DNA links seven murders and counting

Police in Milwaukee have linked a man’s DNA to seven unsolved murders committed between 1986 and 2007. Six of the victims were prostitutes, the seventh a runaway involved in the drug trade. A state crime lab may yet link the same offender to at least 23 other unsolved prostitute murders with similar characteristics.

Unfortunately, while police have the DNA of the suspect, they don’t know to whom the DNA belongs. There are no matches in any police databases, which means the offender has so far managed to stay out of police hands for any related felonies.