Announcing the new tests
KUSA - Boulder police and prosecutors are planning a new round of DNA tests on key evidence in the unsolved 1996 murder of 6-year-old JonBenétRamsey, 9NEWS and the Boulder Daily Camera have learned.
The move comes in the wake of a joint 9NEWS/Camera investigation that uncovered serious flaws in the interpretation of previous DNA testing on the panties and long johns the girl was wearing when she was killed late on Christmas night in 1996, or early the next morning.

Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett and Boulder Police Chief Greg Testa both confirmed Tuesday that they and members of their staffs recently discussed the issue with Colorado Bureau of Investigation administrators, who are on the verge of unveiling new, more sophisticated DNA tests than their lab has ever used before.
The meeting took place shortly before Thanksgiving, Testa said.
"We did meet with CBI and the district attorney's office, and we had a general discussion about evidence in the Ramsey case, including new technology and DNA testing," Testa said. "And we are going to take a look at the new technology, and see how they may help us further this investigation."
"We should be doing all reasonable testing that we can do, and we will be," Garnett said.

The testing would be conducted with new, more sensitive "kits" required of crime labs by the FBI's Combined DNA Index System, the database that includes genetic profiles from more than 15.1 million known offenders and arrestees and more than 738,000 unsolved cases.
The 9NEWS/Camera investigation found that DNA evidence in the case doesn't support the controversial decision by former District Attorney Mary Lacy to clear the girl's family members from all suspicion in her death.
Wonderful!! Very Very hopeful!
Heard BPD has no plans on releasing the results of the findings.. wish they would..
This article was in our newspaper over the weekend.  This crime was solved 48 years after the young woman's murder.  If they can figure out this case, they can certainly re-test the DNA in the Ramsey crime.  (I'm beginning to believe that the BPD really does not want this case to be solved. since they don't want to point out their past incompetence.)

'We found who killed your sister.' 48 years later, a cold case is solved:
I wonder how often the Ramsey DNA gold standard is compared to the DNA in CODIS.

I wonder if the backlog of DNA samples sitting on shelves from other crimes will ever be handled.
(09-18-2017, 01:59 PM)jameson245 Wrote: I wonder how often the Ramsey DNA gold standard is compared to the DNA in CODIS.

I wonder if the backlog of DNA samples sitting on shelves from other crimes will ever be handled.


Another long-ago murder solved recently in my state through DNA testing.  As L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell commented, "Often these cases wait for a powerful combination of a detective who never gives up, a witness with a guilty conscience, a suspect with a self serving interest, or in this case, new DNA technology."
Any word on what the Boulder police and prosecutors are doing in regard to the new DNA tests?  It's been nearly a year since we heard that a new round of DNA tests will be done.
This article is from last year.  Just wondering if they will use DNA phenotyping.  Jameson, do you know?

Could DNA Imaging Used in Bennett Family Break JonBenet Case?
A 1980 murder case in California of a 14 year old girl was solved recently through advanced DNA testing.

The biological material collected in the investigation that was linked to (the suspect)'s DNA had been in an evidence locker and was tested before, but it wasn't until recently that new scientific advances allowed police to identify a subject.

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