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The Sheriff's Department in Dane, Wisconsin, are hoping that new progress in the DNA front, namely Touch DNA, can help solve the cold case investigation of Father Alfred Kunz.
Father Kunz's throat was cut inside of the church 14 years ago. The police have developed many leads over the year, however, they have been unable to establish probable cause. According to several news reports, Father Kunz's body was found a few feet from a statue of Michael the Archangel - ironically the patron Saint of the Police, and all the doors were found locked with no sign of a forced entry. Investigators believe that whom ever murdered Father Kunz, knew him.
Now, armed with the capability of extracting DNA from an area that the suspect may have touched, has brought renewed interest in the case on the anniversary of the brutal murder. All it takes now to obtain a complete DNA profile is as little as five cells. The Sheriff's Department is hoping this new technology will bring this case to a close.
There is a large reward being offered in this case. Anyone with information is asked to call the Dane County Sheriff's Department at 608-284-6900.
Read more about Touch DNA here