Flagler County using DNA, genealogy in effort to ID remains of woman found 30 years ago
A young woman whose remains were first discovered in the woods in Flagler County just over 30 years ago is still unidentified, and the Sheriff’s Office is using new technology to try to bring closure for her family.
‘I won’t forget. I won’t stop’: Widow still seeking justice speaks out 2 years after surviving attack that left husband dead
Two years after three people broke into a Brentwood home, killed a man and injured his son, the murdered man’s widow -- who survived the vicious attack -- spoke to News4JAX about the case, which has unfortunately gone cold for investigators.
$10,000 reward offered in St. Augustine double murder
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. The St. Johns County Sheriffs Office is offering a $10,000 reward for tips leading to arrests in the cold case murders of two men whose remains were found in a burned SUV. The bodies of Charles Durden, 27, and Steffon Larry, 26, were found inside the torched Dodge SUV in November 2016 in St. Augustine. Mark Kapelka, the lead detective on the case, told News4Jax the case went cold weeks ago. Its very hard.After reviewing the case, Kapelka said, it became clear that some of the original anonymous tipsters likely have information vital to catching these mens killer or killers. Hes asking those people to call back, either through Crime Stoppers or the Sheriffs Office.
Officials solve 1991 rape, murder of teen in Florida Keys
KEY WEST, Fla. Officials have solved the killing of a teenager in the Florida Keys who was raped and strangled with her bikini top on Valentines Day 1991. Officials used DNA technology to identify both the victim and the suspect. DNA obtained from the 1991 crime scene in the Florida Keys matched DNA from Bradley's own homicide scene in April 1992. The case became known as the Valentine Jane Doe Homicide. Kirkum was seen hitchhiking out of Key West that evening. Sheriffs officials said Kirkum was never reported missing, and both her parents are now dead.