Northern Calif. police use DNA database to solve cold cases


By Marisa Lagos
The San Francisco Chronicle

SAN JOSE, Calif. Years ago, Bettina Self stopped hoping that her big sister's rape and slaying would ever be solved.

Her sister, Ines Sailer, was a 23-year-old German citizen traveling and working in the United States in 1980 when she was attacked and killed after leaving a New Year's Eve party on Pierce Street in San Francisco.

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