FL - Deborah Dalzell, 47, found raped and murdered, Sarasota, 28 March 1999 *Arrest*

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  1. MaryG12

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    Sheriff's office to announce break in 1999 cold case murder in Sarasota

    SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - After nearly 20 years, the sheriff's office says there's been a break in a cold case murder in Sarasota.

    On Wednesday, the Sheriff Tom Knight will hold a press conference at 10:30am to announce the details in a break in the 1999 murder of Deborah Dalzell.
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    A little bit of history on the case plus photo of Deborah:

    Unsolved Sarasota murder not forgotten

    On the night of March 28, 1999, Dalzell declined a dinner invitation from her sister. Weary from putting in extra hours, as she often did as office manager at KMC Telecom, and from going over her sister’s income tax return, she decided to spend a quiet evening at her newly built home in the 5300 block of Colony Meadows Lane.

    At about 10:30 p.m., Dalzell, 47, spoke on the phone to her sister about the income tax forms. That would be the last known conversation for Dalzell.

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    Some good news!

    Moderators, please move to appropriate forum if necessary TIA
     
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    UPDATE: Man arrested for 1999 cold case murder in Sarasota

     
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    WATCH: Man arrested for 1999 cold case murder in Sarasota

    According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, in 2015, detectives sent the DNA evidence from the crime scene to a company in Virginia that specializes in DNA phenotyping, which is the process of predicting physical appearance and ancestry from unidentified DNA evidence. The company produced a snapshot of what the suspect might have looked like at 25-years-old.
     
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    Sarasota deputies arrest suspect in 1999 cold case murder

    Fleming moved to Sarasota from Brooklyn, NY in 1991 and attended local public schools until graduating from Riverview High School in 1997. Dalzell was killed two years later.

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    Good Lord. And Riverview is on my bicycle route to work too.
     
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    Video at link.

    Florida father is arrested in a cold case rape and murder | Daily Mail Online

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    Cold no more: New DNA testing led them to a suspect, and on Sunday Luke Fleming, 39, was arrested on charges of Murder and Sexual Battery with Great Bodily Harm (Fleming above on Sunday)

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    Fleming has been in a series of failed relationships, gotten arrested for domestic assault and welcomed a son of his own into the world since Dalzell's death (Fleming with his former fiancee Britney and their son)
     
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    Former fiancee? I hope she is still alive and safe. And I quite honestly cannot imagine Fleming having a child.

    He needs either life in prison, or hanged from the tallest tree in the state of Florida.

    Sarasota Police hopeful DNA evidence can solve 30-year-old cold case

    The same DNA technology that helped close the 1999 Deborah Dalzell cold case is being used by other Suncoast police departments to not only solve decades old cold cases but also identify victims.
     
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    found his next court date:

    Date Time Location Description Court Result
    10/19/2018 09:00 AM COURTROOM 3A CRIMINAL - ARRAIGNMENT FELONY

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    Friday, October 19th:
    *Arraignment Hearing (@ 9am ET) – FL – Deborah Dalzell (47) (Mar. 28, 1999, Sarasota) – Luke Edward Fleming (39/20 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (9/17/18) with 2nd degree murder (1st degree felony), sexual assault with weapon & sexual battery with great bodily harm (Life felony). Plead not guilty (10/1/18). $1.2M bond.
    New DNA testing: to determine ancestry & physical traits. “SnapShot”/GEDMatch
     
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    Thursday, November 1st:
    *Motions Hearing (@ 2pm ET) – FL – Deborah Dalzell (47) (Mar. 28, 1999, Sarasota) – *Luke Edward Fleming (39/20 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (9/17/18) with 2nd degree murder (1st degree felony), sexual assault with weapon & sexual battery with great bodily harm (Life felony). Plead not guilty (10/1/18). $1.2M bond.
    New DNA testing: to determine ancestry & physical traits. “SnapShot”/GEDMatch.
    10/19/18 Update: Next is Motions hearing on 11/1.
     
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    11/01/2018 02:00 PM COURTROOM 4B CRIMINAL - MOTION HEARING

    11/08/2018 08:30 AM COURTROOM 4B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT Continued

    12/06/2018 08:30 AM COURTROOM 4B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT


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    Thursday, Dec. 6th:
    *Motions Hearing (@ 2pm ET) – FL – Deborah Dalzell (47) (Mar. 28, 1999, Sarasota) – *Luke Edward Fleming (39/20 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (9/17/18) with 2nd degree murder (1st degree felony), sexual assault with weapon & sexual battery with great bodily harm (Life felony). Plead not guilty (10/1/18). $1.2M bond.
    New DNA testing: to determine ancestry & physical traits. “SnapShot”/GEDMatch.
    10/19/18 Update: Next is Motions hearing on 11/1.
    11/1/18 Update: Next Case Management hearing on 12/6.
     
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    Docket:
    Docket Date Description Pages Image
    12/6/2018 CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT SET FOR 04/18/2019 AT 8:30 AM IN 4B , JDG: WALKER, STEPHEN 0
    12/6/2018 ORDER FOR CASE MANAGEMENT 1
    12/6/2018 APPEARANCE RECORD CONTINUANCE 1
    12/6/2018 STATE'S SUPPLEMENTAL RESPONSE TO DEFENSE DEMAND TO DISCOVERY #1

    Dates:
    12/06/2018 08:30 AM COURTROOM 4B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT
    04/18/2019 08:30 AM COURTROOM 4B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT


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    DNA evidence crucial in two recently solved Sarasota cold cases

    “Luke Fleming was arrested using brand new DNA technologies: phenotyping and genetic genealogy. DNA found on the scene of the crime was used to create a phenotype or a picture of what the killer could possibly look like. Then genetic genealogy linked that same DNA from the scene to Fleming’s family tree, ultimately connecting him to the murder. The technology was developed just six months prior to that by Parabon NanoLabs.

    “It is becoming more and more popular," Dr. Ellen Greytak, director of bioinformatics for Parabon NanoLabs said. "Of course every time we solve a case and someone announces, ‘I’m not sure we could have solved this without these new tools,’ then other agencies start thinking, ‘are there cases that we have that have DNA?’””
     
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    So what happens on 4/18/19?
    Dates:
    04/18/2019 08:30 AM COURTROOM 4B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT
     
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    Thursday, April 18th:
    *Case Management Hearing (@ 8:30m ET) – FL – Deborah Dalzell (47) (Mar. 28, 1999, Sarasota) – *Luke Edward Fleming (39/20 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (9/17/18) & arraigned (10/1/18) with 2nd degree murder (1st degree felony), sexual assault with weapon & sexual battery with great bodily harm (Life felony). Plead not guilty. $1.2M bond. DA will not seek DP.
    New DNA testing: to determine ancestry & physical traits. Parabon NanoLabs “SnapShot”/GEDMatch.
    10/19/18 Update: Next is Motions hearing on 11/1. 11/1/18: Next Case Management hearing on 12/6. 12/6/18: DA will not seek the DP. Case Management hearing continued to 4/18/19.
     
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    Hearings:

    04/18/2019 08:30 AM COURTROOM 4B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT-Continued

    06/13/201908:30 AM COURTROOM 4B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT

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    Thursday, June 13th:
    *Case Management Hearing (@ 8:30m ET) – FL – Deborah Dalzell (47) (Mar. 28, 1999, Sarasota) – *Luke Edward Fleming (39/20 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (9/17/18) & arraigned (10/1/18) with 2nd degree murder (1st degree felony), sexual assault with weapon & sexual battery with great bodily harm (Life felony). Plead not guilty. $1.2M bond. DA will not seek DP.
    New DNA testing: to determine ancestry & physical traits. Parabon NanoLabs “SnapShot” /GEDMatch.
    10/19/18 Update: Next is Motions hearing on 11/1. 11/1/18: Next Case Management hearing on 12/6. 12/6/18: DA will not seek the DP. Case Management hearing continued to 4/18/19. 4/18/19: Case Management hearing continued to 6/13.
     
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    Docket:
    6/13/2019 CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT SET FOR 08/01/2019 AT 8:30 AM IN 4B , JDG: WALKER, STEPHEN 0
    6/13/2019 ORDER FOR CASE MANAGEMENT - CONTINUING
    6/13/2019 APPEARANCE RECORD CONTINUANCE


    Hearing Dates:
    06/13/2019 08:30 AM COURTROOM 4B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT

    08/01/201908:30 AM COURTROOM 4B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT

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