In 1991, A Man Was Stabbed To Death In His Apartment. It Took 31 Years, But Police Just Arrested The Suspected Killer.

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Source: MEGA; West Allis Police Department

Jun. 22 2022, Published 8:49 a.m. ET

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A 35-year-old man was stabbed to death in Gary, Indiana in 1991. For years, his case went unsolved. It went cold.

That was until June 21, when police said they made the arrest.

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On June 21, Quentin Maurice Smith, 50, was arrested in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in connection to the 1991 killing of John Thomas Currie, according to the FBI.

Currie was found stabbed multiple times inside his apartment in Gary, Indiana, according to police. He died on Nov. 26, 1991.

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Investigators reexamined evidence from the cold case and identified Smith as a suspect based on DNA analysis of items from the crime scene, the FBI said.

No motive was released for the killing.

Smith was arrested in Milwaukee, where he had just been released on patrol, according to the FBI. He is currently in jail on a murder charge and waiting transfer back to Indiana.


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