ERIE, Pa. — Authorities say DNA evidence led them to a suspect in the strangulation death of a woman in her Pennsylvania apartment earlier this year.
Twenty-six-year-old Justin Glover of Erie is charged in the June slaying of 26-year-old Anita Jones, who died the day after she was found tied up and unresponsive in her second-floor unit by a relative.
The Erie Times-News reports that detectives said in a criminal complaint that stains from a sweat shirt the defendant acknowledged having thrown away matched the DNA of the victim.
Erie County prosecutors said during a preliminary hearing Friday that seminal fluid found near the body matched the defendant’s DNA.
Glover was held for trial on charges including criminal homicide and first-degree murder. His attorney didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment Saturday.
Information from: Erie Times-News, http://www.goerie.com