DNA Test Led to Arrest From 1985 Cold Case Rape

For YEARS New Orleans PD failed to process evidence kits collected in rape cases.

As a woman and a retired police officer who spent the better part of the last 10 years of my career as a detective, I find that APPALLING.

Rape kit evidence collection can be extremely traumatic for the victim and to think these kits were not tested, entered into databases, etc. is a crime in and of itself!

Talk about a slam-dunk case for an investigator, not to mention the good-will and peace of mind garnered from the victim and community by catching the sick S.O.B. and getting him off the street. It's really a no-brainer all the way around and a crying shame this happened.

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