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DNA match leads to arrest in 1999 Alabama slaying, rape case

DNA match leads to arrest in 1999 Alabama slaying, rape case

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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

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