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Convicted serial killer Samuel Little may be connected to cold case murders in Louisiana, official says

A convicted serial killer who has confessed to 90 murders and known for sketching portraits of his victims may be linked to even more unsolved killings in Louisiana, according to the chief of a town where two of the slayings took place. Continue reading

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Man charged with 1998 cold-case murder of son found under billboard

The identification in February of a 10-year-old boy whose body was found under a North Carolina interstate billboard 20 years ago has led to an indictment charging the child’s father with the cold case murder. Continue reading

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Suspect ‘big into drugs’ arrested in 1985 slaying of Hollywood director Barry Crane, police say

A man was arrested Thursday in the 33-year-old Hollywood cold case murder of director Barry Crane, according to police. Continue reading

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Cold case killing of woman, 80, cracked after 30 years by DNA test, ‘perseverance’ by detectives

More than three decades after 80-year-old Alice Haynesworth Ryan found stabbed to death on her kitchen floor, authorities in South Carolina announced Monday a cutting-edge DNA test and dogged work by investigators led to an arrest in her killing. Continue reading

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Maryland cops arrest man in wife’s cold case murder after proving crime scene was staged: report

Thirty-three years after a Maryland newlywed was fatally stabbed in an apparent house break-in, cold case detectives have charged her husband with the murder. Continue reading

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DNA, genetic genealogy help solve Indiana State University student’s cold case murder

DNA and genetic genealogy have solved the cold case murder a 19-year-old woman on the campus Indiana State University nearly 47 years ago, police said Monday. Continue reading

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California ‘sexually violent predator’ arrested in cold case rape, murder of woman, 81

A California man classified a sexually violent predator has been arrested in the cold case rape and murder of an 81-year-old woman decades ago. Continue reading

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Florida man arrested 47 years after North Carolina mom was found murdered beside her shivering baby

North Carolina’s oldest cold case has been solved after new DNA technology helped lead to the arrest of a homeless Florida man for the 1972 killing of a woman found bound and shot beside her 4-month-old baby, authorities said Tuesday. Continue reading

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Tossed cigarette leads to arrest in cold case rape, murder of Washington woman

An Oregon man was arrested Sunday in connection to a cold case rape and murder of a Washington woman 25 years ago after DNA from a tossed cigarette butt led authorities to him, according to officials. Continue reading

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Utah nonprofit plans DNA testing lab it says will ‘revolutionize cold cases’ in U.S.

A non-profit in Utah plans to build a DNA testing lab that they say will revolutionize the nation’s handling of criminal cold cases. Continue reading

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Indiana man sentenced to 115 years for 1998 rape and murder after DNA breakthrough

An Indiana county judge sentenced a man to 115 years in jail for the 1998 rape and murder of a woman whose home was set on fire after the crime. The break in the case came when police submitted evidence for DNA testing. Continue reading

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Texas police seek author of mystery letter in girl’s cold case murder 45 years ago

A Texas cold case squad on Friday released an old handwritten letter that could solve a 17-year-old girl’s brutal murder 45 years ago. Continue reading

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