A murder that happened in 1975 again come into the spotlight because of a new arrest suspect.
You all are aware of the 1975 murder o a young girl named Lindy Sue Biechler also known as the cold case. For the previous 46 years, it seems very difficult to solve for the crime branch.
The Cold Case
Let’s know what is this cold case? Actually, on 1975 December 5, a 19 years old girl Lindy was killed with a knife in her own home in Pennsylvania. Prosecutors said that 19 stab attacks were found on her body and she found a knife in her neck and lay on her back. Murder used Lindy’s kitchen knife and wrapped its handle with a tea towel.
This horrific crime was investigated for a long time but without any arrest and suspected person. During 1990 investigations, some blood samples were sent to the national law enforcement DNA database, which is available on Lindy’s underwear. But not match ever.
After this failed mission, In 2020 a new investigation was started by CeCe Moore and Parabon NanoLabs. They start it from her genetic links and her family. Genetic genealogy comes into controversy in 2018 when it was used to find a Golen State Killer.
In genetic genealogy case, an unknown suspect’s DNA samples are used which are available on the crime scene and matched with the family samples.
In the same way, Moore starts Lindy’s case.
A Pennsylvania man was arrested on Sunday in connection with the 1975 murder of a 19-year-old woman after the authorities identified him through a DNA sample obtained from a coffee cup at the Philadelphia International Airport. https://t.co/NaWVD9hYsS
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 20, 2022
“Usually I’m able to identify common ancestors. But because the common ancestors between the matches and the suspect, in this case, we’re probably back in the 1700s [or] 1600s, I wasn’t able to approach it the way that I do most cases,” Moore told ABC News.
“It was really tugging at me, so I decided to develop a new approach,” she said. “There was a very clear migration pattern from a town in southern Italy called Gasperina, to Lancaster, Pennsylvania.”
“Those membership cards listed when people were born. Because I knew that this suspect had roots in this small town of Gasperini, I went through all of those cards and found the people who had immigrated from Gasperina to Lancaster,” Moore said.
Moore also said that when the crime was held 2300 citizens lived in Lancaster and all are investigated now.
“About half are gonna be female. A certain percentage are gonna be too old or too young. I knew this person had to be fully Italian from Gasperina or close by,” Moore said.
“I worked through each and every one of those families that had migrated from that very specific town,” she said. “It was really only possible because of this very unique [membership card] record collection that Lancaster had.”
“I just quietly worked on it on my own time. I didn’t know if it would work,” Moore said.
Sinopoli, who has lived in Lancaster since the murder, was arrested at his home on Sunday on a charge of criminal homicide, prosecutors announced Monday. His preliminary hearing is set for July 25. No defense attorney is listed.
Sinopoli “was not on our radar,” Lancaster County District Attorney Heather Adams said at a news conference. Sinopoli was “never cleared,” Adams said, but “none of the tips over the years had suggested him as a possible suspect.”
After this investigation, a suspected person Sinopoli is arrested, More used this way of investigation in two other cases. Adams said in praising both Moore and NanoLabs by saying that investigation could not be completed without their help.
Yep, all the ads on TV for DNA ancestory or send in a stool sample for cancer screening. They keep all this stuff for the DNA. Sometimes I wonder if you donate blood do they keep the DNA? I bet somewhere in the fine print it says they can.
— Darkoss (@crosleed) July 21, 2022
Adams said. “Certainly, law enforcement never forgot about Lindy Sue, and this arrest marks the first step to obtaining justice for her and holding her killer responsible.”
When Moore suspects David it was found that previously he lived in Lindy’s building. In 2022 February, Moore’s team keeps tacking David and getting a coffee cup to match the DNA samples with that blood found on her underwear.
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