Charlottetown police held a news conference Friday regarding the investigation into the death of Byron Carr.
It was Brad MacConnell who reopened this case in 2007. Hundreds of witnesses were questioned, including some who only came forward 20 years after the tragedy. The police officer gradually opened new leads, succeeding in establishing a chronology of the facts as well as a profile of the killer.
Visibly moved in front of the members Byron Carr's family present at the press conference, he thanked them for their patience.
We wish we could have given these answers sooner.
A quote from Charlottetown Police Chief Brad MacConnell
This twist, more than three decades after the fact, was made possible thanks to advances in DNA analysis and genetic genealogy. Brad MacConnell also mentioned joint work with American police services.
According to Charlottetown police, another person was arrested and then released in this affair. It is not known at this time whether other people are involved.