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South Salt Lake police say DNA “snapshot” could help solve 2010 fatal stabbing of Sherry Black

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

For seven years, investigators have searched for a killer and a motive in the fatal stabbing of a South Salt Lake bookseller.

On Thursday — the seven-year anniversary of 64-year-old Sherry Black’s death — South Salt Lake police Chief Jack Carruth said “advanced DNA information” has helped them figure out what the man who fatally stabbed Black may have looked like.

He is an African-American with light brown to brown skin and black hair, police said.

Using a technology called phenotyping, a lab in Virginia created images of what the man may have looked like based on genetic code that dictates physical traits, such as face shape, and eye, skin and hair color.

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