Thursday, July 10, 2008

Maybe I Owe the Ramsey's An Apology...

I'll admit it. I always thought that JonBenet Ramsey was murdered by her Mom or brother. For some odd reason, I never thought that her dad killed her. It's a natural thought, knowing that nearly all murders are committed by an acquaintance of the victim - and maybe it's still true. But, new DNA evidence has apparently cleared the Ramsey's of all doubt.
Thanks to a new process called 'touch DNA' , scientists are able to extract DNA from small skin samples left on victims when they are grabbed by their attacker. When they matched that DNA to a DNA blood sample left on JonBenet's body, the police knew they had a suspect, and that is wasn't anyone in the Ramsey family.
The only problem is that the police don't know who it is - at least not yet. The DNA sample does not have a match in the National Offender database, which has nearly 5 million members listed. How long will it take to finally find her killer. Who knows? It could take decades. It's alrady almost been twelve years, and the only one to admit was a kook in Thailand... Someday, they'll get a hit when the killer makes a mistake. Until then, we'll just have to know that for a long time, most of us pinned it on the wrong people...

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