Kansas City, Missouri — Sixteen-year-old Fawn Cox was raped and strangled in her own bed in Kansas City, Missouri in July 1989. Police say they never knew who killed her – until now, reports the CBS affiliate there, KCTV.
It’s the first murder case solved by the Kansas City Police Department using advanced genetic genealogy techniques like the those used in the Golden State Killer case.
Authorities say the advanced DNA testing revealed the rapist and killer was Cox’s cousin, Donald Cox Jr. He died years ago from an overdose.
“It’s a relief there’s closure,” said Felisa Cox, Fawn’s sister. “The answers aren’t always what we were asking for, but there’s closure.”
Fawn’s body was discovered