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DNA Evidence Links Suspect To Unsolved 1989 Murder Of Texas Woman, Police Say

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Source: Dallas County Jail; UNSPLASH

Jul. 25 2022, Published 2:10 p.m. ET

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A suspect was taken into custody after DNA linked him to the slaying of a Texas woman over three decades ago, authorities said.

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On July 22, police in Dallas charged David Rojas, 53, with the cold case capital murder of Mary Hague Kelly in January 1989, KTVT reported.

According to authorities, Kelly was found strangled to death in her home, and some of her personal possessions and vehicle were missing.

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Detectives said there was no sign of forced entry.

DNA was collected at the time, but the samples didn’t help identify any potential suspects in the case until late last month.

A sample collected from the victim’s body was allegedly linked to Rojas, according to KTVT.

He was being held in the Dallas County jail.


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