Dad found daughter dead in home 24 years ago. DNA just led to an arrest, WA cops say

A father came home from vacation in 1998 and found his 19-year-old daughter dead, but a suspect was never identified, authorities in Washington sai...

December 1, 2022
1:28 AM

A father came home from vacation in 1998 and found his 19-year-old daughter dead, but a suspect was never identified, authorities in Washington said. DNA testing helped identify the suspect 24 years after Jennifer Brinkman was killed, the Marysville Police Department said in a news release. Brinkman stayed behind at her family's home when her father went on vacation to California, police said. When he returned, Brinkman was found dead, police said. She had been struck with an ax to her neck, and the ax was left at the home, police said.

Helena Wegner