27 years after Topeka rape, DNA databank finds match to potential suspect

The Topeka Police Cold Case Unit wasn’t sure they had any DNA evidence left in the 1985 unsolved rape of a woman in downtown Topeka.
If they had evidence, there’d be no guarantee they could get usable test results.
And if they could test it, there’d be a chance the DNA profile wouldn’t match anyone currently entered into CODIS, the national DNA databank.