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St Pete Police Crack Cold Case

St Pete Police Crack Cold Case

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. (970 WFLA/AP)- St. Petersburg police say they have caught the man they believe killed a homeless woman eight years ago.
 
Officials said Thursday that 31-year-old Raymond Samuels will be booked into the Pinellas county jail soon. He is being extradited from Ohio, where he has been serving a prison sentence since 2006 for attempted murder and kidnapping.
 
Police say Samuels is responsible for the death of Sara Lynn Wineski, whose body was found in may of 2005. The 49-year-old had been strangled and raped.
 
DNA found at the scene was matched to Samuels. It's unclear whether he has retained an attorney.
 
Detectives say Samuels, who doesn't have any previous arrests in Florida, had been a transient in the St. Petersburg area for about a month at the time of Wineski's murder.

 

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