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Hometown Tragedy: The murders of Christy Mirack and Genevieve Zitricki

The killer of a young school teacher was identified after two decades. Four separate crimes, across three states, solved after 30 years. Thanks to DNA technology, these cases are no longer unsolved.

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Three murders and one rape case — across three states — went unsolved for decades. Until a link between them was revealed. Genevieve "Jenny" Zitricki, Sherri Scherer and her 12-year-old daughter Megan were murdered by an unknown assailant. A third, unnamed woman was assaulted by the same person. It would be nearly 30 years before DNA made his identity known.

A beloved schoolteacher's murderer remained unidentified for two decades until advancements in DNA technology revealed not only was he still living in the town where the crime happened, but he was a well-known figure in the community. Christy Mirack's family never gave up hope they'd find justice.

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