Report: DNA Match In 2004 Murder Of Juilliard Student Was Lab Error
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A DNA match that appeared to link a 2004 killing and an Occupy Wall Street-inspired protest was instead the result of a lab error, according to published reports.
The DNA reportedly came from a technician who worked on both cases.
According to sources, a database of DNA samples recently matched DNA on evidence collected after the protest to material on a CD player found near 21-year-old Sarah Fox's body.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was asked about the case during an appearance on Inside City Hall.
"DNA is processed by the office of the chief medical examiner," he said. "They're the one who process DNA. The police department doesn't do it. A leak came out of somewhere. I'm not here to comment on it either way to say it's true or not true."
Fox vanished after going for a jog in Inwood Hill Park, prompting a massive search.
The Juilliard student was found strangled six days later.