Skip to comments.Boston Strangler Case Solved 50 Years Later
Posted on 07/11/2013 7:49:25 PM PDT by South40
A water bottle recovered from a construction site where Tim DeSalvo whose uncle Albert DeSalvo had confessed to being the internationally notorious Boston Strangler gave police the DNA evidence they needed to bring closure to a case that has been a mystery for nearly 50 years, murders for which no one has ever been charged.
"This is really a story of relentlessness,'' Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis explained today as Massachusetts top law enforcement officials revealed that DNA preserved from the body of the Boston Strangler's last victim--raped and murdered in 1964--can now be linked with "99.9 percent certainty" to the late Albert DeSalvo.
"This is good evidence. This is strong evidence. This is reliable evidence,'' Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said of the new DNA result. "But there can be no doubt."
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Great use of the technology! Now if it could just be used to find out who is and isn’t Obama’s daddy and mommy.
“where Tim DeSalvo ... gave police the DNA evidence they needed”
What? Where what?
I’m sick of bad writing.
Let me guess - was it a Kennedy?
We already knew DeSalvo was the Boston Strangler.
The Massachusetts Legislature once passed a resolution honoring Albert DeSalvo for his work in population control.
Bobby DeNiro could have played him in a film in his younger days.
I’m so glad they are spending lots of money on old crimes; are they going to sentence this dead man to death?
Yes. A horribly constructed sentence, and it doesn’t even make sense if you do manage to parse it out. This person works Good Morning America. Big surprise.
Those things are bad for the environment!
Did Patrick and Menino shut the city down again until they figured out the identity of the killer?
We’ve been holding our breath.
Tony Curtis did, and did a good, creepy, job, IMO.
I’m sure I could research it, but...Did they even have plastic water bottles back then?
The water bottle was obtained recently.
He doesn’t look a THING like Tony Curtis! This CAN’T be the real DeSalvo!
Investigators like to get unsolved cases resolved. Sometimes, they will bundle a bunch of them and pin them on someone for a plea bargain. Helps clear the books.
Speaking of books, investigators who “break” old unsolved cases involving “infamous murderers” like the Boston Strangler can write true crime books about their CSI like investigation...
It's a modern water bottle sipped by a relative of the Boston Strangler.
So now the government has this innocent man's DNA on file (used to check for his dead relative's similar DNA profile).
Scary what the police can do.