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Boulder police throw cold water on JonBenet murder confession

Posted: 9:06 PM, Jan 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-11 02:06:26Z

BOULDER, Colo. — Police in Boulder appear to be dismissing a man’s alleged confession to JonBenet Ramsey’s murder.

The DailyMail.Com reported Thursday that Gary Oliva, 54, admitted in letters obtained by the tabloid to killing Ramsey by accident.

However, the Boulder Police Department released a statement Thursday which appears to refute claims made by the convicted pedophile, who has made similar confessions.

“The Boulder Police Department is aware of Mr. Oliva and has investigated his potential involvement in this case, including several previous confessions. The department routinely receives information on this investigation. Information provided to the police department is reviewed along with the many tips and theories we receive. There are no new updates in this investigation and the department will not comment further,” the statement reads.

Oliva was one of the early suspects in the Ramsey case. The convicted sex offender may have been close to the Ramsey home on the night of the murder. When he was arrested on other charges back in 2000, police found a photo of Ramsey in his possession.

Oliva did admit to having an obsession with the young beauty queen.

Olive is currently spending time behind bars for a 2016 child porn case. Court documents show Oliva downloaded "22 separate sexually explicit images." All of the photos show children "under ten years of age."

The beauty pageant star was found dead in the basement of her family's home in Boulder in December 1996. A prosecutor cleared her parents and brother.