DNA evidence links suspect to 2013 murder

(KMTV) Authorities say DNA evidence helped link a suspect to the 2013 murder of 42-year-old Amiee Kearns.

Ricardo Raul Escobedo, Jr. is now facing 1st degree murder and firearm charges.

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine and Ralston Police Chief Marc Leonardo held a news conference Monday morning.

Kearns was killed in her apartment near 84th and L during an apparent robbery on October 28th, 2013.


Two masked men broke into her apartment and demanded money before she was shot and killed.

Investigators said they found a suspect’s blood at the scene.

Escobedo was imprisoned for a separate crime in Iowa and was forced to submit a DNA sample.

Officials say they linked that sample with DNA found at the crime scene.

Leonardo says Escobedo admitted involvement when questioned.

Kleine and Leonardo say it is still an active investigation and more suspects could involved.

Police released a sketch of one of the suspects who they described as a young Hispanic man, 5’6″ and weighed 140 pounds.

(This story was originally reported by our partners KMTV) 

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