DNA Led Cops to Pressly Murder Suspect
Officials say forensics tie man to anchor's murder, teacher's rape
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2008 5:40 AM CST

(Newser) – Police in Little Rock say forensic evidence led them to a suspect in the murder of news anchor Anne Pressly, reports KATV. A DNA sample from Pressly's home matched DNA found at the scene of an unsolved rape in Marianna, 90 miles away. Marianna police pointed investigators to rape suspect Curtis Vance, whose DNA sample matched that from both crime scenes.

"We have a very solid case against Mr Vance," a Little Rock policeman said. Vance will now face charges of rape and residential burglary as well as the capital murder charge for Pressly's slaying. The 28-year-old is being held without bond.