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Crime Man Arrested In Brutal 1980s Killings Of 2 Women In Burbank, Montclair Thanks To DNA Evidence

20:35  18 november  2019
20:35  18 november  2019 Source:   losangeles.cbslocal.com

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BURBANK (CBSLA) – With the help of investigative genetic genealogy, a 64-year-old Bakersfield man has been arrested in the murders of two young women in Burbank and Montclair which occurred in the 1980s.

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According to Burbank police, Horace Van Vaultz Jr. was taken into custody Thursday morning in Inglewood in the 1981 murder of 20-year-old Selena Keough in Montclair, and the 1986 murder of 22-year-old Mary S. Duggan in Burbank.

Vaultz is charged with two counts of murder with the special circumstance allegation of multiple murders and that both crimes were committed during a rape and a sodomy as well as lying in wait for each victim.

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  Suspect Arrested in ‘Brutal’ Stabbing of Taxi Driver in Downtown L.A. Police late Sunday announced the arrest of a man they say stabbed a taxi driver to death in a “brutal” attack in downtown Los Angeles over the weekend. Friday’s 6 p.m. stabbing in the parking lot of a Burger King at Cesar E. Chavez and Grand Avenues claimed the life of 68-year-old Oganes Papazyan of Burbank, according to Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County coroner’s officials. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); But detectives gathered clues, including photos of the suspect, from the crime scene, police said.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office reports that on July 16, 1981, Keough was found murdered under some bushes on a Montclair street. She had been tied up, sexually assaulted and strangled. She was a mother.

On June 9, 1986, Duggan’s body was found in the trunk of a car in an empty Burbank parking lot outside a closed business. She had also been bound and sexually assaulted. She died from asphyxiation because a tissue had been shoved down her throat, the DA’s office said.

Burbank police were able to identify Vaultz as the suspect thanks to recently analyzed forensic evidence. The DA’s office reports that this is the first time that investigative genetic genealogy has been used in L.A. County to solve a crime.

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Investigative genetic genealogy is a process in which genealogists take DNA profiles from a crime scene and try and find a close genetic match to a relative of the suspect, which they can then use to hone in on the suspect.

“Thanks to advances in technology and forensics, we are now able to virtually reach back in time and find those responsible for these vicious crimes,” L.A. County DA Jackie Lacey said in a statement.

Detectives are looking into whether Vaultz may be linked to other murders across California.

If convicted as charged, he could be eligible for the death penalty. He is expected to be arraigned Monday at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center in downtown L.A.

Son of German diplomat, girlfriend paroled 34 years after her parents were murdered in DC home .
Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom, two former lovers who met at the University of Virginia, were paroled from jail Monday more than 30 years after they were first convicted in the gruesome slayings of Haysom’s parents in 1985. © AP Photo/Steve Helber, File FILE - In this March 9, 2011 file photo, Jens Soering speaks during an interview at the Buckingham Correctional Center in Dillwyn, Va. For the 14th time, Virginia officials have rejected a parole bid from a Soering, a German diplomat’s son serving life in prison for the 1985 killings of his ex-girlfriend’s parents.

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