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Wednesday
Dec082010

DNA Links Two Pennsylvania Murders, Two Assaults

Photo Courtesy -- Getty Images(KENSINGTON, Penn.) – DNA evidence has linked two strangulation murders in Kensington, Pennsylvania, reports a local ABC News affiliate.

While a suspect has not been named, Philadelphia police say DNA shows that the two murders and two other non-fatal assaults were committed by the same person.
 
On November 3rd, the body of 21-year-old Elaine Goldberg, a nursing student, was found partially clothed in a lot. 

The body of Nicole Piacentini, 35, of Port Richmond was found on November 13th less than a block away. She was left partially clothed behind an abandoned building.

Police say two other non-fatal assaults may be connected to those murders. The women in those attacks were able to supply authorities with a sketch.

Although the women were assaulted in the same area as the others, police say the person depicted in the sketch may not necessarily be the same person who killed Goldberg or Piacentini.
 
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