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Police arrest man in 26-year-old murder case

January 4, 2019

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Police say detectives have arrested a man in Idaho in connection with a 26-year-old Washington state murder case after DNA evidence linked him to the crime.

KOMO-TV reports 54-year-old Robert Lee Miller was arrested this week in Boise, Idaho, on a murder warrant.

The arrest stems from the 1992 killing of 57-year-old Marilyn Hickey Bremerton, Washington. Her body was found Sept. 10, 1992 in her apartment after police received a call requesting a welfare check.

Her death was ruled a homicide and evidence was collected but no arrests were made.

The case was reopened in 2006 and the Washington State Patrol’s crime lab was able to extract a DNA profile of the suspected killer. The DNA matched DNA in another unsolved homicide case from Boise.

Garland says police in both departments worked to identify Miller as the suspect using DNA.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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