Un caso freddo di decenni di resti di neonati abbandonati è stato risolto utilizzando le prove del DNA. Ora una coppia della Carolina del Nord è accusata di un crimine

Tre decenni dopo che i resti di un bambino sono stati trovati in una città balneare della Carolina del Nord, la polizia afferma di aver arrestato e accusato una coppia sulla base di nuove prove del DNA.

Scott Gordon Poole, 54, e sua moglie Robin Lynn Byrum, 51, were arrested last week and charged with concealing the birth of a child, a Class I felony, the Nags Head Police Department said in a comunicato stampa.
The case dates back to April 4, 1991, when police officers found the infant remains in the trash at a location in Nags Head. Al tempo, authorities were not able to identify the baby’s gender because decomposition had already begun, ha detto la polizia.
      Investigators connected the couple to the infant after they sent one of its rib bones to a Texas lab for forensic analysis in 2019 and human DNA was recovered. That evidence was then used to create genealogical profile, leading investigators to Poole and Byrum.
        The tragedy of this child’s death and the manner in which his body was disposed of is compounded by the fact that, fino ad ora, no one has been found responsible for this incredibly heartbreaking act,” Nags Head Police Chief Phil Webster said.
          “Ma, through the hard work of Nags Head Police investigators and our law enforcement partners in the case, those who did this will be held accountable for a death that has remained unsolved for three decades.
            The couple is being held at the Dare County Detention Center in Manteo, Carolina del Nord, ha detto la polizia. Their bond was set at $ 250,000 ogni.
            Da martedì sera, it was unclear whether Poole or Byrum had obtained legal representation.

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