New tech heats up murder cold case from 1964

Jerry Gretzinger & WNYT Staff
Updated: February 06, 2020 09:07 PM
Created: February 06, 2020 07:52 PM

Back in July, #ColdCase13 investigated the murder of Catherine Blackburn. It happened back in 1964. The Albany woman was stabbed to death, sexually assaulted, and her body was mutilated by her attacker.

Investigators were never able to make an arrest.


Now that the Blackburn story is out there again and actively being investigated by Albany police, organizations across the country are pitching in and working together to finally find the killer.

Cutting edge DNA technology suddenly has the Blackburn cold case hotter than it's been in decades.

Learn more about the technology, by watching the video of Jerry Gretzinger's story.

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