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A years-long investigation into human body parts found in a dumpster in Rancho San Diego has resulted in an arrest two decades later, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said Thursday.
Nothing but two legs covered in trash and debris were found in a dumpster behind a Rancho San Diego apartment complex in 2003. Since, SDSO has been working to figure out whose legs they were but has been unsuccessful, until now.
The department credits a technology they call investigative genetic genealogy to identify the victim, which allowed them to make an arrest in the case. SDSO said it was the first time law enforcement officials in San Diego County have used this type of technology to lead to an arrest.
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The person who was arrested faces a murder charge, SDSO said.
SDSO is expected to release details of the investigation at a news briefing scheduled for Friday at 1 p.m. The briefing, which will take place in the department's crime lab, will be streamed in the player above.