Arrest made in 25-year-old cold case - New York News

Arrest made in 25-year-old cold case

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police have cracked a 25-year-old cold case.

Edwin Alcaide of Manhattan was arrested Thursday in connection with the stabbing death of Lissette Torres on Jan. 1, 1987. Police found the 19-year-old Brooklyn woman stabbed multiple times in a car lot near the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn.

Police say the two were acquaintances.

The victim's parents, Jose and Rose Torres, told WCBS Radio they never gave up hope that their daughter's attacker would be found.

Police say Alcaide is a registered sex offender with an extensive criminal background whom authorities suspected from the start. He was linked to the crime through DNA testing.

The 53-year-old suspect is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a charge of second-degree murder.

Information about his lawyer wasn't immediately available.

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