Published January 14, 2015
John Ramsey (search) said Monday he is confident the killer of his daughter, JonBenet, will be found.
JonBenet Ramsey (search) was found strangled in the basement of her parent's home on Dec. 26, 1996. The case was never solved. Her father appeared on NBC's "Today" show Monday and said he thinks DNA evidence will solve the case.
Evidence discovered on the 6-year-old girl's underwear was not processed by Boulder, Colorado, police until 2002. When it was finally put into the FBI's computer, it failed to match any of the 1.5 million samples in the database. But Ramsey is confident there eventually will be a hit.
Ramsey and his attorney, Lin Wood, said the biggest break in the case came in January 2003 when District Attorney Mary Keenan took the case out of the hands of police.
Ramsey says he thinks the case now is in good hands and that "everything that can be done is being done."
Meanwhile, a televised report says DNA evidence points to an intruder as having killed JonBenet in Boulder, Colorado, in 1996.
She was found beaten and strangled in the basement of her parents' home.
The CBS report on "48 Hours Mystery" on Saturday says DNA collected at the crime scene points away from her parents — John and Patsy Ramsey (search) — and is "now being used to check out dozens of suspects who were ignored for years."
The report also discusses parallels between the girl's death and the sexual assault of another Boulder girl on Sept. 14, 1997, who took dance lessons at the same school as JonBenet.
The "48 Hours Mystery" episode is the third in a series of investigative reports about the death of JonBenet Ramsey. It was co—produced by Michael Tracey (search) of the University of Colorado Journalism Department.
A year ago, Boulder County District Attorney Mary Keenan (search) issued a statement saying the weight of the evidence was more consistent with an intruder killing JonBenet than the Ramseys committing the crime. Keenan could not be reached for comment on the latest report.
But she said earlier this month she doubted the report would explore any new evidence.
The Ramseys moved to the Atlanta area, where JonBenet is buried, after her death. They now live in Michigan.