The American police have cracked a 44-year-old murder case involving the sexual assault and killing of a college student, leading to the arrest of a 60-year-old man. This incident, dating back to 1980, had sent shockwaves through the entire city at the time. Surprisingly, law enforcement was able to solve the long-standing mystery using dna evidence extracted from the suspect's chewing gum.

The accused, 60-year-old Robert, has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old college student Barbara Tucker. The Multnomah County district Attorney disclosed that on january 15, 1980, Barbara was allegedly abducted, raped, and fatally assaulted near the campus parking lot of Mount Hood Community College.

Barbara's body was discovered by fellow students the following morning, triggering a widespread investigation. Presently, Robert maintains his innocence, with his attorneys, stephen Howes and Jacob Howes, announcing plans to appeal against his conviction.

The breakthrough in the case came when additional dna was found during the analysis of Barbara's autopsy samples, leading investigators to suspect Robert. However, lacking evidence against him, progress in the case remained elusive. It wasn't until a sample of Robert's saliva from chewing gum was obtained and matched with the dna from the crime scene that his involvement was confirmed.

Following this revelation, Robert was apprehended on june 8, 2021, and detained at the Multnomah County Detention Center. He awaits sentencing while his legal team prepares for the upcoming hearing scheduled for June. This arrest marks a significant development in the pursuit of justice for Barbara Tucker and closure for her family and the community.

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