The Sheriff’s Department of Los Angeles County declared that they were able to solve the case of Karen Klass’s murder and to identify a suspect through a controversial DND profiling tool. Karen Klass, murdered in 1976 by an unidentified male suspect, was the wife of famous singer Bill Medley, the founder of the of Righteous Brothers band.
An L.A. County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson recently declared that they were successful in solving the mysterious murder of Karen Klass, Bill Medley’s ex-wife. Using a controversial DNA profiling method, investigators managed to establish the identity of Klass’s murderer.
However, for the time being, the investigators have decided that it’s in everyone’s best interest not to reveal the name of the murderer. The spokesperson also declared that the Department would provide more details on Monday. Jackie Lacey, the district’s attorney, Jim McDonnell, chief of L.A. County Sheriff’s Office, and others are involved in the Klass case and expected to make statements on Monday.
The method used to track down the culprit is the subject of controversy among many forensic specialists because its results are highly interpretable. This new profiling method can help officers identify suspects by consulting the database for likely relatives.
According to the authorities, the DNA profiling method was used before, but they couldn’t find a match in the national database.
Karen Klass’s murder was considered, up till this day, one of the most notorious unsolved cases. According to the Klass’s case file, the woman met her demise in January 1976 after while returning to her house situated on Hermosa Beach.
The authorities said that the woman was discovered lying unconsciously on the floor of her house by some neighbors who came to check up on her. According to the investigators, the woman was severely beaten, raped, and strangled. The woman died several days later at a local hospital, with Bill Medley, her husband, at her side.
The investigators involved in the Karen Klass case had very few leads at that time. Some neighbors declared that they’d seen a suspicious man wearing blue jeans and a trench coat leaving the house before they arrived.
Even though the authorities managed to construct the suspect’s bust based on eyewitness descriptions, the mysterious man was seen leaving Klass’s house that day vanished without a trace. We will keep you up to date if we find more details about the identity of the man who murdered Karen Klass.
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