Friday, May 20, 2011

Man arrested in connection with 2002 murder; officials say DNA 'cold hit' reopened stabbing death case

Man arrested in connection with 2002 murder; officials say DNA 'cold hit' reopened stabbing death case
A man accused of fatally stabbing a 46-year-old woman who was discovered dead in her Eureka apartment nine years ago pleaded not guilty to murder charges Thursday.

Joseph Eugene Miller, 42, is accused of murdering Beverly Jean Jacob, whose body was discovered in April 2002 after a maintenance man notified police there was a foul smell coming from her E Street apartment. Officials suspected she had been dead for up to three weeks. The coroner's office said Jacob died as a result of numerous stab wounds to the neck and chest.

A preliminary hearing date is set for June 2 to determine if there is enough evidence to go to trial. Miller's bail is set at $1 million....

For five years, the identity of Jacob's murderer remained a mystery. Her file grew cold in the Eureka Police Department, but in 2007 a DNA “cold hit” warmed the case up. The hit, obtained by a criminalist from the Department of Justice Bureau of Forensic Services, revealed Miller's DNA on an item of clothing worn by Jacob at the time of her death, officials said....

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

How many LLC's do you operate Rose?

Guy in Ohio said...

Are you finally looking for a job anon?

Anonymous said...

nice picture of your wife there Guy

Anonymous said...

I'm not Rose, but Here is reality. I know many small business people who have very similar situations as mine.

I actually am involved in 3. One a family trust, one my personal business, and a real estate LLC. I pay tax's on all 3 at my personal rate. All three were set up specifically because of laws governing either liability, inheritance, or shared ownership without the paperwork hassle of c/s corporations. I'm just a small business person. RA is a large multi-diversified company. As usual Hblog and supporters are full of crap, spinning nothing into more nothing. Monkey-Monkey, just keep yabbering.

Anon is Richard " The Dick " Salzman. Local sleaze bag.

Guy in Ohio said...

Oooooh ... that hurt anon. Now go get a job ...

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear this guy was pinched! Another win for DNA cold case follow up.

And what about Mr. Obama shitting on Israel? Jimmy Carter is a happy man.