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Old 11-16-2019, 03:54 AM
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https://patch.com/california/studioc...e-murders-lada

Genealogy Data Used To Crack Cold Case Rape-Murders: LADA
In LA County's first case solved by genealogy technology, a killer tied to a pair of 80s murders is in custody, prosecutors said.


Nov 15, 2019 4:58 pm PT | Updated Nov 15, 2019 5:17 pm PT



LOS ANGELES, CA —One of law enforcement's newest crime-solving tools was used to bring capital murder charges Friday against a Bakersfield man accused of killing two young women in the 1980s, including a Reseda resident whose body was found in the trunk of her car in a Burbank parking lot, police and prosecutors said.

The charges against Horace Van Vaultz Jr. mark the first criminal prosecution in Los Angeles County involving investigative genetic genealogy, in which detectives access commercial DNA databases, load DNA material from the crime and find a relative's match that can point toward a suspect and collect their DNA, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey.

Van Vaultz, 64, is charged with the June 9, 1986, asphyxiation killing of 22-year-old Mary Duggan in the San Fernando Valley and the July 16, 1981, strangulation of Selena Keough, a 20-year-old mother who was killed in San Bernardino County and dumped under bushes in Montclair.



Mary Duggan, Courtesy of the Burbank Police Department

Both women had been sexually assaulted and bound.
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Old 12-01-2019, 08:32 AM
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Southaven man described as the 'poster child for serial rapists' sentenced to 371 years in prison
Published 5:02 p.m. CT Nov. 25, 2019



A Southaven man convicted of five aggravated rapes and 24 other felony offenses that took place in Memphis was sentenced to 371 years in prison Monday, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said.

William L. Gossett, 37, was described by a judge as “a poster child for serial rapists.”
He pleaded guilty in September to 29 total felony counts, including aggravated rape, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony, identity theft, attempted aggravated rape and theft.

The cases involved 15 victims from more than a dozen incidents that occurred between July 2012 and April 2016. The majority of those events took place in apartment units in Memphis, according to Weirich.

Gossett typically gained access to the apartments where the crimes were committed through a sliding glass door or window and was often armed with a gun or knife.

In a statement read to the court at Gossett’s sentencing, a woman who was 16 at the time she was raped in 2012 said she had nightmares, had to miss a month of school and was “scarred for life” by the event. Gossett refused to attend the sentencing.

Gossett also has a juvenile criminal record. In 1998, Gossett was convicted of raping two children, ages 5 and 8, according to Weirich.

Weirich said a team of investigators with the district attorney’s special victim’s unit and the Memphis Police Department sex crimes unit linked Gossett to the crimes through DNA evidence, fingerprints and motor vehicle records, among other evidence.

After Gossett’s arrest in 2016, the investigators obtained a search warrant for his residence in Southaven and found items belonging to the victims, including jewelry, wallets, personal checks, mail, library cards and birth certificates. Other items belonging to the victims were located at pawn shops.
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https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/11...old-girl-2013/


Christopher Young Charged With Kidnapping, Sexual Assault Of 6-Year-Old Homewood Girl, 6 Years After Girl Is Found

November 27, 2019 at 9:41 pm

HOMEWOOD, Ill. (CBS) — A south suburban man has been charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl – six years after the girl reported the crime.

Christopher Young, 52
, of Flossmoor, stood charged Wednesday with aggravated kidnapping and predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, according to Homewood police.



On Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, around 1:55 a.m., Flossmoor police were called for a found child in the 1300 block of Bunker Avenue in Flossmoor.

According to a proffer from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, the girl told police that a man came into her home on Hood Avenue in Homewood while she was sleeping, picked her up, took her to his car, and then drove her to another house sometime between 9:30 p.m. Dec. 27 and 2:04 a.m. Dec. 28.

The girl was able to describe the bedroom of the house and the furniture in the living room there, the proffer said.

Afterward, the girl said the man put her back in his car and dropped her off on Bunker Avenue in Flossmoor, the proffer said.

The girl’s parents told police she had been sleeping in the living room that night because repairs were going on in her bedroom, and said the girl was not known to walk out of the house at night. Meanwhile, there were marks on the front door of the girl’s family’s house indicating that it had been pried open, the proffer said.

Meanwhile, the girl was then taken to a hospital for an external examination and the collection of a sexual assault kit. In June 2014, Homewood police received a report from Illinois State Police that they did find seminal DNA on the girl’s body and clothes, the proffer said.

But the DNA did not match anyone in state police records.

However, it turned out that the DNA found with the girl matched recovered DNA from another sexual assault incident in Flossmoor five years earlier, on Dec. 28, 2008, the proffer said.

An investigation of both incidents led to Young, the proffer said. Meanwhile, a computer search confirmed that residents of two houses near Young’s had taken out orders of protection against him, the proffer said.

Young’s home on Bob O Link Road in Flossmoor is also the same area that was described by the 6-year-old girl about where she was taken in the car, prosecutors said.

Police took garbage from Young’s house and submitted it to the state police Crime Lab, prosecutors said. The DNA profile was consistent with the seminal DNA found with the girl, prosecutors said.

Police then obtained a search warrant to take DNA swab directly from Young, and on Nov. 21, the girl, now 12, identified him in a photo array as her assailant, prosecutors said.
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Backlog project leads to indictment in 2013 rape

The alleged sexual assault occurred on February 24, 2013



Updated: Dec 4, 2019 / 11:19 AM PST

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Almost 7 years after the alleged crime occurred, Frank Domont Hall Jr. has been indicted for allegedly raping a woman.

The alleged sexual assault occurred on February 24, 2013, in a multi-unit dwelling in downtown Portland. Hall was arrested on November 27, 2019, when police found him near the intersection of Northeast Clackamas Street and Grand Avenue.

A Multnomah County grand jury returned a single indictment against Hall and charged him with one count of rape on Tuesday.

This indictment is part of an ongoing Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Elimination Project, a collaborative effort between Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill, the Portland Police Bureau, the Gresham Police Department, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police Forensic Laboratory. This is the 12 indictment to come from the project.
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DNA test leads to arrest in 1990 rape of Jefferson County woman
Updated: 11:37 PM EST Dec 7, 2019



LOUISVILLE, Ky. —

Authorities have made an arrest in the 1990 rape of a woman in Jefferson County.

According to the arrest slips, Roscoe Smith, knocked on the door of the victim and presented her with an envelope addressed to her house, saying he wanted to return it. When she answered the door, Smith allegedly forced entry into the home, tied her up and raped her.

After the incident, the victim filed a report with the Louisville Metro Police Department and a rape kit was performed.

The case was reopened nearly 30 years later at the request of the victim. Officials discovered two untested items from her rape kit and sent those to the lab for DNA testing. The results of this test identified Smith's DNA was present in the victim's rape kit.

Smith was arrested shortly after and charged with sodomy, rape and burglary.
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https://www.salisburypost.com/2019/1...-dawn-trexler/

Salisbury Police solve 35-year-old murder of Reesa Dawn Trexler
Published 11:17 am Tuesday, December 3, 2019



SALISBURY — Salisbury Police detectives say they have solved the 35-year-old murder of Reesa Dawn Trexler, a local teen who was found stabbed to death at her grandfather’s North Shaver Street home, according to details revealed during a morning press conference.

Officials would only say that the suspect was a black male and that the case has been cleared. However, the Post obtained a petition for the exhumation of Curtis Edward Blair, whose body, court records show, was exhumed to conduct a forensic evaluation.

The petition indicates witnesses saw a black male running in the area of the crime scene at the time of the homicide. Investigators received information that Blair was employed by Frito-Lay in Salisbury, two blocks from the crime scene.

According to the court documents, a case summary says investigators seized a knife belonging to C. Blair, which was submitted to the state crime lab for analysis, but no blood was detected.

Salisbury Police submitted a DNA swab from a sexual assault kit and the lab was able to extract DNA and developed a male DNA profile. Police consulted with Parabon NanoLabs and submitted the profile for a genetic genealogy report. Based on genetic, genealogical and circumstantial evidence, Blair was a “very strong candidate to be the subject of the unidentified male extracted DNA profile,” court documents said.

Blair died Aug. 6, 2004, court records show, and at the time of his death, he lived in San Diego County, California. His remains were interred at Memorial Park Cemetery in Salisbury a few weeks later.

Trexler, 15, was found June 15, 1984, nude on the floor in a bedroom of the home. She had been stabbed several times in the upper chest and neck. An autopsy would later reveal the blade of a knife had broken off and was found in her right shoulder.

Trexler’s grandfather, Walt Monroe, had been to the grocery store and his wife, to the hairdresser, at the time of the murder. There was no forced entry into the home, and the family said nothing was taken. The teenager was still wearing a bracelet, watch and ring.

Several people, including family members, were rumored to be suspects through the years, but no arrest was ever made.

Trexler’s sister, Jodie Trexler Laird, appeared on “The Dr. Phil Show” in 2018 and passed a polygraph test, which renewed interest in the case. She has been exonerated by the new evidence, as well. Police say she was instrumental in closing the case.
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