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Shirt Connects Man to 31-Year-Old Denton Murder



This is strange. A Minnesota TV station reports that 53-year-old Robert Otteson was arrested in Lakeville, Minnesota, for a 1983 murder in Denton. How was he connected to the crime?

Until now, only a sketch existed of a potential suspect. A source told Fox 9 that Otteson’s home was searched this past winter and a shirt was found in the garbage. DNA on the shirt connected Otteson to the murder.

This can’t be accurate, can it? You get away with murder for 30 years but you’ve been holding on to an incriminating shirt all this time?

(H/T DMN)

4 comments on “Shirt Connects Man to 31-Year-Old Denton Murder

  1. “You get away with murder for 30 years but you’ve been holding on to an incriminating shirt all this time?”

    no one ever said criminals were smart

  2. No question the shirt is weird. One can imagine a person might bubble up as a suspect long after a crime is committed. But to still have incriminating evidence lying around, 2000 miles away, after three decades???

    I didn’t do my annual “spring cleaning” this year. I just sort of blew it off. I’m now rethinking.

  3. Ummm, they already had the guys DNA from the crime when it happened, the shirt he threw away had his DNA on it from recently and they matched them up, obviously they had some idea the guy was who they suspected or why go dig in his trash.

  4. Yeah I just moved from Lakeville back to Dallas,I heard this in the Lakeville news. I think the shirt was in the garage if Im not mistaken but he did hold on to it all this time.