Around two years later the owner of a pawn shop passed away and her daughter went through the house. Her mom was known to not throw out newspaper articles or magazines, so she started going through some of them. She came across the article about the murders and on the front page was a picture of the necklace. She knew she'd seen it before and found it in her mother's safe.
Because her mom kept meticulous records, the police were able to find the bill of sale in her files and located the man who had pawned it. He became scared and said it wasn't his, that a friend of his asked him to sell it.
They checked their records and the man who was identified was already in prison for an assault and robbery. They went to the prison and forced him to give his DNA and it was a match to the blood found at the crime scene a few years earlier. The bottom line is if the pawn shop owner hadn't kept those old newspapers and kept such great records, her daughter never would've spotted it and they never would’ve found the killer. I find this amazing!