Washington police make arrest in 1998 cold case murder of teen found axed to death

Police in Washington state have made an arrest in the murder of a teenager who was found axed to death 24 years ago. The body of 19-year-old Jennif...

December 1, 2022
1:06 AM

Police in Washington state have made an arrest in the murder of a teenager who was found axed to death 24 years ago. The body of 19-year-old Jennifer Brinkman was found in 1998 when her father returned to his Marysville, Washington home from a vacation in California and found his daughter had been murdered with an ax, KCPQ-TV reported.After 24 years, police say they have made an arrest in the cold case using DNA evidence and crediting the advances made in that technology over the years."The arrested suspect was one of several individuals detectives focused on through the years, and ultimately, the advancement of scientific DNA technology, including genetic genealogy, led to his arrest," The Marysville Police Department said in a news release.

Andrew Miller