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34 years later, retiring cop to return murder victim's belongings to family


It's the last act of a retiring cop, and the final chapter for the family of a murder victim after 34 years waiting for answers.

According to an Associated Press report, Duluth Police Lieutenant Scott Drewlo will fly to Tennessee on Monday to meet with the parents of Carolyn Andrew, a 17-year-old girl whose 1981 murder case has finally been solved.

He'll deliver the Duluth teen's belongings – lipstick, a comb and a small bag of quarters her parents gave her the last time they saw her, the AP says.

This comes just a little over two months after investigators declared the cold case officially closed. They used DNA technology to trace evidence from the crime to the late Cecil Wayne Oliver, at Duluth-area resident at the time of the murder.

Oliver died in 1988 at the age of 30 from a single gunshot wound to the head, Northland's News Center reports.

Andrew was on her way to a bowling alley when police believe she encountered Oliver, who had reportedly been seen trying to talk to the girl and obtain her phone number the night before the killing.

Andrew never arrived at the bowling alley, and was found dead in Twin Ponds on May 6th, 1981.

Her parents have since moved to Tennessee.

Lt. Drewlo, who the AP notes was on the cold case in 2009, will retire at the end of the month.

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