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Durham police make arrest in 2000 murder

Posted April 20, 2012 7:34 p.m. EDT
Updated April 21, 2012 11:32 a.m. EDT

— Durham police arrested a man Friday in the June 2000 murder of his sister-in-law.

Firefighters found the burned body of Vivian Moore Leak, 47, on June 20, 2000, inside a garage that belonged to her estranged husband, Johnny Leak, at 5 Lullwater Court. 

The man they arrested, Clayton Leak, 64, of Pickwick Trail, is the brother of that garage owner.

Police did not explain how, after 12 years, they linked Clayton Leak to the woman's death.

Authorities are still asking anyone with additional information about the case to call them at 919-560-4440 ext. 29337 or to call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.