DNA Fingers Boston Strangler

A “definitive” DNA match has been made between longtime Boston Strangler suspect Albert DeSalvo’s exhumed remains and evidence from the crime scene of the Strangler’s last victim, Mary Sullivan, who was raped and murdered in her apartment in 1964. DeSalvo, never charged for the murders because a recanted confession had been ruled inadmissible in court, was stabbed to death in a Massachusetts prison while serving a life sentence for unrelated charges. District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said, “Questions that Mary’s family asked for almost 50 years have finally been answered. They, and the families of all homicide victims, should know that we will never stop working to find justice, accountability, and closure on their behalf.”