And Closed

Police have used a familial DNA search to close a more than 40-year-old murder case, the Washington Post reports.

Karen Klaas was sexually assaulted and strangled on January 30, 1976 after dropping her son off at school and returning to her home in Hermosa Beach, Calif., the Post recounts. She was in a coma for five days before dying.

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