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DNA breakthrough leads to arrest in sexual assault of a teenager more than 20 years later

In Boston, USA, Law enforcement authorities recently announced the arrest of a suspect in connection with a burglary and sexual assault case from 2000 following an investigative breakthrough. The breakthrough that led to the arrest was a result of work done by a specialized Cold Case Unit.

Scientists at the State Police Crime Laboratory originally tried to develop a DNA profile from a pair of men's boxers found at the scene, but could not create one that was eligible to be uploaded to CODIS.

The Cold Case Unit began examining the case again in September 2022 in conjunction with the crime lab and due to “advances in technology that had occurred since the original testing,” investigators were able to identify Reddick as the source of the DNA found on the boxers, officials said. Read more here


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