In 2016 Investigators Reran A Familial DNA Test For A 40-Year-Old Murder Case And Found The Killer

Karen Klaas’ friends stand at the back door of her California home, calling out for her. They hear a muffled cry in response, a shocking sound that sends them running in fear. Racing around from the back of the house to the front, they see a man exiting the front door. Little do they know, he has just strangled Klaas – and it will take 40 years for investigators to figure out who he is.

But before we delve further into the tragic events of January 30, 1976, let’s discover a bit more about Klaas. While attending California’s Santa Ana High School, she counted Bill Medley as her best friend. Things took a romantic turn when she showed up at one of Medley’s shows – he just so happened to be a musician, both a solo artist and a part of the duo The Righteous Brothers.

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