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Feb 15, 2011 9:08 AM by Posted by Sharlee Barriere

Cold Case: Clinton Man Booked in 1997 Rape Case

CLINTON, La. (AP) - East Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Clinton man after reopening a 1997 rape case last year.
Sgt. Kevin Garig says that 46-year-old Gary Miller surrendered at the parish jail on Friday after deputies got an arrest warrant accusing Miller of aggravated rape.
Garig says a woman reported in April 1997 that a man raped her after her car broke down on La. Highway 67 south of Clinton.
Garig says deputies had few suspects in the attack, but they reopened the case in March. He says detectives resubmitted evidence to the State Police Crime Lab, which found a match between the rapist's DNA and a sample of Miller's DNA in a database.

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