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SBI Crime Lab Helps Catch Suspect In Clemson Student's Death

Posted June 7, 2006

— DNA analysis performed by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab has helped to break a nationwide search for a killer.

Authorities in South Carolina were able to confirm the identity of a suspect in the murder of a college student.

Crime scene evidence collected by authorities in South Carolina in the murder of Tiffany Marie Souers, a 20-year-old student at Clemson University. Souers was found dead in her apartment on May 26.

The evidence contained an unknown DNA profile. That DNA was found to match that of Jerry Buck Inman, 35, in North Carolina's database of convicted offender DNA. Inman is included in the database because of a prior 1988 conviction of second-degree sex offense.

Analysis at the N.C. SBI's Crime Lab confirmed that the DNA found by South Carolina law enforcement matched Inman's DNA.

Inman was arrested Tuesday night in Tennessee.


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