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  1. #1
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    Dec 2005

    CO - Holly Andrews, 16, raped & murdered, Littleton, 26 Dec 1976


    Genetic fingerprint leads to suspect in 1976 slaying

    By Kevin Vaughan, Rocky Mountain News
    Saturday, February 2, 2008
    After 31 years of questions about who raped and stabbed his sister, Dave Andrews found it difficult Friday to comprehend the news that a DNA test had finally led to an arrest.
    "I'm up and down," he said, several hours after agents from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and deputies from the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office delivered the shocking news. "I'm happy and all nervous.
    "It's been a long time. I thought this guy was dead. I didn't think he'd ever be caught," Andrews said.
    Friday morning, authorities arrested Ricky Lee Harnish, 52.
    Harnish faces murder and kidnapping charges in the December 1976 murder of 16-year-old Holly Marie Andrews, a majorette at Columbine High School who left her mother's house the day after Christmas and vanished.
    (MUCH more plus pics at link)

  2. #2
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    Aug 2003
    Thank goodness DNA lead to the perp.
    He got away with it for 31 years...now it's time to pay.

  3. #3
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    May 2007
    Lake Charles, Louisiana
    This is great news! He deserves every single day of hell he endures in jail.

  4. #4
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    Oct 2008
    Land of Wheat

    Man pleads guilty in 1976 killing of 16-year-old Holly Andrews

    GEORGETOWN Nearly 33 years after the battered body of 16-year-old Holly Andrews was found on a mountainside, her killer stood in court Tuesday afternoon, his wrists and ankles shackled, and uttered the word her family thought would forever be unspoken: "Guilty."

    Ricky Lee Harnish, now 54 years old, is expected to face between 10 and 24 years in prison for raping and stabbing Andrews the day after Christmas 1976, in one of the oldest cold cases in Colorado to be solved with DNA technology.


    Ten years?!?!?! That's outrageous! I hope he at least gets the max of 24. I'm glad her family has closure, though. RIP Holly.

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