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Child-killer taunted investigators for 30 years with disturbing notes. DNA ends the mystery of who did it, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> For three decades, the abduction, rape and murder of 8-year-old April Tinsley in April 1988 had frustrated Indiana investigators.<p>The mysterious killer's taunting messages admitting to the crime, scrawled on a barn door and on paper notes threatening to kill again, only added to the desire …

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DNA Evidence Leads to DJ’s Arrest in Teacher’s 1992 Killing

NewsPolice used genealogical information from a close relative to identify the suspect in the rape and strangulation of an elementary school teacher …

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Discarded napkin helps US police crack 32-year-old murder mystery

Gary Hartman, 66, was arrested on Wednesday and has appeared in court on rape and murder charges in the case, which has long shocked the city of …

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Grand jury indicts DNA profile of ‘D.C.-area hotel rapist’ for 1998-2006 assaults

In a groundbreaking case, a grand jury in Washington has indicted the DNA profile of a suspect wanted for a series of rapes from 1998 to 2006 in …

'Martyr of the A10': DNA leads to France arrests over 1987 murder

<b>French police have arrested a couple 31 years after their daughter was found dead, in a cold case revived through DNA evidence.</b><p>The mutilated body of the child, named by police as Inass, was found by a motorway in central France in 1987.<p>The parents were traced after the DNA of their son, tested in …

Are the unknown victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur hidden among these 22 cold cases?

<i> With files from Sierra Bein and Sarah Krichel</i> A history instructor, a CBC technician, a storage unit supervisor, a school board trustee and a …

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Texas man may have solved daughter's 1984 murder

A Texas man who started a search and recovery team that has identified the remains of over 200 people may have finally solved his own daughter's murder.<p>Tim Miller, the founder of non-profit Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery, has been working toward finding his daughter's killer ever …

New technology may help solve Orange County cold case

Almost 50 years ago, a young couple was found dead, tied to a tree, in the woods near the Durham-Orange County line. This week, the Orange County …

DNA links barber to Texas newlywed's cold case murder from 1979

Advances in DNA technology have resulted in an arrest in a Texas cold case rape and murder that took place almost 40 years ago.<p>An indictment unsealed Thursday accuses Michael Galvan, 64, of capital murder in the death of 18-year-old Debra Sue Reiding in her apartment in Austin, Texas, in 1979, …

#UNSOLVED: Detectives hope new technology leads to answers in 1987 murder - WWAY TV

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are hoping new technology leads to answers in a murder case more …

DNA leads to arrest in Washington cold-case murder of young couple

A 55-year-old man has been arrested in a 31-year-old cold case involving a young couple murdered in Washington state.<p>Detectives from the Snohomish County and Skagit County Sheriff’s Offices arrested William Talbott for the November 1987 murders of 20-year-old Jay Cook and 18-year-old Tanya Van …

DNA Evidence Collected By M-Vac Helps Solve 40 Year Old Cold Case

On December 4th, 1977 Sharon Schollmeyers was a 16 year old girl living in an apartment in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Unfortunately, there was a …

Possible break in 47-year-old cold case: Orange County authorities seek closure in 1971 double murder

The box sits neatly in the back corner of Detective Tim Horne’s office inside the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in downtown Hillsborough.<p>Scribbled …

Investigators solve cold case after 41 years

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - More than four decades after hunters found skeletal remains in some woods in Grand Bay, investigators believe they now know who …

Reno County judge allows new DNA testing of evidence in 2000 strangulation case

A Reno County judge Friday granted a motion for new DNA testing of evidence in the case of a Hutchinson man serving a life sentence in the 2000 …

Golden State Killer suspect arrested in California

The suspect believed to be the notorious Golden State Killer — who was wanted in a dozen murders and nearly 50 rapes from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s — was arrested in California, officials said Wednesday.<p>Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was arrested Tuesday afternoon at his Citrus Heights home, …

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DNA ties 'killer clown' to getaway car in 27-year-old cold case, prosecutors say

Florida investigators on Thursday released DNA evidence that they say helped lead to the arrest of a woman suspected of dressing up as a clown and fatally shooting her future husband’s then-wife 27 years ago.<p>Palm Beach County prosecutors said that recent forensic tests conducted by the FBI …

DNA helps Green Bay Police solve 3 'scary' cold cases in 1 month

<b>GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) --</b> Green Bay Police have helped solve three cold cases in the past month, all thanks to DNA evidence.<p>The cases are sexual …

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Arrest made in 2006 Manatee County cold case killing

New leads developed in the drug-related shooting of an 18-year-old at a tire shop, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office says.<p>MANATEE COUNTY — An …

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Arrest made in cold case murder of Massachusetts teen more than three decades ago

A North Carolina man has been arrested in the cold case murder more than 31 years ago of a Massachusetts teen, authorities said Sunday.<p>Michael Hand, 61, of Troutman, has been charged with murder in the death of Tracy Gilpin, who was 15 when she disappeared in her hometown of Kingston, on Oct. 1, …

Dutch Police Are DNA Testing 21,500 Men to Solve A 20-Year-Old Murder

In 1986, a technique called "DNA fingerprinting" was used for the first time in a criminal investigation, when a geneticist named Alec Jeffreys …

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Antioch police say DNA tech helped solve city's oldest open cold case

For nearly four decades Antioch police searched for a 14-year-old girl's killer. The suspect is in custody Monday. Thanks to advances in DNA …

DNA leads to arrest in 1986 cold case slayings of two young women

<b>FREMONT, Calif. --</b> The 1986 killings of two California women who disappeared after attending a birthday party were committed by a man convicted in an …

Former Police Officer Identified As Suspect In 20-Year-Old Rape Case, Advanced Technology Used

ROGERS (KFSM) -- A convicted murderer and former police officer has been identified as a suspect in a 20-year-old rape case, Roger police said Monday …

Local detectives look to new DNA technology to solve decades-old murders

Loading...<p><b>SEATTLE</b> - Washington investigators are turning to DNA technology to find new leads in unsolved murder cases.<p>At the annual meeting of the …

Cold case detectives hope to link local unsolved crimes to serial killer Ted Bundy

Loading...<p><b>SEATTLE</b> - More than 50 years after serial killer Ted Bundy began his murderous terror spree, local investigators are pushing to solve old …

Police: Man who found woman's body in 1988 arrested for murdering her

Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>><p>Updated:Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:00 PM EDT2018-05-23 18:00:03 GMT<p>A Valley woman recently died five …

‘All pieces of puzzle fell together’: Familial DNA helps crack case of woman murdered on Mother’s Day, police say

BAYTOWN, Texas -- A man has been charged in the death of Nataliya Shal, whose body was found lying on the floor of her Baytown apartment on Mother's …

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