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DNA Leads to Murder Charge in 1986 San Angelo Slaying

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    DNA Leads to Murder Charge in 1986 San Angelo Slaying
    Denton County Sheriff's Office
    Adolph Gonzales, 61, was arrested March 4, 2019 for the murder of Dovie Dykes in 1986 after new DNA evidence was discovered by investigators.

    Investigators say DNA evidence has led to the arrest of an ex-neighbor charged in the 1986 death of an 83-year-old woman in her West Texas home.

    San Angelo police on Tuesday announced the arrest of 61-year-old Adolph Gonzales in Lewisville, where he was living. Denton County jail records show Gonzales was being held on a murder charge, with bond at $500,000.

    Dovie Dykes was found dead in July 1986 by a relative. Dykes, who lived alone, had been sexually assaulted. An autopsy determined she died of cardiac arrhythmia during the attack. San Angelo police say some personal items were missing.

    A 2017 law enforcement DNA database search identified Gonzales. Officials didn't immediately release his criminal history.

    Online records didn't immediately list an attorney representing Gonzales, who was arrested Monday.

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