DNA Leads To Arrest In 1987 Strangulation Of Teen Who Was Preparing To Be Maid Of Honor In Sister’s Wedding

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More than three decades after a music-loving Ohio teen was strangled to death, a man has been arrested and charged in connection with her horrific murder. Barbara “Barbie” Blatnik, 17, was found dead in a wooded area of Cuyahoga Falls on Dec. 20, 1987, the Cuyahoga Falls Police department noted in a Wednesday press release provided to Oxygen.com. Her naked body was found not far from the road. She had been raped and strangled.