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Why does DNA left at an Occupy Wall Street protest match DNA from a 2004 murder scene?

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First things first: As you read the following, if you start to suspect that an Occupier might have something to do with a murder, you’re being ridiculous. No true Occupier would ever commit such a crime.

Now that we have that out of the way, NBC New York reports:

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 connected to DNA from a chain left in a subway station by Occupy protesters 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.

Well, that doesn’t mean an Occupier had anything to do with it. Maybe they found that chain just lying around someplace. Maybe it fell off the back of a truck. You don’t know.

Is bringing a murderer to justice really worth damaging the sterling reputation of the OWS movement? I think not. Nothing to see here, people. Move along.

P.S. False alarm?

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Jim Treacher