A marker showing the evolutionary process of JonBenét Ramsey’s death was found by police in a car parked in a garage in Woodbridge, Virginia, according to a new investigation.
The marker is made of the same material used to make DNA markers and has been located at the site where the body of the young girl was found.
It is the latest in a string of new evidence to link the young child’s murder to an ancient, violent, and bizarre species of creature called the pygmy tortoise, which is also known as a pygmae.
The finding is the third of its kind from the Ramsey case and marks a change in the story that has been told in the Ramsey family’s defense.
It’s been reported that the young Ramsey’s body was found with her throat slit in her bedroom, and the evidence from the marker also points to an act of cannibalism.
“We think it’s a piece of evidence that will be useful in the prosecution’s case,” JonBenete Ramsey’s sister, Patsy Ramsey, told NBC News.
The pygmee, which lived about 100,000 years ago, was a prehistoric relative of modern-day snakes, frogs, and other reptiles, and is sometimes called a “snake of the sea.”
It’s not known what type of creature it was.
The discovery of the marker in the garage is just one piece of the puzzle, the police say.
They say the marker was found in a container, but the container could also have been used to transport the material.
They have also found a piece from a container that was found nearby that could also be a piece that belonged to the Ramsey home.
“In a matter of days, this marker has been found by our investigators in a vehicle parked in the same garage as the vehicle where JonBenette was found,” Woodbridge Police Department Sergeant Steve DeBolt told ABC News.
“This is just a piece in the puzzle.”
DeBolt added that the marker is also an “evidence marker” and the department is still looking into whether it belonged to a missing person or homicide case.
“The markers have the potential to be useful evidence,” he said.
“If there’s an additional evidence marker that we can find, we can take a look at that and see if we can get a better case for us in the future.”
JonBenet’s family said the marker would be of interest to researchers, but DeBolts defense team has made clear that they are not looking for a DNA match.
“It’s not a DNA marker, it’s not an analysis tool,” DeBelt said.
JonBenét’s family, which has long campaigned for the discovery of Jonbenet’s remains, is expected to file a lawsuit against the government, the Metropolitan Police Department, and Ramsey’s estate.
The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court, says the markers are “absurd and fraudulent,” and that they violate a 1995 consent decree between the families and the U.S. government.
The Metropolitan Police declined to comment on the discovery.
JonBret Ramsey, JonBenett’s father, told ABC news that he is confident the marker will prove the Ramsey’s innocence.
“There’s no evidence, no DNA, no evidence of a homicide,” he told ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“This has been a long, hard fight, and it’s over.”
JonBeth Ramsey, the victim’s sister and JonBenetz’s stepmother, told CBS News that she was “confident” the marker found in her car will help the prosecution.
“I know they have a big lead in the case, and they want to find it, and we’re going to keep fighting until we get that lead,” she said.