http://www.bouldernews.com/bdc/home/article/0,1713,BDC_2396_2847181,00.html Governor says no need for special prosecutor in Ramsey case By Associated Press April 29, 2004 DENVER Gov. Bill Owens said Thursday he welcomes a visit by people who believe the parents of JonBenet Ramsey were involved in her 1996 slaying, but he has seen no new evidence that would justify appointment of a special prosecutor. "This remains one of Colorados unsolved murder cases and like all of these cases, were concerned about it. We want to see if anybody has any new information. Were not aware of any," said Owens, noting he asked his attorney to meet with the group Friday to see if they have anything to add to the case file. "Several years ago we looked at that situation very closely, and didnt find that need then," Owens said. Tricia Griffith, who launched the Forums for Justice Web site, said an online petition started last May has gathered some 1,400 signatures they want to present to Owens, calling for a special prosecutor. JonBenet was found beaten and strangled in the basement of her Boulder home on Dec. 26, 1996. A cloud of suspicion surrounded the girls parents, who insisted the crime was committed by an intruder. A grand jury investigation ended without charges in 1999, but the case got new life when District Attorney Mary Keenan took over the case from police. Owens appointed a special prosecutor in February to investigate allegations that the University of Colorado used sex to lure football recruits. Keenan said that step doesnt mean the girls slaying deserves a special prosecutor.