Canadian police said Tuesday they have solved one of the highest-profile cold cases in Quebec history, linking the 1975 rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl to a West Virginia man who died more than 40 years ago. Police in Longueuil, Quebec, said that DNA evidence allows them to be 100% certain that Franklin Maywood Romine murdered teenager Sharron Prior in the Montreal suburb. The body of Romine, who was born in 1946 in Huntington, West Virginia, and died in 1982 at the age of 36 in Verdun, Montreal, under mysterious circumstances, was exhumed from a West Virginia cemetery in early May for DNA testing intended to confirm his link to the crime.
Longueuil police say the DNA of Romine—who had a long criminal history—matches a sample found on a man’s shirt that was used to restrain the teen, reports the CBC. He also matched a witness’ physical