The family of a man murdered in Indianapolis nearly two decades ago finally got some long-awaited justice Tuesday.
Prosecutors announced DNA evidence led to an arrest and murder charge in a 20-year-old cold case.
The killing took place in October of 2000. A man was found strangled and sexually assaulted inside a room at The Dollar Inn on Keystone Avenue.
The name of hotel changed over time, but the murder mystery remained unsolved until now.
“None of us ever want to have an open unsolved case,” said Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Captain Roger Spurgeon. “It always bothers me to have those having over my head.”
According to court records, a house cleaner found the victim with his wrists bound by tape. His legs were bound by a cord.