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DNA evidence could solve cold case

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Instead of proving innocence, a DNA sample could result in charges in an unsolved case.

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — DNA testing results from Carroll County on file with the Department of Forensic Science are not intended check on a past conviction, but instead are being held as part of a cold case, according to the county’s commonwealth’s attorney.
The sample could result in charges in a Carroll County case where no one has ever been convicted, but Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons has not released any specifics about the unsolved case.


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