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Police Hope DNA Sheds Light on Possible Killer in Cold Case

Police hope DNA from a cold case will give new clues into a killing an 11-year-old girl nearly 35 years ago.


Julie Fuller, 11, disappeared from an Arlington motel on June 27, 1983, after taking out the trash. Her body was found a day later in Fort Worth.

Investigators have spent thirty years on the case, chasing down and eliminating suspects. They now hope DNA evidence collected will give an accurate snapshot of Fuller's killer using DNA phenotyping. According to police, this process predicts the person's physical appearance and ancestry from DNA evidence.

The company made three different projections of a possible suspect -- at ages 25, 45 and 65 -- since they did not know how old the suspect was at the time of Fuller's murder. 

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