The answer to a 20 year old question?on April 19th, 2012 at 9:54 PM
You can run, but you can’t hide.
For 20 years, a series of rape cases I helped link together through DNA analysis have gone unsolved.
Today, I received a subpoena to testify against a now identified subject. I know no details, and can’t discuss them if I did, but I can tell you that it is gratifying to see investigative work pay off in cases that have gone unsolved so long.
Some cases stick with you more than others, and certainly serial cases with multiple victims are ones that have a particular since of urgency to solve.
With a DNA profile of the unidentified bad guy in a national database, I often felt that the only piece of mind was knowing that sooner or later, the odds were a match would eventually be found.
Could that be the case in this series of rapes that I worked on for a better part of my career?
I will be meeting with the attorneys in the next few days to discuss the upcoming trial and will probably present my testimony soon after. Then it’s up to the jury to evaluate the evidence and decide, has this 20 year old question finally been answered?