'Touch DNA' offers hope in solving cold cases


By Kevin Johnson
USA Today

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — For 35 years, Anne Arundel County, Md., police have been baffled by the killing of a 17-year-old girl whose battered body was discovered in an abandoned quarry in suburban Washington.

Last month, David Cordle, chief investigator for the county's State Attorney's Office, attended what would have been Donna Dustin's 35th high school reunion in pursuit of information about her death. His visit produced 18 leads, two new names -- but no definite answers.

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