Investigators planning new round of DNA testing in JonBenet Ramsey case

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BOULDER, Colo. – Police and prosecutors in Colorado say they are taking a closer look at a cold case that has fascinated the nation for 20 years.

Since 1996, authorities in Colorado have been searching for the killer of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey.

After an investigation by KUSA discovered serious flaws with the previous DNA testing that was done on Ramsey’s clothing, authorities decided to take a closer look at the case.

When KUSA was able to obtain the test results from DNA tests done in 2008, forensic experts disputed the conclusion made by officials at the time. In fact, they say that DNA found on Ramsey’s clothing appears to come from at least two people, not just one unknown suspect.

Officials with the Boulder Police Department and the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office say they have discussed using new DNA tests to interpret evidence discovered at the crime scene.

“We should be doing all reasonable testing that we can do, and we will be,” District Attorney Stan Garnett said.

KUSA reports that the new tests are more sensitive and include the genetic profiles of 15.1 million offenders.

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