- Associated Press - Thursday, March 24, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police say new DNA evidence has led to a man’s arrest in a 1980 killing.

James Buss was found stabbed in his ransacked Belltown apartment on April 8, 1980. In 2002, detectives requested DNA testing on evidence seized in the case, and while a DNA profile of the suspect was identified, they couldn’t match it with anyone.

But the department says late last year detectives collected DNA from a person of interest in the case - and it turned out to be a match.

Police identified the suspect as 50-year-old Douglas Richards; he was 14 at the time of the killing.

Police say Richards has denied knowing Buss or ever being in his apartment.

Richards is being held on $1 million bail.



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