FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (PM) — DNA evidence has led to the apprehension of a suspect in the knifepoint rape of a Florida woman at her home more than three decades ago.
Coral Springs police spokesman Tyler Reik stated authorities discovered 60-year-old Timothy Norris serving time for a bank robbery at a West Virginia federal prison.
When the break-in and rape were perpetrated in August 1983, the available technology didn’t lead to a suspect.
In March, the rape victim approached the police about re-opening the case after she located social media accounts about another cold case being solved.
Evidence including a sample of the woman’s clothing was processed at the Broward Sheriff’s Crime Lab, subsequently, investigators found Norris’ DNA on it.
The South Florida SunSentinel states officials plan to extradite Norris to Florida.