DNA Helps RPD Solve 1995 Murder Case

An arrest has been made in a brutal murder committed 25 years ago. On June 24th of 1995, Christine Munro, a 37-year-old nurse and mother of four, was jogging on the Sacramento River Trail when someone pulled her into the bushes and slashed her throat. In the weeks that followed, the river trail became deserted as the hunt for Munro’s killer went nowhere. A DNA sample from under Munro’s fingernails has led to 42-year-old James Watkins in a Texas prison. He was just 17-years-old at the time so he’s not eligible for the death penalty.