Canada The police used DNA evidence to identify the teenage girl Rap And solved the 48-year-old murder mystery.
Investigators in Longueuil, Quebec, say they are 100 percent certain, based on DNA evidence, that a man named Franklin Maywood Romine sexually assaulted a girl named Sharon Pryor in 1975. Murder what was
Romaine was born in Huntington, West Virginia in 1946 and died under mysterious circumstances in Verdun, Montreal in 1982 at the age of 36.
Romine’s body was exhumed from a West Virginia cemetery earlier this month. A DNA test on the body linked him to the murder of the young girl.
Police say Romine, who has a long criminal record, had DNA matched to DNA found at the crime scene.
Pryor disappeared on March 29, 1975, after leaving her home in Point St. Charles, a suburb of Montreal, to meet friends for pizza.
Three days later, his body was found in the woods on Montreal’s South Shore.
Police say the DNA of Romine, who has a long criminal record, matched DNA found at the crime scene (Photo: Lungiel Police).
According to CTV News, Pryor’s sister, Doreen, said, “Solving Sharon’s case will never bring him back.” But knowing that their murderer is no longer alive and will kill no more, the story ends somewhat for us.’
Another sister, Maureen, mentioned Prior, adding: ‘You may never have been to our house or to Congregation Street again at the weekend but you never left our hearts and never will.’
West Virginia’s WCHS Television reported that investigators looked at more than 100 suspects over the decades, but Romine’s name did not emerge until last year.
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Longiel police searched criminal records and found that Romine had a long history of violence and regularly traveled between West Virginia and Canada to avoid authorities.
Romine first tried to escape from a West Virginia prison in 1967, according to WCHSTV.
In 1974, he was arrested for the home invasion and rape of a woman in Parkersburg, West Virginia. When he was released on $2,500 bail several months later, he fled to Canada.
Several months after killing Pryor in 1975, Romine was arrested by Canadian border officials and deported back to West Virginia, where he was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison in the Parkersburg case.
He died in 1982 shortly after his release from prison and was buried by his family in Pine Grove Cemetery in Putnam County, West Virginia.
Putnam County Prosecutor Mark Sorcia told WCHS Television that ‘the worst people in the human race target the most innocent of the human race, a child. This is a painful situation.’
‘Some things are worse than death. For a family, a mother to lose her child in this way. Knowing that your child died in these circumstances.’