New Technology Leads To An Arrest In 1983 Delray Beach Cold Case Homicide


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A suspect has been arrested for the murder of a Delray Beach woman in a cold case dating back to 1983 thanks to new technology.

On November 13, 1983, Broward County resident Carla Lowe was found dead in the streets of Delray Beach. According to investigators, 21-year-old Carla was waiting for the Amtrak train when she was beaten to death.

The case was recently assigned to Cold case Detective Todd Clancy who reopened the investigation. Clancy got in touch with the retired Delray Beach police detectives who originally worked the case in 1983 and consulted with them on the evidence.

Thanks to an advancement in technology, police analyzed a piece of evidence from the crime scene, and a fingerprint positively identified 59-year-old Ralph Williams as their suspect.

Police said Williams formerly lived in South Florida, but has since been living in the Jacksonville area.

According to Clancy, there was no known connection between Lowe and Williams, and a motive remains unknown at this time.

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