JonBenet Ramsey: Was Grand Jury Ready to Indict Parents?

Clayton Sandell goes inside a searing new report in the case of the 6-year-old's slaying.
1:51 | 01/28/13

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wife. Now, to the shocking update in the case of jonbenet ramsey, the beauty queen that was found dead in her home in colorado. The grand jury in that case voted to indict both of her parents in the case for child abuse, leading to her death. We're going to talk to dan abrams about it live. But first, clayton sandell has the latest on the story. Reporter: It's a murder case 16 years old, still unsolved. In 1996, at christmas, 6-year-old beauty queen jonbenet ramsey was found dead in the basement of her family's boulder, colorado, home. Suspicion fell on herparents, john and patsy ramsey. But they insist an intruder is to blame. Did you kill jonbenet? No, I did not. Mrs. Ramsey, did you kill your daughter? I did not kill my daughter. Reporter: Abc news sources confirm that in 1999, a grand jury, after meeting over a year, there was enough evidence to indict john and patsy ramsey, on charges of child abuse resulting in death. The charges first appeared in "the boulder daily camera." But the district attorney refused to sign off. I and my prosecution task force, believe we do not have sufficient evidence to warrant the filing of charges. Reporter: The prosecutor believing a conviction would be impossible. Patsy ramsey died in 2006. John ramsey remarried. His attorney tells abc news, that prosecutor hunter is a hero who wisely avoided a miscarriage of justice. The case is still officially open. But as in 1996, investigators seem no closer to solving the crime in 2013. The year jonbenet would have turned 23. For "good morning america," clayton sandell. Abc news, denver.

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