A Vɪᴄᴛɪᴍ Oғ Sᴇʀɪᴀʟ Kɪʟʟᴇʀ Rᴏʙᴇʀᴛ Hᴀɴsᴇɴ Wᴀs Jᴜsᴛ Iᴅᴇɴᴛɪғɪᴇᴅ Usɪɴɢ DNA

A Vɪᴄᴛɪᴍ Oғ Sᴇʀɪᴀʟ Kɪʟʟᴇʀ Rᴏʙᴇʀᴛ Hᴀɴsᴇɴ Wᴀs Jᴜsᴛ Iᴅᴇɴᴛɪғɪᴇᴅ Usɪɴɢ DNA

Wʜᴇɴ Aʟᴀsᴋᴀɴ ᴀᴜᴛʜᴏʀɪᴛɪᴇs ᴀʀʀᴇsᴛᴇᴅ sᴇʀɪᴀʟ ᴋɪʟʟᴇʀ Rᴏʙᴇʀᴛ Hᴀɴsᴇɴ ɪɴ 1983, ʜᴇ ᴄᴏɴғᴇssᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ 17 ᴍᴜʀᴅᴇʀs. Hᴀɴsᴇɴ ʜᴀᴅ ᴀʙᴅᴜᴄᴛᴇᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ʀᴀᴘᴇᴅ sᴇx ᴡᴏʀᴋᴇʀs ғᴏʀ ʏᴇᴀʀs, ᴏɴʟʏ ᴛᴏ ʟᴇᴛ ᴛʜᴇᴍ ʟᴏᴏsᴇ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡɪʟᴅᴇʀɴᴇss ᴛᴏ ʜᴜɴᴛ ғᴏʀ sᴘᴏʀᴛ. Oɴʟʏ ᴀ ᴅᴏᴢᴇɴ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴏsᴇ ʙᴏᴅɪᴇs ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴇᴠᴇʀ ʙᴇᴇɴ ғᴏᴜɴᴅ, ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴛʜᴇ 11ᴛʜ ᴠɪᴄᴛɪᴍ ғɪɴᴀʟʟʏ ɴᴏᴡ ɪᴅᴇɴᴛɪғɪᴇᴅ ᴀғᴛᴇʀ 37 ʟᴏɴɢ ʏᴇᴀʀs.

Aᴄᴄᴏʀᴅɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ AP Nᴇᴡs, ᴛʜᴇ Aʟᴀsᴋᴀ Bᴜʀᴇᴀᴜ ᴏғ Iɴᴠᴇsᴛɪɢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ’s Cᴏʟᴅ Cᴀsᴇ Iɴᴠᴇsᴛɪɢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ Uɴɪᴛ ᴀɴɴᴏᴜɴᴄᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴠɪᴄᴛɪᴍ’s ᴛʀᴜᴇ ɴᴀᴍᴇ ᴏɴ Fʀɪᴅᴀʏ. Iᴅᴇɴᴛɪғɪᴇᴅ ᴀs Rᴏʙɪɴ Pᴇʟᴋᴇʏ ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ ɢᴇɴᴇᴛɪᴄ ɢᴇɴᴇᴀʟᴏɢʏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀ ᴘᴏsɪᴛɪᴠᴇ DNA ᴍᴀᴛᴄʜ, ᴛʜᴇ 19-ʏᴇᴀʀ-ᴏʟᴅ ᴡᴏᴍᴀɴ ʜᴀᴅ ʙᴇᴇɴ ʟɪᴠɪɴɢ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ sᴛʀᴇᴇᴛs ᴏғ Aɴᴄʜᴏʀᴀɢᴇ ᴡʜᴇɴ Hᴀɴsᴇɴ ᴀʙᴅᴜᴄᴛᴇᴅ, ʀᴀᴘᴇᴅ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴋɪʟʟᴇᴅ ʜᴇʀ.

Aᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ᴛɪᴍᴇ, ᴄᴏɴsᴛʀᴜᴄᴛɪᴏɴ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ 800-ᴍɪʟᴇ ᴛʀᴀɴs-Aʟᴀsᴋᴀ ᴘɪᴘᴇʟɪɴᴇ ʜᴀᴅ ᴡʀᴏᴜɢʜᴛ ᴀɴ ɪɴғʟᴜx ᴏғ ᴡᴏʀᴋᴇʀs ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ʀᴇɢɪᴏɴ. Mᴀɴʏ ᴡᴏᴍᴇɴ ʙᴇɢᴀɴ ᴛᴏ ᴠᴀɴɪsʜ, ᴡɪᴛʜ Hᴀɴsᴇɴ ᴜʟᴛɪᴍᴀᴛᴇʟʏ ɪᴅᴇɴᴛɪғɪᴇᴅ ᴀs ᴛʜᴇ ʀᴇᴀsᴏɴ. Wʜɪʟᴇ ʜᴇ sʜᴏᴡᴇᴅ ɪɴᴠᴇsᴛɪɢᴀᴛᴏʀs ᴡʜᴇʀᴇ ʜᴇ ʙᴜʀɪᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ʙᴏᴅɪᴇs, ᴍᴀɴʏ ʜᴀᴅɴ’ᴛ ʙᴇᴇɴ ʀᴇᴘᴏʀᴛᴇᴅ ᴍɪssɪɴɢ ᴀɴᴅ ᴠᴇʀʏ ғᴇᴡ ʜᴀᴅ ɪᴅᴇɴᴛɪғʏɪɴɢ ɪᴛᴇᴍs ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ᴘᴇʀsᴏɴ.

Pᴇʟᴋᴇʏ’s ʀᴇᴍᴀɪɴs ᴡᴇʀᴇ ғᴏᴜɴᴅ ɴᴇᴀʀ Hᴏʀsᴇsʜᴏᴇ Lᴀᴋᴇ ᴏᴜᴛsɪᴅᴇ ᴏғ Aɴᴄʜᴏʀᴀɢᴇ. Hᴇʀ 1984 ᴀᴜᴛᴏᴘsʏ ʀᴇᴠᴇᴀʟᴇᴅ ᴏɴʟʏ ᴛʜᴀᴛ sʜᴇ ᴡᴀs ᴀ ᴡʜɪᴛᴇ ғᴇᴍᴀʟᴇ ʙᴇᴛᴡᴇᴇɴ 17 ᴀɴᴅ 23 ʏᴇᴀʀs ᴏʟᴅ. Fᴏʀ ɴᴇᴀʀʟʏ ғᴏᴜʀ ᴅᴇᴄᴀᴅᴇs, sʜᴇ ᴡᴀs ᴋɴᴏᴡɴ ᴏɴʟʏ ᴀs “Hᴏʀsᴇsʜᴏᴇ Hᴀʀʀɪᴇᴛ” ᴀɴᴅ ʙᴜʀɪᴇᴅ ɪɴ ᴀɴ ᴜɴᴍᴀʀᴋᴇᴅ ɢʀᴀᴠᴇ — ᴜɴᴛɪʟ ᴍᴏᴅᴇʀɴ sᴄɪᴇɴᴄᴇ ғɪɴᴀʟʟʏ ᴘʀᴏᴠɪᴅᴇᴅ ᴀɴsᴡᴇʀs.

Bᴇғᴏʀᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ᴘʀᴇss ᴅᴜʙʙᴇᴅ ʜɪᴍ ᴛʜᴇ “Bᴜᴛᴄʜᴇʀ Bᴀᴋᴇʀ,” Hᴀɴsᴇɴ ᴡᴀs ᴀɴ ᴜɴsᴜsᴘᴇᴄᴛɪɴɢ ʙᴀᴋᴇʀʏ ᴏᴡɴᴇʀ. Bᴏʀɴ ɪɴ Iᴏᴡᴀ, ʜᴇ ᴅᴇᴠᴇʟᴏᴘᴇᴅ ᴀ sᴛᴜᴛᴛᴇʀ ɪɴ ᴄʜɪʟᴅʜᴏᴏᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴀs ʀᴏᴜᴛɪɴᴇʟʏ ʙᴜʟʟɪᴇᴅ ғᴏʀ ɪᴛ. Dᴇᴛᴇʀᴍɪɴᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ʀᴇsᴘᴇᴄᴛᴇᴅ, ʜᴇ ᴊᴏɪɴᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇ Uɴɪᴛᴇᴅ Sᴛᴀᴛᴇs Aʀᴍʏ Rᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇ ᴀs ᴀɴ ᴀᴅᴜʟᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ᴇᴠᴇɴ ɢᴏᴛ ᴍᴀʀʀɪᴇᴅ — ʙᴜᴛ ᴄᴏɴᴛɪɴᴜᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ғᴇᴇʟ ᴡʀᴏɴɢᴇᴅ.

Hᴀɴsᴇɴ ʜᴀᴅ ʟᴇᴀʀɴᴇᴅ ʜᴏᴡ ᴛᴏ ʜᴜɴᴛ ɪɴ ʜɪs ʏᴏᴜᴛʜ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ᴜsᴇ ᴛʜᴏsᴇ sᴋɪʟʟs ᴛᴏ ᴍᴀᴄᴀʙʀᴇ ᴇɴᴅs ᴡʜᴇɴ ʜɪs ʟɪғᴇ ғᴇʟʟ ᴀᴘᴀʀᴛ. Hᴇ ᴡᴀs 21 ʏᴇᴀʀs ᴏʟᴅ ᴡʜᴇɴ ʜᴇ ʙᴜʀɴᴇᴅ ᴅᴏᴡɴ ᴀ sᴄʜᴏᴏʟ ʙᴜs ɢᴀʀᴀɢᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ʜɪs ᴡɪғᴇ ᴅɪᴠᴏʀᴄᴇᴅ ʜɪᴍ ᴅᴜʀɪɴɢ ᴀ 20-ᴍᴏɴᴛʜ ᴘʀɪsᴏɴ sᴛɪɴᴛ. Hᴇ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ʀᴇᴍᴀʀʀʏ, ʜᴏᴡᴇᴠᴇʀ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴍᴏᴠᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ Aɴᴄʜᴏʀᴀɢᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴏᴘᴇɴ ᴀ ʙᴀᴋᴇʀʏ ɪɴ 1967.

Tʜᴇ ɴᴇᴡғᴏᴜɴᴅ ғᴀᴛʜᴇʀ ᴡᴀs ᴀʀʀᴇsᴛᴇᴅ ғᴏʀ ᴀʙᴅᴜᴄᴛɪɴɢ ᴀɴᴅ ʀᴀᴘɪɴɢ ᴀ ʜᴏᴜsᴇᴡɪғᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ʀᴀᴘɪɴɢ ᴀ ᴘʀᴏsᴛɪᴛᴜᴛᴇ ɪɴ 1972. Rᴇᴍᴀʀᴋᴀʙʟʏ, ʜᴇ ʀᴇᴍᴀɪɴᴇᴅ ᴀ ғʀᴇᴇ ᴍᴀɴ ᴀɴᴅ ʙᴇɢᴀɴ ᴀ ᴅᴇᴄᴀᴅᴇ-ʟᴏɴɢ ᴋɪʟʟɪɴɢ sᴘʀᴇᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ғᴏʟʟᴏᴡɪɴɢ ʏᴇᴀʀ. A ᴄᴀᴘᴀʙʟᴇ ᴘɪʟᴏᴛ, ʜᴇ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ғʟʏ ʜɪs ᴀʙᴅᴜᴄᴛᴇᴅ ᴠɪᴄᴛɪᴍs ᴛᴏ ᴀ ᴄᴀʙɪɴ ɪɴ Mᴀᴛᴀɴᴜsᴋᴀ-Sᴜsɪᴛɴᴀ Vᴀʟʟᴇʏ 35 ᴍɪʟᴇs ᴏᴜᴛsɪᴅᴇ ᴏғ Aɴᴄʜᴏʀᴀɢᴇ.

Tʜᴇ ᴇᴄᴏɴᴏᴍɪᴄ ʙᴏᴏᴍ ɪɴ Aɴᴄʜᴏʀᴀɢᴇ ʜᴀᴅ ᴍᴀᴅᴇ ɪᴛ ᴀ ʜᴀᴠᴇɴ ғᴏʀ sᴇx ᴡᴏʀᴋᴇʀs ᴀɴᴅ ᴅʀᴜɢ ᴅᴇᴀʟᴇʀs ғʀᴏᴍ ᴏᴜᴛ ᴏғ sᴛᴀᴛᴇ. Hᴀɴsᴇɴ ʜᴀᴅ ɪɴɪᴛɪᴀʟʟʏ ᴛᴀʀɢᴇᴛᴇᴅ ᴀɴʏ ᴡᴏᴍᴀɴ ʜᴇ ғᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴀᴛᴛʀᴀᴄᴛɪᴠᴇ, ʙᴜᴛ sᴏᴏɴ ʜᴏɴᴇᴅ ɪɴ ᴏɴ ᴘʀᴏsᴛɪᴛᴜᴛᴇs — ᴡʜᴏsᴇ ᴅɪsᴀᴘᴘᴇᴀʀᴀɴᴄᴇs ᴡᴇʀᴇ ᴏғᴛᴇɴ ᴅɪsʀᴇɢᴀʀᴅᴇᴅ ᴅᴜᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴘʀᴇᴊᴜᴅɪᴄᴇs ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ᴛɪᴍᴇ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ʀᴇᴍᴀɪɴ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜɪs ᴅᴀʏ.

Pᴇʟᴋᴇʏ’s ᴇxʜᴜᴍᴇᴅ ʀᴇᴍᴀɪɴs ɪɴ 2003.

Hᴀɴsᴇɴ ᴡᴀs ᴀʟʀᴇᴀᴅʏ ᴀ sᴜsᴘᴇᴄᴛ ᴅᴜᴇ ᴛᴏ ʜɪs ᴇɢʀᴇɢɪᴏᴜs ᴄʀɪᴍɪɴᴀʟ ʀᴇᴄᴏʀᴅ, ʙᴜᴛ ᴀᴜᴛʜᴏʀɪᴛɪᴇs ᴡᴀɴᴛᴇᴅ ᴀɴ ᴀɪʀᴛɪɢʜᴛ ᴄᴀsᴇ ʙᴇғᴏʀᴇ ᴀʀʀᴇsᴛɪɴɢ ʜɪᴍ. Tʜᴀᴛ’s ᴡʜᴇɴ FBI ᴀɢᴇɴᴛ Jᴏʜɴ Dᴏᴜɢʟᴀs sᴛᴇᴘᴘᴇᴅ ɪɴ ᴀɴᴅ ᴄʀᴇᴀᴛᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴘsʏᴄʜᴏʟᴏɢɪᴄᴀʟ ᴘʀᴏғɪʟᴇ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ᴋɪʟʟᴇʀ. Iᴛ ᴘᴏsɪᴛᴇᴅ ʜᴇ ᴡᴀs ᴀ sᴋɪʟʟᴇᴅ ʜᴜɴᴛᴇʀ, ʜᴀᴅ ᴀ ʜɪsᴛᴏʀʏ ᴏғ ғᴇᴍᴀʟᴇ ʀᴇᴊᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ, ʟᴏᴡ sᴇʟғ-ᴇsᴛᴇᴇᴍ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴀ sᴛᴜᴛᴛᴇʀ.

Wɪᴛʜ Hᴀɴsᴇɴ ᴏᴡɴɪɴɢ ᴀ ᴘʟᴀɴᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ᴄᴀʙɪɴ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ʀᴇɢɪᴏɴ ɪɴ ǫᴜᴇsᴛɪᴏɴ, ᴘᴏʟɪᴄᴇ sᴀᴡ ʜɪᴍ ᴀs ᴀ ᴍᴀᴛᴄʜ ᴀɴᴅ ᴏʙᴛᴀɪɴᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴡᴀʀʀᴀɴᴛ ᴛᴏ sᴇᴀʀᴄʜ ʜɪs ʜᴏᴍᴇ. Tʜᴇʏ ɴᴏᴛ ᴏɴʟʏ ғᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴀ ᴍᴀᴘ ᴄᴏɴᴛᴀɪɴɪɴɢ 17 “X’s” ᴡʜᴇʀᴇ ᴘᴏʟɪᴄᴇ ғᴏᴜɴᴅ ʙᴏᴅɪᴇs, ʙᴜᴛ ᴀ ʀɪғʟᴇ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴍᴀᴛᴄʜᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇ sʜᴇʟʟ ᴄᴀsɪɴɢs ʀᴇᴄᴏᴠᴇʀᴇᴅ ғʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ sᴄᴇɴᴇs. Iɴ 1984, Hᴀɴsᴇɴ ᴄᴏɴғᴇssᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ 17 ᴍᴜʀᴅᴇʀs ᴀɴᴅ 30 ʀᴀᴘᴇs.

Fᴀᴄɪɴɢ 461 ʏᴇᴀʀs ᴀɴᴅ ʟɪғᴇ ɪɴ ᴘʀɪsᴏɴ, Hᴀɴsᴇɴ ᴛᴏᴏᴋ ᴀ ᴘʟᴇᴀ ᴅᴇᴀʟ ᴡʜɪᴄʜ sᴀᴡ ʜɪᴍ ᴄʜᴀʀɢᴇᴅ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴏɴʟʏ ғᴏᴜʀ ᴍᴜʀᴅᴇʀs ɪɴ ᴇxᴄʜᴀɴɢᴇ ғᴏʀ sʜᴏᴡɪɴɢ ɪɴᴠᴇsᴛɪɢᴀᴛᴏʀs ᴡʜᴇʀᴇ ʜᴇ ʙᴜʀɪᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ʀᴇᴍᴀɪɴɪɴɢ ʙᴏᴅɪᴇs. Uʟᴛɪᴍᴀᴛᴇʟʏ, Aʟᴀsᴋᴀ Sᴛᴀᴛᴇ Tʀᴏᴏᴘᴇʀs ᴏɴʟʏ ᴍᴀɴᴀɢᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ғɪɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ʀᴇᴍᴀɪɴs ᴏғ 12 ᴡᴏᴍᴇɴ ɪɴ ᴛᴏᴛᴀʟ — ɪɴᴄʟᴜᴅɪɴɢ Pᴇʟᴋᴇʏ, ᴋɴᴏᴡɴ ᴀs Hᴏʀsᴇsʜᴏᴇ Hᴀʀʀɪᴇᴛ ᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ᴛɪᴍᴇ, ᴀɴᴅ “Eᴋʟᴜᴛɴᴀ Aɴɴɪᴇ.”

Tʜᴇ ʟᴀᴛᴛᴇʀ ᴡᴀs ɴᴀᴍᴇᴅ ᴀғᴛᴇʀ Eᴋʟᴜᴛɴᴀ Lᴀᴋᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ʀᴇᴍᴀɪɴs ᴜɴɪᴅᴇɴᴛɪғɪᴇᴅ. As ғᴏʀ Pᴇʟᴋᴇʏ, Hᴀɴsᴇɴ ᴏɴʟʏ ʀᴇᴠᴇᴀʟᴇᴅ ᴀғᴛᴇʀ ʜɪs ᴀʀʀᴇsᴛ ᴛʜᴀᴛ sʜᴇ ᴡᴀs ᴀ sᴇx ᴡᴏʀᴋᴇʀ ʜᴇ ᴀʙᴅᴜᴄᴛᴇᴅ ɪɴ ᴅᴏᴡɴᴛᴏᴡɴ Aɴᴄʜᴏʀᴀɢᴇ ɪɴ 1983. Hᴇ ᴅɪᴅɴ’ᴛ ᴇᴠᴇɴ ᴋɴᴏᴡ ʜᴇʀ ɴᴀᴍᴇ ᴡʜᴇɴ ʜᴇ ғʟᴇᴡ ʜᴇʀ ᴛᴏ ʜɪs ᴄᴀʙɪɴ ᴀɴᴅ ᴋɪʟʟᴇᴅ ʜᴇʀ. Sʜᴇ ᴡᴀs ʙᴜʀɪᴇᴅ ᴀɴᴏɴʏᴍᴏᴜsʟʏ, ᴀɴᴅ Hᴀɴsᴇɴ ᴅɪᴇᴅ ɪɴ 2014.

Iɴ ᴛʜᴇ sᴀᴍᴇ ʏᴇᴀʀ ᴀs ᴛʜᴇ ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ ᴏғ ʜᴇʀ ᴋɪʟʟᴇʀ, Pᴇʟᴋᴇʏ’s ʙᴏᴅʏ ᴡᴀs ᴇxʜᴜᴍᴇᴅ ғʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ Aɴᴄʜᴏʀᴀɢᴇ ᴍᴜɴɪᴄɪᴘᴀʟ ᴄᴇᴍᴇᴛᴇʀʏ. Sᴀᴍᴘʟᴇs ᴡᴇʀᴇ ᴛᴀᴋᴇɴ ᴛᴏ ᴄʀᴇᴀᴛᴇ ᴀ DNA ᴘʀᴏғɪʟᴇ, ʙᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴇ FBI’s ɴᴀᴛɪᴏɴᴀʟ ᴍɪssɪɴɢ ᴘᴇʀsᴏɴ ᴅᴀᴛᴀʙᴀsᴇ ᴅɪᴅɴ’ᴛ ʏɪᴇʟᴅ ᴀɴʏ ᴍᴀᴛᴄʜᴇs. Iɴ Sᴇᴘᴛᴇᴍʙᴇʀ 2020, ᴀᴜᴛʜᴏʀɪᴛɪᴇs ᴛᴏᴏᴋ ᴀ ʙᴏɴᴇ sᴀᴍᴘʟᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ᴜᴘʟᴏᴀᴅᴇᴅ ʜᴇʀ DNA ᴘʀᴏғɪʟᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴀ ᴘᴜʙʟɪᴄ ᴀᴄᴄᴇss ɢᴇɴᴇᴀʟᴏɢʏ ᴅᴀᴛᴀʙᴀsᴇ.

Aᴛ ʟᴏɴɢ ʟᴀsᴛ, ᴀᴜᴛʜᴏʀɪᴛɪᴇs ғᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴄʟᴏsᴇ ᴍᴀᴛᴄʜᴇs ᴀɴᴅ ᴄʀᴇᴀᴛᴇᴅ ᴀ ғᴀᴍɪʟʏ ᴛʀᴇᴇ. Tʜᴇ ʀᴇsᴜʟᴛs sʜᴏᴡᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴠɪᴄᴛɪᴍ ᴍɪɢʜᴛ ʙᴇ ᴀ ᴡᴏᴍᴀɴ ɴᴀᴍᴇᴅ Rᴏʙɪɴ Pᴇʟᴋᴇʏ ᴡʜᴏ ᴡᴀs ʙᴏʀɴ ɪɴ Cᴏʟᴏʀᴀᴅᴏ ɪɴ 1963. Wʜᴇɴ ᴛʀᴏᴏᴘᴇʀs ʟᴏᴄᴀᴛᴇᴅ ʜᴇʀ ʀᴇʟᴀᴛɪᴠᴇs, ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴄᴏɴғɪʀᴍᴇᴅ Pᴇʟᴋᴇʏ ʜᴀᴅ ʟɪᴠᴇᴅ ɪɴ Aɴᴄʜᴏʀᴀɢᴇ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴀᴛᴇ 1970s ᴀɴᴅ ᴇᴀʀʟʏ 1980s — ᴏɴʟʏ ᴛᴏ ᴠᴀɴɪsʜ ʙʏ 1983.

“I ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ʟɪᴋᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴀɴᴋ ᴀʟʟ ᴛʜᴇ ᴛʀᴏᴏᴘᴇʀs, ɪɴᴠᴇsᴛɪɢᴀᴛᴏʀs, ᴀɴᴅ ᴀɴᴀʟʏsᴛs ᴛʜᴀᴛ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴅɪʟɪɢᴇɴᴛʟʏ ᴡᴏʀᴋᴇᴅ ᴏɴ ᴛʜɪs ᴄᴀsᴇ ᴏᴠᴇʀ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴀsᴛ 37 ʏᴇᴀʀs,” sᴀɪᴅ Aʟᴀsᴋᴀ Dᴇᴘᴀʀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ ᴏғ Pᴜʙʟɪᴄ Sᴀғᴇᴛʏ Cᴏᴍᴍɪssɪᴏɴᴇʀ Jᴀᴍᴇs Cᴏᴄᴋʀᴇʟʟ. “Wɪᴛʜᴏᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ʜᴀʀᴅ ᴡᴏʀᴋ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛᴇɴᴀᴄɪᴛʏ, ᴛʜᴇ ɪᴅᴇɴᴛɪᴛʏ ᴏғ Ms. Pᴇʟᴋᴇʏ ᴍᴀʏ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ ʙᴇᴇɴ ᴋɴᴏᴡɴ.”

Tʀᴀɢɪᴄᴀʟʟʏ, Pᴇʟᴋᴇʏ’s ᴘᴀʀᴇɴᴛs ʜᴀᴅɴ’ᴛ ᴇᴠᴇɴ ʀᴇᴘᴏʀᴛᴇᴅ ʜᴇʀ ᴍɪssɪɴɢ ᴡʜᴇɴ sʜᴇ ᴅɪsᴀᴘᴘᴇᴀʀᴇᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴇɴᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ɢʀᴀᴠᴇs ɴᴏᴛ ᴋɴᴏᴡɪɴɢ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴍᴇ ᴏғ ʜᴇʀ. Uʟᴛɪᴍᴀᴛᴇʟʏ, ᴏɴʟʏ ᴏɴᴇ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ 12 ʟᴏᴄᴀᴛᴇᴅ ᴠɪᴄᴛɪᴍs ᴏғ Rᴏʙᴇʀᴛ Hᴀɴsᴇɴ ʀᴇᴍᴀɪɴs ᴜɴɪᴅᴇɴᴛɪғɪᴇᴅ, ᴡɪᴛʜ Aʟᴀsᴋᴀ Sᴛᴀᴛᴇ Tʀᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ ᴄᴏʟᴅ ᴄᴀsᴇ ɪɴᴠᴇsᴛɪɢᴀᴛᴏʀ Rᴀɴᴅʏ MᴄPʜᴇʀʀᴏɴ ᴇᴀɢᴇʀ ғᴏʀ ᴄʟᴏsᴜʀᴇ:

“Wᴇ ʀᴇᴀʟʟʏ ɢᴏᴛ ᴏᴜʀ ғɪɴɢᴇʀs ᴄʀᴏssᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴡᴇ ᴍᴀʏ ᴋɴᴏᴡ, ғɪɴᴅ ᴏᴜᴛ ᴡʜᴏ Eᴋʟᴜᴛɴᴀ Aɴɴɪᴇ ɪs.”