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Police in Calgary are crediting advances in forensics for identifyin­g and arresting a suspect in a cold case. Tara-Anne Landgraf , shown, was 37 when her body was discovered by a passerby in August 2007. An autopsy determined Landgraf died from stab wounds, and police say she was also sexually assaulted in what appeared to be a random attack. A male DNA profile was identified from forensic evidence, but didn't match anything in the National DNA Data Bank or the Crime Scenes Index. Investigat­ors took a fresh look in 2019 and worked with specialist­s who were able to identify a potential suspect last September. A 28-year-old man, who was 16 at the time Landgraf died, was arrested in Edmonton last week and charged with first-degree murder. He is to appear in court Feb. 16.

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