CBS Reopens JonBenét Ramsey Case In New Docuseries

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A source reveals he thinks he knows who killed JonBenet Ramsey. Michael Vail says he believes his high school friend, 52-year-old Gary Oliva, killed 6-year-old Ramsey. 'He kept moaning, 'I hurt a little girl. I hurt a little girl,' Vail recalls Oliva saying on Dec. 27, 1996, only a few days after the child died on December 25. 'To me, Gary's call that night was a full confession,' he added. Vail says even the way Ramsey was killed reminded him of Oliva. The child was strangled with a garrote made from a broken paintbrush and a piece of rope. What's more, the Daily Camera reports Oliva is a registered sex offender, having assaulted a seven-year-old girl once in Oregon. Pictured: FILE PHOTO : July 4, 1996 - Denver, Colorado, U.S. - JONBENET PATRICIA RAMSEY (Aug. 6, 1990 - Dec. 26, 1996) winning a beauty pageant at 1996 America's Royale Little Miss National Beauty contests. (Credit Image: © Mark Fix/

One of the highest profile unsolved murders in history is getting a new, deeper look in a new CBS docuseries that reunites the original investigators in The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey.

The six-hour limited event, previously titled Case Closed, co`mes from Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer Tom Forman (9/11. 48 Hours) and Critical Content and will premiere on Sunday, September 18.

Original investigators from the 1996 murder of six-year old child beauty queen include former New York City prosecutor, retired FBI supervisory special agent and profiler Jim Clemente; world-renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee; former chief investigator for the District Attorney in Boulder, Colo., James Kolar; leading forensic pathologist Dr. Werner Spitz; and retired FBI supervisory special agent and forensic linguistic profiler James Fitzgerald.

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Joining the original investigators are new experts including former New Scotland Yard criminal behavioral analyst Laura Richards and retired FBI supervisory special agent and statement analyst Stan Burke.

The team's investigation will include looking at crucial evidence from the case using advanced technology and forensics as well as recreating the crime scene with full-scale replicas of the Ramsey home, conducting interviews and introducing new theories.

After its two-hour premiere on September 18 at 8:30pm ET/PT, the docuseries will continue with two-hour installments on Monday, September 19 at 9pm ET/PT and concludes on Sunday, September 25 at 8:30pm ET/PT on CBS.