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posted by mrpg on Wednesday July 18 2018, @03:33PM   Printer-friendly
from the gotta-attac dept.

Murder suspect due in U.S. court after DNA cracks open 1988 case

A 59-year-old Indiana man will be formally charged on Thursday with the 1988 murder of an eight-year-old girl after the decades-old cold case was cracked open by DNA evidence linked to a genealogical website, authorities said on Tuesday.

John Miller of Grabill, Indiana, was arrested in nearby Fort Wayne on Sunday after DNA evidence and records on publicly accessible genealogical websites helped investigators track him down. Investigators followed a pattern similar to that used to track down the "Golden State Killer" in California earlier this year.

Miller on Monday was preliminarily charged with murder, child molestation and confinement of someone under 14 years old, 30 years after eight-year-old April Tinsley was found dead in a ditch. He has been ordered held without bond.

If you don't hand over your DNA, you want child murderers to frolic in freedom.

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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Wednesday July 18 2018, @08:40PM (2 children)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday July 18 2018, @08:40PM (#708984) Journal

    I typically qualify it further. The evil of society is Senior, Rich, Heterosexual, Racist, White, "christian", men.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 18 2018, @11:30PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 18 2018, @11:30PM (#709086)

    Who are also "stable geniuses".

  • (Score: 2) by captain normal on Thursday July 19 2018, @02:33AM

    by captain normal (2205) on Thursday July 19 2018, @02:33AM (#709160)

    Humm...I do fit some of those categories, but I am not Rich, Racist nor "christian".

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