Daily Archives: April 13, 2018

How they did it: Groundbreaking technology reveals ID in 37-year-old cold case

Few people thought anyone would ever know the true identity of the Jane Doe whose body was dumped in Miami County 37 years ago.
New technology and the persistence of scientists, however, proved doubters wrong on Wednesday when Sheriff Dave Duchak announced the woman found in April 1981 was Marcia L. King, 21, of Arkansas. She died of blunt force trauma and strangulation.

Latin America’s lost histories revealed in modern DNA

AUSTIN—If you walked the cobblestone streets and bustling markets of 16th and 17th century Mexico City, you would see people born all over the world: Spanish settlers on their way to mass at the cathedral built atop Aztec ruins. Indigenous people from around the Americas, including soldiers who had joined the Spanish cause. Africans, both enslaved and free, some of whom had been among the first conquistadors. Asians, who traveled to Mexico on Spanish galleons, some by choice and some in bondage. All these populations met and mingled for the first time in colonial Latin America.

DNA ties ‘killer clown’ to getaway car in 27-year-old cold case, prosecutors say

Florida investigators on Thursday released DNA evidence that they say helped lead to the arrest of a woman suspected of dressing up as a clown and fatally shooting her future husband’s then-wife 27 years ago.
Palm Beach County prosecutors said that recent forensic tests conducted by the FBI concluded that hair fibers found in a suspected getaway car could have come from Sheila Keen Warren.