Skip to comments.'In Cold Blood' Killers' DNA Not Linked to Fla. Quadruple Murder
Posted on 08/13/2013 10:35:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway
DNA testing on the two killers profiled in the book "In Cold Blood" does not link them to a quadruple homicide Florida more than 50 years ago, ending perhaps the best chance police and the victims' family had at solving the cold case.
Capt. Jeff Bell of the Sarasota Sheriff's Office told The Associated Press on Tuesday authorities were unable to make a match between killers Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, and Christine Walker, who was slain in 1959 in Sarasota with her husband and two children. The family was killed about a month after Hickock and Smith murdered a Kansas farmer and his family.
Authorities said they were unable to match the DNA because only partial profiles could be taken from the exhumed bodies in December, and the Walker crime scene samples were old and degraded. No more tests were scheduled.
"The complication lies in the fact that there's still some uncertainty," Bell said. "It wouldn't exclude them but it also does not provide us with any level of confidence to say there's a match because there's not."
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Did they check Cole Younger, Jesse James, Sirhan Sirhan and Bigfoot, too?
I’m friends with Scott Wilson, who played one of the killers...I’ll have to run this by him; I’d be curious about what his thoughts are...!
This is a real shame.
He seems to be a bit preoccupied with zombies just now.