DNA evidence has definitively linked Albert DeSalvo to the death of Mary Sullivan, a woman believed to be the Boston Strangler’s last victim, authorities announced Friday.
DeSalvo’s body was taken to the medical examiner, where tissue or bone samples will be taken.
I covered his trial in Middlesex Superior Court from start to finish…..many times stuck a microphone under Albert s chin and I believe he was the Strangler and…….and……Albert’s defense attorney, F. Lee Bailey….at the time the most prestigious defense lawyer in the entire country said to me…..”Gary, make no mistake….Albert is the Strangler.”
Albert DeSalvo’s remains will be dug up because DNA from the scene of Mary Sullivan’s rape and murder produced a “familial match” with him.
Detective Phil DiNatale was one of the key investigators assigned to track the case and now his son is glad DNA evidence might prove his father right.
Investigators say new testing on DNA evidence ties Albert DeSalvo to the 1964 murder of Mary Sullivan.
The family of a deceased man suspected of being the Boston Strangler is outraged police secretly followed his nephew to collect DNA for new tests.
Sullivan, 19, was raped and murdered in her Charles Street apartment on January 4, 1964, just three days after she moved to the city from the Cape.
Here’s a look back at the case, which starts in 1964.