The Murder Of A 14-Year-Old Girl In NY – DNA Leads To Arrest !
Finally, the cold case murder of a 14-year-old girl in New York is solved after 36 years. The murderer was arrested through a DNA familial search. Previously, a DNA test was done, but the data produced no hits.
On Wednesday, the murderer, Timothy Williams, was arrested at his home in Florida. He was not only jailed but waived extradition to New York.
On Thanksgiving Day in 1984, the 14-year-old, Wendy Jerome never came back to her home after delivering a birthday card to her best friend. This was reported by Wendy’s mother. Later her body was found lying next to a trash bin. She was brutally murdered.
Last Friday, Rochester police announced that the murderer, Timothy Williams, 56, of Melbourne, Fla., was arrested. The accused was charged with rape and murder in the death of Wendy Jerome.
“It’s over,” cried Wendy Jerome’s mother, Marlene Jerome. “It’s finally over. Our family can go on with their lives.” Jerome has never imagined such a day in her life.
In a news conference, Rochester Police Capt. Frank Umbrino said, “Honestly, the extent of the injuries are too horrendous to talk about here.”
Rochester Police Capt. Frank Umbrino said as per Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Timothy Williams grew up in Rochester. And he was also not known to either Wendy or her family.