I have been reading some of the news accounts on a DNA analysis in the case of Sarah Yarborough, a student at a high school in Federal Way just south of Seattle who was murdered in 1991. I first happened upon the story from a newspaper half a world away, on the Daily Mail‘s website. I don’t watch much television any more, so I didn’t catch any of the local news about the case.
According to “expert” Colleen Fitzpatrick, the perpetrator’s DNA shows a likely connection to a family named Fuller, specifically the Fuller family who arrived in America on the Mayflower. As far as I know I am not related to the Fullers, though I am a descendant of a fellow Mayflower passenger, Edward Doty.
There are some skeptics of the report. Since the DNA profile has not been made public, the claim is difficult to verify or challenge.
I really don’t like the idea that murders go unsolved. I don’t like the fact that some very bad dudes are out wandering the streets. I do, however, take some comfort in the philosophy that God and the universe have a way of making people pay for their sins.
Here’s to catching the SOB. I hope karma hasn’t been kind to him.