It was an accident.
Gary Howard Oliva is in prison over child porn offences and reportedly confessed to killing JonBenet. Her death was an accident.
The letters Oliva sent to Vail have been given to Boulder police, and Vail hopes the information is enough to charge Oliva.
A statement released by the Boulder department on Thursday in the wake of the new Daily Mail report took a similar tone.
Police in Boulder appear to be dismissing a man's alleged confession to JonBenet Ramsey's murder.
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". All of the photos show children "under ten years of age".
"There are no new updates in this investigation and the department will not comment further". "But we're now not comfortable ruling anybody out as a suspect, or ruling anybody in as a suspect in the Ramsey case". I feel she was an exceptional girl whose death was an exceptional loss. "He was sobbing and said, "I hurt a little girl", the 55-year-old told the publication. The convicted sex offender may have been close to the Ramsey home on the night of the murder. Also in 2002, he admitted to having an obsession with JonBenet.
"I believe she came to me after she was killed and revealed herself to me", he told the Daily Camera.
"I kinda always thought it was a paedophile who saw her in one of the pageants and snuck in (to our house), who knows", he told Dr Phil. "I haven't seen that, anywhere".
JonBenet, 6, was found murdered in the basement of her family's University Hill home the afternoon of December 26, 1996, after her mother reported finding a ransom note demanding $118,000 for her safe return.
More than a decade ago, John Mark Karr, a 41-year-old elementary school teacher, was arrested in Bangkok on August 15, 2006, when he apparently confessed to murdering JonBenet.
"I was with JonBenet when she died", Karr told reporters at the time, reported The Associated Press. "Her death was an accident".
When asked if he was innocent in her slaying, Karr replied, "No".
Most compellingly, DNA evidence did not connect Karr to the crime scene, and so he wasn't charged.
A Boulder police spokesperson at that time said "Over the history of this case, there have been a variety of people we have looked at for potential connections".
During the many twists and turns in this investigation, police prosecutors cleared JonBenet's parents Patsy and John, along with her brother Burke, in 2008 after assessing DNA evidence.
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.
As a result, Burke launched a $750 million ($A1.05 billion) defamation lawsuit against American TV network CBS which was settled at the start of this year, according to the New York Post.
The lawsuit stated that Burke's reputation was ruined after a television series suggested he killed his sister.