Cigarette butt helps police unmask man who murdered a teacher more than 50 years ago

A cigarette butt found near the body of a murdered teacher in her apartment nearly 52 years ago has helped police identify a man they say killed her.

Rita Curran was found dead after being strangled at her home in Vermont, Burlington, in July 1971.

The case had remained unsolved but DNA evidence collected from a cigarette butt at the
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