Florida truck driver arrested in 1980 killing of Denver radio intern

Colorado News

DENVER– A 62-year-old Florida truck driver has been arrested and charged in the killing of a college student working as an intern for a Denver radio station nearly 40 years ago.

James Curtis Clanton of Lake Butler has been extradited to Colorado. Police uploaded DNA to GEDmatch.com and found several potential distant relatives. Two of the top matches later authorized investigators to access their family trees on Ancestry.com.

After eliminating several relatives, investigators focused on Clanton and went to Florida to obtain a surreptitious DNA sample. They tested a beer mug he was seen using at a bar, which led to the charges.

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