NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Nearly 20 years after the death of a 6-year-old beauty queen, a world-renowned forensic scientist says the case is “a solvable case.”
That’s the opinion of Dr. Henry Lee, who has assisted in investigations like the JFK assassination and the O.J Simpson murder trial.
After the body of JonBenét Ramsey was discovered in her Boulder, Colorado, home Dr. Lee was called in to look at the evidence.
And in this murder case, there is a lot to examined.
Each piece of evidence on its own is relatively easy to explain.
“But add it together, [there is] a lot of conflict between each piece of evidence,” said Lee.
Dr. Lee said he remembers the day he arrived in Colorado for the case and was picked up by an investigator.
“He picked me up in the airport and said, ‘Dr. Lee, a busy man like you – why come to a small town like Boulder? This case is already solved [and an] arrest [is] going to be any minute,” said Lee.
Fast-forward to 2016, and JonBenét’s murder has not been solved.
Throughout the years, the evidence, such as a nearly 350 word ransom note, re-examined countless times.
“Today so many experts read that ransom note – so far nobody thinks that this is a real ransom kidnapping case, so who wrote the note?” said Lee.Lee adds there are clues in the writing.
“With that, the writing is more like a female, so by the process of elimination we have a feeling who wrote that note, [but] nobody can realistically testify and say, Mrs. Ramsey wrote that note,” said Lee.
It’s just one twist in a turns in a case where one question is answered, only to open up a deeper mystery.
“The most important piece of evidence they should retest for DNA is the garrote applied to JonBenét’s neck.
After countless man hours, Dr. Lee believes it will take many more to finally solve the case.
He suggests a thorough reexamination of all the evidence, using the latest technology advances.
“Maybe it’s about time the new DA, assemble another team with the new developing forensic technology,” said Lee.