News.com.au By Rebekah Scanlan Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
It’s the unsolved murder that has gripped the world for 22 years. Who killed Jon Benet Ramsey?
Now we may be one step closer to finding out, after a long time suspect in the case has reportedly confessed to killing the six-year-old beauty pageant princess, who was found dead in her basement on December 26, 1996.
Letters written by convicted paedophile Gary Oliva (pic above) in jail have been obtained by the Daily Mail, and they reportedly claim the 54-year-old is taking full responsibility for the crime, saying he killed her by accident.
“I never loved anyone like I did Jon Benet 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.”
The child sex offender, who is serving time in a Colorado prison for child porn charges, reportedly goes on to explain how much the she “changed” him in a second letter — revealing her death induced remorse in him.
“JonBenet completely changed me and removed all evil from me,” Oliva claimed. “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 sensational letters were sent to music publicist Michael Vail, a former school mate of Oliva’s, who has reportedly suspected his involvement in the crime for years.
The shock admission is one of the biggest breakthroughs in the now infamous case, which has stumped detectives for years.
“My suspicions began when Gary called me late at night on December 26, 1996. He was sobbing and said, ‘I hurt a little girl’,” the 55-year-old told the publication.
The next day he saw a newspaper headline about a ‘slain girl’ in Boulder, Colorado, sparking his long held suspicions around his former friend.
Oliva, who has a history of sexually abusing minors, lived just a few blocks from the Ramseys at the time of the murder.
He was questioned four years after her death after being arrested on unrelated charges, but Boulder police cleared him, the Denver Post reported in 2016 when he was arrested over the discovery of sexually explicit images of children found on an email account he owned.
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