DNA Breakthrough Revives Decades-Old Murder Case in Martin County

Sherburn, Minnesota – A breakthrough in a decades-old murder investigation has reignited hope for justice in the small town of Sherburn, Minnesota. A DNA sample recently discovered at the site where 21-year-old JoAnn Bontjes was fatally shot and left in a roadside ditch in 1975 has sparked new leads in the case, Martin County Sheriff … Read more

Burglary Suspect Charles Shay Linked to Killing of Wheat Ridge Store Owner through DNA Evidence and Phone Records

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (AP) — The DNA found at a Wheat Ridge jewelry store and on items left behind is being used as evidence linking Charles Shay to the killing of Peter Arguello, according to police. Shay, who had been in custody since late December on burglary charges, is now facing a murder charge in … Read more

Crucial DNA Evidence Links Deceased Man to Decades-Old Cold Case Killings

LANCASTER COUNTY, VA – Alan Wade Wilmer Sr. passed away in his home in Northern Neck over six years ago, only to be discovered weeks later by a delivery driver who noticed an open door. The discovery in 2017 led to an investigation by the State Medical Examiner’s Office into the cause of death. After … Read more

DNA Evidence Confirms Link to 1987 Isle of Wight Double Murder

LANCASTER, Va. (AP) – After 36 years, DNA evidence has linked a deceased Lancaster County man to a double murder case in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. The Virginia State Police identified Alan Wade Wilmer Sr. as the likely killer in the 1987 murder of 20-year-old David Knobling and 14-year-old Robin Edwards. The case remained … Read more

Judge Orders Prosecutors to Release DNA Records in University of Idaho Quadruple Murder Case

A court in Moscow, Idaho has ruled that prosecutors must hand over DNA records to the defense team of Bryan Kohberger, the suspect in the quadruple murder case of University of Idaho students. The stabbings took place in November 2022, leading to the arrest of Kohberger seven weeks later. The genealogy databases linked him to … Read more

DNA Technology Leads to Breakthrough in Identifying 90s Serial Killer Victim with Possible Southwest Louisiana Ties

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. – After more than 30 years, a cold case involving the murder of a Jane Doe victim may have ties to Southwest Louisiana. Thanks to advancements in DNA technology, investigators are close to identifying the victim. The woman is one of eight victims murdered by Keith Hunter Jesperson, also known as the … Read more

Virginia Cold Case Suspect Link to 1980s Murders Solved After New DNA Evidence Revealed

Suffolk, Virginia – DNA evidence from a deceased Virginia fisherman has been linked to three unsolved murders from the 1980s, including the sexual assault and killing of a 14-year-old girl. The suspect, Alan W. Wilmer Sr., who passed away in 2017 at the age of 63, was identified by the Virginia State Police on Monday. … Read more

DNA Evidence Links Deceased Virginia Fisherman to 1980s Murder Spree, Providing Closure for Victims’ Families

Tappahannock, Virginia – DNA evidence has linked a deceased Virginia fisherman to a series of brutal murders that occurred in the 1980s, bringing closure to the families of the victims after decades of uncertainty. Alan W. Wilmer, who passed away in 2017 at the age of 63 in Lancaster County, has been identified as the … Read more

Unidentified 1992 Serial Killer Victim Pieces Together With Modern DNA Technology – Can You Offer Help?

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Riverside County officials are seeking the public’s help to identify the remaining unidentified victim of serial killer Keith Hunter Jesperson, also known as the “Happy Face Killer.” Recent advancements in DNA technology have provided a significant lead in identifying the woman, referred to as “Claudia” by Jesperson, who was killed 31 years … Read more

DNA Evidence Connects Alan W. Wilmer to Colonial Parkway Murders in Late 1980s

RICHMOND, Va. — DNA evidence has lead to a suspect in three killings in the Hampton Roads region in the late 1980s, possibly connected to a string of crimes known as the Colonial Parkway murders. State and federal investigators revealed that Alan W. Wilmer Sr., a waterman with no felony record who died in 2017 … Read more