Familial DNA test, retired detective's tenacity, solve 1992 murder case

San Diego police homicide Lt. Mike Holden said the evidence that connected Falls was a "familial DNA" test — the first of its kind run by a San Diego County law agency. April 14, 2017A reserve San Diego police detective, determined to make a difference while fighting cancer, took on a cold case and through DNA helped solve the horrific ...
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Man charged with 1998 killing of 13-year-old girl in Calif.(DNA)

"There's strong DNA evidence," he said but declined to be specific. April 6, 2017MONTEREY, Calif. - An imprisoned rapist will be charged with killing a 13-year-old California girl who vanished while walking her dog nearly two decades ago, a prosecutor announced Thursday.Charles Holifield will be charged on April 14 with murder and kidna...
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Los Angeles man pleads no contest to 1985 murder (DNA)

The case remained unsolved for three decades until it was reopened in 2013 by then Oxnard Police Department Detective Mike Young, who was assigned to the Ventura County Sheriff's Cold Case Task Force. March 23, 2017A Los Angeles man facing criminal charges connected to the rape and murder of an Oxnard woman 30 years ...
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Cigarette butt and a roll of tape help break 1997 rape case

Later DNA tests on a cigarette butt recovered from the teen's bedroom and a roll of tape used to bound Cox's victims ultimately led to Cox's arrest in January 2015Read more here: March 15, 2017A man arrested two years ago in a two-decade old rape case could face up to 20 years in state prison after pleading guilty to the sexual assault...
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