The death of JonBenét Ramsey in 1996 is one of the world’s most famous unsolved cases. A cherubic-faced child beauty queen murdered in cold blood, her body wrapped in a blanket and left in the basement of her family’s Colorado home.
Twenty-two years on, no one has ever been charged over the six-year-old’s death. But today, there are reports that could soon change.
According to The Daily Mail, notorious paedophile Gary Oliva, 54, has admitted to killing JonBenét.
The outlet has published the contents of letters sent by the 54-year-old to his high school friend Michael Vail. The letters were sent to the music producer from prison, where Oliva is currently serving a 10-year sentence for child pornography charges.
The tone is pleading, almost desperate. The writing scrawled in capital letters. But there, in black ink, are the words “it was my fault”.
"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. Please don't hate me. I [sic] sorry I'm evil and murder children," the letter reads.
"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 outlet, the letters have been handed to police in Boulder, Colorado, who are now investigating.