Miami Immigration Official Identifies Alleged French Murder Suspect

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Friday, June 1, 2001
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
6
230
Abstract: 
On April 16, 2001, detectives in France expressed “cautious elation” that DNA samples from a Spanish suspect held in Florida were a close match for samples found at the scene of a July 1996 murder of an English schoolgirl. Innovative detective work by Tommy Ontko, an official of the Detroit office of Immigration & Naturalization Service, who read about the murder in a London newspaper online April 1, 2001, led to his search of the U.S. law enforcement data base when he encountered the name of the suspect, Francisco Arce Montez, 50, of Zorilla, Spain…[more]