According to an article from the Associated Press, a serial killer “who avoided detection for 20 years” was sentenced to 75 years to life in prison for murdering three women. Francisco Avecedo was linked to the murder of three women in Yonkers between 1989 and 1996 by DNA evidence Avecedo voluntarily gave up. In 2009, Avecedo voluntarily gave a DNA sample as an “optional parole application while he was in jail for drunken driving.”
SWEET JUSTICE! It must have been an amazing feeling for the children, mothers, aunts/uncles, friends etc of the victims- Maria Ramos, 26, and Tawana Hodges, 38, both of the Bronx, and Kimberly Moore, 30, of Greenburgh- who have had to endure the suffering of not knowing who murdered someone they loved for all those years.
I do not like how quickly technology is advancing (because I feel most people cannot keep up). But this is an exception! Technology needs to catch up with human progress in this case because this is an amazing example of why the police department needs to expand its DNA database. People can lie, but DNA can’t. Imagine the number of unsolved, cold cases that could be solved if departments expanded its DNA database.