Yesterday, the San Diego Union-Tribune’s crime reporter John Wilkins had the first of his three-part series published about a cold case that languished for decades in police files until DNA tests revealed big surprises.
Reads like a crime novel.
Stuff of Pulitzer prizes.
“…The murder of Claire Penelope Hough was the kind of mystery that keeps homicide detectives awake at night, pulling at loose threads. For almost 30 years, they’d tugged and tugged and couldn’t unravel it. Now they wanted to try again.
Their persistence was due partly to Hough’s age — a month shy of 15 when she was sexually assaulted and strangled on an August night in 1984. Cops have teenage daughters, too…”
|U-T reporter John Wilkins|