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November 22, 2022, 12:09 PM

20-year-old New York woman's cold case homicide solved 42 years later

DNA advances helped investigators solve the 42-year-old cold case of Eve Wilkowitz, who was killed in New York in 1980.
November 22, 2022, 12:09 PM
DNA identifies killer of 20-year-old woman who died 42 years ago
November 17, 2022, 10:26 PM

Forensic genealogy leads to arrest in 1987 sex assault case

Police in Rhode Island say DNA evidence and the use of forensic genealogy has led to an arrest in a 35-year-old sexual assault case
November 17, 2022, 10:26 PM
Forensic genealogy leads to arrest in 1987 sex assault case
November 3, 2022, 3:55 PM

Authorities seeking info on husband of 'Lady of the Dunes'

Authorities in Massachusetts, who earlier this week said they had finally identified the “Lady of the Dunes,” a woman whose mutilated body was found on Cape Cod in 1974, are now looking for information about a man she may have married
November 3, 2022, 3:55 PM
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ABC News Live: Arrest made in 2017 Indiana cold case killings

Plus, Democrats and Republicans make their final pitches to voters ahead of the 2022 midterm elections and the Supreme Court hears two cases that could upend affirmative action in higher education.
1 month ago
ABC News Live: Arrest made in 2017 Indiana cold case killings
1 month ago

Arizona death row inmate seeks forensic tests in 1980 deaths

A judge is mulling an Arizona death row prisoner’s request to have fingerprint and DNA tests conducted on evidence from the two 1980 killings for which he’s scheduled to be executed next month
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Raymond Moody pleads guilty to killing missing teen Brittanee Drexel, sentenced to life in prison

Moody confessed in May to killing the 17-year-old and led law enforcement to her remains. He had been a person of interest in the killing for over 10 years.
1 month ago
Man sentenced to life for kidnapping, murdering teen on spring break
3 months ago

Genealogy technology identifies killer of Michigan woman missing for 33 years

Investigators in Georgia have used genealogy technology to determine the killer of a Michigan woman who vanished more than 33 years ago.
3 months ago
DNA identifies killer of woman missing for 33 years
3 months ago

Suspect indicted in 1986 murder

John Carey, 63, is accused of strangling Claire Gravel, 20, to death in Beverly, Massachusetts.
3 months ago
Suspect indicted in 1986 murder
3 months ago

Suspect indicted in 36-year-old Massachusetts cold case murder of college student: DA

The body of 20-year-old Claire Gravel was discovered in the woods on June 30, 1986, in Beverly, Massachusetts.
3 months ago
Suspect charged 36 years after college student found strangled to death
3 months ago

Traffic stop leads to cold case arrest

A Wisconsin man is expected back in court after a recent traffic stop allegedly tied him to a decades-old double murder. ABC News' Rhiannon Ally has the details.
3 months ago
Traffic stop leads to cold case arrest
4 months ago

YouTubers, Adventures with Purpose, help crack a missing persons case

ABC News' Bob Woodruff follows cold case solving duo Adventures with Purpose as they dive deep to help families find their missing loved ones.
4 months ago
YouTubers, Adventures with Purpose, help crack a missing persons case
4 months ago

Suspect arrested in 1982 California cold case murder of teenage girl

Karen Stitt, 15, was attacked on her way home and stabbed 59 times to death after being sexually assaulted, prosecutors said.
4 months ago
Suspect arrested in 1982 California cold case murder of teenage girl
4 months ago

Suspect arrested in 40-year-old murder of California teen after DNA search: Prosecutors

Forty years after a 15-year-old girl was stabbed to death in Northern California, DNA has led to the arrest of her suspected killer, prosecutors said.
4 months ago
40 years after teen's murder in California, DNA testing finds a suspect
4 months ago

Suspect identified in cold murder cases of 2 California women

More than 30 years after two Orange County women were killed, the police have found the suspect using DNA evidence.
4 months ago
Suspect identified in cold murder cases of 2 California women
4 months ago

Suspect arrested in 1975 murder after genetic genealogist turns to new approach

A suspect has been arrested in a 19-year-old woman's 1975 murder after a genetic genealogist turned to a brand new investigative approach.
4 months ago
New investigative approach leads to arrest in 1975 cold case murder
4 months ago

Skeleton found with cowboy boots identified as man who disappeared decades ago

A skeleton found with a pair of cowboy boots three years ago has now been identified as a British man who has been missing for over two decades.
4 months ago
Skeleton found with cowboy boots identified as man who disappeared decades ago
5 months ago

Genetic genealogy identifies suspect in 1990 murder of 17-year-old girl

A suspect has been identified in the 1990 cold case murder of a Seattle teenager through the investigative tool of genetic genealogy.
5 months ago
Suspect ID'd in 1990 murder of 17-year-old girl
6 months ago

Answers sought after 3 girl scouts killed in 1977

“Keeper of the Ashes” revisits the investigation into the rape and murders of three girls in Locust Grove, Oklahoma, over 45 years ago.
6 months ago
Answers sought after 3 girl scouts killed in 1977
6 months ago

Mother of teen who went missing on spring break 13 years ago speaks out

Investigators in South Carolina have made a significant break in the case of Brittanee Drexel, a teen who disappeared in 2009 while vacationing for spring break.
6 months ago
Mother of teen who went missing on spring break 13 years ago speaks out
7 months ago

Suspect arrested in 11-year-old girl's 1988 murder

The 11-year-old girl was stabbed to death in Massachusetts more than 30 years ago.
7 months ago
Suspect arrested in 11-year-old girl's 1988 murder
7 months ago

In 1988, an 11-year-old was stabbed to death. Now a suspect is in custody

More than 30 years after an 11-year-old girl was stabbed to death in Massachusetts, a suspect has been arrested for her murder.
7 months ago
In 1988, an 11-year-old was stabbed to death. Now a suspect is in custody
8 months ago

YouTubers, Adventures with Purpose, help crack a missing persons case

ABC News' Bob Woodruff follows cold case solving duo Adventures with Purpose as they dive deep to help families find their missing loved ones.
8 months ago
YouTubers, Adventures with Purpose, help crack a missing persons case
8 months ago

I-65 killer identified

Police have named a man who died in 2013 as the serial killer responsible for the deaths of three women in the late 1980s.
8 months ago
I-65 killer identified
8 months ago

Police identify ‘I-65 killer’ with DNA evidence

Harry Edward Greenwell, who died in 2013, was linked to several murders through DNA evidence that was a 99.99% match to his own.
8 months ago
Police identify ‘I-65 killer’ with DNA evidence
8 months ago

'I-65 killer' who murdered 3 women in 1980s identified with DNA evidence

Police have named a man who died in 2013 as the serial killer responsible for the deaths of three women in the late 1980s.
8 months ago
'I-65 killer' who murdered 3 women in 1980s identified with DNA
8 months ago

Cold case killing solved

Police say new DNA evidence has helped them identify the killer of a woman murdered 42 years ago. ABC News’ Andrea Fujii reports.
8 months ago
Cold case killing solved
8 months ago

Cold case homicide solved 42 years later

Suffolk County police announced that the alleged killer of Eve Wilkowitz, 20, who died in 1980 in Bay Shore, New York, was identified as Herbert Rice, a man who died of cancer in 1991.
8 months ago
Cold case homicide solved 42 years later
8 months ago

42-year-old New York homicide case solved

Eve Wilkowitz, 20, was kidnapped and killed leaving a train station in New York in 1980.
8 months ago
42-year-old New York homicide case solved
8 months ago

Missing girl known as 'Little Miss Nobody' identified after more than 60 years

Authorities used DNA technology to identify the previously unknown girl as Sharon Lee Gallegos, whose remains were found in the desert in Arizona in 1960.
8 months ago
Missing girl known as 'Little Miss Nobody' identified after more than 60 years
9 months ago

Police crack 57-year cold case murder

The case involved a 9-year-old girl in Pennsylvania who was snatched and killed while walking to school.
9 months ago
Police crack 57-year cold case murder
9 months ago

50-year-old triple murder solved with tip from suspect's son

The homicides were reportedly connected to the Dixie Mafia, the group involved in dozens of violent crimes across the Southeast in the 1960s and 1970s.
9 months ago
50-year-old triple murder solved with tip from suspect's son
10 months ago

Triple murder solved after 50 years with clue from suspect's son, authorities say

A 50-year-old triple homicide case has finally been closed, after a suspect's son provided clues that led investigators to the so-called Dixie Mafia.
10 months ago
Triple murder solved after 50 years with clue from suspect's son, authorities say
10 months ago

North Carolina mother, young daughter found safely after going missing in 2016

A North Carolina who went missing with her young daughter in 2016 have been found safe, according to authorities.
10 months ago
Mother, young daughter found safely after going missing in 2016
10 months ago

Investigator gives inside look at 1995 cold case of missing Iowa TV news anchor

Terrance Prochaska said he was assigned to the unsolved Jodi Huisentruit case in 2010. “I thought, ‘What a great opportunity to do something that maybe I could make a difference,’” Prochaska said.
10 months ago
Investigator gives inside look at 1995 cold case of missing Iowa TV news anchor
10 months ago

2 cold case homicides tied to convicted murderer, police say

A convicted murderer has been charged in connection with two decades-old cold-case homicides, authorities said.
10 months ago
2 cold case homicides tied to convicted murderer, police say
10 months ago

Convicted murderer charged with 2 cold cases: Police

Charles Helem, 52, currently serving life in a Virginia state prison, confessed to two decades-old cold case homicides, police announced.
10 months ago
Convicted murderer charged with 2 cold cases: Police
1 year ago

An Auburn student vanished in 1976. Now his car has been found

Forty-five years after an Auburn University student vanished on his way to school, his car -- and possibly his remains -- have been recovered.
1 year ago
Missing college student's car found after 45 years
1 year ago

New lead in cold case murders

Authorities are investigating new clues on social media to help solve the 2017 murders of two girls in Indiana. ABC News’ Andrea Fujii has the new details.
1 year ago
New lead in cold case murders
1 year ago

Missing college student's car found after 45 years

Kyle Clinkscales' wallet was also discovered in the white Ford Pinto.
1 year ago
Missing college student's car found after 45 years
1 year ago

DNA used to solve girl's 1979 murder

Kim Bryant, 16, was kidnapped, raped and killed on Jan. 26, 1979, police in Las Vegas said.
1 year ago
DNA used to solve girl's 1979 murder
1 year ago

Alleged 'Stanford murders' serial killer convicted of 1974 cold case murder

John Getreu was on trial for the murder of college student Janet Taylor.
1 year ago
Alleged 'Stanford murders' serial killer convicted of 1974 cold case murder
1 year ago

Arrest made in city's oldest cold case murder thanks to genetic genealogy: Police

An arrest has been made in an Oregon city's oldest cold case murder thanks to the novel investigative tool of genetic genealogy, authorities said.
1 year ago
Arrest made in city's oldest cold case murder thanks to genetic genealogy
2 years ago

Kristin Smart's parents sue murder suspect's father for allegedly moving her body

The parents of Kristin Smart sued the father of the murder suspect, saying he caused them "severe emotional distress" after allegedly removing her body from his home.
2 years ago
Kristin Smart's parents sue murder suspect's father for allegedly moving her body
2 years ago

Suspects in 1996 disappearance of Kristin Smart make 1st court appearances

Paul Flores and his father Ruben Flores appeared in court Thursday after being arrested Tuesday in connection with the disappearance of Kristin Smart.
2 years ago
Suspects in 1996 disappearance of Kristin Smart make 1st court appearances
2 years ago

Prosecutors in California reveal details about the Kristin Smart case

Authorities charged Paul Flores with murder and said he killed Smart during an attempted rape. His father is charged for allegedly helping hide the body. She disappeared nearly 25 years ago.
2 years ago
Prosecutors in California reveal details about the Kristin Smart case
2 years ago

Possible break in 1996 cold case

A former classmate of California college student Kristin Smart and his father have been arrested in connection with her disappearance. ABC News’ Megan Tevrizian has details.
2 years ago
Possible break in 1996 cold case
2 years ago

Colorado man arrested in 1982 cold case murders of 2 women

Barbara "Bobbie" Jo Oberholtzer and Annette Kay Schnee were both shot to death, according to investigators.
2 years ago
Colorado man arrested in 1982 cold case murders of 2 women
2 years ago

Colorado man arrested in 1982 cold case murders of 2 women, authorities say

A Colorado man has been arrested in connection with the unsolved murders of two women who were found dead in 1982, authorities said.
2 years ago
Man arrested in 1982 cold case murders of 2 women, authorities say
2 years ago

Serial killer Rodney Alcala's photographs: Do you recognize anyone?

If you have any information, contact HBPD Sgt. Sam Shepherd at (714) 536-5947
2 years ago
Serial killer Rodney Alcala's photographs: Do you recognize anyone?
2 years ago

Racially motivated cold case murder solved after 34 years

Deborah Roberts’ report, “In the Cold Dark Night,” airs on “20/20” tonight on ABC and takes a look at the death of Timothy Coggins, who was murdered in 1983.
2 years ago
Racially motivated cold case murder solved after 34 years