The Daily Mail reports that a longtime suspect in the murder of beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey has confessed to killing her.
In letters obtained by Daily Mail TV, 54-year-old Gary Oliva - who is currently serving a 10-year sentence in a Colorado prison for child pornography - has claimed he killed the 6-year-old by accident.
'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 obtained by the DailyMailTV, 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.'
According to the news outlet, the letters were sent music publicist Michael Vail, a former high school classmate of Oliva's.
Police told DailyMailTV, they are investigating Olivas’ potential involvement.
'We have passed the additional information you provided onto investigators. We will not comment on any actions or the status of this investigation.'
The news comes days after JonBenet’s brother Burke settled a US$750 million lawsuit against CBS.
Last year, Burke slapped the broadcaster with a defamation lawsuit for fingering him as his sister's killer in the 2016 docu-series, The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey.
The case remains officially unsolved, nearly 22 years after JonBenet was discovered in the basement of the family's Boulder, Colorado, home on Christmas Day 1996.