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.
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.
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.