New DNA evidence has surfaced in the unsolved murder of child beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey, The National ENQUIRER has learned exclusively.
The evidence has been uncovered by a group of retired law enforcement officers fa mous for solving some of the nation’s toughest cold cases, and they’re determined to get “justice for the little angel.”
The crack Colorado crime fighters, known as the Apple Dumpling Gang, told The ENQUIRER the evidence chal- lenges the Boulder County district attorney office’s handling of the case. Their goal is to convince Colorado’s attorney general to convene a state grand jury to consider the case, or for the U.S. Justice Department to convene a federal grand jury.
Six-year-old JonBenét was found strangled in her family’s Boulder home on Dec. 26, 1996. A grand jury issued in- dictments, but no charges were ever filed. Now the Apple Dumpling Gang has raised questions about DNA evidence present- ed to that grand jury. According to the unpaid investigators, new revelations suggest DNA found on JonBenét’s underwear may not have been related to her murder, but belongs to Asian factory workers who made it!
A former investigator with the Boulder County district attorney’s office said U.S. forensic science standards require 10 markers for DNA to be considered usable as evidence in an investigation. But only four markers were detected in the JonBenét DNA evidence, he said. Members of the Apple Dumpling Gang also said John Mark Karr, a Georgia man who infamously claimed in 2006 that he accidentally killed JonBenét, should be reconsidered as a suspect.
After questioning Karr, Boulder police released him because his DNA did not match the crime scene DNA. The group was formed by the late Lou Smit, a seasoned detective who came out of retirement to help with the case. Smit is credited with de-veloping the theory that an intruder killed Jon- Benét, and worked to find her killer before cancer claimed his life in 2010.
The gang of still-sharp retirees includes Bobby Brown, a former criminal defense investigator, Charlie Hess, a former FBI agent and Steve Pease, a former detective. Brown, a longtime pal of Smit, told The ENQUIRER: “When Lou told me he had been di agnosed with terminal cancer, he asked me to promise that I would never stop working on JonBenét until ‘we get justice for that little angel.’”