GA GA - Dr. James 'Jim' Burns, 50, Columbus, 19 Oct 1992

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  1. Riddinx

    Riddinx Former Member

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    Update: Police say DNA evidence from knife, saliva sample led to suspect in school superintendent 's 1992 slaying

    Authorities arrest Kareem Lane, now of Pell City, Ala.
    Tuesday, May. 04, 2010

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    Evidence from the knife used to stab Muscogee school superintendent Jim Burns in 1992 was sent in October 2008 to a medical lab in Willow Grove, Pa., where technicians were able to draw a DNA profile later matched to the man Columbus police long suspected was Burns' killer, Police Chief Ricky Boren said in a press conference today.

    Cold-case investigators then obtained a search warrant that November to compel Kareem Lane, now of Pell City, Ala., to submit a saliva sample to be forwarded to National Medical Services of Willow Grove, Boren said. This past April 30, the lab confirmed that it had matched the crime-scene profile to Lane, the chief said.

    On Monday, investigators got a fugitive from justice warrant to detain Lane for extradition to Columbus to face the charge of murder in Burns' death. With the help of the St. Clair County, Ala., Sheriff, Lane was arrested in Pell City at 10:15 p.m. EDT Monday, Boren said.

    Today Lane waived extradition, and Columbus Police Sgt. Harvey Hatcher and Cpl. Randy long are bringing the suspect back to Columbus now, said the chief, who believes the trio should be arriving around 5 or 6 p.m.

    The widow of slain Muscogee school superintendent Jim Burns expressed relief today that cold-case investigators here say they have solved her husband's 18-year-old slaying.


    Full story at link:

    http://www.macon.com/2010/05/04/1116677/columbus-police-crack-1992-muscogee.html
     
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  3. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2014/09/06/3286294/kareem-lane-found-not-guilty-in.html

     
  4. Backwoods

    Backwoods New Member

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    much more in the long article at: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2014/09/27/3325923/closing-the-jim-burns-murder-case.html


    So ... not really solved or resolved, but closed...? Headscratcher.
     
  5. poppygirl

    poppygirl New Member

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    I agree, this one's not solved at all..
     
  6. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Moved back to Cold Cases.
     

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