"We still feel some relief in knowing what happened to Arlene that night, and, more importantly, who is responsible," the family said in a statement.
Charles Helem, already serving a life sentence for a 2002 murder, was charged this week after he confessed last year to two more murders from 1987 and 2002.
Divers first discovered the submerged SUV in October 2021, which later led to finding one fibula bone confirmed to belong to Stephanie Van Nguyen.
"We don't give up... twenty-six years, it could have been 36, you know, until I took my last breath I was going to work this case," said a detective.
Police arrested Edward Gilbert Duran for a 1997 rape in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after DNA taken from a fork matched evidence. He's connected to eight cases.
Police in Boulder, Colorado, have been working with state investigators on "future DNA advancements," the police department said Monday in a statement.
The San Francisco Police Department is urging police departments nationwide to review their cold case files.
The remains found in Twinsburg, Ohio in 1982 were recently identified by local authorities as Frank Little, who had been missing for over 40 years.
Hamilton was linked to the Lewis' killing after investigators submitted evidence to a DNA lab last year that connected him to the 1996 murder.
The juror had experience of violence against a woman and didn't know if she, as a mother, could remain unbiased during the trial, she said.
David Neal Cox, the first man executed in Mississippi since 2012, confessed to a 2007 murder of his sister-in-law before his death for killing his wife.
David Reed was indicted last week in the 2001 death of Rose Marie Moniz after a Massachusetts cold case unit found a hair inside the shell.
Police in Nevada said Thursday the identity of a 1980 murder victim was confirmed through new DNA testing, and are reopening the investigation into her death.
"I played this in my head a thousand times," the woman's sister said. "I never thought this day would come."
On May 16, 1986, the infant boy was found deceased in a sanitation truck in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Using a genealogy database, police were able to identify the murderer from unidentified blood that was left at the original crime scene.
"After 45 years, the alleged killer of a WWI Veteran is being held accountable and brought to justice," Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said.
Winston Arthur Maxey III was 15 years old when he left his Boise home to pursue a better life in the spring of 1971. He was found dead weeks later in Oregon.
The prosecutor's office confirmed that a DNA test linked a former police officer to one of France's largest cold cases from the 1980s and 1990s.
Sonia Carmen Herok-Stone was a single mother when she was killed in 1981.
"Our success depends on info found in public genealogy databases, where participants—and this is important—must opt-in for law enforcement matches."
"We hope this arrest can begin to bring some closure to the Vegas family who have been living with questions about Diane's death for nearly 44 years," Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said in a statement.
"This is now a very active investigation after laying dormant for years," the Kenner Police Department said in a press release on Friday. "Additional arrests are expected."
FBI agents used DNA evidence to bring charges against a Tennessee man who is suspected of having shot and killed a mother and her 4-year-old daughter nearly three decades ago.
Michaela Garecht, 9, was abducted from the parking lot of a convenience store on the morning of November 19, 1988.
Investigators said the body of 17-year-old high school student Mary London was found on a then-rural stretch of San Juan Road in North Sacramento in 1981.
Nearly three decades after Denise Kulb's death, police say they've tied her murder to her boyfriend, Theodore Donahue, using enhanced photo technology to match a sock found at Donahue's home to one found on Kulb's body.
Researchers say skull found in a Transylvania cave is clear evidence of interpersonal violence among ancient Europeans.
Cops have provided the public with an updated age progression image based on their original 1975 sketch.
Chris Dawson, 70, is suspected of murdering his wife in 1982.