Chewing Gum Leads to 1976 Cold Case Arrest

Seattle man's DNA links him to fatal stabbing of 70-year-old Maine woman.
3:00 | 10/17/12

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36 year old murder case may have been solved. Thanks to a piece of gum police believe 63 year old Gary Robb a homeless man in Georgia. Stabbed an elderly woman to death back in 1976. He was a suspect early on in the case but police didn't have enough evidence to charge him. When the case was reopened rob was tricked into tasting a piece of gum and authorities say his DNA taken from that -- Is consistent with samples were taken from the murder victim's kitchen and another separate stabbing in Seattle.

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