cold case


Thu December 12, 2013
Regional Coverage

DNA helps crack Syracuse cold case

Onondaga County District Attorney William speaks at the podium while Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler and relatives of murder victim Colleen Meadow look on.
Ellen Abbott/WRVO

Syracuse police have cracked an almost 30-year-old murder case using a combination of high tech DNA and intensive police work. The arrest of a Georgia man who had long been a suspect in the investigation of the death of his estranged wife, is the latest success in the Syracuse Police Department’s cold case unit.

Authorities say Ronald Meadow will be arraigned on second-degree murder charges in Syracuse later this month, in connection with the death of his estranged wife, Colleen Meadow, who was found strangled to death in her northside apartment in March 1985.  

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