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Arrests made in cold case homicide reported in 1980

The Repository also assisted with the documentation of the victim's DNA profil Aufust 19, 2019 On November 5, 1980, the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint related to the discovery of skeletal remains near Highway 28 West, in the Gardener area. The complainant reported the remains were located in a wooded area near Nichols Cemetery...
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Man pleads guilty to 1998 cold-case murder of Laurel teenager

Man pleads guilty to 1998 cold-case murder of Laurel teenager (DNA) August 1, 2019 BILLINGS – A suspect has been identified and pleaded guilty to the cold-case murder of Miranda Fenner, the Laurel teenager brutally killed while working at a video store in 1998. Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder said at a press conference Tuesday afternoon that...
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Queens man, 80, is arrested over cold-case killings of two 19-year-old women who were strangled and shot in Virginia Beach 44 years ago

A police source familiar with the investigation revealed to DailyMail.com that the case involved DNA evidence April 10, 2019 Police in New York City have arrested an 80-year-old man in connection with the brutal 1973 murders of two 19-year-old women in Virginia Beach. Ernest Broadnax, an ex-convict with a lengthy criminal record, was taken into cus...
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Police Solve 45-Year-Old Double Homicide Cold Case Using DNA Evidence

Now over four decades later, police have finally made a breakthrough, March 30, 2019 In 1973, a young couple was found dead in their home in Montana. Police investigated painstakingly for years, conducting hundreds of interviews, They even brought in a psychic to help but to no avail. Now over four decades later, police have finally made a breakthr...
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South Dakota police solve 38-year-old homicide of infant

he Sioux Falls police discovered a full-term baby dead, wrapped in a blanket and abandoned cornfield ditch on Feb. 28, 1981 March 9, 2019 Police in South Dakota have finally solved the 38-year-old cold case of an abandoned baby using DNA from genealogy sites to identify the child's mother. Theresa (Josten) Bentaas, 57, was arrested Friday in the 19...
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Victim’s Sister In 1973 Cold Case Homicide Speaks At Suspect Arraignment (DNA - Genealogy)


Arthur Getreu, 74, was arrested in Hayward on Nov. 20 after Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies found a match on his DNA through an online genealogy database November 26, 2018 Arthur Getreu, 74, was arrested in Hayward on Nov. 20 after Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies found a match on his DNA through an online genealogy database. He has been...
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Tracy police name victim’s cousin as suspect in 2009 homicide cold case (DNA)


Authorities said Mason died in a vehicle accident in 2015, a year before he was identified as the homicide suspect. November 20, 2018 TRACY — The Tracy Police Department has closed an almost decade-old homicide cold case, but said the suspect is dead. Police announced this week that 72-year-old James Mason is the lone suspect in the killing of his ...
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How investigators cracked unsolved murder of Harvard graduate student nearly 50 years later


"We now feel confident that the man identified as Michael Sumpter entered Jane's apartment through the window, assaulted her, murdered her in her bed and then fled the apartment," Ryan told reporters Tuesday. Enter Article DATE HERE Investigators finally have cracked a cold case murder that has haunted the Boston area for almost 50 years. The ...
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El Mirage cold case murder solved 17 years later thanks to new technology


Enter Headline here September 27, 2018 EL MIRAGE, AZ - The Arizona Department of Public Safety says they have solved a 17-year-old cold case murder in El Mirage. Richard Cacero Lucero was found dead on Dec. 20, 2001, when a family friend asked officers to conduct a welfare check on the victim. The Arizona Department of Public Safety took over the c...
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I-Team: New DNA evidence helps Metro ID suspect in homicide cold case


$10,000 Reward!!!!!! August 24, 2018 LAS VEGAS - Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a prime suspect in a murder investigation that began 13 years ago. The Clark County District Attorney has issued an arrest warrant in the strangulation death of an 84-year-old grandmother. The I-Team learned exclusively that Metro's Col...
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DNA links man to 1979 cold-case murder: police

A Texas man has been indicted in the cold-case killing of a newlywed who was found dead in her bed after being sexually assaulted and strangled. Enter Article DATE HERE A Texas man has been indicted in the cold-case killing of a newlywed who was found dead in her bed after being sexually assaulted and strangled. Michael Anthony Galvan, 64, of ...
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Arrest made in 16-year-old Athens murder case

"As a result (of the DNA match) detectives from ACCPD have been actively investigating this case for the past six months with the assistance of the DeKalb County Probation Office, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the FBI,". May 11, 2018 A DNA match led to an arrest Tuesday in a 16-year-old Athens murder case. Pamela Crisler, a 49-year-old mental...
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Tucson cold case solved nearly five years later

The DNA and blood matched up, linking Montano to the murder. He committed suicide back in 2014. May 5, 2018 TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Employees at the Tanque Verde AM/PM could breath a sigh of relief Saturday afternoon, knowing the 2013 cold case of their friend and colleague, Erick Bridges, has been solved. Employees like Eloise Trevino, who ...
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DNA leads to arrest in mom's 1977 cold case rape, murder

Officials in Los Angeles say DNA and fingerprint evidence collected at the scene of a brutal 1977 rape and murder of a woman in front of her two young sons has led to an arrest in the case. May 4, 2018 LOS ANGELES — Officials in Los Angeles say DNA and fingerprint evidence collected at the scene of a brutal 1977 rape and murder of a woman in front ...
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How the Supreme Court Could Rewrite the Rules for DNA Searches

The arrest of the alleged Golden State Killer and a case currently before the court both raise questions about Fourth Amendment rights in the digital age. Enter Article DATE HERE Several years ago, the Supreme Court considered the case of Alonzo Jay King Jr. Arrested in an assault in Maryland, he ended up being charged and convicted in an unso...
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Omaha man is sentenced to life in prison for 2007 slaying of his aunt (DNA)

While family — even Simmer's mother — long suspected Simmer, the homicide unit wasn't able to pin the killing on him until Schneider ordered tests in 2016 on a DNA sample found on Blanchard's doorknob Enter Article DATE HERE Rarely is a case tinged with so much irony. Consider: Joy Blanchard, 50, was a peace lover who loved to throw parties fo...
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Investigators: DNA from genealogy site caught 'Golden State Killer'

Enter Headline here Enter Article DATE HERE SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — More than three decades after his trail went cold, one of California's most prolific serial killers and rapists was caught by using online genealogical sites to find a DNA match, prosecutors said Thursday. Investigators compared the DNA collected from a crime scene of th...
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Golden State Killer suspect arrested in California

The Golden State Killer, who was arrested on suspicion of committing four killings in Sacramento and Ventura counties, is believed to be responsible for at least 12 murders, 45 rapes and 120 home burglaries throughout California. April 24, 2018 The suspect believed to be the notorious Golden State Killer — who was wanted in a dozen murders and near...
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Police: Advances in DNA technology helped link 3 cold-case homicides in Eugene

Eugene Police say investigators have connected three cold-case homicides thanks to advances in DNA technolog Enter Article DATE HERE EUGENE, Ore. - Eugene Police say investigators have connected three cold-case homicides thanks to advances in DNA technology, the department said Friday. Police did not identify the cases. A press conference on t...
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Former Las Vegas Metro officer arrested for 1997 cold case murder (DNA)

A former Las Vegas Metro police officer was arrested after results from a DNA kit related to a cold case homicide matched his profile, an official Metro release confirmed. January 17, 2018 LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - A former Las Vegas Metro police officer was arrested after results from a DNA kit related to a cold case homicide matched his profile, an offi...
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Man pleads guilty Monday in 33-year-old Jefferson homicide (DNA)

Donnie London, 60, was arrested and booked with first-degree murder Wednesday (Jan. 20) in connection with the death of Elma Kolman, 73, after DNA testing linked him to her death 31 years later. December 11, 2017 Donnie London, 60, was arrested and booked with first-degree murder Wednesday (Jan. 20) in connection with the death of Elma Kolman, 73, ...
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Man Wanted in Cold Case Murder Arrested in Traffic Stop While Living Normal Life in Florida

Enter Headline here Enter Article DATE HERE Two cold case killings of young women in the New York area may soon be officially closed as police say they have arrested the man responsible in Florida. Christopher Gonzalez, 36, was arrested for the murder of Dora Delvalle Almontaser, who was 19 years old when she was strangled with a phone cord in...
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New DNA evidence links Warren Forrest to 2 killings 40 years ago

Blood found on a weapon used by Forrest was recently determined to be Martha Morrison, a 17-year-old Portland girl whose body was found in rural Clark County more than 40 years ago. August 24, 2017 Clark County detectives say that new DNA evidence helps link suspected serial killer Warren Forrest to two more victims, a huge discovery in helping to ...
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Evidence in decades-old Nashua homicide cases destroyed

Evidence in two cold-case homicides in Nashua was destroyed by police more than 30 years ago, investigators said. August 21, 2017 NASHUA, N.H. — Evidence in two cold-case homicides in Nashua was destroyed by police more than 30 years ago, investigators said. The evidence involves the deaths of two women in the 1970s. Despite two investigations, off...
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Trial underway in 1994 Pontiac murder-rape ‘cold case’ - DNA

DNA evidence was linked to a Pontiac native currently serving time for his involvement in a similar crime. June 6, 2017 Testimony began Thursday in a 1994 homicide-criminal sexual conduct case, brought to trial in Oakland County Circuit Court after DNA evidence was linked to a Pontiac native currently serving time for his involvement in a similar c...
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DNA results from rape kit backlog in Memphis reveal possible serial killer

Authorities say they've managed to connect a rape suspect in Memphis to other rapes and murders in Missouri and South Carolina Enter Article DATE HERE MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A new development in the DNA rape kit backlog in Memphis is linking one suspect to multiple horrendous crimes across different states. Authorities say they've managed to connec...
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DNA Leads To Arrest In 1996 Columbus Homicide

Murray became a suspect on May 16th when DNA evidence linked him to the 1996 killing of Mack Fowler May 24, 2017 COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – The man accused of killing Mack Fowler on July 8, 1996 is in the Lowndes County jail. David Murray, 52, made his first court appearance on Wednesday afternoon. Muncipal Court Judge Rhonda Hayes Ellis denied bond ...
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DNA leads to warrant in 1976 Houston cold case

Investigators say a review of DNA evidence in the 1976 fatal stabbing of a Houston man has led to a warrant issued for a convicted killer in a later case April 24, 2017 HOUSTON (AP) - Investigators say a review of DNA evidence in the 1976 fatal stabbing of a Houston man has led to a warrant issued for a convicted killer in a later case. The Harris ...
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Justice denied: Lawsuit surrounding wrongful conviction and missing evidence


Nearly 20 years later, with the advent of DNA technology, Sledge began to write authorities letter after letter, asking that the evidence used to convict him be tested so he could prove his innocence. April 21 ,2107 BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A lawsuit filed against Bladen County by a wrongfully incarcerated man could cost the county millions of do...
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Family relieved after DNA evidence leads to homicide charges in 16-year-old cold case


Police say new DNA evidence that emerged in 2014 prompted a 22-month hunt for a suspect that concluded last week with an arrest in Sherwood Park. April 19, 2017 For a decade after his brother's murder, Ian Hepher would phone Calgary homicide detectives each year in March around the anniversary of his death to find out if anythin...
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Jailed panhandler linked to 1991 Pennsylvania murder


DNA evidence linked him to a 25-year-old homicide. December 30, 2016 MANKATO — A man awaiting trial on charges he threatened people while panhandling outside Mankato businesses is wanted for murder in Pennsylvania. Extradition papers were filed Thursday for Charles Cook, 61, after DNA evidence linked him to a 25-year-old homicide. Cook, who is home...
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DNA links Las Vegas man to two cold case murders


McGuire also accused in a 2004 sexual assault December 15, 2016 The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has arrested 42-year-old Brandon McGuire for two cold case murders after DNA testing linked him to the crimes. McGuire was already in jail after being arrested on Oct. 12 for sexual assault and kidnapping in March 2004 when he was linked to ...
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Dothan police solve 10-year-old cold case homicide - DNA


"Our cold case unit revisited the case, sent DNA to the lab and received a hit," Parrish said. December 9, 2016 Charges in a 10-year-old unsolved Dothan homicide can go a long way to ward providing family some much needed closure.  Dothan Police Maj. Steve Parrish said Monday at a press briefing that the department hopes a recent murder indict...
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DNA Match Yields Arrest in 2004 Killing of Teenage Girl Found Naked in Brooklyn Alleyway


Prosecutors say new DNA evidence has helped lead them to a suspect in the 2004 killing of a teenage girl found naked in a Brooklyn alleyway. November 19, 2016 Prosecutors say new DNA evidence has helped lead them to a suspect in the 2004 killing of a teenage girl found naked in a Brooklyn alleyway. Kwauhuru Govan, 38, was arraigned in Brooklyn Thur...
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DNA Helps Cold Case Unit Solve 1977 Teen Murder


Over the years the evidence in Hurtado's unsolved murder was preserved in hopes that advances in technology might yield new results. The samples, taken from under Hurtado's fingernails in 1977, were resubmitted to the CBI Forensic Lab for additional testing along with DNA samples from known relatives of C.K. November 3, 2016 Over the years the evid...
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Cold case solved: Woman charged for 1989 killing of teenage girl

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DNA evidence led to arrest from 1991 killing


A lone cigarette butt found in the impounded auto sat for years in an evidence locker, but it was worthless at the outset of the probe. October 22, 2016 nvestigators were right on target in 1991 when they looked to Myrtle McGill's abandoned car for clues that would lead to her killer. A lone cigarette butt found in the impounded auto sat for years ...
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DNA evidence used to make composite sketch in 2001 Orlando cold case homicide


Orlando police Chief John Mina announced Friday that exactly 15 years after Franke's death, a new step had been made in the case using DNA phenotyping Enter Article DATE HERE ORLANDO, Fla. - Thanks to new technology, the Orlando Police Department has used DNA evidence collected in 2001 to make a composite sketch of a man they believe to be a m...
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Arrest made in woman's slaying 25 years ago in Indiana County


A cigarette butt left inside the vehicle led investigators to Cook but not until 2007 when DNA testing of the cigarette matched with Cook. Oct 21, 2016 District Attorney Patrick Dougherty said the suspect is 61-year-old Charles Cook from Magnolia, a tiny Minnesota town of roughly 200 people. VIDEO: Watch Ashlie Hardway's report Gunshots were fired ...
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Death row inmate charged in 1991 San Bernardino cold case murder


NA was also the missing link detectives needed to place Dunlap at the scene of White's murder. October 4, 2016 AN BERNARDINO >> Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a man already on death row with the 1991 murder of Devore resident Cynthia "CJ" White. On May, 27, 1991, San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies investigated a reported death at a home...
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DNA leads Cape Coral police to arrest in 26-year-old case


Zieler was in Lee County jail on a felony aggravated battery charge for shooting his son with a pellet gun in August when a DNA test matched him to evidence found at the scene of the murders 26 years ago. September 29, 2016 Although Jan Cornell never stopped hoping for closure in the brutal 1990 murders of her daughter Robin Cornell and r...
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Neighbor charged in 1983 cold case using DNA from neckties used to strangle victim


Saundra Adams, now 50, who had been a neighbor of Schreiber's in 1983, was arraigned Wednesday in Erie County Court on charges of second degree murder in the long unsolved killing. September 7, 2016 Thirty-three years after Edmund C. Schreiber, a slightly built, World War I veteran, was found strangled with eight of his own neckties in his Hastings...
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Bellevue's oldest cold-case murder solved after 51 years


Enter Headline here August 11, 2016 BELLEVUE, Wash. - The city of Bellevue's oldest cold-case murder has been solved 51 years after it happened, thanks to the efforts of a dedicated detective who decided to take a fresh, new look at the case using tried-and-true investigative techniques. The solution of the mystery comes years after the suspected m...
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John Travolta fantasist jailed for 1982 rape and murder of Yiannoulla Yianni after DNA breakthrough


Warnock is jailed for 25 years after killing on back of DNA swab taken during arrest for child porn offences. Enter Article DATE HERE A 'John Travolta fantasist' who evaded justice for 34 years after raping and murdering a 17-year-old girl has been sentenced to life in prison. James Warnock, 56, was found guilty of raping and strangling Yianno...
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Police solve 1991 cold case murder


A 25-year-old Las Vegas murder case has been solved, and the killer has confessed. The victim was killed in her east Las Vegas home, and police were stymied for more than two decades. November 16, 2016 Two veteran detectives, brought out of retirement to work nothing but cold cases, took the clues gathered by previous investigators and traveled to ...
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Over 4,000 DNA Matches in Tested Rape Kits


The DNA matches to the Combined DNA Index System were recovered from over 11,000 previously untested rape kits July 7, 2016 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced that DNA testing done as part of his Sexual Assault Testing Initiative has resulted in over 4,000 matches of previous offenders already in the system. The DNA matc...
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Daniel Edward McDermott to face trial for 1988 cold case murder


28 years later! June 30, 2016 A man is scheduled to face trial tomorrow for the 1988 cold case special circumstances murder for strangling a woman to death during the commission of a rape.  Daniel Edward McDermott, 47, Buena Park, is charged with one felony count of special circumstances murder during the commission of a rape. Opening statemen...
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Arrest Made In 1987 Cold Case Murder Of Roxbury Woman


James Paige, 50, of Manchester, New Hampshire was arrested  and charged with first-degree murder in the 1987 killing of Roxbury resident Dora Jean Brimage. Enter Article DATE HERE BOSTON (CBS) — A New Hampshire man was arrested in the murder of a Roxbury woman nearly 30 years ago, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announc...
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Arrest made in 18-year-old Amboy bank robbery


William Stinemetz also arrested in cold-case murder in Fulton County June 24, 2016 AMBOY – A Florida man accused of shooting and killing a 69-year-old Fulton County man and robbing a bank in 1997 has now been charged with robbing an Amboy bank just three months after the murder. William Stinemetz, 52, Palm City, Florida, was arrested in December af...
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Cold case arrest: Man arrested over 1982 rape and murder after DNA match


A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of raping and strangling a teenager in 1982 after a DNA match was made on the national database. January 13, 2016 The 56-year-old was arrested over the rape and murder of Yiannoulla Yianni in Hampstead, North London, in 1982.The schoolgirl's body was found on her bed by her parents George and Billi in their mais...
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