California cold case solved?

Authorities believe they’ve identified the killer of a 9-year-old girl, decades after her disappearance. ABC’s Megan Tevrizian explains how.
1:52 | 12/22/20

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This morning a murder mystery spanning more than three decades potentially salt. 32 years after a little Michaela gear went missing near San Francisco authorities have charged in the end with her murder his name. David and yes the convicted felon who already serving time. It was so brazen south ruthless. But clearly playing the he's even appearing on America's Most Wanted in unsolved mysteries. November 19 1989. Year old building that can enjoy your best friend. We've given five dollars but the friends from an expanded local market Hayward California. And here it was nine years old when she was last seen in 1988. At this store parking not where she and her friend Katrina hope that went to buy candy and soda. Ninety Atlanta. She might eat. Chest as much as 39 year on as I am. Hogan the only witness to the kidnapped teen. Says when she left the store a man threw Gary in his car and drove off. She might be somewhere and we may be able to find here. This suspect 59 year old DD news was already in custody convicted in a previous murder. Investigators received new leads in the Gary case earlier this year. We have the opportunity to follow the lead patient. At Michigan State Britain since 1989. People. Authorities say mission left a partial palm print on Garrett scooter which investigators today compared with their only nice Garretson body has never been found. Her mother is holding on to hope that the question surrounding her disappearance will now come to light. Every possible terrible thing that could have happened to a child is in my head as a possibility. So I can find out what did happen to her at least it would eliminate everything else. Authorities are not only now. Fish could be connected to other pieces missing growth in the year.

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