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    Cole McCraney (45) charged in 1999 cold case murder of Tracie Hawlett (19) & JB Beasley (19)

    https://www.al.com/news/2019/03/pers...ama-teens.html

    A news conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Ozark Municipal Complex inside the City Council chambers, at which time authorities will release ?some developments? made during the investigation into the deaths of Tracie Hawlett and J.B. Beasley.

    A report from WTVY in Dothan, citing unnamed sources, links the DNA evidence to the the deaths of Hawlett and Beasley, whose bodies were found in the trunk of a car in Ozark. McCraney had previously not been suspected of committing the crime, TV reports suggest.

    The girls, both 17, disappeared on July 31, 1999. According to Tracie?s mother, Carole Roberts, the girls had been lost and could not understand the directions they were given before stopping at a convenience store in Ozark. They had been on their way home from a party in Headland.

    The girls were found the next day inside the trunk of J.B.?s black Mazda 929, on the side of Herring Avenue about one block away from the Dale County hospital. Both girls had each been shot once to the head, but there were no other signs of foul play.

    Ozark police are reportedly interrogating a suspect on the 1999 deaths of two 17-year-old teenagers who were then-seniors at Northview High School in Dothan.

    Police have taken a suspect, later identified by TV news reports as Ozark resident Coley McCraney, into custody. The arrest was made after a DNA match was found through a family DNA website.
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    A man, whom police say is linked by DNA to the 1999 murders of two high school students, faces capital murder and rape charges in their deaths.

    Sources say the suspect is 45 year old Coley McCraney. He is from Ozark and now lives in Dothan. WTVY is told McCraney is married and has children.

    Sources say an out of state lab matched McCraney as the possible killer through a genealogy report.

    He had not been previously identified as a suspect because McCraney has no previous record, so his DNA was not on file.

    He's charged with the murders of Tracie Hawlett and J.B. Beasley, who are former Northview High School students.

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    https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/...sting-61778913

    Tracie Hawlett and J.B. Beasley, both 17, disappeared after setting off for a party in southeastern Alabama on July 31, 1999. Their bodies were found the next day in the trunk of Beasley's black Mazda along a road in Ozark, a city of 19,000 people about 90 miles (145 kilometers) southeast of Montgomery. Each had been shot in the head.

    The case sat unsolved for nearly two decades, until the arrest in the Golden State killings .

    Ozark Police Chief Marlos Walker, who said he always believed the case could be solved, said "let's try that."

    Police arrested Coley McCraney, 45, of Dothan, on Friday after the Alabama crime scene sample was analyzed and uploaded to GEDMatch, a public genetic database repository where more than a million people have uploaded profiles from at-home ancestry kits. Parabon's work enabled police to charge McCraney with multiple counts of capital murder, including one accusing him of killing Beasley during a sexual assault.

    "We are looking for second, third, fourth cousins and then we reverse engineer the family tree based on the people who are sharing DNA with that crime scene sample," Moore said.

    The police chief said the genetic genealogy work identified a family — which means at least one of McCraney's relatives had uploaded information — and kinship testing narrowed the potential suspects to a single person. The police chief said they obtained DNA from McCraney — he did not say how — and the state crime lab matched it to the DNA from the 1999 crime scene.

    Moore said the company is now fielding calls for help in decades-old cases as interest grows in this technique. Since May, the company has helped provide law enforcement with identifications in 43 cases, she said.

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    https://www.wsfa.com/2022/08/08/jury...-murder-trial/

    Jury selection set to begin Monday in Coley McCraney murder trial

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    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jb-beas...ack-of-jurors/

    Trial of Alabama trucker charged in 1999 murders of two teenagers delayed until next year because too few jurors show up

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jb-beas...ack-of-jurors/

    Trial of Alabama trucker charged in 1999 murders of two teenagers delayed until next year because too few jurors show up
    WTF. That delays it for a YEAR?!
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    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jb-beas...ack-of-jurors/

    Trial of Alabama trucker charged in 1999 murders of two teenagers delayed until next year because too few jurors show up
    What? Didn't they send out jury duty notifications and aren't citizens required to be there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewitchingstorm View Post
    What? Didn't they send out jury duty notifications and aren't citizens required to be there?
    I hope some of those no-shows get arrested. These girls deserve justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    I hope some of those no-shows get arrested. These girls deserve justice.
    Absolutely.

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