Denver (AP) Unless he has another brush with the law someday and a DNA sample is taken from him, Jonbenet Ramsey's killer might never be caught.
Even worse, his DNA might still be waiting to be processed by a laboratory and entered into the National DNA Databank.
Investigators in the Jonbenet case said this week that tests on a few invisible skin cells have convinced them they have the DNA profile of the man who killed the 6-year-old in Boulder in 1996. but so far they haven't found a match.
An estimated 200,000 to 300,000 DNA samples from convicted offenders nationwide were waiting to be added to the federal government's database in 2003, the most recent numbers available, according to a study funded by the U.S. Justice Department.
L. Lin Wood, an attorney for Jonbenet's father, says he is confident someone will be arrested someday.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.