CO CO - Patricia Beard, 32, Denver, 27 March 1981

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    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    On March 27th 1981, Patricia Beard's body was found in her apartment. An autopsy revealed that she had been strangled to death. Investigators collected a lot of evidence from the crime scene and were able to conclude how the prepertrator entered the apartment. Despite all of this, the case went cold for the next three decades. In 2011, DNA was taken from some of the evidence that had not been destroyed which was entered into the system. Investigators had to wait two more years until they received a match.

    In 2013, a DNA match led to the arrest of Hector Bencomo-Hinojos who was charged for the crime

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    In April of 2015, Hector pleaded guilty to less severe charges.

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    On June 8th 2015, he was sentenced for his crimes.

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