Police American city of Columbus (Ohio) on 26 June announced that it had solved the murder of eight-year-old girl, which occurred in 1982. On it informs TV channel CNN.
It became possible thanks to DNA evidence and the podcast, which followed the history of the investigation of the case.
September 20, 1982, Kelly Ann Prosser was abducted in the University district of Columbus, when walking home from school. Two days later her body was discovered in a corn field in neighboring Madison County. It was found that the child was beaten, sexually assaulted and strangled.
Law enforcement officers investigated the case, but in the end failed. Decades later the police were able to name the killer, despite the fact that in 80-e years his name was not even named among the suspects.
In March this year, the police turned to Advance the company’s DNA, which is engaged in forensic genealogy. There studied the genetic material obtained immediately after the murder, and found a link to a likely perpetrator through his second cousins and sisters.
The murderer was Harold Warren Garelam, who was convicted for the abduction of another eight girls, and was released in January 1982 – eight months before the murder of Kelly Anne Prosser.
At the time of the crime Jarel was already dead.