When DNA collected at the scenes of two rapes and a homicide in 1989 and 1994 turned up no matches in the national DNA database, the cases went cold. Investigators finally found answers after seeking the help of a DNA tech company to predict the suspect’s physical appearance and genealogy.
On Thursday, the Virginia Supreme Court cited DNA evidence in issuing a writ of actual innocence for Winston Scott, who was sentenced to 14 years in prison after he was convicted in the attack on a Reston woman in 1975.
Two cold cases that grabbed the attention of locals are again at the forefront of Anne Arundel County investigators’ minds: The mother of twins found stabbed in her basement and the shooting of a college football star.
Serial killer Samuel Little, 78, told investigators specific and previously unreported details about an unsolved murder in Laurel, Maryland, that likely took place in the summer.
A 90-year-old Prince George’s County man who worked as an Eastern Shore private school principal was arrested Monday by Maryland State Police on suspicion of raping two teen girls at the institution in the late 1960s.
Detectives on Wednesday linked the death of a woman in a wooded area of Prince George’s County to Samuel Little, 79, who is serving multiple life sentences in Texas for strangling three women and has confessed to up to 90 murders nationwide. They’re still looking to identify the woman’s body.
Fred Frampton Jr., now 32, was taken into custody early Thursday. He is accused of shooting Michael Anthony Temple Jr. in 2010 in a home in Odenton, Maryland, the Anne Arundel County police said.
D.C. police have arrested a man in the slaying of his on-again, off-again girlfriend that happened over a decade ago.
The mother of the 23-year-old woman who was shot and killed in 2004 urges other parents of victims whose cases have gone cold to “never give up hope” that justice will come.
Virginia State Trooper Johnny Rush Bowman was stabbed 45 times by an unknown attacker on Aug. 19, 1984, after answering the door at his home in Manassas. Now, the FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for his brutal murder.
A series of cold case rapes in Montgomery County — including of an 86-year-old woman who was attacked in a senior living center — have been cracked with a DNA match and the arrest of a Germantown man, police said Friday.
Police have released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with a series of rapes and a murder more than 20 years ago in Rockville, Maryland. Police were able to use the suspect’s DNA to build the composite sketch.
A woman found dead 20 years ago this week is still unidentified, and Maryland investigators are hoping someone will recognize a new sketch of the victim.
A process that uses DNA to suggest what an unknown person looks like is giving cold case investigators new hope of identifying a suspect in a brutal Maryland murder from 1992.
Maryland law enforcement agencies have received phone calls, information and questions from the public following the premiere of a docudrama on Netflix that focuses on the unsolved 1969 killing of a Baltimore nun and possible ties to another unsolved murder in nearby Anne Arundel County.
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