How DNA helped crack a 1994 cold case of 2 women strangled to death in Harlem

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023 4:54AM
How DNA helped crack a 1994 cold case of 2 women strangled to death
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Larry Atkinson was taken out of a police precinct on Monday night and is facing multiple charges - accused of strangling two women to death.

HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- DNA from decades ago is finally helping to crack a cold case.

Larry Atkinson was taken out of a police precinct on Monday night and is facing multiple charges - accused of strangling two women to death.

The murders happened in February 1994 in Sharon and Sarah Roberts' Harlem apartment.

Police say they were able to finally make an arrest because of DNA found under Atkinson's fingernails.

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