New DNA tests planned in Jon Benet case


(KUSA/NBC News) Police and prosecutors in Boulder, Colorado are planning a new round of DNA tests on key evidence in the unsolved 1996 murder of 6-year-old Jon Benet Ramsey.

The move comes in the wake of a joint investigation by NBC affiliate KUSA and the Boulder Daily Camera that uncovered serious flaws in the interpretation of previous DNA testing on the panties and long johns the girl was wearing when she was killed late on Christmas night in 1996, or early the next morning.

Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett and Boulder Police Chief Greg Testa both confirmed Tuesday that they and members of their staffs recently discussed the issue with Colorado Bureau of Investigation administrators, who are on the verge of unveiling new, more sophisticated DNA tests than their lab has ever used before.

We should be doing all reasonable testing that we can do, and we will be,” Garnett said.

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