Man Throws Away Napkin At Hockey Game…Cops Dig Up Napkin, Test The DNA and Charge Him With 1993 Murder

A Minnesota man was charged with murder after police used a discarded napkin he wiped his face with while eating a hot dog to tie him to a nearly 26-year-old cold case.

Police arrested 52-year-old businessman Jerry Westrom last week after investigators employed a genealogy company to link his DNA to crime scene evidence from the stabbing death of 35-year-old Jeanne Ann “Jeanie” Childs in 1993. (Buzzfeed)

Soooo, this is easily the most terrifying news of the year. Apparently the Minnesota police have stepped their game up considerably and are now using their new DNA kit to arrest suspects 16 years after they committed the crime.

I guess it’s also pretty terrifying to think about a man murdering a woman and then just eating a hot dog at a hockey game years later as if he didn’t take another human beings life away but we can discuss the psychology of a sociopath some other time.

Whenever I watch a show like True Detective, I always think to myself that these TV cops are trying wayyyy harder than the actual local police force but then Jerry Westrom gets arrested 16 years later and next season of True Detective might take place in Minnesota at a hockey game starring Bradley Cooper trying to win an Emmy.

We are dangerously close to a Minority Report future where people are just minding their own business at home only to have Tom Cruise kick their front door in and arrest them for a crime BEFORE they commit it.

Not sure if this is ethical or not but a murderer was arrested so that’s good or whatever. All I know is that I am never throwing out a napkin ever again. You want my DNA, you’re going to have to take it directly out of my mouth yourself (ladies).



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