Man arrested, charged after DNA evidence breaks open 50-year-old cold case
A man was arrested and charged in the 1974 killing of a Texas teenage girl after nearly 50 years of investigation and the advancement of DNA technology.
46 years, seven months and five days, or 17,000 and 53 days ago, Carla was abducted. And that is how long Carla Walker's family has been waiting for answers. It was back in 1974 when police say Walker was abducted, tortured and murdered, snatched from this parking lot after a Valentine's Day dance, the man believed to be responsible. Now 77 year old Glenn McCurley, a complete stranger toe walker. We had made a promise to the Walker family that we would do our very best. And so here we are today. Detectives Leo Wagner and J. Bennett took over the case last year, reviewing nearly five decades worth of evidence, re interviewing family and people of interest, including McCurley. The detectives at the time had taken his case as far as they could with the current technology and the evidence that they had at the time. So it wasn't until what we have currently that we were able to move any further with him. According to the arrest warrant, Fort Worth officers collected trash from a been outside McCurley is home. They were tested trying to find a match to DNA found on Walker's clothing DNA that would later match McCurley. The feeling that I had when, when I was notified, the word that came across my brain was finally walkers, Brother Jim says The family has lived through dark days waiting for justice. But this resolution, he says, is something they've prayed for prayers, which now extended McCurley to We don't hate you. We really are praying for you. I hope that the city of Fort Worth has prayers for the family. It's not their fault.