It sounds like they have narrowed it down to a few people. Some of these suspects won’t provide a DNA sample.
Here’s a thought: Have they followed any of these suspects and captured any discarded DNA? Heck, if they can get the GSK in California based on Kleenex he discarded in a Hobby Lobby parking lot, I think they can do the same to confirm who April’s killer is. If they have some primary suspects, it shouldn’t be too difficult to track down if any of them owned, or had access to a blue pick-up like the one described in April’s abduction.
Post by HeadMarshal on Jul 15, 2018 13:59:27 GMT -5
Truly excellent news that after 30 years, 59-year John Miller was arrested for April's murder after DNA linked him to the horrific crime! Even better is that he has already confessed to investigators, saving April's family having to go to a trial.
Post by Scumhunter on Jul 15, 2018 18:19:24 GMT -5
P.S. Some people are wondering because the guy sort of looks like the same man who killed Abby Williams and Libby German in Delphi last year as well. My personal opinion is if he confessed to killing April, he would have confessed to killing them as well. I will be glad if pleasantly surprised (for the sake of solving their case as well) but I don't see it at the moment.
1) Was he captured in a manner similar to how they found the Golden State Killer (i.e. did a family member post their DNA results in a public domain?).
2) Will the State of Indiana seek the death penalty? Indiana does have the death penalty with lethal injection being the method of execution. I can already think of two aggravating factors: Murder committed during a felony (kidnapping and child molestation) and the victim was under the age of 14 at the time of the killing.
John D. Miller isn't on the Indiana Sex Offender Registry, and I'm guessing he has lived a crime-free life up to this point because Indiana has a law requiring anyone arrested for a felony be swabbed for DNA.
I am of agreement that the DNA-composite looks exactly like him.
Post by Scumhunter on Jul 15, 2018 22:32:54 GMT -5
Somebody claimed to me it was also familial DNA but I can't find proof of that anywhere and will wait for the press conference.
What I don't get is this guy lived in the town where one of the 2004 notes were found (Grabill). I'm not too familiar with the midwest (besides Chicago) so I don't know how spread out the town was and I don't mean to stereotype but the guy LOOKS creepy and I probably would have checked the registry for him if I lived in that town even if I didn't know about April's case.
How the heck did he not raise any alarms or suspicions?
I'll take it but still feel April's case seems like it could have been solved even sooner. (That is not to put a damper on the great news, justice delayed is not justice denied).
Last Edit: Jul 15, 2018 22:36:59 GMT -5 by Scumhunter