

This latest advancement in the case of one of the most controversial and unsolved American crimes is genetic DNA testing. The story began when JonBenet’s body was found strangled and battered in her basement, hours after being reported missing December 26, 1996. 

The blanket covered her with a nylon rope around her neck and her wrists, while her lips were covered in duct tape.

John and Patsy were her parents and called police to report the kidnapping. The note demanded $118,000 in ransom to secure her safe return. 

However, the police quickly arrived at their residence in well-marked vehicles.

John and Patsy would be the prime suspects in the murder of their daughter over a decade. It wasn’t until 2008 when police finally released them from any criminal charges.

After reports that the handwriting in the ransom notes was identical to Patsy’s, members of the public suspected her of being the victim of murder. However, she provided police with a sample and it was proven she didn’t write the note.

Many suspected that someone was in the family as there weren’t any footprints around the house.

Patsy Ramsey is pictured with her daughter JonBenet and son Burke in 1993

Patsy Ramsey is shown with JonBenet, her son Burke and their daughter in 1993

Burke Ramsey was suspected of being responsible for killing his sister- despite the fact that he was only nine-years-old at the time

Burke Ramsey was just nine when he killed his sister.

Although no one from the family was charged with the murder, tabloids and the general public for many years believed that one or more of them were. 

CBS aired The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey a few years back. It concluded with investigators concluding that Burke Ramsey had been responsible for the death of his sister despite him being only nine.

Burke sued the network, and was awarded damages in excess of $750 million. 

John and Patsy would remain the primary suspects in their daughter's death for more than a decade, and it was not until 2008 that police finally cleared them of any wrongdoing

John and Patsy would be the main suspects in the death of their daughter for over a decade. It wasn’t until 2008 when police finally exonerated them.

In 2006 - 10 years after JonBenet's death - a 41-year-old schoolteacher named John Mark Karr confessed to killing the little beauty

John Mark Karr (41 years old) confessed that he had killed the tiny beauty in 2006. This was 10 years after JonBenet’s murder.

Ollie Gray (private investigator) continued investigating the murder case after leaving the Ramseys. He claimed that in 2016, the killer of the child was a 26-year-old local man whose family had a junkyard just outside the city.

Alex Hunter (the district attorney in the case) held a press conference on the 13th of February 1997. In it, he addressed JonBenet’s unidentified killer and said: “The list of suspects narrows.” Soon, there won’t be anyone on that list except you.

Helgoth committed suicide at home two days after his death.

Helgoth died in 2003, and it wasn’t until years later that his DNA had been discovered under JonBenet’s nails or her underwear, which cleared him.

John Mark Karr, a 41 year-old teacher of mathematics confessed in 2006 to having killed the beautiful little girl 10 years later than JonBenet.

His DNA was not compatible with that of the body of the girl and he was therefore arrested in Bangkok.