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Victim in 1994 cold case death identified through forensic genealogy

Victim in 1994 cold case death identified through forensic genealogy

The victim in a 1994 cold case death has been identified through a DNA sample.

In 2021, the Riverside County DA’s Regional Cold Case Homicide Team had a DNA sample created for the purposes of forensic genealogy. In mid-December 2021, the Cold Case Team was notified that the state Department of Justice had issued a final report showing strong support that the victim in the 1994 death was Patricia Cavallaro, with a birthdate of March 22, 1937.

 


AUTHORITIES ANNOUNCE ARREST AND FILING OF CHARGES

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IN SERIAL RAPIST COLD CASE WITH CRIMES DATING BACK TO 1996

RIVERSIDE – District Attorney Mike Hestrin, joined by Corona Police Chief George Johnstone and Riverside Police Chief Larry Gonzalez, announced today, June 17, 2020, that a cold case serial rapist and sex offender has been arrested and charged with crimes dating back almost 25 years. 


THIRD MAN ARRESTED AND CHARGED IN 1998 COLD CASE MURDER

THIRD MAN ARRESTED AND CHARGED IN 1998 COLD CASE MURDER

RIVERSIDE – The son of a man already charged in a 1998 cold case murder has been arrested by DA’s Investigators and has now also has been charged in the murder.