3 years ago

'I Just Wish My Husband Had Been Alive To See This': After 35 Years, DNA Cracks Cold Case

Wochit Entertainment
Wochit Entertainment
At just 14 years old, Wendy Jerome was brutally raped, killed, and left by a dumpster 35 years ago. Police said her injuries were 'too horrendous to talk about.'
But now, law enforcement officials in Rochester, New York, say the crime has finally been solved, with the help of DNA testing.
Suspect Timothy Williams, 56, was arrested Wednesday at his residence in Melbourne, Florida, and charged with second-degree murder.
Rochester Police Capt. Frank Umbrino said a familial DNA search provided information about Williams' family, which ultimately led to the culprit.
I never thought I would see this day, and now it's here. I just wish my husband had been alive to see this. Marlene Jerome Mother of victim Wendy Jerome