COLORADO SPRINGS- JonBenet Ramsey would've been 19 years old this Christmas. The 6-year-old Boulder beauty queen was brutally murdered in her home on Christmas night 1996, and a killer has never been caught. While some may see this as a cold case, retired investigator Lou Smit refuses to give up. "I just feel that some day by some effort, the case will be solved," Smit told us tonight at his Colorado Springs home. "Somebody knows something." Smit has worked on the JonBenet case from the beginning. Back in 1996 he was hired by the Boulder district attorneys office to help investigate. Smit has been one of few who's always maintained John and Patsy Ramsey had nothing to do with their daughter's death. This week John Ramsey released a statement urging the public to speak out with any information. "We are hoping to jog memories and in doing so, asking everyone to examine their consciences," Ramsey said in a statement. Smit says sometimes even the vaguest tip can catch a murderer. "If this killer is still out there people can come forward and it may save another child," he says. For now he's re-visiting and re-organizing his many notes on the case, hoping to find something to submit to police. "I don't think anybody should forget about this little girl. Period," he says. It's an investigation Smit literally holds close to his heart. Thirteen years ago he and the D.A. found a two shiny pennies in front of the Ramsey's home. They made them into necklaces, Smit says he'll keep wearing it until the killer is caught. "I've always worn this necklace, and perhaps someday I'll be able to take it off," he says. http://www.krdo.com/Global/story.asp?S=11731945 +_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_ Now I see where Smit thinks he can put his 2 cents worth in...LMAO!