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Arrest Made in Decades-Old Fayetteville, North Carolina Rape Case

14 Sep 2023 7:22 PM | Anonymous

A Fayetteville man was arrested Wednesday after police say advancements in DNA technology connected him to a decades-old sexual assault case in the city, the Fayetteville Police Department announced.  

Linford Deamoris Moore, 55, is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping and felony breaking and entering. He stands accused of sexually assaulting a woman in October 1997 after breaking into her Fayetteville home, waking her from her sleep and placing a bag over her face, a news release said.

Moore was arrested in Hope Mills by members of the Fayetteville Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team and Hope Mills Police Department. 

“Due to the ongoing advancements in DNA technology, and collaboration from Parabon Nanolabs, Inc., the NC State Crime Laboratory, analysts with the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program, and other members of Fayetteville Police Department’s Sexual Assault Cold Case Multidisciplinary Team, Moore was identified as a suspect,” the news release said.

You can read more in an article by F.T. Norton published in the Fayetteville Observer web site at:

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