WORLD ‘I killed child beauty queen’

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - WORLD -

A CON­VICTED pae­dophile has ad­mit­ted to killing sixyear-old beauty queen JonBenét Ram­sey, ac­cord­ing to re­ports from the US.

JonBenét’s death made na­tional head­lines across the world in De­cem­ber 1996 when she was found dead in her fam­ily’s Colorado home.

The child beauty queen was blud­geoned, stran­gled and hid­den un­der­neath a white blan­ket with a ny­lon cord around her neck, her wrists bound above her head and her mouth cov­ered by duct tape.

Dai­lyMailTV has re­ported that it has seen a let­ter from Gary Oliva, 54, who ad­mits his role in her death.

Oliva is cur­rently serv­ing a 10-year sen­tence for child pornog­ra­phy and has been a long­time sus­pect in the mur­der.

In the let­ter he writes: “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.” In an­other let­ter he de­scribed the child’s “glow­ing beau­ti­ful skin” and “di­vine God-body”.

In a re­cent let­ter he re­port­edly claimed: “I pleaded guilty to the mur­der of JonBenét as well as count­less charges of as­saults and sex­ual abuse against many chil­dren, there were var­i­ous agree­ments made by me and the court which I signed many pages.”

The let­ters were re­port­edly sent to mu­sic pub­li­cist Michael Vail, who is a for­mer high school class­mate of Oliva’s. Vail sus­pected Oliva was in­volved with JonBenét’s mur­der for 22 years and that the writ­ten con­fes­sion was enough proof to have him charged with the crime.

The let­ters have now been shown to Boul­der po­lice.

Po­lice spokesper­son Lau­rie Og­den said: “The Boul­der Po­lice De­part­ment is aware of and has in­ves­ti­gated Mr Oliva’s po­ten­tial in­volve­ment in this case. We have passed the ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion you pro­vided on to in­ves­ti­ga­tors.”

No­body has been charged with the six-year-old’s death since her body was dis­cov­ered by her fa­ther John Ram­sey in the base­ment of the fam­ily home on De­cem­ber 26, 1996.

De­tec­tives be­lieve she was mur­dered on Christ­mas Day.

The fam­ily were im­me­di­ately thought of as sus­pects by po­lice, but JonBenét’s par­ents and brother were cleared in 2008 by DNA ev­i­dence.

JonBenét Ram­sey.

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