Savoy man linked to burglary by DNA evidence

Posted on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 10:16 am    

DNA evidence has been used to link a suspect to the Dec. 28 burglary of the Beta Sigma Psi fraternity, 706 W. Ohio St., Urbana. According to Assistant State’s Attorney Chris Kanis, a fraternity member who lives locally reported the burglary after finding a broken window leading to the house’s common area. An Xbox console and several games were missing.

The fraternity member noticed a soda can that did not belong to any members and gave it to police. Now, three months later, police have linked DNA found on the can to a 25-year-old who has a previous conviction for a burglary in Missouri. If found guilty in this burglary he faces four to fifteen years in prison.

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