, 2022-08-05 10:13:35,
COLONIE — For 62 years, Ruth Whitman’s killer has gotten away with murder, a crime that still haunts her family. But Whitman fought her murderer and police hope that her will to live meant trace evidence of the assailant was buried with her in December 1959.
Colonie police who weren’t even born when Whitman’s body was left on a then-empty stretch of Sand Creek Road are counting on the confluence of today’s cutting-edge DNA technology and forensics science and genealogy that was nonexistent in 1959 to help them close their oldest unsolved homicide and bring justice to the teenager’s loved ones.
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