FIRST ON FOX: The half-brother of 6-year-old beauty pageant contestant JonBenét Ramsey weighed in on Wednesday on the Moscow Police Department’s handling of the November 13 unsolved murders of four University of Idaho students .
“The Moscow PD is in an almost impossible position,” Andrew Ramsey told Fox News Digital. “They just don’t have the experience to conduct a complex homicide investigation.”
He added that most local agencies can handle a typical murder when the motive is apparent, but “it’s an entirely different ball game” if they’re “dealing with a violent psychopath who has no known relationship to the victim”.
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“I will give huge credit to the Moscow PD for turning to outside agencies for help,” he added.
JonBenét’s mother reported him missing from the family home in Boulder, Colorado on December 26, 1996, after finding a ransom note asking for $118,000.
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Hours later, the girl’s father found her beaten and strangled with a tourniquet around her neck in the basement of their home.
Police suspected the girl’s parents, John Ramsey and Patsy Ramsey, were involved before the case went cold after a series of apparent missteps by the Boulder Police Department. The family have repeatedly denied any involvement in the crime and are still demanding answers almost 26 years later.
BPD recently said it will consult with Colorado’s cold case review team sometime in 2023.
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“In our case, the Boulder police almost immediately told the more experienced Denver PD and FBI, ‘No thanks, we get it.’ Massive mistake and a good reason why we are still here 26 years later without an arrest. I pray for the families in Moscow that they don’t end up in a similar situation,” he said.
The Moscow Police Department almost immediately requested help from Idaho State Police and the FBI after Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin were stabbed to death while sleeping in their rental home near the University of Idaho campus.
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Police have remained tight-lipped about the investigation and have not publicly named a suspect or motive in the grisly killings, frustrating some of the victims’ families.
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Since JonBenet’s murder nearly three decades ago, police have continued to investigate thousands of leads.
Police are asking the public to call for tips at 208-883-7180, e-mail [email protected] or submit digital media ici.