Canada DNA leads to man's arrest in murder of B.C. pair

22:57  18 may  2018
22:57  18 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

Halifax detective says do the right thing and ‘talk with police’ about 20-year-old murder case

  Halifax detective says do the right thing and ‘talk with police’ about 20-year-old murder case HALIFAX—The murder of a Halifax-area woman 20 years ago remains unsolved and a homicide detective says someone needs to step up and tell police what they know. Halifax RCMP said the body of 27-year-old Christine Majorie McLean was found in the bushes by a gravel road near a construction site off Highway 7 in Cherrybrook on May 11, 1998. Police said after finding her body, they learned she was last seen alive on April 4, 1998. Then, 10 days later, she was reported missing to Halifax Regional Police. According to a release issued Friday, evidence at the scene indicated she was killed somewhere else and her body was dumped near the construction site. The details about how McLean was killed have never been released. “Someone knows what happened to Christine twenty years ago,” Cpl. Troy Murray of the Cold Case Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division said in a statement issued Friday by the RCMP. “It’s time to come forward and talk with police.” In an interview, Halifax RCMP spokesman Cpl. Dal Hutchinson said investigators have kept in contact with family even as the case went cold and informed them that a release would be coming out Friday, on the 20th anniversary of her body being found. “We never say never,” Hutchinson said about the possibility of an arrest being made some day. “In any case, something such as this, we know someone out there has information who can help with the investigation.” McLean’s murder is part of the Nova Scotia Reward for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, which can lead to a cash reward of up to $150,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Halifax Police homicide unit at 902-490-5333 or Crime Stoppers.

A DNA match led police to arrest an Indiana man in the murder and rape of an 8-year-old girl more than 30 years ago. In 2018 detectives arranged for the samples to be taken in for genetic DNA testing. The tests helped police narrow down the suspects to two surviving brothers, according to the

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EVERETT, Wash. - Police in Washington state say they have made an arrest in connection to the murders of a Victoria-area couple more than 30 years ago.

Eighteen-year-old Tanya Van Cuylenborg and her boyfriend, 20-year-old Jay Cook, were found dead near Seattle in November 1987.

Police say they have arrested 55-year-old William Earl Talbott from the Seattle-Tacoma area and he has been booked on one count of first-degree murder in the death of Van Cuylenborg.

Police say the suspect's DNA collected at the scene of Van Cuylenborg's murder was used to identify Talbott's ancestors, which led them to him.

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Officers say once genealogists made the connection, police acquired a DNA sample from a cup Talbott had used.

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At the time, the murder sparked one of France' s biggest ever investigations, with the girl' s photograph posted in public places and an alert sent to more than 30 countries. Months of investigation then led police to the parents. Other prominent cases revived in recent years thanks to DNA evidence include

While DNA later proved Welch and Bastian’ s killer were not the same person, police say DNA submitted voluntarily by Washburn matched what investigators found on Bastian’ s clothing. Many of Jennifer’ s friends remember the murder like it was yesterday – but they also remember Jennifer as she was, a

Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary says the department never gave up hope in their investigation.

"Yesterday's arrest shows how powerful it can be to combine new DNA technology with the relentless determination of detectives," he told a news conference.

The arrest was made five weeks after police released composite drawings of a potential suspect created through groundbreaking DNA technology. Images released by the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office showed a Caucasian man with fair hair and green or hazel eyes, traits that investigators said are connected to the DNA of the person they think killed the couple.

The high school sweethearts were on their way to Seattle to pick up furnace parts for Cook's father when they disappeared. Their bodies were found in separate locations outside the city days later.

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Quebec provincial police investigators will arrest François Asselin in connection with the disappearance of his father, Gilles Giasson, 67.  Asselin is already in custody, charged with second-degree murder in the death of a colleague.

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