News Highlights: Detectives Hope New Technology May break cold case that inspired ‘Amber Alerts’ – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
January 13 marks 25 years since 9-year-old Amber Hagerman was kidnapped and murdered in Arlington, inspiring the nationwide Amber Alert system for missing and endangered children.
Police, still working on the case decades later, announced plans on Wednesday to submit evidence originally obtained in the investigation for new forensic tests that could provide a more complete DNA profile of the killer.
Officials have not disclosed what the evidence was, but said they hoped it would be filed in February. It’s not clear how long it will take for the evidence to be tested.
Hagerman was kidnapped while riding her bicycle in a parking lot on the corner of Abram Street and Browning Drive, a stone’s throw from her grandmother’s home in East Arlington on January 13, 1996.
Four days after she was taken, police found Amber’s body in a creek near an Arlington apartment complex.
Detective Grant Gildon hopes technological advancements will help them unravel the mystery of who killed …
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