I-Team: Cold Case- Marise Chiverella

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(WBRE/WYOU-TV)   Cold Case developments! DNA evidence leads to “snapshot” of the killer of a 9-year-old girl in Hazleton in 1964.  The I-Team’s Andy Mehalshick has the story,

Marise Chiverella was kidnapped as she walked to school early on the morning of March 18th 1964., her body was found dumped near a coal stripping later that day. She had been sexually assaulted and strangled. State Troopers are using DNA technology to analyze evidence from the crime and composed three snapshots of a suspect at age 25, 40 and 60-year-old suspect. Investigators talked about their latest effort to solve this murder.

“This was DNA based evidence that has allowed us to come up with photos and phenotypes to attempt to identify the killer” Said Lt. Devon Brutosky, PA State Police.

Investigators used evidence from bodily fluids found on Chiverella’s clothing to come up with a physical profile of the suspect.

“Let’s take into account anybody who may think a neighbor a friend anybody that you can think may resemble this person or even if you have other information please give us a call,” Said Lt. Brutosky. So Even after the passage of more than a half century. The killer can and will be prosecuted. 

” I’m confident we are going to find out who was behind this brutal murder and once we do, if that person is alive, we are going to prosecute and we are going to convict,” Said Assistant District Attorney Dan Zola


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