Saturday, March 5, 2011

Tip yields arrest in East Coast Rapist case

The long search for the elusive East Coast Rapist yielded an arrest Friday after a tip came in from someone who knew the suspect. Detectives secretly picked up one of his discarded cigarette butts, had it tested and learned the DNA was a match, law enforcement officials said.

Four law enforcement officials with knowledge of the case identified the suspect as Aaron H. Thomas, 39. He has worked as a trucker and was taken into custody in New Haven, Conn.


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