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It Took 28 Years, but Cops Solved This 10-Year-Old’s Rape and Murder

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The rape and murder of a 10-year-old California girl who was abducted from a swap meet haunted detectives and her family for 28 years.

But investigators announced on Thursday that through genealogical DNA sleuthing, they have finally identified a suspect in the Angelica Ramirez case.

To the dismay of Angelica’s family, the alleged killer, Romiro Villegas, died in Mexico in 2014 and will never face justice.

“We are not putting handcuffs on a suspect but we are closing a case,” Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said at a press conference, with Angelica’s family standing behind him.

The victim’s sister, Micaela, tearfully thanked police who kept up the hunt for the killer through decades of DNA advancement.

“At least now we have a face to the killer,” she said.........

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