August 18, 2019

Cold Case

DNA solves rape cold case

DNA from an old razor helped police solve 41-year-old rape and murder cold case

DNA taken from a razor used by Arthur Rudy Martinez, who died of cancer in 2014, matches DNA left by the suspect at both crime scenes in the late 1970s, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s cold case unit began re-investigating the case in June 2017 nearly four decades after the slayings.

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