A 1956 double murder has been solved using DNA evidence. It may be the oldest case cracked like this so far, investigator says
June 10, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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After 65 years, a grisly double murder case of two teenagers in Great Falls, Montana, was solved with DNA evidence, according to investigators.
(CNN)After 65 years, a grisly double murder case of two teenagers in Great Falls, Montana, was solved with DNA evidence, according to investigators.
"It was such a big case," Cascade County Sheriff's Office lead investigator Sgt. Jon Kadner told CNN Wednesday night.
Investigators have determined that the killer was Kenneth Gould, a Great Falls native who grew up near one of the victims.
A DNA profile of a suspect in 2001 was developed using forensic evidence preserved from Kalitzke's 1956 autopsy, Kadner said.
"They built a family tree backward and then forward to develop (the link to) Kenneth Gould," Kadner said.
Even though he knew all along that the killer was likely to be dead by the time he was found, Kadner said he felt driven to solve the case after reviewing the decades of files pieced together by past detectives.