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After 45 years of rail to the offender: suspect arrested for double murder in USA from 1973
A cold case from 1973 seems after years of research, yet still resolved to get. Two girls from Pittsburgh were in the summer of 1973 brutally murdered when she is on holiday in Virginia Beach. The perpetrator was no trace. Now, 45 years later, there is finally a suspect arrested.

Two young women, Janice Pietropola and Lynn Seethaler, both 19 years old when, in June 1973 on vacation in Virginia Beach. On their last vakantieavond were the two killed in the motel where they stayed. Someone of the staff found them the day after when she came out. The two went on their holidays on a date with a number of men, but whether the perpetrator is one of them, was never clear.

brutally murdered

Janice had three bullets in the right side of her face, was strangled and raped. Also Lynn was strangled and had several gunshot wounds. The perpetrator cut her throat. The perpetrator was no trace. The police linked the double murder to a number of other murders of young white women in the same region occurred . They went to assume that it is a serial killer. Investigators could never prove that the murders actually have something to do with each other.

A trail to the perpetrator

There were DNA samples from the crime scene sent to the FBI. That was not further investigated. The first DNA test, dating only from the middle of the eighties. The current technology led investigators to a suspect. Ernest Broadnax, a man from New York, was yesterday arrested. His DNA was linked to the evidence when it was found.

The man is now 80 years old, and already has some crimes on his criminal record. So he came into 2013 still free from prison after a sentence properly finished for abuse. His neighbors describe him in the last few years, as a friendly and quiet man. He is now accused of double murder and rape.

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