Home Tech Sheriff Hoping for Break in Jennifer Lin Murder Case

Sheriff Hoping for Break in Jennifer Lin Murder Case


Jennifer “Jenny” Lin

Authorities in Castro Valley, California, suggest they are closer than ever to solving a 14-year-old girl’s 1994 murder.

Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern said investigators used new DNA technology to reexamine evidence in an attempt to find out who killed Jennifer “Jenny” Lin at her home decades ago.

“We have a couple of possibilities that we are holding close to our vest,” the sheriff told KGO. “We want to make sure we don’t disclose too much to a potential suspect.”

The technology let investigators extract new cells and find new leads, Ahern said. This may have led to a breakthrough, the sheriff added.

Authorities previously voiced hope about new technology in 2020, suggesting the killer touched objects at the scene and left behind traces of previously undetected DNA.

“On May 27, 1994, then 14-year-old Jennifer Lin, also known as Jenny Lin, was brutally murdered in her home in Castro Valley,…

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