DNA solves 1986 Liberty City strangulation murder, police say – Miami-Dade – MiamiHerald.com


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Nearly three decades after a woman named Joycelean Burrows was found strangled in a vacant Liberty City lot, her killer has been arrested, police said.

The suspect: Rickey L. Davis, 52, who was booked into jail early Saturday on a charge of first-degree murder.

Miami-Dade police homicide detectives cracked the long-unsolved case after submitting crime-scene evidence for DNA analysis earlier this year, according to a police report. A match came back to Davis, a convicted burglar whose DNA had been entered years earlier in a state law enforcement database.

Police found Burrows, 26, on Jan. 17, 1986, in the vacant lot on Northwest 59th Street and 22nd Avenue. Hers was a little-noticed murder in a

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