LAPD Detectives Crack 33-Year-Old Case, Suspect Arrested NA09240cj

September 11, 2009

News Conference
Monday, September 14, 2009
10 a.m.        

Parker Center (breezeway)
150 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, Ca. 90012
LAPD Chief William J. Bratton
LAPD Deputy Chief Charles Beck, Commanding Officer, Detective Bureau                        
LAPD Commander Patrick Gannon, Assistant Commanding Officer, Detective Bureau
LAPD Commander Yvette Sanchez-Owens, Scientific Investigation Division
LAPD Captain Kevin McClure, Robbery Homicide Division                        
LAPD Lieutenant Thomas Thompson, Officer in Charge, Robbery Homicide
LAPD Detective Greg Kading, Investigating Officer, Robbery Homicide  
LAPD Detective Tim Marcia, Investigating Officer, Robbery Homicide
LAPD Criminalist II Meghan Cirivello, Scientific Investigation Division
Los Angeles County District Attorney Representative

The felony arrest of 50-year-old Dennis Vasquez on an unrelated charge and the mandatory buccal swab for DNA have conclusively linked him to the 1975 murder of then 80-year-old Alice Lewis.  Investigators will discuss the circumstances of arrest and the status of the case.

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