Anne Heck had never forgotten about her rape 14 years ago, but she was nonetheless taken aback when she received a phone call at her Ashville, N.C., last January from a Virginia detective. He said, “I just wanted to let you know we got the guy.”
The Washington Post profiles the crime victim and reveals how, once again, DNA and stored evidence had solved a long-forgotten crime. Heck, then a young teacher, was raped by a stranger in the Washington, D.C., suburbs while riding her bicycle. Today, she is a mother of two with a new career. She had moved on with her life. The news of the solved attack led to a “happy cry,” she told the newspaper.