Kentucky detectives crack murder and rape of teen in 1976

Carol Sue Klaber (Screenshot from news conference by WKRC)

Detectives in northern Kentucky say they’ve solved the 1976 rape and murder of a teenage girl using DNA technology.

But, the investigation into the suspect is far from a conclusion.

Carol Sue Klaber was last seen leaving her parents’ home on June 4, 1976, after dropping off her bike and getting into a car described as a Chevrolet Monte Carlo or a Pontiac Grand Prix driven by a man with sandy blonde hair.

A dentist found Carol Sue’s body in a ditch the next day. She’d been sexually assaulted and beaten to death with a tire iron. But her assailant left behind his DNA, which wouldn’t be analyzed for decades.

For years, Carol Sue’s murder went unsolved.

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