Jonbent Ramsey's DNA...

Essay by ilovederrickHigh School, 11th gradeA+, January 2003

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DNA may still be the key to the yet solved 1996 murder of 6-year old JonBenet Ramsey. On December 26, 1996, JonBenet was found strangled and beaten in the basement of her own home. Her body was found 7 hours later after her mother, Patsy Ramsey, found a ransom note demanding $118,000 for her daughter's safe return.

A theory has been made suggesting that DNA evidence found in JonBenet's underwear might have come from the clothing manufacturing process instead of her killer. This DNA could have somehow been placed there while in the manufacturing process in Southeast Asia. The DNA in the underwear may not be critical evidence because it might have been left before the Ramsey's obtained the garment. There is always a possibility of human handling. If investigators are right about possible production-line contamination, then the genetic material from the underwear won't help the hunt for the suspect.

No suspects have been arrested in the death of JonBenet Ramsey. However, policemen have said that her parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, still remain under close suspicion.