2012 Georgia murder closed after DNA links incarcerated suspect

Georgia News

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An eight-year-old murder case in Georgia has been closed after DNA linked an incarcerated suspect to the slaying.

The Gwinnett County Police Department’s Cold Case Unit has been investigating the Nov. 2, 2012 murder of Robert Mixon with the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office for years.

According to a news release, Mixon was shot to death inside his apartment. Detectives originally assigned to the case were never able to identify a suspect, but the Cold Case unit was able to find DNA evidence and other evidence that links Nazar Matheson to Mixon’s death.

Authorities did not provide details on what the other evidence entailed.

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