A man has 'confessed' to the murder of JonBenét Ramsey in letter

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"It was an accident"

The Daily Mail are reporting that Colardo prisoner and convicted pedophile Gary Olivia has confessed to the murder of JonBenét Ramsey in 1996.

The JonBenét case has captivated audiences around the world after the six-year-old pagent star was found in the basement of her own home in Boulder, Colorado. 

Now, the Daily Mail report that this act was perpetrated by 54-year-old sex offender, Gary Olivia.

The publication claim to have letters Gary sent to his high school classmate Michael Vail, wherein he admits to "accidentally" killing the child pageant star. The documents have been submitted to the Boulder Police Department.

The letters can be seen handwritten here and are sumarised below:

“I never loved anyone like I did JonBenet and yet I let her slip and her head bashed in half and I watched her die,” he allegedly wrote. “It was an accident. Please believe me. She was not like the other kids.”

“JonBenet completely changed me and removed all evil from me. Just one look at her beautiful face, her glowing beautiful skin, and her divine God-body, I realised I was wrong to kill other kids. Yet by accident she died and it was my fault.”

The Daily Mail also report that Gary was arrested in 2016 for possession of child pornography, and is currently serving a ten-year sentence, eligible for parole in 2020.

At the time of his arrest, Gary was reportedly found to be in possession of 335 pictures of the six-year-old, including photos from her autopsy. He also reportedly carried a photograph of her and a poem he had written titled ‘Ode to JonBenét‘.

Since The Daily Mail published the claims, Boulder Police Department have released a statement reading:

"The Boulder Police Department is aware of Gary Oliva and has investigated his potential involvement in this case, including several previous confessions.

The department routinely receives information on this investigation. Information provided to the police department is reviewed along with the many tips and theories we receive.

There are no new updates in this investigation and the department will not comment further."

This is not the first time people have confessed to the murder of JonBenet. Mark Karr was arrested in Bangkok, 2006, after claiming he drugged, sexually assaulted and killed the six-year-old. 

Authorities dismissed his confession as Ramsey’s autopsy indicated no drugs were found in her body.

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Written By Ally Parker

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