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DAILYKENN.com -- Wendy Jerome was 14-years-old when she was brutally raped and murdered. Her remains were found discarded next to a trash bin.
That was 1984.
The crime occurred in Rochester, New York after Wendy left home to mail a birthday card. She never returned.
Nearly thirty-six years later an arrest has been made. Timothy Williams, 56, of Melbourne, Fla., was arrested on rape and murder charges.
Reports say DNA evidence led to Williams arrest.
• Those who believe black-on-white crime is a relatively new phenomenon are mistaken. The advent of the Internet coupled with the proliferation of video devices make black-on-white violence seem more prevalent, even after extreme censorship. Black violence has been endemic to and epidemic in our nation since 1619 when the first slave ship unloaded its human cargo on American soil.
They said she died a brutal death.
“Honestly, the extent of the injuries are too horrendous to talk about here,” Rochester Police Capt. Frank Umbrino told a news conference.
He said Williams became a suspect after the New York state crime lab uploaded DNA from the crime scene to a database and came up with profiles of relatives.
A previous search of an FBI offenders DNA database produced no hits.
Williams was arrested at his home in Florida Wednesday. He was jailed and waived extradition to New York.
Umbrino said Williams grew up in Rochester, according to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. He was a stranger to Wendy and her family.
Jerome said she never thought she would see this day.
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