Tire, DNA Evidence Leads La. To Killings Suspect


Authorities arrested a Baton Rouge, La., man, yesterday for killing at least three women who lived “high-risk lifestyles,” reports The Advocate in Baton Rouge. Sean Gillis, 41, has been linked by DNA evidence to the killings “The goal now is to convict this man and hopefully to execute him,” said sheriff’s Lt. Col. Greg Phares.

Gillis is a suspect in other murders. All three women were beaten and strangled, found in remote areas and had their bodies mutilated after death.

Tire tracks left near the canal where one body was found, plus a man’s DNA profile on the victims’ bodies, helped lead to the arrest. Authorities compiled a list of people who had bought tires that would have left that track. “It was tedious, but worth it,” said an officer. “This is just old-fashioned police work. No fancy science.”

Link: http://www.2theadvocate.com/stories/043004/new_caught001.shtml

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