Investigators say they know now who killed an 11-year-old girl 47 years ago.

By Kevin Tripp, KABC

Torrance police say a DNA test shows a match for a man who died in 2003. On Thanksgiving Day 1972, Terri Lynn Hollis went for a bike ride and never returned. Her body was found the next day by fishermen. Police say she was strangled. Her brother, Randy Hollis credits Torrance police for never giving up.

”You just never know when something can come up and lead to a case being solved.”

Investigators now say Jake Edward Brown was the killer. He died in Arizona over 15 years ago. But DNA pulled from his bones was a positive match to the DNA collected from the victim’s body. Brown was convicted of two rapes a few years after Hollis was killed.

 

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