BILLINGS – Yellowstone County authorities announced Monday they have used DNA testing to identify a suspect in the 45-year-old murder of a Billings Heights couple.
Clifford and Linda Bernhardt were murdered in their home on Nov. 6, 1973. The case went unsolved until recently when a team of investigators used new DNA and genealogical technology to identify a suspect, Sheriff Mike Linder said at a press conference.
The suspect, Cecil Stan Caldwell, died in 2003, Linder said. He was a coworker of Linda Bernhardt, Linder said.
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