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DNA Leads To Arrest In 1997 Christmas Day Rape

MIcah Baldwin

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says agents have arrested a Guthrie man for the rape and beating of an 85-year-old woman that happened on Christmas Day in 1997.

The agency said Thursday that the man was arrested Wednesday after DNA tests connected him to the rape and assault of the woman. According to online court records, formal charges had not been filed as of Thursday afternoon.

The OSBI says DNA was taken from the suspect after he was convicted on drug charges in 2013.

The agency says the victim of the crime died in 2008.


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