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Officers who responded to the the scene found the woman’s body “lying in a hallway in a pool of blood, and her apartment had been ransacked,” the DA’s office said.
A palm print and other evidence was collected by police, but at the time did not match anyone in the criminal database. However, the print was tested again by Cobb police and came back as a match to Brown earlier this month, the warrant says.
“Twenty-eight years is a long time for a family to wait to find out what happened to their loved one, but there is no statute of limitations on murder,” District Attorney Joyette Holmes said. “My office will move expeditiously to bring Mr. Brown to justice.”
The DA’s office said investigators will work to bring Brown back to Georgia as soon as possible to face the new charges, the DA’s office said.
“Each piece of evidence in every case is important in its own way,” Cobb police chief Tim Cox said. “Though a long time coming, we are thankful evidence collected early in this case has helped justice continue to move forward. We are proud of the continued effort of our detectives along with investigators in the District Attorney’s Office.”
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