- Associated Press - Saturday, October 29, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A Missouri woman recently charged in the 1989 death of a woman in Kansas City, Kansas, has been moved to a Kansas jail.

Carolyn Heckert was arrested in Smithville, Missouri, earlier this month and charged with first-degree murder in the December 29, 1989, death of Sarah DeLeon. DeLeon was found stabbed to death along railroad tracks in Kansas City, Kansas. Police said had also suffered a head wound.

KMBC-TV reports (https://j.mp/2fhGxfi) that authorities moved Heckert from a Missouri facility to the Wyandotte County Detention Center this week. She’s being held on $1 million bond.

Police said new DNA collection and testing technology prompted police to review the DeLeon case.


Information from: KMBC-TV, https://www.kmbc.com

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