James Clanton Wiki
A 62-year-old Florida James Clanton truck driver has been arrested and charged in the killing of a college student working as an intern for a Denver radio station nearly 40 years ago.
LATEST: Authorities used genetic genealogy to identify James Curtis Clanton as the suspect in the 1980 sexual assault and murder of Helene Pruszynski in Douglas County.https://t.co/fTl8pFX3t8
— Denver7 News (@DenverChannel) December 16, 2019
James Clanton Age
He is 62 years old.
Nearly 40 years after 21-year-old radio intern Helen Pruszynski pf Castlerock was found dead, Douglass County authorities arrest 61-year-old James Clanton. Pruszynski was found raped and stabbed to death on January 16th, 1980. pic.twitter.com/hIs6WuZ94F
— 740 KVOR (@740KVOR) December 16, 2019
James Clanton Charged in the killing of a college student
Helene Pruszynski, 21, was found stabbed in a field on Daniels Park Road on January 16, 1980. Investigators believe she was kidnapped near Union Avenue while walking home from her internship. James Curtis Clanton of Lake Butler has been extradited to Colorado.
Detectives used online genealogy databases and help from private companies to wade through James Curtis Clanton’s unorthodox family and numerous aliases to identify him. https://t.co/j2rhX6o7Qe
— The Denver Post (@denverpost) December 17, 2019
Police uploaded the DNA to GEDmatch.com and found several possible distant relatives. Two of the best parties then authorized researchers to access their family trees on Ancestry.com After eliminating several relatives, the researchers focused on Clanton and went to Florida to obtain a surreptitious DNA sample. They tried a beer mug that was seen using in a bar, which led to charges.
How many other victims? This MF needs to burn in hell.https://t.co/MrH6gVyy8g
— I’m ok. I’m ok. (@dsheehy100) December 16, 2019
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