How rape kit DNA and an intrepid investigator unraveled a serial rape case

dna_justiceCLEVELAND, Ohio – By the time Stacey Fifer started investigating John Doe #2, he was already the suspect in six rapes.
Fifer, a Bureau of Criminal Investigation special agent working with Cuyahoga County’s Sexual Assault Kit task force, caught the seventh case. It was a 2003 rape reported by 39-year-old woman who said she was forced into a car and raped in a vacant lot on Cleveland’s East Side.