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Man caught 12 years after killings

A MAN accused of bludgeoning and stabbing two women to death in Shanghai during a bungled burglary 12 years ago has been caught, police said yesterday.

A 52-year-old woman and her 27-year-old daughter were killed on the early morning of June 12, 2008, in a village in the Pudong New Area during a fight with the suspect.

Police say he acted alone.

Police were unable to apprehend the suspect around the time of the murders.

But they recovered a napkin with the suspect’s bloodstains in the house and kept it.

In 2011, law enforcement started a nationwide hunt for the suspect, as well as other uncaught murder suspects.

A break finally came in November last year, when biological data of a man convicted of drug-trafficking and who was serving a jail term in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region matched that of the bloodstains on the napkin.

The suspect, a man surnamed Lin, is now 42 years old.

He was recently taken back to Shanghai from Guangxi.

Lin is from Pudong and he was living there at the time of the murder.

Police said he has confessed to the murders.

Lin fled the city the day after killing the two women, according to the police.


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