Now this is the kind of tabloid news I LOVE! Straight from CNN's website folks!:
Updated post 5:45 PDT:
"A suspect was arrested Wednesday "for the December 26, 1996, murder of JonBenet Ramsey," the district attorney in Boulder, Colorado, said Wednesday.
A law enforcement source identified the suspect as 41-year-old John Mark Karr, a one-time schoolteacher and American citizen who has lived in Conyers, Georgia.
Karr has confessed to some elements of the crime, law enforcement sources told CNN.
The sources added that Karr had been communicating with someone in Boulder and that online investigation played a key role in leading authorities to the suspect.
It is the first arrest in the decade-long investigation of the 6-year-old beauty pageant contestant's slaying. The breakthrough came as a surprise to many who feared the case might never be solved.
Karr was arrested in Bangkok, Thailand, following "several months of focused and complex investigation," District Attorney Mary Lacy said.
JonBenet's parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, were consulted during the investigation, Lacy said, and the Ramsey family was notified of the arrest. Patsy Ramsey died in June of ovarian cancer at age 49.
Two law enforcement sources told CNN that Karr also is under investigation for an unrelated sex crime.
"I do want to say, however, that the investigation of the individual arrested today in connection with JonBenet's death was discussed with Patsy and me by the Boulder district attorney's office prior to Patsy's death in June. So Patsy was aware that authorities were close to making an arrest in the case and had she lived to see this day, would no doubt have been as pleased as I am with today's development almost 10 years after our daughter's murder. Words cannot adequately express my gratitude for the efforts of Boulder District Attorney Mary Lacy and the members of her investigative team."