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    WA - Sandra Bowman, 16, pregnant, murdered, Seattle, 17 Dec 1968

    Earlier this year, a state forensic scientist matched Canaday's DNA to sperm found on Bowman's body. His genetic profile was in the database because of two 1969 murder convictions.

    Bowman, who was in her second trimester of pregnancy, was stabbed at least 57 times. The 16-year-old was found by her husband when he came home from work -- face down on their bed, her hands tied behind her back.

    Canaday was working as a pipeman's helper for the city water department when Bowman was killed.

    In a June interview, according to the documents, Canaday told the detectives that he "randomly knocked on her door" and "attacked her ... I stabbed her."

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/West/09/0....ap/index.html

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    Another article

    Convicted murderer charged with killing pregnant teen in 1968
    By The Associated Press
    (9/03/04 - SEATTLE, WA) — A man already serving two life sentences for murder has been charged with committing what prosecutors say is Washington state's oldest unsolved crime, the 1968 fatal stabbing of a pregnant teenager.

    John Dwight Canaday, 59, admitted recently during questioning by Seattle police detectives that he killed Sandra Bowman, according to charging papers filed Thursday.
    Canaday sighed, held up his hands and declared, "Yes, I killed her," when told he had left DNA at the scene, the documents said.

    A prisoner at the Walla Walla penitentiary, Canaday faces another possible life sentence for the Bowman slaying. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.

    Earlier this year, a state forensic scientist matched Canaday's DNA to sperm found on Bowman's body. His genetic profile was in the database because of two 1969 murder convictions.

    Bowman, who was in her second trimester of pregnancy, was stabbed at least 57 times. The 16-year-old was found by her husband when he came home from work -- face down on their bed, her hands tied behind her back.

    Canaday was working as a pipeman's helper for the city water department when Bowman was killed.

    In a June interview, according to the documents, Canaday told the detectives that he "randomly knocked on her door" and "attacked her ... I stabbed her."

    The charging papers said Canaday blamed the December attack on a bitter divorce, "a lot of anger at myself and immaturity."

    In court documents, Deputy Prosecutor Timothy Bradshaw said killing Bowman "evidently emboldened" Canaday to attack other women, killing two of them.

    In January 1969, Canaday kidnapped and strangled 21-year-old Mary Bjornson. Three weeks later, he raped and killed Lynne Tuski, 20.

    Canaday was sentenced to die for those murders but won a reprieve in 1972 when the Supreme Court struck down the death penalty in more than 30 states, including Washington.

    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/news/090...t_oldcase.html

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    Scary how long it can take to match up existing DNA. It was there the whole time, and it took 35 Years for someone to get around to matching it. There must be a TON of information they have to sort through.
    Just the facts, Ma'am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casshew View Post

    Canaday was working as a pipeman's helper for the city water department when Bowman was killed.

    In a June interview, according to the documents, Canaday told the detectives that he "randomly knocked on her door" and "attacked her ... I stabbed her."

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/West/09/0....ap/index.html
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    Kinda serves to remind me why you should never open the door to someone you don't know and aren't expecting to be there, even if they are dressed like a service repair person.



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