Alleged Killer Arrested 31 Years After Murder
Friday, February 04, 2011
On January 17, 1980, in Hemet California, Elizabeth Crossman, was found sexually assaulted and strangled to death in her bedroom. Twenty-one years later, on January 27, 2011, detectives received a call from the Department of Justice Laboratory in Richmond advising of a positive DNA match from a suspect. The match was linked to 48-year-old Homeland resident, Shelby Glenn Shamblin, who was taken into custody on February 2, 2011, and booked on suspicion of murder.
Shamblin has lived in the area off and on for the past 31 years and was a "person of interest" during the original investigation, according to Lt. Duane Wisehart. He was a 17-year-old runaway at the time and worked odd jobs. Shamblin's DNA sample was entered into the database in October, 2010 when he was arrested on various drug charges and had to provide a DNA samples as a result of new legislation. The DNA profile was run through the DNA database and was positively linked to Shamblin in connection with the Crossman case.
Read the news article here.