ATLANTA — Police are convinced that a murderer who eluded them for weeks died in the ValuJet crash that killed 110 people in the Florida Everglades in May, a newspaper reports.
Detectives in College Park, Ga., told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that 38-year-old DelMarie Walker stabbed and strangled her friend, Catherine Holmes, in an argument over money in March 1996.
Walker denied involvement in the crime and cooperated with the investigation by giving police fingerprints and hair samples. But she balked at giving blood that could be compared with bloodstains found at her friend's apartment.
"We didn't have enough probable cause to get a search warrant to draw her blood. We didn't have enough to charge her with murder," Police Lt. Richard Chromi told the newspaper.