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The butt got him in the end

In 1994 Audrey Hoellein was raped and murdered when she was 26. Police collected all the evidence they could from the crime scene, but the case went cold.

Until now. Richard E. Knapp, now 57, from Oregon, has been arrested and charged with committing the crime, 25 years later.

He was nabbed and identified from a cigarette butt he casually tossed away in February this year. The DNA from that matched DNA from the scene of Hoellein’s killing.