Tewksbury Police: DNA Cracked Break-in Case
TEWKSBURY -- Police say a fall 2017 house break has been solved by DNA testing of blood the suspect left behind.
On July 11, police filed charges in Lowell District Court for a Boston man they say broke into, ransacked and stole numerous items from a Tewksbury home on Oct. 20.
Edward Flynn, 54, is charged with breaking and entering in the daytime with the intent to commit a felony, larceny over $250 and destruction of property over $250.
Police said Flynn broke a window to force entry into the home. Tewksbury and state police detectives located blood evidence in the home, which was submitted to the Massachusetts State Crime Lab for DNA testing. On June 12, police received notification the blood matched Flynn’s DNA profile.
Flynn, who is in custody on other matters and awaiting arraignment, was arrested for three other Tewksbury house breaks in 2011.
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