New details in the JonBenet Ramsey case
UNDATED (WHDH) -- New information was released in the 1996 death of beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.
What happened in the Boulder, Colorado home remains a mystery more than 16 years later.
John and Patsy Ramsey pleaded to find their daughter's killer. They even offered a reward. From the beginning, investigators focused on JonBenet's parents.
The six-year-old beauty queen’s parents were never charged in connection with their daughter's death, and strongly deny any suggestion that they were somehow involved.
In September of 1998, the case was brought to a Boulder grand jury. More than a year later, on the day they concluded, Alex Hunter, then boulder DA, addressed the public.
“I, and my prosecution task force, believe we do not have sufficient evidence to warrant the filing of charges,” said Hunter.
Now, more than 13 years later, we're learning the grand jury didn't agree.
According to the Boulder Daily Camera, which spoke with members of the grand jury on condition of anonymity, they voted to indict both Ramsey’s on charges of child abuse, resulting in the death of JonBenet.
One juror who spoke with the Daily Camera told the paper, “We didn't know who did what. But we felt the adults in the house may have done something that they certainly could have prevented, or they could have helped her, and they didn't.”
In a statement, John Ramsey’s attorney told NBC, “The DNA tests performed after the time of the Boulder grand jury not only prove the Ramsey’s to be innocent and the grand jury wrong, they also make DA Alex Hunter a hero who wisely avoided a miscarriage of justice.”
Patsy Ramsey died of ovarian cancer in 2006.