Domestic violence suspect arrested in cold-case murders
Domestic violence suspect arrested in cold-case murders
A man with a history of domestic violence now faces murder charges in two cold cases.

According to police, DNA linked the suspect to murders in Burbank and Montclair. The victims were bound and sexually assaulted before being killed. Police say the murders took place in 1981 and 1986. Investigators are searching for additional victims among the area’s unsolved cases. The man maintains a permanent residence in Kern County, but also has ties to Texas.

Investigators reexamined evidence in the two cases and used genealogy databases to develop a suspect. Police arrested the man following a traffic stop in Los Angeles. The suspect has a history of violence against women and has been arrested several times in the last 30 years. Prosecutors in both Los Angeles County and Kern County have filed domestic abuse cases against the man. Investigators have not said whether the man had a connection to the two slain women.

Prosecutors said that they turned to genealogy databases for leads in the case because they could not find a suspect in crime databases. The suspect, who is 64 years old, was not required to provide a DNA sample, despite multiple arrests and convictions.

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