JonBenet Murder: Boulder Police Respond To Gary Oliva’s Admission Of Guilt

Elias Hubbard
January 11, 2019

It was an accident. "Please believe me. She was not like the other kids", he reportedly wrote. Additionally, police said Oliva has confessed to JonBenet's killing several times in the past. "Yet by accident she died and it was my fault".

Oliva is now in prison serving a 10-year sentence for child pornography.

Oliva's name has been linked to the Ramsey case numerous times over the years, including as far back as an in-depth piece broadcast about the case by the CBS program "48 Hours Investigates" in October 2002.

A statement released by the Boulder department on Thursday in the wake of the new Daily Mail report took a similar tone.

Oliva drew some interest from investigators following a December 2000 arrest on the University of Colorado campus, when he was found to be carrying a photo of JonBenet, a poem he had written called "Ode to JonBenet", and was also in possession of a stun gun.

The department went on to state that they "routinely receive information" on the Ramsey investigation and that information "is reviewed along with other tips and theories". "We will not comment on any actions or the status of this investigation". All of the photos show children "under ten years of age".

Police said there are no new updates in the investigation. "We are not comfortable ruling anybody in or out as a suspect in connection with JonBenet, including Mr. Oliva".

"JonBenet's murder touched me very deeply", Oliva told The Post. "But I was not the person who caused it, ' he said, explaining 'panic" had ensued after her death. "I felt the need to build a monument, a shrine, to remember this little girl".

The Daily Camera of Boulder reported Oliva was a previously convicted sex offender from Oregon. "I'd like to see a memorial set up for her. I haven't seen that, anywhere".

The beauty pageant star was found dead in the basement of her family's home in Boulder, the day after Christmas, 1996.

Burke Ramsey told Dr Phil in 2016 that he didn't kill his sister, but believed a known paedophile did.

A 41-year-old teacher named John Mark Karr was arrested in Thailand after saying he loved JonBenet, was with her the night she died, and that her death was accidental.

Not long after the damning doco aired, Burke went on USA talk show Dr Phil to deny any involvement in her death.

When asked if he was innocent in her slaying, Karr replied, "No".

Later, according to ABC News, DNA testing failed to link Karr to the crime scene. Boulder police ruled him out as a suspect.

John Ramsey looks on as his wife, Patsy, holds an advertisement promising a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderer of their 6-year-old daughter, JonBenet, during an interview May 1, 1997, in Boulder.

In 2016, a documentary called The Case of JonBenet Ramsey aired ahead of the 20th anniversary of JonBenet's death, which ultimately accused Burke - who was nine at the time - of bludgeoning his sister to death.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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