Police Make Arrest in 1989 Miami Murder Case
MIAMI - A decades-old cold case was solved Saturday, police said, with an arrest in a Miami killing.
Miami-Dade Police said Rickey L. Davis, 52, was booked into jail early Saturday on a first-degree murder charge in the death of Joycelean Burrows.
Burrows, 26, was found by police on Jan. 17, 1989, in a vacant Liberty City lot. She had been strangled, but her killing received little notice in a particularly bloody year.
She was the 13th of 438 Dade County homicides in 1989.
It was not known if Davis had obtained an attorney. The Miami Herald reported (http://hrld.us/1o0iziY ) he was considered a suspect at the time of the killing because a witness told police they saw him covered in blood, using a hose to wash blood from the back of his truck. Davis had denied any recent contact with Burrows at the time of her death and detectives ultimately decided they didn't have enough evidence to arrest him.
DNA evidence wasn't available at the time of the crime, but Davis racked up a slew of arrests over the years, including on charges of robbery, burglary and battery. Miami-Dade homicide detectives submitted crime-scene evidence in the Burrows case earlier this year and were able to match DNA to Davis.
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