LANCASTER, Pa. (CBS) — Police in Lancaster say they’ve cracked a cold case with some help from an unlikely source.READ MORE: Beach Erosion Will Keep One-Third Of North Wildwood Beaches Closed Memorial Day Weekend
Raymond Rowe is accused of raping and killing Christy Mirack in 1992.
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Investigators had DNA from the murder scene, but they were only able to identify Rowe as a suspect after one of his relatives provided their DNA to a genealogy website.MORE NEWS: Barnegat High School Student Stabbed During Fight In Bathroom
The break in the case came last month, when undercover detectives obtained Rowe’s DNA from a piece of gum and water bottle he threw out.