DNA Evidence Leads To Suspect In Edmond Rape


Monday, April 4th 2011, 3:39 pm
By: News 9


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EDMOND, Oklahoma -- Police in Edmond have arrested a suspect in a February rape after evidence recovered at the scene matched DNA in a database.

Around 2 a.m. on February 20, 2011, a man broke into a woman's Edmond home. The woman says she was checking her cell phone when she heard a noise in the bathroom. She called out, thinking it was her roommate. But when she heard the man's voice, she knew he wasn't her roommate.

The woman told police the man came into her bedroom and attacked her, raping her repeatedly for 45 minutes. She says he also strangled her until she almost passed out.

After the attacker left, the woman called police. She was taken to the hospital and examined.

Several weeks later, the DNA collected from the victim in February matched a sample in CODIS (Combined DNA Index System). On Friday, April 1, Edmond police arrested 21-year-old Jeremy Scrivener.