DOTHAN, Ala. – Authorities in Alabama say a DNA match discovered by way of a family tree web site has led to an arrest in decades-old slaying and rape case.
Al.com reviews 45-year-old Coley McCraney, of Dothan, was arrested Saturday and charged with rape and capital homicide within the 1999 deaths of 17-year-olds Tracie Hawlett and J.B. Beasley. Ozark police and Dale County sheriff’s officers are scheduled to carry a press convention in regards to the case on Monday.
The ladies left Dothan the night time of July three, 1999, to attend a celebration, however they by no means arrived. The pair was discovered the subsequent day within the trunk of Beasley’s automotive alongside a highway in Ozark, every with a gunshot wound to the top.
A special suspect was cleared after his DNA did not match that from semen discovered on Beasley.
Info from: The Birmingham Information, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews