NEW YORK (TCD) — A 64-year-old man was taken into custody for nearly 30 years after he allegedly strangled a mother and daughter at their Harlem home.
The NYPD announced the arrest in a tweet, which read: “On February 20, 1994, police discovered Sarah and Sharon Roberts strangled in an apartment in Manhattan. Their deaths remained unsolved for nearly 29 years, but thanks to the resilient work of our @NYPDDetectives, a 64-year-old man has been arrested for their murders. »
WPIX-TV identified the suspect as Larry Atkinson and said detectives linked him to the case using DNA evidence.
A home attendant reportedly discovered Sharon Roberts, 27, and her mother, Sarah Roberts, 57, dead in their Grant Houses apartment on West 125th Street in Harlem. Sharon was allegedly strangled with a woolen stocking.
Atkinson and the home attendant were reportedly a couple at the time the women were found dead.
According to WPIX, Atkinson has an extensive criminal history, which includes 13 arrests and five convictions.
He would be charged with two counts of murder but was taken to hospital after his arrest.
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