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JonBenet Ramsey Update: Press group and reporter sue to unseal 1999 indictment that was never pursued

JonBenet Ranmsey, in photo provided by her family CBS

JonBenet Ranmsey, in photo provided by her family
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(CBS/AP) - One of the nation's most notorious unsolved murders is back in the news.

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A press advocacy group and a Boulder Daily Camera reporter are suing Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett seeking the release of an indictment that was secretly voted on by the JonBenet Ramsey grand jury in 1999 but never prosecuted.

The existence of the indictment was revealed in January.

Reporter Charlie Brennan and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed the lawsuit in Boulder District Court on Wednesday, citing the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act in an effort to compel Garnett to release the indictment.

According to the Boulder Daily Camera, which is not participating in the lawsuit, the grand jury voted to indict JonBenet's parents, John and Patsy, on charges of child abuse resulting in death.

Six-year-old JonBenet was found dead Dec. 26, 1996, in the basement of her family's home, hours after her mother told police her daughter was missing.

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