JonBenet Ramsey, her mother, was found dead in the basement of her family's home in 1996.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis stated to local media that he is "still optimistic" that the police will bring justice for JonBenet Ramsey. Ramsey was a 6 year old victim of a 1996 murder.
The governor said Monday night that JonBenet Ramsey's killer should not be allowed to rest easy. He or she must be caught with the technology available today, five years later, or in ten years.
Following Fox News Digital's report that JonBenet’s father John Ramsey had announced Saturday at CrimeCon 2020 in Las Vegas his support for a petition asking Polis to permit an independent agency to test DNA to be used in the case, rather than Boulder police, the interview was conducted.
According to reports, the governor's office agreed to "review" the petition and investigate how the state could assist with new technology to further investigate the cold case and identify JonBenet Ramsey’s killer and bring him to justice.
Ramsey also criticized the Boulder Police Department's handling of the case and argued that a larger agency should lead the investigation. Ramsey even called for child murder to become a federal crime, which would include the FBI in such cases.
JonBenet's mother reported JonBenet missing in Boulder, Colorado, on Dec 26, 1996. In exchange for JonBenet, she had found a ransom note demanding $118,000. John Ramsey discovered the body of the child later that day in their basement.
In a statement on Sunday, the Boulder police responded to Ramsey's criticism.
Maris Herold, the city's chief police officer, stated that "We share a common goal to bring justice -- hopefully some peace -- JonBenet’s family and all those who were impacted by their loss." "Our investigation has not stopped with our federal, state, and local partners. This includes the development of new methods to use DNA technology. As this has been a forefront of our investigation, we have always used the most up-to-date technology. We worked hard to ensure that the evidence could be tested every time DNA technology changes.