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Arrest made in 1993 Minneapolis cold case murder

Jeanne Ann Childs was killed at her apartment almost 26 years ago.
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Police have made an arrest in the killing of a 35-year-old woman in Minneapolis more than 25 years ago.

Minneapolis Police Department on Tuesday announced a breakthrough in the 1993 cold case murder of Jeanne Ann Childs.

Childs was found dead in the bedroom of her apartment on June 13, 1993, and her murder went unsolved before Minneapolis PD, the FBI, Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension launched a review of the case in 2015.

This years-long cold case investigation has now led to an arrest, with a 52-year-old man being taken into custody in Waite Park, Minnesota.

It comes after cold case investigators were able to identify unknown DNA taken from the crime scene, which underwent additional testing and investigation through an online genealogy website.

"Our efforts to increase public safety and ensure justice has no timeline. This case is an excellent example of great collaboration between our law enforcement partners," said Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo on Tuesday.

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"We all hope Jeanne’s family can finally find peace as a result of this tenacious effort by officers and agents," added. Jill Sanborn, Special Agent in Charge of the Minneapolis Division of the FBI.

"This case underscores law enforcement’s ability use every tool at its disposal to crack a case."

The suspect is being held in jail awaiting charges. BMTN does not typically name suspects until they have been formally charged.

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