New DNA Found on Slain British Student's Bra

Latest traces don't match suspects' in Italy murder case
By Emily Thompson,  Newser User
Posted Jan 31, 2008 5:45 PM CST
New DNA Found on Slain British Student's Bra
Rudy Hermann Guede, an Ivory Coast native who has been detained in the slaying of British college student Meredith Kercher in Perugia central Italy, is held by Italian police officers as he arrives from prison in Germany to Rome's Fiumicino airport, Thursday Dec. 6, 2007. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Mystery DNA found on the bra of Meredith Kercher could point to more players in the November murder of the British student in Italy, the Telegraph reports, though police maintain the traces indicate only that others handled it. "All we know for certain is that it does not match any of the suspects," a source says.

American Amanda Knox, her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Hermann Guede are known to be suspects; a change in the estimated time of death could lead police to re-question a bar owner who was previously a suspect. The pathologist who conducted the post-mortem also backed off an earlier conclusion that Kercher was raped, saying bruising indicates such an attack was simulated. (Read more Meredith Kercher stories.)

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