From The Daily Mail:
A longtime suspect in the murder of JonBenét Ramsey has finally admitted he killed the then six-year old beauty pageant queen, DailyMailTV can exclusively reveal.
In another letter, Oliva 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.’
The letters were sent to music publicist Michael Vail, a former high school classmate of Oliva’s.
Vail has suspected Oliva’s involvement in JonBenét’s murder for 22 years but told DailyMailTV he thinks Oliva’s written confession is the proof needed to finally get Oliva charged with the crime.
The incriminating letters from Oliva have now been presented to Boulder police.
Police spokesperson Laurie Ogden told DailyMailTV, ‘The Boulder Police Department is aware of and has investigated Mr. Olivas’ potential involvement in this case.
‘We have passed the additional information you provided onto investigators. We will not comment on any actions or the status of this investigation.’ …
Oliva does not explain in the letters why he was at the Ramsey home that night but investigations have shown he was using an address just ten blocks away at the time JonBenét was murdered.
Sexual predator Oliva wrote the letters to Vail from his cell in Limon Correctional Facility, Colorado after being arrested in 2016 for possessing child pornography on his phone.
DailyMailTV has obtained a redacted police report for his 2016 arrest which shows Oliva also had hundreds of photos of JonBenét on his phone when it was seized.
He is currently due for parole in October 2020.
In an interview with DailyMailTV, 55-year-old Michael Vail said: “My suspicions began when Gary called me late at night on December 26, 1996. He was sobbing and said, ‘I hurt a little girl.’
Speaking from his home in Ventura, California, Vail said, ‘I had known Gary from my time at high school and we had kept in touch. When he said he had hurt a little girl I tried to get more information out of him. The only other thing he told me was that he was in the Boulder, Colorado area.
‘On December 27 I read on the front page of my local newspaper ‘Girl, 6, slain in Boulder, Colorado’. I knew I had to alert the police.
‘I immediately called the Boulder Police Department and told them what I knew about Gary and what he had told me just days earlier. They didn’t get back to me.
‘Three months later I called the police again to find out what was going on in its investigation of Gary, but instead I was sent to a police answering machine set up for tips on the JonBenét case.
‘I left a message on the recorded line and again I never heard back from investigators.’ …
Whether or not Vail’s version of events is accurate has not yet been verified. If what he’s telling investigators is true, it would be a bombshell revelation in the case and might finally put the entire case to rest once and for all.
Today, JonBenét Ramsey would be 28 years old.
There’s more, from The Daily Mail:
”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.”
Retired Colorado Springs homicide detective Lou Smit, who had been hired by Boulder District Attorney’s Office to help the JonBenét investigation, told CBS program ’48 Hours Investigates’ in October 2002 that Oliva was a suspect.
Investigators theorize several men, including Oliva, were involved in breaking into JonBenét’s house.
A ransom note demanding $118,000 for JonBenét’s return was found on the kitchen staircase at the Ramsey home shortly before her body was found.
The handwriting does not match Oliva’s in his letters to Vail. But it is possible the note was penned by an accomplice.
Smit told 48 Hours Oliva was registered as a sex offender with an address near to the Ramsey home and showed up at a candlelight vigil after the pageant queen’s gruesome death.
Smit pointed out Oliva was arrested on December 12, 2000, on the University of Colorado campus on allegations of criminal trespass, marijuana possession and possession of a weapon by a previous offender. He had a stun gun in his possession at the time of his arrest.
The stun gun was significant because several investigators, including Smit, believed one was used on JonBenét. …
After his 2000 arrest, police took Oliva’s DNA and sources claimed there was not a match to that found at the crime scene.
However, in 2015 former Boulder police chief Mark Beckner admitted crime scene evidence may have been mishandled.
He told reddit, ‘Yes the crime scene was not handled properly and this later affected the investigation.’ …
That last part seems highly fishy to me.