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Since 1987, police had received more than 300 names from tipsters who thought they had information about the couple’s alleged killer. William Earl Talbott II was not on that list. But then investigators ran the DNA from the scene through a genealogy website. They turned up two second cousins of Talbott, which led them to him.
New DNA technology has led to the arrest of a 55-year-old man in the killing of a young Canadian couple in Washington state more than three decades ago, police said.
Nearly 30 years after she was found stabbed to death in her family’s Clarkston home, Toni Tedder’s unsolved homicide case has been reopened.
Authorities hope images created from DNA evidence will help solve a murder that has stumped them for more than a quarter-century.
When Theodore Milam, 54, was released from jail late last year in Spokane County, his DNA was uploaded to a nationwide law enforcement database. On Jan. 31, it found two matches over 130 miles and 13 years apart.
Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the rape and murder of a teenager near Bellingham nearly 30 years ago.
A murder charge against a former Pasco police officer accused of killing a Spokane woman in 1986 was dropped Wednesday as a result of DNA evidence.
When 23-year-old Timothy Coggins was found dead and disfigured beside a Georgia highway in 1983, the young black man’s family and neighbors whispered that his killing may be linked to racism. Now, more than three decades later, authorities say, it’s been confirmed.
It was a phone call urging renewed scrutiny of the unsolved 1937 killings of two eastern-central Nebraska lawmen that helped lead to a re-examination and solving of the case, Nebraska investigators said Tuesday.
A unusual dispute between investigators, prosecutors and the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office regarding the findings of a 2012 autopsy has allowed a man linked to two Spokane killings to remain uncharged, records show.
Authorities say a Sultan man and Leavenworth woman have been arrested in the death of a man who disappeared 34 years ago.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office works with Carl Koppelman to create likenesses of unidentified remains.
Someone shot a teenager in the forehead and left her in a frigid cornfield in Caledonia, New York. Her body was found Nov. 10, 1979. She had tan lines suggesting she was from a warmer climate. She wore a red and black windbreaker. Hooked inside a belt loop on her pants was a key chain with a locket that read, “He who holds the key can open my heart.” There wasn’t much for investigators to chase.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said investigators believe Kenneth Eugene Troyer was responsible for the January 1976 slaying of Karen Klaas. She was attacked Jan. 30, 1976 as she returned to her home in the Hermosa Beach neighborhood, was sexually assaulted and strangled with her pantyhose. She never regained consciousness and died a few days later at the hospital.
Decades-old DNA led to the arrests Tuesday of two men in connection with the shotgun slayings of two girls in California more than 40 years ago, authorities said.
The ex-Pasco police officer accused of killing a Spokane prostitute in 1986 will proceed to trial after a judge ruled Friday against his attorney’s motion to drop charges.
Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell says the ex-Pasco police officer charged in the cold case murder of a Spokane prostitute was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base when the killing took place, not in Korea as his attorney claimed.
After more than 40 years, Jefferson County investigators have identified a set of skeletal remains found in 1975 as a man who disappeared in 1968.
A former Pasco police officer accused of killing a Spokane prostitute 29 years ago is now suspected of trying to find his former girlfriend and interfere with her cooperation with investigators. Richard Aguirre has made “concerted efforts” from jail to call a friend and a sister to find the woman, according to court documents.
Investigators say former Pasco police officer and murder suspect Richard Aguirre has made "concerted efforts" in jail phone calls to a friend and one of his sisters to contact a former girlfriend who is now a witness for the prosecution.