Monthly Archives: November 2012

48 Hours: Highway of Tears murder solved with improbable DNA sample

(CBS) How did the Royal Canadian Mounted Police working on the Highway of Tears cases in British Columbia uncover an American serial killer who may well turn out to be a hidden Ted Bundy?

It’s all because Canadian investigators preserved a DNA sample at a time when most police departments had no idea what DNA was and how important it would later become in solving crimes.

Colleen MacMillen was last seen alive in August of 1974 and her remains were found that September.

Colleen MacMillen was last seen alive in August of 1974. Her remains were found the next month.

The story begins in the summer of 1974 when 16-year-old Colleen MacMillen, who lived in the remote town of 100 Mile House in British Columbia, Canada, told her little brother Shawn that she was going out with friends.

“She just said,

Read more at: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-highway-of-tears-murder-solved-with-improbable-dna-sample/