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JonBenét Ramsey murder solved?: It's not on the CBI's new cold case database

The 1996 killing of young JonBenét Ramsey is arguably Colorado's most famous (and infamous) unsolved murder.

So how could it not be included in the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's new and much touted cold-case database?

That's the question posed by the Boulder Daily Camera, whose John Aguilar discovered that putting the name "Ramsey" into the database's search field turned up nothing about JonBenét -- and that remains the case at this writing. The only hit is a 1994 homicide in Adams County that claimed the life of Catherine L. Ramsey, incorrectly identified as forty years of age; according to the listed birth and death dates, she was 39.

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The explanations for the absence of the JonBenét Ramsey material vary from predictions of an oversight or glitch to Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner's guess that the case might not have been considered cold since his department's never stopped working it.

But with the death of investigator Lou Smit, who popularized the so-called "intruder" theory so beloved by JonBenét's parents, John and the late Patsy Ramsey, it's tough to argue that the case is anywhere near room temperature.

Which is why you can bet it'll be on the CBI database soon.

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