The suspected perpetrator has been identified in unsolved criminal cases after DNA matching.
It’s reports CNN Monday this week, Citing US authorities. The cases relate to two murders from the 1980s.
The first murder occurred in 1987. Shannon Rose Lloyd was found dead in a bedroom she rented in Orange County, California, USA. I was sexually assaulted.
In 2003, the crime lab linked Lloyd’s death to that of another woman. 27-year-old Rene Cuevas was found near a naval base in the same province in 1989.
This is how the DNA puzzle was solved
Eventually both cases were put on hold until a genetic genealogy team identified a suspected culprit last year: Robin J. Smith.
Smith committed suicide in 1999, a year after he was arrested in Las Vegas on suspicion of assaulting a third woman. He also allegedly tried to kill her, according to the prosecutor’s office. The woman who was offended eventually managed to escape.
– Evil in it. I knew I was going to die if I didn’t fight back, the unidentified woman who survived the 1998 attack said in a statement.
– It was terrible. The things he did, the things he said. She said in the statement issued by the attorney general’s office that he said he was going to kill me.
Justice has no expiration date
DNA evidence found while Smith was held in custody was a positive match to a DNA profile obtained from the crime scene where Lloyd and Cuevas were killed.
Smith lived in Orange County in the 1980s, when the murders took place, before he moved to Nevada.
The survivors Rene Cuevas and Shannon Lloyd have the answer to the question they’ve been asking for more than three decades. The justice that all victims deserve was hidden in their DNA, but with advances in technology combined with the continued dedication of generations of talented detectives, investigators, and prosecutors, we now know who killed Renee and Shannon. Attorney General Todd Spitzer said in a statement that justice has no expiration date.
‘Golden State Assassin’ revealed
IGG, which stands for Investigative Genomic Genealogy, combines DNA analysis with family research, and is used around the world to solve criminal cases.
so called The Golden State Killer, Joseph DeAngelo, was identified using this method. Detectives identified DeAngelo after DNA was recovered from the crime scene along with genetic material from one of his relatives, which authorities said was listed on the genealogy website.
The ex-cop was for a long time one of America’s worst anonymous serial killers.
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