The little girl who, eleven years ago, was found murdered in the basement of her family’s Boulder, Colorado home? The case was headline news in a way that few murders are–especially considering that neither the victim nor the accused were famous before the crime. A young pageant winner, the child of wealthy parents and a former Miss America contestant, Jon-Benet was discovered in her basement on Christmas morning. Her family has remained under an “umbrella of suspicion” until today.
According to CNN, “Recently developed “touch DNA” technology has cleared all members of JonBenet Ramsey’s family of her slaying.” The Boulder DA’s office has apologized to the Ramsey family–an apology that came too late for Jon-Benet’s mother, Patsy–who died of cancer a few years ago.
Unfortunately, the DNA does not match anyone in the database–so it is looking as if the person responsible for her death may well have gotten away with murder.