Nearly a year after a grand jury began looking into the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, there's no indication it's any closer to resolution of the case, frustrating both residents and city leaders.
The 12-member jury, which began its work on Sept. 15, 1998, has heard testimony from police officers, friends and relatives of the Ramsey family, and technicians who examined thousands of pieces of forensic evidence.
But the panel, whose term expires next month, has not met since May 25.
Denver attorney Scott Robinson said jurors may be awaiting forensic test results, still following leads or waiting for attorneys to work out a deal for JonBenet's parents to testify. A spokeswoman for District Attorney Alex Hunter declined to comment.
JonBenet, 6, was found beaten and strangled in the basement of the family's home on Dec. 26, 1996. Police have said her parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, are under suspicion, but the couple has denied guilt. They moved two years ago to the Atlanta area with their 12-year-old son.