NY - Isabelle Joye, 32, pregnant, raped & murdered, Harlem, NYC, 18 May 1994

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    By LAURA ITALIANO

    Last Updated: 6:34 PM, December 18, 2012
    Posted: 6:34 PM, December 18, 2012

    Eighteen years after a young boy stumbled on a pregnant woman's raped and strangled body on a Harlem rooftop, her accused killer was hauled before a judge today -- thanks to new testing of old forensics from the horrific slaying.

    The murderer of Isabelle Joye, 32, of St. Nicholas Avenue, had left a tissue stained with his DNA nearby, and more of his DNA inside her body and under her fingernails. Now that genetic profile has been matched to imprisoned sex fiend Melvin Kelly, 55, prosecutors said.

    At the time, in May of 1994, "Detectives investigated as best they could, but there were over 2,000 murders in New York City that year, and the case went cold," the Manhattan DA's Cold Case Unit chief, Melissa Mourges, told Manhattan Supreme Court Justice A. Kirke Bartley at a brief arraignment today.

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/new_dna_evidence_found_in_brutal_xyiCYQ2QBrq9ul4lG0JQaJ
     
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