Nearly 14 years after Korrina Nicholas’s body was found half-naked in the bushes near the Douglas Family Preserve, her alleged killer was finally brought to justice this week thanks to some high-tech police work. After his DNA was found to be a perfect match to samples taken from the crime scene in 1992, Gregory Edwards was arrested by Santa Barbara police in San Quentin State Prison, where he was serving a nine-month sentence for a theft-related charge. A longtime Santa Cruz resident, 43-year-old Edwards was apparently working as a tree trimmer in Santa Barbara around the time of Nicholas’s murder and, according to authorities, has made “incriminating statements” about his role in the crime since his arrest.

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