SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Prosecutors filed murder charges Monday in slaying of a bookstore owner 10 years ago.
DNA evidence, including a sample collected secretly by investigators, played a key role in solving the woman's homicide, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said.
Still, he did not specify exactly how police zeroed in on 29-year-old Adam Durborow of Orem, the Deseret News reported. He is being held without bail on suspicion of aggravated murder, which carries the possibility of the death penalty.
Sherry Black, 64, was found stabbed and beaten to death in November 2010 in B&W Billiards and Books, a business she owned in South Salt Lake. She also had injures of a sexual nature, Gill said for the first time.
Black was the mother-in-law of Greg Miller, the former CEO of the ownership company of the Utah Jazz NBA team.
Police began using DNA technology in 2017 to help build a suspect profile, and the new DNA was collected on Oct. 7. Police say Durborow acknowledged the slaying to investigators.
No attorney was immediately listed for him in court records.