John Andrew Ramsey took to social media on Father’s Day to call for police in Boulder, Colorado, to issue an apology to his father, John, for the investigation into the 6-year-old’s death.
“Good Dad + a good dog. @boulderpolice owe him a long and sincere apology but we will take some hard work and grit to get the job done,” John Andrew Ramsey posted on social media. The demand came alongside a picture of a young John Andrew with his father and the family dog.
“Do they have it? Doubt it.”
John Andrew has long criticized the police for their handling of the Dec. 26, 1996, death of JonBenet. She was found dead in the family’s Boulder home. The 6-year-old was reported missing and a family friend found her in the basement with a garrote around her neck.
The case has become one of the most famous cold cases of all time, with plenty of people trying to determine who killed JonBenet.
Some have targeted her family, including her dad John, and accused them of killing the young girl. Certain sleuths have accused the family of helping cover up the identity of the actual killer.
Others have criticized police for their lack of control at the crime scene and their inability to determine the identity of the killer.
More than 25 years later, nobody has been convicted in connection to JonBenet’s murder.
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John Andrew said late last year that Boulder police have provided little information to the family over the years.
"I’ve had a handful of meetings that I’ve requested over the years," John Andrew said at the time. "The purpose was to encourage them to pursue DNA testing but it’s a one-sided relationship.
"They don’t say anything to me. They just say it’s an ongoing investigation,” he continued, upset over what he considers the police department’s lack of help and initiative.
Police have said they continue to check the DNA evidence in the case that, for all intents and purposes, is cold. But, to date haven’t made progress.
“Thanks to the huge advances in DNA technology, multiple suspects have been run through the system to check for matches. CBI has updated over 750 reference samples with the latest DNA technology,” a statement from police to mark the 25-annviersary of the killing read.
“That DNA is checked regularly for any new matches,” police noted.