Man, 50, has been charged with the murder of a woman who lived nearly a mile from him in 1986 when she was brutally stabbed in her Florida apartment
- Danny Lynn Emitt, 50, from Knoxville, Tennessee, was arrested on Wednesday
- The authorities have accused him of a brutal murder of Eveline Aguilar in 1986, 38
- Aguilar had multiple stab wounds to the body when she was found on July 14, 1986
- Sheriff Dennis Lemma described it as a & # 39; brutal murder and sexual battery & # 39;
- Authorities revealed that Emitt was never a suspect in the case, but he lived about half a mile away from the victim's Florida apartment at that time
- He was arrested after evidence from the case was resubmitted to the National Database of the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) and returned to him
- The authorities went to Tennessee for the arrest; Emitt is extradited to Florida
Researchers in Florida have arrested a 50-year-old man and accused him of killing a 1986 cold case of a woman who lived only a mile away from him at the time.
The Sheriff office in Seminole said Major Crimes investigators arrested Danny Lynn Emitt, of Knoxville, Tennessee, on Wednesday.
He is charged with the murder of 38-year-old Eveline Aguilar, whose body was discovered on July 14, 1986.
Authorities said the body of Aguilar was found in her apartment on 2353 Winter Woods Boulevard in Winter Park, Florida, without legal personality.
Aguilar had multiple cuts and stab wounds to her upper body and hands.
Researchers in Florida have arrested 50-year-old Danny Lynn Emitt (photo) and accused the murder of 38-year-old Eveline Aguilar in 1986, who at that time lived only one mile from him
Sheriff Dennis Lemma described it as a & # 39; brutal murder and sexual battery & # 39 ;.
Authorities revealed that Emitt was never a suspect in the case, but he was living about half a mile from the victim's apartment at that time.
The Aguilar case became cold for almost 32 years, until it was reopened in May 2018 after evidence from the case was resubmitted to the National Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) database.
Authorities said that Emitt's handprint was found on a window sill at the time of the murder of Aguilar.
A window was broken to gain access to the apartment, according to Lemma.
Authorities said an arrest warrant had been obtained after the evidence pointed to Emitt.
Investigators said a DNA analysis was performed corresponding to a sample voluntarily submitted by Emitt in 2005 for a Melbourne police case.
& # 39; He was not arrested in the Melbourne PD case; however, through the CODIS match, Emitt was identified as the suspect responsible for the death of Aguilar, & the police said in a statement.
Emitt is accused of the murder of Eveline Aguilar (photo), whose body was discovered on July 14, 1986. Authorities said that Aguilar had multiple cuts and stab wounds on her upper body and hands
Investigators traveled to Tennessee this week, and with the help of the Knoxville Police Department and the Sheriff's Office of Knox County, they arrested Emitt.
He was detained without incident and booked at Roger D. Wilson's detention facility in Tennessee, with first-line murder and burglary charges.
Emitt will be extradited to the John E. Polk Correction Facility on an indefinite date for his first appearance.
Three of Aguilar & # 39; s four sisters came together to see how Sheriff Lemma announced the arrest on Thursday.
& # 39; Our hearts go out to the family members of Eveline Aguilar who have constantly done justice to Eveline & # 39 ;, said Sheriff Lemma.
& # 39; Thanks to the dedication and perseverance of our Great Crimes and Forensic Units, and our partners from FDLE and Knoxville, we have taken this dangerous criminal off the street. & # 39;
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