Minneapolis police are investigating whether a murder case that went cold more than 20 years ago is linked to notorious serial killer Billy Glaze.
Glaze was convicted of killing three Minneapolis women in the 1980s. He's currently serving three consecutive life sentences in an out-of-state prison.
In a prison interview with former KARE 11 reporter Bernie Grace in 1987, Glaze claimed he was innocent.
According to a search warrant filed this week in Hennepin County, homicide investigators asked a judge for permission to take Glaze's blood samples out of the Minneapolis Police property warehouse. Police originally obtained those blood samples from Glaze in 1987.
The samples have now been sent to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Scientists will determine whether DNA found on the murder victim matches that of Glaze.
Sharon Ann Lingor was killed in September 1986. No one has ever been charged for the crime. According to the search warrant, the circumstances of her death are similar to those of another woman killed by Glaze in 1987. Both victims were female, their bodies were dumped near railroad tracks and found about a block apart.
The search warrant also details an interview between Glaze and homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department. Glaze allegedly boasts of having committed more than 20 murders across the country, including three in Minnesota. He told investigators all of his victims were women and he met them all in bars.
The head of the Minneapolis Police Department's homicide unit says a DNA match is only a possibility, just one lead cold case investigators are pursuing. It could take several months before the BCA has the final results.
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