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July 1, 2022, 3:19 PM

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.
July 1, 2022, 3:19 PM
Suspect ID'd in 1990 murder of 17-year-old girl
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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.
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Answers sought after 3 girl scouts killed in 1977
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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.
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Mother of teen who went missing on spring break 13 years ago speaks out
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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.
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Suspect arrested in 11-year-old girl's 1988 murder
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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.
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In 1988, an 11-year-old was stabbed to death. Now a suspect is in custody
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Police: Man confessed to killing woman who vanished in 2001

Police say a South Carolina man has confessed to killing a woman in Alabama 21 years ago and hiding her body in a suitcase
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California 'Happy Face Killer' victim ID'd after 29 years

A victim of the serial murderer dubbed the Happy Face Killer has been identified nearly 30 years after her body was left near a California highway
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Volunteer group takes on country’s cold cases

The team behind Adventures with Purpose has captured the attention of millions of social media followers as they work to solve missing person cases.
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Volunteer group takes on country’s cold cases
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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.
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YouTubers, Adventures with Purpose, help crack a missing persons case
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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.
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I-65 killer identified
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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.
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Police identify ‘I-65 killer’ with DNA evidence
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'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.
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'I-65 killer' who murdered 3 women in 1980s identified with DNA
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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.
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Cold case killing solved
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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.
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Cold case homicide solved 42 years later
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42-year-old New York homicide case solved

Eve Wilkowitz, 20, was kidnapped and killed leaving a train station in New York in 1980.
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42-year-old New York homicide case solved
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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.
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DNA identifies killer of 20-year-old woman who died 42 years ago
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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.
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Missing girl known as 'Little Miss Nobody' identified after more than 60 years
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'Little Miss Nobody' identified over 60 years later with DNA

“Little Miss Nobody” finally has a name
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'Little Miss Nobody' identified over 60 years later with DNA
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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.
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Police crack 57-year cold case murder
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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.
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50-year-old triple murder solved with tip from suspect's son
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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.
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Triple murder solved after 50 years with clue from suspect's son, authorities say
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DNA leads to arrest in 17-year-old California killing

DNA and fingerprint evidence was used to identify the suspect.
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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.
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Mother, young daughter found safely after going missing in 2016
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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.
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Investigator gives inside look at 1995 cold case of missing Iowa TV news anchor
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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.
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2 cold case homicides tied to convicted murderer, police say
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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.
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Convicted murderer charged with 2 cold cases: Police
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Suspect arrested in San Francisco killing, 43 years later

A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing a teenage girl in San Francisco,
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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.
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Missing college student's car found after 45 years
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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.
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New lead in cold case murders
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Missing college student's car found after 45 years

Kyle Clinkscales' wallet was also discovered in the white Ford Pinto.
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Missing college student's car found after 45 years
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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.
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DNA used to solve girl's 1979 murder
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1969 heist solved after man's 'unassuming' life in hiding

Federal marshals in Ohio say a 1969 bank robbery has been closed.
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Trial starts in 1984 killing of girl shown on milk carton

Opening statements have started in the trial of the 1984 killing of a 12-year-old Colorado girl
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Sheriff IDs woman found in 1977 as victim of serial killer

A Mississippi sheriff’s department says it has identified the remains of a woman found nearly 44 years ago
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Alleged 'Stanford murders' serial killer convicted of 1974 cold case murder

John Getreu was on trial for the murder of college student Janet Taylor.
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Alleged 'Stanford murders' serial killer convicted of 1974 cold case murder
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Crime historian conducts dig for D.B. Cooper case evidence

The skyjacker vanished out the back of a Boeing 727 with $200,000 in cash.
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Closed cold case murder tied to ousted Tennessee governor

The new details revealed for the first time have elements that ring of a movie.
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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.
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Arrest made in city's oldest cold case murder thanks to genetic genealogy
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Long suspected of murder, she confessed but avoided prison

Shelly Harmon was long suspected of killing her roommate in Arizona in 1988.
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Man arrested in 1983 death of Nebraska student from Iran

Authorities have arrested a 67-year-old registered sex offender from Nebraska in the 1983 slaying of an Iranian exchange student
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'Torso Killer' pleads guilty in 1974 cold-case murders

A New Jersey serial killer known as the “Torso Killer” has pleaded guilty to two 1974 murders, finally closing the cold case deaths of teenage friends who had left home for a trip to the mall and never returned
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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.
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Kristin Smart's parents sue murder suspect's father for allegedly moving her body
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Shy podcaster helped police crack California cold case

A musician who created a podcast about the disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart is credited with helping police make an arrest after nearly a quarter-century
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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.
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Suspects in 1996 disappearance of Kristin Smart make 1st court appearances
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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.
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Prosecutors in California reveal details about the Kristin Smart case
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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.
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Possible break in 1996 cold case
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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.
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Colorado man arrested in 1982 cold case murders of 2 women
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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.
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Man arrested in 1982 cold case murders of 2 women, authorities say
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Serial killer Rodney Alcala's photographs: Do you recognize anyone?

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

Killer charged in 1988 slaying of 9-year-old California girl

More than 32 years later, the girl is still missing.
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