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Joyce Burrows

Case # 24263-G
Homicide of Joyce Burrows, B/F/26

Occurred: Discovered on Friday, January 17, 1986, in a vacant lot located at NW 22 Ave & 59 Street 

Narrative: On Friday, January 17, 1986, the deceased body of Joyce Burrows was discovered in a vacant lot. The victim suffered from blunt trauma and it appeared she had been sexually assaulted.

The victim was known to "freebase" cocaine and was a prostitute who frequented the area of NW 22 Avenue from NW 54 Street to NW 69 Street.

Update: During a review of old open homicides, the evidence in this case was re-submitted for DNA analysis. On January 12, 2013, the DNA standards of a subject were matched to evidence impounded from the original crime scene. On Friday, May 16, 2014, an arrest was made.

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