Army Offers $10,000 To Anyone Who Can Help Solve Fort Carson Murder

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The Army is offering a $10,000 award to anyone who can give information that would lead investigators to the person who murdered a Fort Carson soldier 30 years ago.

Army Spc. Darlene Krashoc was just 20-years-old when she was found murdered on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1987, behind the Korean Club Restaurant in Colorado Springs, Military Times reports.

The initial autopsy found that Krashoc had been strangled with a coat hanger. She had also been bitten and sexually assaulted.

Although the murder occurred three decades ago, Army Criminal Investigation Command is not giving up the case and instead released new information Monday that could lead to the capture of the murderer.

This information, produced using the latest technology, is a set of two computer-generated photos that may bear a strong resemblance to the perpetrator based on DNA evidence.

Fort Carson Murderer

Computer-generated photos of what the phenotype of the Fort Carson murderer may have looked like. Photo: Army

Back in 2004 and 2011, the case was reopened because of new technological breakthroughs. For starters, investigators were able to determine that an unknown DNA profile found on the evidence is male.

In December, however, investigators sought the services of Parabon NanoLabs to take the research to the next level. With the DNA in hand, the lab was able to make a number of phenotype predictions, such as ancestry, eye color, hair color, face shape and other attributes.

Both Army CID and the Colorado Springs police are asking the public for help in identifying the man.

“It is important to note that the composites are scientific approximations of appearance based on DNA, and are not likely to be exact replicas of appearance,” CID said in a news release. “Environmental factors such as smoking, drinking, diet, and other non-environmental factors – e.g., facial hair, hairstyle, scars, etc. – cannot be predicted by DNA analysis.”

The Army CID office is reachable at 1-844-ARMY-CID, and the Colorado Springs Police Department number is 719-444-7000.

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