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Arrest Made in June 2006 Murder Case Using Genetic Genealogy

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by fran, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    2006 Machete Murder: Oregon Man Arrested After Genealogy Match
    The suspect is to be arraigned for the death of 47-year-old Scott Martinez in La Mesa, officials said.

    LA MESA, CA – An Oregon man arrested in connection with the 2006 machete stabbing death of a La Mesa resident in the victim's apartment is scheduled to be arraigned Monday at the courthouse in El Cajon.

    La Mesa police said genetic genealogy testing was used to crack the case of the June 2006 murder of 47-year-old Scott Martinez.

    Police, the sheriff's crime lab and the San Diego County District Attorney's Office submitted the suspected killer's DNA to Parabon NanoLabs for the genealogy testing and the results pointed to 39-year-old Zachary Bunney, who was living in Oregon, authorities said.



    Officials did not release further information, saying the investigation is ongoing.

    Bunney was extradited to San Diego County to face a murder charge.

    https://patch.com/california/san-di...ium=email&utm_term=weather&utm_campaign=alert
     
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    Genetic Genealogy Leads to Arrest in Cold Case Sword-Killing of San Diego-Area Man

    For more than 12 years, police searched for a killer, one who ambushed and repeatedly plunged a sword into a La Mesa man, likely as soon as the victim walked into his own apartment.

    Police found blood from an unknown source — possibly from the killer — at the scene. But leads in the June 2006 slaying of Scott Martinez ran dry. Searches of DNA crime databases yielded no matches.

    Then last fall, armed with crime-scene DNA data, a team of four genetic genealogists working with Parabon NanoLabs took on the case. It took about a weekend of digging for them to come up with the name of a suspect: Zachary Bunney.

    On Thursday, La Mesa police announced they had arrested 39-year-old Bunney in the death of 47-year-old Martinez. They did not discuss a motive and declined to go into detail about the investigation. Bunney has not yet been arraigned in El Cajon Superior Court.

    https://ktla.com/2019/01/25/genetic...old-case-sword-killing-of-san-diego-area-man/
     
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    fran Administrator Staff Member

    2006 Machete Murder: Oregon Man Pleads Not Guilty

    Police said genetic genealogy test linked the suspect to the murder of 47-year-old Scott Martinez in La Mesa.


    LA MESA, CA – An Oregon man arrested in connection with the 2006 machete stabbing death of a La Mesa resident in the victim's apartment pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a murder charge.

    Zachary Bunney, 39, was ordered held on $3.1 million bail in connection with the murder of 47-year-old Scott Martinez.

    La Mesa police said genetic genealogy testing was used to crack the case.



    Police, the sheriff's crime lab and the San Diego County District Attorney's Office submitted the suspected killer's DNA to Parabon NanoLabs for the genealogy testing and the results pointed to Bunney, who was living in Oregon, authorities said. Officials did not release further information, saying the investigation is ongoing.

    Bunney will be back in court March 5 for a status hearing and April 10 for a preliminary hearing.

    https://patch.com/california/lamesa/2006-machete-murder-oregon-man-pleads-not-guilty
     
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