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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.

19, Timothy Forrest Bass, 50, was arrested in connection with the 1989 kidnapping, rape, and murder of Whatcom County, Washington resident Amanda Stavik after his DNA Dr. Sandra Lee went after a pair of stubborn pimples near a patient' s hairline in a new video posted to Twitter on Wednesday.

Man Cleared by DNA Tests Led Police to Murder Suspect. Man Arrested In Killings Of Six Women. By William K. Rashbaum - The New York Times. Some began to walk only in pairs or groups, even by day. Others kept their children cooped up.

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.

Toronto officer behind brave van arrest receives signed cleats from Votto

  Toronto officer behind brave van arrest receives signed cleats from Votto On behalf of @mlb All-star Joey Votto I’m proud and honoured to present Const Ken Lam his game worn cleats. #fromoneherotoanother #torontofinest #brave A post shared by Nick Kypreos Official (@nickkypreos) on May 10, 2018 at 12:17pm PDT //<![CDATA[ //<![CDATA[ //]]>// //]]>//On behalf of @mlb All-star Joey Votto I’m proud and honoured to present Const Ken Lam his game worn cleats.

Massachusetts police have arrested a man in connection with the August killing of woman who had been out jogging in the woods, a case that closely resembled a second daylight murder in New York City less than a week earlier. USA TODAY.

The following two news articles both appear courtesy of today' s Associated Press news wire: DNA Leads to Arrest in 1976 Murder . (AP) - New DNA -testing methods have led police back to the man first charged in the murder of his sister-in-law 23 years ago.

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.

Warrants issued for high-risk offender in Edmonton .
Edmonton police have issued arrest warrants for Ian Francis Whitford, 36, who police describe as dangerous and a high-risk offender. Four warrants have been issued for Ian Francis Whitford, 36, a transgender person who goes by the name Leanne Whitford. Police said she is reported to have breached her court-imposed peace bond.Whitford should not be approached, said police.Police said they have reasonable grounds to believe Whitford, a convicted violent offender, will commit another violent offence while in the community.She is known to frequent the downtown area.

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