Cops Claim Possible Break In JonBenet Ramsey Cold Case
September 29, 2010
The Ramsey case is one of the most notorious unsolved crimes in recent years. The little beauty pageant winner was found in her parent’s basement, covered in a blanket, after an alleged kidnapping.
Several suspects have been named and exonerated, including the family. Many questions have been left unanswered, and there is some question as to whether or not the local police may have bungled a case much bigger than they were prepared for.
Lawrence Schiller, an expert on the case, was on the Early Show this week discussing the move by the Boulder PD, which he says he was able to confirm. They are planning on once again speaking to Burke Ramsey, who was 9-years-old at the time of the murder. They have made it clear that the now 23-year-old is not a suspect.
“You have to remember,” CBS quoted Schiller, “number one, he was 9 years old, a frail kid. Not very large in size. His sister was younger. There’s a lot of evidence that has still been unexplained over the years. Footprints have been identified, but some have not. Handprints and palm prints have been identified in the room where her body was found. Some still not. In essence, the body was placed there. It wasn’t dragged in. And then it was wrapped in a blanket.
“Now, if he was a witness to some event that night, something that may, in essence, now connect with something else, you have to remember, this murder took place in a community that was embarrassed by it. Wasn’t prepared for it. Did not have a history of violence. The police are never going to give up on this case. There’s no statute of limitation on murder.”
As for what the break may have been, the Boulder PD is keeping tight lipped on the subject. We will have to wait and see if anything comes of this.