The 22-year-old mystery of JonBenét Ramsey has finally been solved.
On Thursday, January 10th, it was announced by the Daily Mail that a convicted pedophile named Gary Oliva had confessed to killing the six-year-old pageant queen, JonBenét Ramsey. Oliva confessed to killing JonBenét through a series of handwritten letters that were delivered to his high school classmate and music publicist, Michael Vail.
The mystery of JonBenét Ramsey began with devastating details of several men breaking into her Colorado home and kidnapping her for a ransom of $118,000. After missing for several hours, the body of little JonBenét was discovered with a broken skull. She had been strangled and beaten.
Oliva was convicted to a 10-year sentence in 2012 for processing child pornography. In the letter to Vail, Olivia wrote, “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.”
In another letter, Oliva confessed, “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.”
According to the Daily Mail, Vail had his suspicions of Oliva for several years. He told the Daily Mail, “My suspicions began when Gary called me late at night on December 26, 1996. He was sobbing and said, 'I hurt a little girl.' 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 the 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.”
He continued, “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 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. 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.”
This is breaking news and therefore no comments have been made. Please please please keep the Ramsey Family in your prayers as the resurfacing of this tragedy is made 22 years later. This is just terrible and we pray for their peace.