Of Indiana arrested a man in 1988 rape, murder after DNA match
An Indiana man was arrested for a 1988 rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl after DNA match found used condoms.
After the arrest of an Indiana man who admitted this week to the rape and murder of 8-year-old April Tinsley in 1988, the mother of the girl who is allegedly advocating for the death penalty.
Janet Tinsley told the Journal Gazette on Tuesday that she intends to encourage prosecutors to pursue the death penalty against John D. Miller, 59. Prosecutors declined to comment on whether or not they would petition for.
If convicted and given the death penalty, Tinsley told the outlet that they plan to be present for the execution and the will “, the last face that he sees.”
OF INDIANA ARRESTED A MAN IN 1988 RAPE, MURDER OF 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL AFTER DNA MATCH FOUND ON USED CONDOMS, POLICE SAY
The grim remarks came after Miller was taken into custody Sunday on provisional charges of murder, child molestation and criminal confinement in the 8-year-old’s death. Miller confessed to the authorities that he kidnapped, choked and raped the girl on April 1, 1988, the Indianapolis Star reported, quoting court documents.
April Tinsley was killed in 1988, when she was 8 years old.
During the investigation, the identification of a suspect were thwarted when officials were unable to match DNA evidence found on Tinsley’s body.
Over the years, authorities found notes refer to the Tinsley murder, a (1990), in which the writer promised to “kill again.” Several other comments were also discovered in 2004, a number of which were found on girls bikes left in yards, the FBI said in a 2009 press release.
Inside pockets with the notes were also “used condoms or Polaroid pictures of the killer’s body,” the FBI said, adding that a number of “of the notes referred to April Tinsley.”
THE POLICE DO NOT SAY IF THE 1988 INDIANA COLD CASE SUSPECT LINKED TO 2017 DELPHI MURDER OF TWO TEENAGE GIRLS
John D. Miller was arrested Sunday on a preliminary murder, child murder and criminal confinement charges in the killing of April Tinsley.
(Fort Wayne Police/the Journal-Gazette via AP)
An important development in the investigation came about 30 years later, after a detective in a package for DNA research and analysis on the evidence on Parabon NanoLabs. In July, the DNA sample is accurately possible suspects Miller and his brother.
The researchers started with the tracking of the Miller, and looked in his trash to find used condoms samples. The DNA on the condoms collected in July found DNA on the condoms left by the 2004 bonds and on the Tinsley underwear.
Miller expected back in court on Thursday for arraignment.
Fox News’ Katherine Lamb, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.