An arrest was made Monday within the 1996 killing of a 33-year-old girl within the Bronx, NYPD officers introduced.
Gregory Fleetwood, 66, additionally of the Bronx, was arrested homicide prices for the loss of life of Jasmine Porter. The circumstances surrounding his arrest weren’t instantly clear, however officers mentioned DNA was key to the investigation, because the chilly case was cracked because of a tip and a contemporary genetic match.
In accordance with police, Porter was discovered useless within the constructing the place she lived on Feb. 5, 1996. Officers discovered the 33-year-old at her Davidson Avenue residence unconscious with neck trauma.
Police mentioned Monday that Fleetwood raped and strangled her in entrance of her 5-year-old son, with the boy left within the residence together with his useless mom for a full day earlier than they had been found.
The tip that police acquired led them to testing the DNA below her Porter’s fingernails, which was discovered to be a match to Fleetwood’s. A pattern from Fleetwood was already within the police system as a result of he had already been convicted of an eerily related crime.
In 1987, he was convicted of raping and strangling one other girl. He was behind bars till 1994, when he was set free, solely to strike once more two years later.
Legal professional data for Fleetwood was not instantly clear.