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11-30-2017, 01:50 PM

New DNA technology used to generate suspect sketch in Sherry Black case

Updated: Nov 30, 2017 02:06 PM MST
new lead in the unsolved murder of Sherry Black was announced Thursday.

Police say they sent off blood evidence found at the scene that did not belong to Sherry Black to a lab specializing in a new DNA technology.

The lab called Parabon NanoLabs uses a technology called "Snapshot" to extract DNA and produce a report and composite sketch of the person involved. In this case, they used the DNA to reverse engineer what the suspect would look like. They are able to determine ancestry, hair color, eye color, skin color and face shape.

Police are able to use that information to narrow the suspect list and generate leads.
History on the case

It was in South Salt Lake at what used to be Black's bookstore that the 64 year-old was found stabbed to death on Nov. 30, 2010. Sherry's husband, Earl Black, discovered her and called police at 1:43 p.m. The perpetrator left behind valuable books and cash that a robber likely would have taken.
Suspect Description

According to their findings, the suspect in this case is an African-American male with brown eyes and hair. They are unable to determine things like body mass and weight.