IL IL - Pamela Maurer, 16, murdered, DuPage County, 13 Jan 1976

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    Here is another report about this case:

    Lindahl's death
    By the time Colliander's body was found, Lindahl was dead. Police believe that while he was stabbing Huber to death in an apartment on Ogden Avenue, Lindahl, 28, accidentally struck himself in a femoral artery and bled to death next to his victim.

    How DuPage police solved the 44-year-old murder of Pamela Maurer

    Another report:

    Likely Serial Killer Identified In 1976 Murder Of Pamela Maurer

    Another report:

    Police Solve 44-Year-Old Murder Case Of Pamela Maurer Of Woodridge; Bruce Lindahl May Have Killed More Women, Police Say

    Another report:

    44-year-old cold case murder of Downers Grove South student solved | Shaw Media Illinois

    One more report:

    1976 cold case murder of Downers Grove South HS student Pamela Maurer solved, authorities say
     
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    Hats off to the cold case detectives. It's really good to read that Pamela's family finally has some degree of closure.

    Sounds like Lindahl was guilty of several rapes and at least three murders.

    Who knows how many more people he would have hurt/killed if he hadn't accidentally killed himself in the course of killing Huber back in'81.
     
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    Here is another report about this case:

    Moore’s team used the DNA to “reverse engineer” Lindahl’s family tree.

    Parabon loaded the DNA sample from the Maurer crime to a website called GEDmatch and began a form of genetic treasure hunting. GEDMatch is a site where users can upload their genetic testing results, done by companies like 23AndMe and Ancestry.

    Typically, Moore said, they find similar DNA from distant cousins of a suspect and build back from there.

    “We are looking just for people who are second, third, fourth, fifth cousins and beyond,” Moore said. “Typically we are not getting close matches to close family members.”

    Basically, Parabon is “reverse engineering the family tree of the suspect based on who they are sharing DNA with,” Moore said.

    Moore said she found multiple distant cousins that led to Lindahl, up to 20 matches and “put those puzzle pieces together.“

    It is almost never a single match that leads to an identity. It’s a group of matches to see how they all connect to each other.

    “My work, and my team’s work is really about providing answers to these families for years and decades,” Moore said.

    The Case Of Pamela Maurer's Murder Went Cold For Decades, Then Genetic Sleuthing By Parabon Helped Crack It
     
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    Here is a video report about the suspect in this case and other cases:

     
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    Here is another report about this case:

    CHICAGO — When a police detective said last week that a man suspected of strangling a suburban Chicago teen in 1976 may have killed as many as a dozen girls and young women, the question that screamed louder than all others was: How did nobody notice?

    Today, as Lisle Police Detectives Chris Loudon and detectives in other communities where Bruce Lindahl lived try to retrace his steps, what is emerging is a terrifying murder mystery created by a man Loudon describes as a serial killer, a monster hiding in plain sight.

    “Bruce stayed under the radar,” he said.

    Suspected serial killer stayed under the radar, but how?
     
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