Whoa: DNA links Occupy protest to Juilliard student’s murder
The New York Times reports tonight on forensic evidence gathered by NYC investigators that links a chain used in an Occupy Wall Street subway protest to the unsolved 2004 murder of 21-year-old Juilliard student Sarah Fox.
Who’s surprised? Anyone? Anyone?
— Big Mouth B (@BigMouthRepub) July 11, 2012
This one's got Law & Order: SVU written all over it http://t.co/IYgRlPYB
— Michael Roston (@michaelroston) July 10, 2012
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Fox Murder Scene DNA Linked to Occupy Wall Street Subway Vandalism Scene | NBC New York http://t.co/FP6uEeCJ
— jonathan dienst (@jonathan4ny) July 10, 2012
NBC 4 in New York had the original scoop:
Officials have linked forensic evidence from the 2004 murder scene of a 21-year-old Juilliard student to the scene of a recent Occupy Wall Street subway protest, NBC 4 New York has learned.
DNA evidence from the scene of Sarah Fox’s murder in Inwood Hill Park eight years ago has been newly connected to DNA collected at the scene of an Occupy Wall Street subway station vandalism in March, NBC 4 New York first reported Tuesday.
Fox was found nude and strangled in the park in May 2004, days after she disappeared during a daytime jog. Investigators recovered her pink CD player in the woods just yards from her body.
Sources said Tuesday the DNA found on the CD player matches DNA found on a chain left by Occupy Wall Street protesters at the Beverly Road subway station in East Flatbush on March 28, 2012.
That Wednesday morning, protesters chained open emergency gates and taped up turnstiles in eight subway stations and posted fliers encouraging riders to enter for free.
A “communique” posted online later that day by the “Rank and File Initiative” described the act as a protest against service cuts, fare hikes and transit employees’ working conditions.
It was attributed to “teams of activists, many from Occupy Wall Street… with rank and file workers from the Transport Workers Union Local 100 and the Amalgamated Transit Union.”
Unsurprisingly, some Occupy apologists are more outraged that the police are doing their jobs:
@nytimes Um, isn't the bigger story how police are scraping DNA off a chain & running it through some database to ID Occupy activists?
— Adan Quan (@aquandiary) July 11, 2012
— Ryan E. Hoffman (@HoffSmash) July 11, 2012
All aboard the Occupy Criminality Crazy Train. Full steam ahead!