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The Latest DNA identified suspect in cold case killing

LOS ANGELES — The Latest on a cold case killing in Southern California (all times local):

11:40 a.m.

Police in Southern California say they used DNA and genetic genealogy to identify the now-deceased man who kidnapped and killed an 11-year-old girl nearly 47 years ago.

Torrance Police Chief Eve Irvine says Wednesday that Jake Edward Brown also sexually assaulted Terri Lynn Hollis. Irvine says evidence from the assault was used to identify him decades later. Brown died in Arizona in 2003.

Hollis disappeared from her Torrance home on Thanksgiving and her body, clad only in a T-shirt, was found the next day by fishermen on a cliff below the Pacific Coast Highway in Oxnard.

Her brother, Randy Hollis, says he’s grateful for the police department’s persistence in solving the case.

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9:06 a.m.

Authorities say they have identified a suspect in a cold case killing where an 11-year-old girl was kidnapped and slain in Southern California in 1972.

Torrance police say they will hold a news conference Wednesday morning to discuss the death of Terri Lynn Hollis 46 years ago.

Hollis disappeared from her Torrance home on Thanksgiving and her body, clad only in a T-shirt, was found the next day by fishermen on a cliff below the Pacific Coast Highway in Oxnard.

It was not immediately clear if the suspect was in custody.

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