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Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert MahaffeyMore >>
Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert Mahaffey of Brandon in the first weekend of the season.More >>
MAPLE HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) -
On July 19, 1989, a family member of Armond Earl contacted Maple Heights Police to report him missing. Maple Heights Police proceeded to the victim's apartment located in the 5300 block of Lee Road.
After several attempts to see if someone was home, officials knocked down the apartment door and observed the victim's nude body lying on the living room floor.
The bloody crime scene demonstrated the vicious nature of the murder.
It was determined that the crime had occurred several days prior to locating the body.
Officers noticed four wounds: two in the forehead area, and two in the chest area.
The Deputy Coroner determined the stab wounds had possibly been made by a screwdriver.
One of the items the police had preserved from the crime scene was a bath tub drain.
The bath tub drain was recently tested at the Regional Crime Lab. A DNA profile was developed which also matched to blood found on a screwdriver left at the scene.
The DNA was matched to Eric Register. Register's DNA also commingled with the blood of the victim. The assailant had also left a bloody fingerprint impression on a fan found lying next to the victim.
For more than 20 years, police attempted to determine whose bloody fingerprint was left at the scene.