DNA connects man to 1992 rape in St. Louis

DNA connects man to 1992 rape in St. Louis

DNA connects man to 1992 rape in St. Louis

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Posted on August 14, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 14 at 11:54 AM

ST. LOUIS—A convicted killer from northeast Missouri is facing a new charge of rape after DNA linked him to a crime committed two decades ago.

Derrick Cobb, 54, of Bowling Green, was charged with forcible rape and sodomy.

Authorities say Cobb struck a woman in the head with a beer bottle in St. Louis in 1992, then raped her.

The crime went unsolved until a recent DNA match connected Cobb to the crime. He has already served 17 years of a 30-year prison sentence for second-degree murder for killing a St. Louis County man, also in 1992.

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