‘Murderer’ busted because he spit on a sidewalk: LAPD arrests man for ‘killing two women in 2011’ after they DNA tested his saliva.
- Geovanni Borjas was arrested last Thursday and formally charged on Tuesday
- The 32-year-old man is accused of sexually abusing and murdering two young women – Michelle Lozano, 17, and Bree’Anna Guzman, 22 – in Los Angeles in 2011
- Police were able to identify him after running a familial DNA test on his father
- He was then followed hntil he spat on the sidewalk, and police tested the sample
Police have arrested a man suspected of sexually abusing and murdering two young women more than five years ago after running DNA tests on his spit they gathered from a Los Angeles sidewalk.
Borjas, 32, was arrested May 25 in connection with the deaths of 17-year-old Michelle Lozano (left) and 22-year-old Bree’Anna Guzman (right) in Los Angeles
Geovanni Borjas, 32, was identified as a suspect in the slayings of Michelle Lozano, 17, and Bree’Anna Guzman, 22, after investigators used a controversial DNA testing technique known as familial DNA testing, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck announced on Tuesday.
The technique enabled investigators to compare forensic evidence from the victims to law enforcement databases to identify likely relatives of the person who may have committed the crime.
That sample matched the DNA that was collected from the crime scenes and Borjas was arrested last Thursday.Borjas was charged Tuesday with two counts each of murder and forcible rape, and one count of kidnapping and was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon.