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Report: DNA From Chain Used at 'Occupy' Protest Linked to Vicious 2004 Murder of Sarah Fox


“You’ve got the same DNA left at two distinct sites"

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Officials say that the unsolved murder of 21-year-old Juilliard student Sarah Fox has been linked to a chain used in an Occupy Wall Street subway protest in March.

NBC New York writes:

Fox was found nude and strangled in the park in May 2004, days after she disappeared during a daytime jog. Investigators recovered her pink CD player in the woods just yards from her body.

Sources said Tuesday the DNA found on the CD player matches DNA found on a chain left by Occupy Wall Street protesters at the Beverly Road subway station in East Flatbush on March 28, 2012.

That Wednesday morning, protesters chained open emergency gates and taped up turnstiles in eight subway stations and posted fliers encouraging riders to enter for free.

A "communique" posted online later that day by the "Rank and File Initiative" described the act as a protest against service cuts, fare hikes and transit employees' working conditions.

It was attributed to "teams of activists, many from Occupy Wall Street... with rank and file workers from the Transport Workers Union Local 100 and the Amalgamated Transit Union."

No one was arrested in the March subway protest incidents. Police are continuing to investigate, and are now working to try to identify the source of the DNA found in common with the chain and the CD player.

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Forensics expert Dr. Lawrence Koblinsky says the new link could help break the case, but officials warn that the DNA link doesn't necessarily mean an Occupy Wall Street protester was responsible for Fox's murder.

“You’ve got the same DNA left at two distinct sites," Koblinsky explained. "Until they find the individual who left that DNA, we won’t know. But the likelihood is high the person who left that DNA on the CD player is the killer of Sarah Fox.”

A leading suspect in the case, 47-year-old Dimitry Sheinman, has been living in South Africa but recently returned to New York City claiming to have had a psychic vision of the real killer.

Reports indicate that he remains a person of interest.

CBS has an account of the "psychic letter" he recently delivered to police:

(H/T: Weasel Zippers)

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