Detectives Crack 22-Year-Old Cold Case

DNA leads to arrest

By Michelle Tetu
|  Thursday, Dec 3, 2009  |  Updated 9:45 PM EDT
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Detectives Crack 22-Year-Old Cold Case

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Police in Fairfax County have cracked a twenty-two year old cold case thanks to new DNA evidence.

On May 11, 1987, a man broke into a home in the 7400 block of Lisle Avenue in the Pimmit Hills area of Fairfax County.  Police said the man brutally attacked and sexually assaulted a 30-year-old woman who lived there. She had to jump out a window to get away.  The man has been on the run ever since.

Some recently submitted DNA evidence that came into the Virginia Forensic Lab positively matched the DNA of 49-year-old John Q. Kinsey from Pennsylvania. Cold case detectives reopened the case with the new evidence and presented it to a grand jury. 

The Pennsylvania State Police tracked Kinsey down at his home and brought him back to Virginia Wednesday. He is facing rape and burglary charges.

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