DAILYKENN.com -- 39-year-old Sabrina Rollins was murdered in 2016. Forward thinking investigators created a DNA profile from a sexual assault kit. No suspect was identified at the time.
A 2019 DNA search led investigators to 60-year-old Tony Tyrone Reed. Reed was arrested.
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MCSO deputies found 39-year-old Sabrina Rollins dead on November 9, 2016 near 107th and Southern avenues. Officials said Rollins had been released from the Lower Buckeye Jail less than two days before her body was discovered.
DNA taken from a sexual assault kit performed at the time helped crime lab workers develop a male DNA profile, but no suspect was identified at the time.
Last year, the Arizona Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory conducted a familial DNA analysis, searching the state's database for a potential relative of the unidentified suspect. The analysis eventually led detectives to Reed.
A comparison of his DNA with the DNA recovered from Rollins identified Reed as a suspect in her murder, MCSO said.
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