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DNA, Public Genealogy Databases Lead To Arrest In 1986 Chisholm Cold Case


"This is the day Nancy Daugherty's family and all of Chisholm have waited for, for over 34 years. Enter Article DATE HERE CHISHOLM, Minn. – Three decades since the rape and murder of Nancy Daugherty in the close-knit city of Chisholm, a 52-year-old man, Michael Carbo Jr., living in that very community was arrested for the crime Wednesday on pr...
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Cold-Case Team, FBI Agents Secure Arrest in 2001 Cold-Case Homicide

The Cold Case Team had a confirmation with a match from the victim's DNA and crime-scene evidence. March 17, 2020 CHINO HILLS – A long-ago mystery into the death of a pregnant female dumped onto the roadway in 2001 came to the fore during the collaboration of Homicide Cold Case Detectives and agents from the FBI Forensic Genetic Genealogy Team. Fir...
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New DNA Evidence Solved 36-Year-Old La Mesa Cold-Case Murder

Police closed the case in 1984 and it went unsolved until 2017, when the department reopened the case and conducted a full review of the evidence, December 16, 2019 New DNA evidence helped La Mesa police solved a nearly 36-year-old cold-case murder, officials announced Monday. La Mesa police said William Mambro was stabbed to death during a residen...
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Snatched beer mug, genealogy website help Douglas County detectives make arrest in 1980 murder of college student


Detectives used online genealogy databases and help from private companies to wade through Clanton's unorthodox family and numerous aliases to identify him as the suspect. December 28, 2019 A secretly snagged beer mug — and the DNA it carried — was the final piece of evidence the Douglas County sheriff's detectives needed to arrest a Florida man in...
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How Genealogy Tests are Being Used to Crack Cold Cases

DNA collected from a crime scene can be analyzed and sequenced into data, which is then uploaded to an open-access genetic genealogy database like GEDmatch.com to run a comparison.https://www.sdentertainer.com/news/how-genealogy-tests-are-being-used-to-crack-cold-cases/ September 1, 2019 Thanks to the use of a new investigative technique called "ge...
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Man arrested in Philippines after DNA ties him to Alaska sexual assault

Carmen Daniel Perzechino Jr., 57, is being extradited to Alaska after his DNA matched an unsolved sexual assault that happened near Sterling in January 2001 April 6, 2019 The Alaska State Troopers, with the help of the U.S. Marshals Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force, have arrested a man in the Philippines after a DNA link to a sexual as...
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She Was Found Strangled in a Well, and Now She Has a Name

She was finally identified through her DNA and genealogy by a nonprofit, the DNA Doe Project, Enter Article DATE HERE For 38 years, the case of the "Belle in the Well" haunted Bill Nenni, an investigator for the Lawrence County, Ohio, coroner's office. He had barely started his job when she was found in 1981—strangled and hidden inside a water...
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Man arrested for second decades-old Stanford University cold-case murder

The break came when Santa Clara investigators submitted DNA from the Perlov crime scene to the genealogy website GEDMatch. Enter Article DATE HERE A second Stanford University decades-old cold case has been linked to a man who was arrested six months ago through DNA. Leslie Perlov, a Stanford grad, and Janet Taylor, the daughter of a Stanford ...
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SLO sheriff identifies suspect in 2 unsolved Atascadero murders — after 41 years

In 2018, authorities, with assistance from the California Department of Justice's familial DNA search team, conducted a familial DNA search to find matches to the evidence. April 18, 2019 After more than 40 years, a suspect in a pair of Atascadero murders has been identified thanks to DNA evidence, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office announ...
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DNA identifies Arkansas homicide victim 30 years after death

Last seen over 30 years ago, William C. Reed's remains were identified in Oklahoma thanks to DNA technology. April 13, 2019h OKLAHOMA CITY — (AP) - An Arkansas man whose remains were found in Oklahoma has been identified more than 30 years after his death thanks to advances in DNA technology. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Thursday...
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MAR
08

Hartford police make arrest in 2002 cold case homicide

The homicide took place on May 10, 2002 just before 9 p.m. on Center Street. March 6, 2019 HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Hartford Police have made an arrest in a 2002 cold case homicide. The homicide took place on May 10, 2002 just before 9 p.m. on Center Street. Harry Baez, 25, was shot and killed. On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, police arrested James Raynor i...
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07

Murdered 20-year-old woman finally identified 31 years later

Enter Headline here February 6, 2019 Southern California cold case investigators announced this week a breakthrough in identifying a 1987 stabbing victim whose hands had been hacked off by her killer. The investigators identified the Jane Doe homicide victim as Tracey Hobson after 31 years using "forensic genealogy techniques," according to the Ora...
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Cold Case Justice: Identified after 20 years

North Carolina authorities said through advances in forensic science and contacting members of the victims' family trees they were able to determine the woman was the mother of the young male victim. February 6, 2019 (WYFF/NBC News) Investigators have identified a mother and son found dead at two separate crime scenes more than 20 years ago. The wo...
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JAN
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Rape suspect arrested in 1990s cold cases after familial DNA leads investigators to twin brother

In August 2018, investigators, partnering with the FBI's Investigative Genealogy Team, submitted DNA f January 12, 2019 Investigators have arrested a man on suspicion of raping two victims — a 9-year-old girl walking home from the store and a woman jogger, both 1990s cold cases from Orange County — after genealogical data led them to the suspect's ...
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Man arrested in connection to Miami cold case murder


As the years went by and scientific advancements were developed in DNA analysis, a DNA profile of the suspect, August 16, 2018 MIAMI (CBS12) — A 50-year-old man was arrested in connection to a cold case murder from 1990, Miami-Dade police said. Lucio Leon, of Hialeah, was shot and killed Mar. 2, 1990 while walking near his restaurant, "Tuyo y Mio" ...
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JUN
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Officials: Man kills self as deputies try to serve warrant in brutal 1974 Stanford murder


There's been a lot of increases in technology for DNA,​ June 29, 2018 SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Officials say a suspect in a cold case from four decades ago at Stanford University appears to have killed himself as deputies were approaching to serve a search warrant Wednesday morning. Deputies from the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office were trying...
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MAY
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107 Ventura County cold cases could come closer to closure if this bill is passed


Making its way through Congress is a federal bill worked on by Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten that would allow grant funding for the prosecution of violent cold cases with DNA evidence. Enter Article DATE HERE Making its way through Congress is a federal bill worked on by Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten that would al...
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MAY
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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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MAY
18

Technique Used to Find Golden State Killer Leads to a Suspect in 1987 Murders

An important break came once again as a result of DNA sleuthing techniques similar to the ones used last month to crack the Golden State killer case. May 18, 2018 In 1987, Jay Cook, 20, and Tanya Van Cuylenborg, 18, a couple from Canada, were brutally killed while they were vacationing in Washington State. On Friday, the Snohomish County sheriff's ...
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MAR
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DNA leads to arrest in 1986 cold case slayings of two young women

The Fremont Police Department announced they arrested David Misch, 57, on suspicion of two counts of murder in the slayings of two young women whose nude bodies were dumped along a road, the East Bay Times reported. Fremont is southeast of San Francisco. Enter Article DATE HERE FREMONT, Calif. -- The 1986 killings of two California women who d...
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FEB
08

Cold Case: 29 Years Later, Suspect Charged With Murder of Anne Levee (DNA)

or 29 years, the murder of a 27-year-old woman near Lake Pleasant went unsolved. Now, there is a suspect. Enter Article DATE HERE The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday that it arrested 55-year-old Donald Lee Scott for the December 10, 1988, slaying of Anne Levee, who had been shot multiple times when deputies found her. It was...
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Decades after pregnant woman’s nude body found on California beach, sex offender arrested (37 years later)

New technology and an "innovative technique" for looking at DNA evidence linked Yniguez to the crime scene in 2013 October 1, 2017 LOS ANGELES – More than 37 years after the nude, lifeless body of a young pregnant newlywed was found along the coast of Palos Verdes Estates, investigators on Friday announced the arrest of a convicted rapist whose all...
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Salt Lake City Police arrest suspect in 1991 murder cold case -DNA

Viengkeo K. Sundara, 49, faces a first-degree felony charge of murder for the stabbing death of Youthalouth Oudanonh during a dance at 120 W 1300 S in Salt Lake City back in 1991. July 10 , 2017 SALT LAKE CITY – Police have arrested a man in a Salt Lake City murder case that has been cold for 26 years. Viengkeo K. Sundara, 49, faces a first-degree ...
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MAY
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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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DEC
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Iowa woman arrested in 2012 cold case


The Omaha Police Department's Cold Case Unit is a recipient of the 2014 Solving Cold Case with DNA Grant from the National Institute of Justice December 22, 2016 OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Omaha Police have announced an arrest in a cold case murder from 2012.The Pottawattamie County Sheriff's office arrested 41-year-old Shanna Golyar in the murder of Car...
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NOV
16

Cold case murder, sex crime solved


Louisville Metro police solve two cold cases -- a murder and a sex crime -- thanks to DNA evidence. Police credit a cold case grant from the federal government for helping them solve both crimes. November 16, 2016 Louisville Metro police solve two cold cases -- a murder and a sex crime -- thanks to DNA evidence. Police credit a cold case grant from...
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16

Dating Game Killer' Rodney Alcala Charged with 30-Year-Old Wyoming Cold Case Murder


A smooth talker with a near-genius IQ, Alcala preyed on young attractive women, luring some of them by telling them he was a professional photographer who wanted to enter their pictures in a photography contest. After killing them, Alcala placed their bodies in grotesque poses, sometimes photographing them. November 16, 2016 Convicted California se...
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JUL
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Berkeley police arrest 2008 serial rape suspect


Police said Dunbar left his DNA at all three crime scenes.. July 8, 2016 BERKELEY -- Berkeley police have named a 24-year-old construction worker and suspected marijuana dealer as the person they say attacked "at least three" women in string of 2008 home-invasion sexual assaults. Johnny Dunbar, of Berkeley, was charged Friday with two counts of rap...
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JUL
08

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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JUL
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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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Man Found Guilty in 1995 West Village Cold Case Rape, DA Says


A DNA profile was developed in 2002 as part of the city's Rape Kit Backlog Project and uploaded to an FBI database June 13, 2016 MANHATTAN — A man arrested last year after DNA connected him to the 1995 rape of a 25-year-old woman in the West Village was convicted for the cold case crime, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office announced Monday. Jo...
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Offenders getting snared by DNA databank hits


The man escaped, but he left behind some critical evidence during the struggle that has now come back to haunt him. June 20, 2016 APPLETON – When a 26-year-old woman was attacked by a stranger on the College Avenue bridge in November 2010, she fought valiantly, scratching him and gouging at his eyes. The man escaped, but he left behind some critica...
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Suspect arrested in North Carolina after Lake Worth mother killed in 1990


LAKE WORTH, Fla. - The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Friday a suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a Lake Worth mother 26 years ago. June 10, 2016 On Nov. 27 1990, Minerva Cantu, a 26-year-old mother, was found dead by her husband at their house on North F Street. Cantu, the mother of an 8-year-old daughter and 18-mon...
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JUN
07

Grim Sleeper serial killer sentenced to death


A serial killer who targeted women in South L.A. over the course of decades has been sentenced to death. May 2, 2016 A serial killer who targeted women in South L.A. over the course of decades has been sentenced to death. The jury announced Lonnie Franklin Jr.'s punishment in a Downtown L.A. courtroom early Monday afternoon after debating the matte...
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Rape charge filed against DNA profile of man who attacked girl walking home from babysitting in 1996


The DNA profile of a man has been charged in connection with the 1996 rape of a 15-year-old girl in Akron. June 05, 2016 KRON, Ohio — Prosecutors filed a rape charge against a DNA profile in a 20-year-old cold case rape of a teenage girl walking home from babysitting. Akron police sent the attacker's DNA from a rape kit to the Ohio Bureau of Crimin...
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Rape charge filed against DNA profile of man who attacked girl walking home from babysitting in 1996


The DNA profile of a man has been charged in connection with the 1996 rape of a 15-year-old girl in Akron. June 05, 2016 The DNA profile of a man has been charged in connection with the 1996 rape of a 15-year-old girl in Akron. Print Email By Adam Ferrise, cleveland.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on June 05, 2016 at 4:01 PM, updated June ...
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DNA evidence leads to arrest in 1993 DC murder


Great Job DC! June 02, 2016 WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Twenty-three years after MPD officers discovered the body of Charlene Johnson in a Northwest, D.C. stairwell, a suspect in her brutal murder is finally behind bars. Officers and federal agents from a joint fugitive apprehension task force arrested 48-year old Therion Clyde Bryant in Baltimore on Wed...
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Riverside police arrest prolific burglar, recover stolen property in San Diego With DNA


Suspect broke into home of sleeping family June 2, 2016 6:53 a.m. CDT RIVERSIDE – Following a multistate investigation, Riverside police charged a Chicago man with 22 priors for the May 10 burglary of a home in the 100 block of North Cowley Road, according to a Riverside Police Department news release.  James M. Ussery, 23, of the 3400 block o...
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DNA leads to arrest of suspect in Phoenix woman’s bludgeoning 34 years ago


June 1st 2016, 9:45 am PDT PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - A man accused of stabbing and killing an elderly woman in 1982 has been arrested after DNA samples and fingerprints connected him to the crime, police said. Larry Robinson, 56, was taken into custody on Tuesday. During an interview with Phoenix police detectives, Robinson couldn't explain why his DNA...
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Lackawanna murder “cold case” from 1979 goes to trial

WIVB / WNLO-TV, WIVB News 4, wivb.comBYLINE: By Al Vaughters, News 4 ReporterErie County, NYLackawanna murder “cold case” from 1979 goes to trial. Buffalo man gharged with stabbing estranged wife more than 100 yimes.BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The trial in a Lackawanna murder tha...
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Evidence handling focus of Asheville rape trial


The Citizen Times, citizen-times.comBYLINE: Clarke MorrisonAsheville, NCAndrew Davis listens while seated beside public defender, LeAnn Melton, during his trial in Buncombe County Superior Court Wednesday. Davis is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping, fir...
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Police get DNA grant to help solve cold cases

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, telegram.comBYLINE: Scott J. Croteau TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF, to ArticleWorcester, MAWORCESTER — A federal grant for about $230,000 will help the Police Department pay for DNA testing and the investigation into several...
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Evidence building in police storage


The Post-Crescent, postcrescent.comBYLINE: Jessie Van Berkel, Post-Crescent staff writerLink to ArticleAppleton, WIOfficer Carrie Peters collects and logs evidence in the evidence staging room Aug. 2 at the Appleton Police Department. / Dan Powers/The Post-CrescentIn a freez...
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JUL
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Bakersfield biz owner arrested on suspicion of '79 murder

BYLINE: KBAK - KBFX - Eyewitness News - BakersfieldNow.comLink to ArticleVentura County, CAJohn Clark Russell is seen in a Ventura County Sheriff's booking photo. Russell was arrested Thursday, July 26, 2012, on allegations he committed murder in 1979.BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KB...
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MAY
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15 years after rape, 'lost' case comes to trial

The Detroit News, detroitnews.comBYLINE: Laura BermanLink to ArticleDetroit, MIThe victim calls the police immediately after a sexual assault by a man she says she doesn't know.After the police arrive in the early morning hours, she proceeds to Sinai Grace Hospital, where sh...
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Man charged with murder in 1980 Maine homicide

CBSNEWS, cbsnews.comPortland, ME(AP) PORTLAND, Maine — A 55-year-old Maine man was arrested Wednesday and charged with murdering a woman 31 years ago sometime after she left a bar in a neighboring town.Jay Mercier was arrested at his home in the small western Maine town of I...
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Man charged with murder in 1980 Maine homicide

CBSNEWS, cbsnews.comPortland, ME(AP) PORTLAND, Maine — A 55-year-old Maine man was arrested Wednesday and charged with murdering a woman 31 years ago sometime after she left a bar in a neighboring town.Jay Mercier was arrested at his home in the small western Maine town of I...
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'John Doe' warrant helps 1997 rape case

jacksonsun.comBYLINE: Lauren ForemanJackson, TNA Chicago native has been convicted of raping a Jackson woman in a 1997 case that took authorities 13 years to put together using DNA analysis and a creative strategy for prosecutors.Last month, Madison County Judge Don Allen se...
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DNA Hit Links Man to 1979 Cold Case in SJ

NBC Bay Area, nbcbayarea.comBYLINE: Lori PreuittLink to ArticleSanta Clara, CAA 1979 homicide case was left open until now.DNA hits link Richmond man to 1979 homicide in San Jose. Getty ImagesThe Santa Clara County District Attorney's office announced the arrest of a man the...
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DNA Testing of California Arrestees Shot Down;

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LA Weekly Blogs, blogs.laweekly.comBYLINE: Simone WilsonLink to ArticleSan Francisco, CA'Grim Sleeper' Suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr. Wouldn't Have Been Caught Without ItLonnie Franklin Jr. was just a sketch, before DNA testing made him a suspect.We totally get the Fourth Amend...
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