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DNA leads to arrest in 1986 murder cold case

Frank Escalante, 50, was arrested on Friday in connection with the sexual assault and murder of 63-year-old widow Florene Current in San Bernardino.

August 14, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A suspect was arrested on Friday in connection with a 1986 cold case murder of a 63-year-old widow in San Bernardino.San Bernardino County sheriff's officials arrested 50-year-old Frank Escalante for the murder of Florene Current.

Current was found dead in her home, a victim of murder and sexual assault.

No one was ever arrested, until now.

Last January, detectives submitted cold cases to be examined for DNA.

On Thursday, a match came back, and they arrested Escalante on Friday.

Anyone with information on the murder is urged to call the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department at (909) 387-3589.


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