The Lucille Johnson Case

277 Words2 Pages
DNA evidence and fingerprints found on Lego blocks has helped solve a murder case that is over two decades old, reports KSL-TV.
Lucille Johnson, who was 78, was found dead by her daughter in her suburban Salt Lake City home in February of 1991. She had been brutally beaten and strangled, according to court records. She was a widow and live alone. Among other evidence recovered from the crime scene, were Lego blocks scattered throughout Johnson’s home. Her family said the toys were for her grandkids, and she would never take them apart and leave them lying around.
Leads had dried up by 2006 and Salt Lake County authorities declared the murder a cold case. But last year, detectives reopened the case. They tested DNA material collected from under
Open Document