Thursday, September 15, 2011


THE man accused in the 1975 slaying of Karen Adams has denied having anything to with her murder, claiming he had "no idea" why his DNA was found on her clothing. As we reported here investigators claim Robert W. Meyer's DNA matched with the semen found on the underwear and body of the youngster, who was found viciously strangled to death in a ditch near her home in Columbus, OH. But the 70-year-old denied having anything to do with the killing. He told 10TV: "I have no idea. I have never met her. I don't recognize
her face. I had nothing to do with it."
But according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Meyer came up as a match when the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation Laboratory  compared the DNA on her clothing, with that from convicted offenders.
An additional sample was taken and it confirmed that Meyer, 70, was the contributor of semen found on Adams' body, investigators have claimed.
Despite his frail appearance, Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott said that Meyer was released from prison months before Adams was killed.
He had killed a man with a hammer in 1963 and served 10 years for the crime.
After being released he moved to the street where Adams lived, just months before her murder.
Then in 1976 he was convicted of kidnapping and raping a woman, a crime which he served 25-years for, before he was released in 2001.
The date for Meyer’s trial was not immediately scheduled.

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