Westrom became a suspect after the Federal Bureau of Investigation ran DNA evidence collected from the murder scene through a genealogy website's database in 2018 and his name came up, according to The Associated Press.
When investigators told him about the DNA evidence, Westrom allegedly told them he had no idea why his DNA would have been at the scene.
Investigators then used the internet to determine where Westrom would be in public places and then secretly trailed him to his daughter's hockey game in Wisconsin in January.
Advances in forensics are giving police departments more and more ways to solve crimes, but using a napkin found in the garbage can at a hockey rink has to be a new one.
According to court documents, Childs' naked body was found in her apartment in an area known for prostitution. The paper towel was recovered, sent to a state laboratory, and matched to DNA samples found in Ms Childs's flat.
Geneology websites gained attention a year ago after one was used to arrest a suspect in the decades-long hunt for the so-called Golden State Killer in California.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman told reporters last week that investigators used "a genealogy company you see advertised on TV". The 52-year-old was released from jail after posting bail Friday in Hennepin County.
"We all hope Jeanne's family can finally find peace as a result of this tenacious effort by officers and agents", Jill Sanborn, the special agent in charge of the Minneapolis division of the F.B.I., said in a statement. He said he did not know the victim and he did not have sex with any women in Minneapolis in 1993, the station reported. Several members of Childs' family were also at the hearing in Hennepin County District Court. Westrom's lawyer says the case was charged prematurely.
Westrom's next court date is scheduled for March 13.
Ce Lyonnais, présenté comme un gros bonnet de la drogue, est le seul mis en examen en détention provisoire dans ce dossier. L'affaire "Air Cocaïne" arrive lundi devant les juges, six ans après une saisie spectaculaire sur un tarmac de Punta Cana.
After three straight losses to Purdue, Indiana and IL , the Spartans have won their last pair against Minnesota and Wisconsin. In the win over the Badgers, Michigan State's Cassius Winston led the way on 23 points with six rebounds and six assists.
However, Meghan Markle is reportedly celebrating the upcoming birth of her first child with a group of her closest pals in the US. Yahoo can confirm Markle, who is in her third trimester, was spotted having lunch over the weekend at Ladurée in SoHo.
She had been demoted from justice minister last month and was furious, releasing a 2,000-word statement after that. If convicted criminally, the company would be banned from receiving any federal government business for a decade.
Barcelona are likely to make a number of changes to their starting XI when Ernesto Valverde's side take on Lyon . Ex-Rennes winger Dembele warned: "They're a team with very good players and it's very hard to win there".
They told him, by what they said or by what they didn't, that what he was doing was okay. "Friends, bands, people he worked with". Phoebe Bridgers has published a new statement addressing the allegations of abuse involving songwriter Ryan Adams .
Banksy soutien des gilets jaunes ?
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Colin Kaepernick 'Absolutely' Still Wants To Play
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Roger Stone Posts and Deletes Photo of Judge With Crosshairs
Stone, a longtime Trump ally, pleaded not guilty on January 29 to charges of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering. The post, which requested followers to help fund Stone's legal defense, took shots at Berman Jackson and Robert Mueller .
Netflix cancels Marvel's The Punisher and Jessica Jones
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