Timothy Williams of Melbourne Charged With Cold Case Murder, Rape of 14-Year Old Wendy Jerome

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POLICE: 1984 cold case murder solved through a DNA familial search

Rochester, New York, police on Friday announced the arrest of Timothy Williams, 56, above, of Melbourne, Fla., on rape and murder charges in the death of Wendy Jerome nearly 36 years ago. (BCSO image)

Rochester, New York police Announced Arrest of Timothy Williams, 56, of Melbourne, on rape and murder charges in the death of Wendy Jerome nearly 36 years ago

(FOX NEWS) – A New York woman broke down when police told her they cracked her 14-year-old daughter’s 1984 cold case murder through a DNA familial search.

Rochester police on Friday announced the arrest of Timothy Williams, 56, of Melbourne, Fla., on rape and murder charges in the death of Wendy Jerome nearly 36 years ago.

“It’s over,” cried mom Marlene Jerome. “It’s finally over. Our family can go on with their lives.”

Jerome became frantic on Thanksgiving Day in 1984 when Wendy never came home after delivering a birthday card to her best friend.

Police found her body next to a large trash bin. They said she died a brutal death.

Williams was arrested at his home in Brevard County, Florida Wednesday. He was jailed and waived extradition to New York.

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Rochester, New York, police on Friday announced the arrest of Timothy Williams, 56, above, of Melbourne, Fla., on rape and murder charges in the death of Wendy Jerome, above, nearly 36 years ago. (Upstate New York Missing Persons image)
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