Thu, 10 Jan, 2019
Suspect admits in prison letters: "I killed JonBenét Ramsey!"
The JonBenét Ramsey murder case, where an unknown assailant murdered a 6-year-old beauty queen, has plagued the public for decades. However, a longtime suspect in the case has confessed to his high school friend the truth.
Gary Oliva, 54, who was arrested back in 2016 for possessing child pornography, had been a suspect in the JonBenet murder case for a number of years.
This was due to police finding 335 images of JonBenét on his computer, which included photos from her autopsy report.
Photo: Gary Oliva in court at Boulder County Jail.
Oliva confessed his crimes in letters to his high school classmate, Michael Vail, 55.
Oliva wrote to Vail: “I never loved anyone like I did JonBenét and yet I let her slip and her head bashed in half and I watched her die. It was an accident. Please believe me. She was not like the other kids.”
Oliva also confessed in another letter of his attraction to the six-year-old. He wrote:
“JonBenét 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 realized I was wrong to kill other kids. Yet by accident she died and it was my fault.”
His classmate, Vail, has been convinced of Oliva’s involvement in the crime for more than two decades. He told DailyMail that he thinks that the written confessions are the proof he needs to get Oliva formally charged with the crime, as no one has presently been charged.
“I've continued this for decades now, even with him being in prison. But he has only just admitted to killing her. He believes he will go to hell if he doesn't admit to it.
“I have now sent these letters to Boulder (Colorado) police in the hope it will get Gary to provide them with firm proof and to name who else may have been involved in JonBenét's death. “
A police spokesman for the Boulder Police Department, when asked about the letters submitted, stated that:
“The Boulder Police Department is aware of and has investigated Mr. Olivas’ potential involvement in this case.
“We have passed on the additional information you provided onto investigators. We will not comment on any actions or the status of this investigation.”
Photo: John and Patsy Ramsey, the parents of JonBenét.
Vail hopes that letters are enough to charge Oliva with the crime.
'”I hope it helps bring justice for JonBenét and peace for her family.
''Now they have this, a written confession, the police need to charge him with her murder.
“The thought that he could be released on probation next year chills me to the bone because he should never be allowed out. He is a danger to society.
“The day he walks free is the day I will be terrified for every child and family."
Oliva is due for parole in 2020.
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