JonBenét Ramsey Murder Case Evolves With Gary Howard Olivia’s “Bombshell Arrest”
The cold case that is the JonBenét Ramsey murder is heated up again.
Gary Howard Olivia was arrested on June 16, 2016 for possession and attempt to distribute 20-plus horrific images of child pornography — but it’s his relation to the 1996 crime that really should garner focus.
Ollie Gray, who was a private investigator hired by the 6-year-old’s family and still works the case, spoke to In Touch about this “bombshell arrest” and the answers we might finally learn.
“Gary Olivia should have been looked at more closely years ago but the investigation by local police wasn’t done right,” Ollie tells the mag about the decades-old murder.
The 52-year-old suspect has previously been questioned by the cops and admitted he was close to the Ramsey’s house that Christmas night. He allegedly confessed to a friend a few days later that he’d done something bad. He was also caught with a photo of JonBenét with a poem dedicated to her, along with a stun gun.
Gary first came onto their radar when he showed up to a vigil marking the one-year anniversary of JonBenét’s death — but his rap sheet is just as long and just as scary.
A reported paranoid schizophrenic, Gary sexually assaulted a 7-year-old in Oregon, tried to strangle his own mother with a phone cord, and admitted “little girls turn [him] on.”
“The police department is certainly very familiar with him, both because of the investigation in the context of the Ramsey case, and because of his criminal history and his status as a registered sex offender,” Sarah Huntley, a spokeswoman for Boulder city said.
If you ask Ollie, though, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
He says there were more than 30 child molesters in town when JonBenét was killed and noted cops will have to “dig deep into a pedophile ring that has existed for many years in Boulder.”
“There are a group of men walking free who thought they literally got away with murder when they strangled JonBenét to death,” he added. “Now they’re sweating because Olivia’s arrest has sparked a fresh interest in the case. We’re homing in on them, and we won’t stop until we bring them to justice.”