Wendy Jerome Death – Investigators with the Rochester Police Department and Monroe County District Attorney’s Office declared a capture of a man blamed for slaughtering a young lady 35 years prior.
Timothy Williams, 56, was captured in Florida for the demise of Wendy Jerome, a 14-year-old young lady who was assaulted and killed in November 22, 1984. He was 20 at the time he supposedly carried out the violations.
Jerome’s body was found on Webster Avenue in Rochester two hours after she was accounted for missing by her family.
Rochester Police Department Captain Frank Umbrino said a familial DNA search prompted a huge break for the situation, which permitted tests gathered at the scene on Webster Avenue to be tried and connected to possible leads.
The DNA coordinate was made in July, which permitted specialists to recognize Williams as a suspect and travel to Melbourne, Florida to capture him. Police say this is the first run through a familial DNA search was utilized to possibly close a nearby case.
“There were not observers to this merciless or terrible wrongdoing,” said Umbrino. “Throughout the long term, specialists have followed up on many leads, hunches all in the end prompting no place. The case went cold yet it unquestionably didn’t go overlooked.”
Police say Williams is a Rochester local, yet moved to Florida soon after Wendy’s murdering and had been living there since the time until he was captured not long ago.
At the news meeting Friday morning, Umbrino depicted the minutes when they showed up at the home of Wendy’s mom to educate her regarding the break for the situation.
“We were at Marlene’s home the previous evening and can at last advise her following 35 years we made a capture,” Umbrino stated, holding back tears at the platform. “They all cried enough for every one of you. Marlene, I’m sorry it took such a long time yet we at last did it.”
Subsequent to embracing Umbrino, Marlene Jerome, Wendy’s mom, offered her thanks to the officials and specialists who worked for endless years on this case.