Long Beach DNA technology
After more than a decade, a Central California man will face a murder charge after he was connected to the 2002 crime through DNA.
On June 24, 2002, at 3:24 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to 1200 Pier E in the Port of Long Beach regarding reports of a person who had been stabbed.
On Friday, January 21, 1972, officers from the Long Beach Police Department were dispatched to the 6600 block of Olive Avenue in response to a man who had just come home to find his wife stabbed to death. The case went unsolved until detectives were able to give it a second look, and advances in DNA technology allowed them to make a significant break in the case.
The Long Beach Police Department is pleased to announce that a cold case investigation has led to the identification and arrest of the suspects responsible for the 1986 murder of a Long Beach man.
On June 27, 1986, Long Beach Police were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 1800 block of Lemon Avenue regarding a shooting victim.
In 1989, Long Beach Police Department Homicide detectives began an investigation into the murder of a 15-year-old Wilson High School student who was found deceased in her residence. The case would go unsolved for 22 years until advances in DNA technology and a grant to help solve cold cases gave detectives the resources they needed to identify the suspect, who had since murdered another young female and attempted to murder a third.