America's Most Wanted Show Generates 70 Leads in Tinsley Murder Case

By Scott Sarvay

September 18, 2012 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 9:11 PM EST

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - America Most Wanted’s second airing of Fort Wayne’s cold case murder of April Tinsley are reportedly generated 70 new leads, bringing the total number of tips to more than 750.

Those brought some 30 new names for police to investigate as potential suspects.

Police say loyalties fade over time, and they're hoping someone who knows the man who kidnapped and killed the eight-year-old in 1988 will now come forward.

DNA was collected at the scene and again from evidence the killer left several years ago, taunting police that they hadn't caught him yet, so there is a complete genetic profile waiting to be matched to the correct suspect.

Fort Wayne Police spokesperson, Raquel Foster says, “We have a full DNA profile and all we really are waiting for is a hit...and that is the perpetrator, for him to match up with the DNA profile and there's a lot of possibilities. It's possible that our perpetrator may not even be alive. That is always a possibility. It's interesting though, that he's not surfaced in any way.”

If you know anything about the April Tinsley murder, call Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 436-STOP.




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