DNA From Toilet Leads Police to Suspect

Archives
3594891_G_359489171
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque say a man suspected of a $250,000 heist should have flushed the evidence he left behind.

KOAT-TV reports (http://goo.gl/V3OmEg ) investigators tied Ramon Herrera to the September burglary using DNA left on a toilet. Police say the 33-year-old relieved himself while taking $250,000 worth of jewelry from a home while the owners were on vacation, but he didn’t flush.

Police say Herrera also took a Coke from the fridge, drank it and left the can along with his DNA.

Investigators say DNA from the can and toilet was matched to Herrera. He was recently arrested and booked into the Bernalillo County jail.

Herrera has pleaded not guilty to charges of residential burglary and larceny over $20,000.

It’s not known if he has an attorney who could be reached for comment.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

video

More Video

Ohio Lottery

Don't Miss

Trending Stories

More Top News

WTRF 7News Twitter