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Like everyone here, I’ve read many good crime stories over the years but this one, by James Vlahos for The Atlantic, is one of the best.
Two gruesome murders from 1978 and 1984 are seemingly related and lead police to three good suspects who all go on to commit suicide. There are about five or six left turns in this article and at the end, you will have to make a decision about an unlikely suspect on your own.
It raises good questions about contamination of DNA evidence and law enforcement’s faith in its purity when it serves their agenda. However, DNA experts themselves disagree with that notion and declare contamination, especially in the 1980s and 1990s, was more prevalent than we like to think.
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