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Police Hope DNA Advances Will Help Solve 35-Year-Old Murder

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DARIEN, Conn. (AP) _ Darien police are re-examining a 35-year-old homicide, relying on advances in DNA testing.

Greg Sjolander, a Montreal hairdresser and parolee, was found dead behind an abandoned building in December 1978. The last confirmed sighting of Sjolander was in November 1978 when he was seen in Stamford.

 The News-Times reports that police say the case was last examined in the early 1980s. Police say evidence from the Sjolander homicide was processed by the FBI forensic lab in 1979. Some evidence is being sent to the FBI Lab in Quantico, Va., for re-analysis.

Evidence also is being sent to the Connecticut State Forensic Lab for DNA testing.
Darien investigators believe Sjolander’s death is connected with another unsolved 1978 killing of Darien native Ronald Poole. He was found fatally shot in Dutchess County, N.Y.
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Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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