Denver’s KUSA-TV cited two unnamed sources in the report, which comes hours before Karr, 41, was due for his first Colorado court appearance. Amid skepticism over his account, legal experts have said that a DNA match was critical to the prosecution case.
Prosecutors have disclosed none of their evidence against Karr, who claims he was with the former Little Miss Colorado when she died by “accident.” Under Colorado law, formal charges usually must come within 72 hours of a defendant’s initial court appearance.
The DNA found on the little girl’s underwear was identified as belonging to a white male but has never been matched to a suspect in the murder, which for 10 years has baffled police and fascinated Americans.
A spokeswoman for the Boulder district attorneys office could not immediately be reached for comment.
Other evidence at the crime scene included a foot print found near JonBenet’s body in the basement of her home and a palm print on a nearby door.
JonBenet’s father, John Ramsey, found the girl’s battered body in the basement on December 26, 1996, about seven hours after her mother stumbled on a bizarre letter claiming that she had been kidnapped and demanding $118,000 ransom.