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.