Suspect ID’d by DNA in Arkansas Cold Case

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CONWAY, Ark. – Twenty-eight years after a woman was kidnapped and killed in Faulkner County, a suspect has been identified in the cold case thanks to DNA testing.

The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) revealed the new information in a Monday afternoon news conference on the Feb. 1990 kidnapping, rape and killing of Pam Felkins in Greenbrier. 

Edward Keith Renegar, who the FCSO says died of natural causes, was identified as the suspect. Officials say his DNA was found on Felkins’ body.

Renegar reportedly frequented the video store where Felkins was last seen. He had served time for kidnapping in the 90s, officials said.

Despite his death, investigators are still collecting evidence in the case and the sheriff is asking for anyone who knew Reneger to come forward.

Back in March of this year, the FCSO announced investigators were using “Snapshot DNA Phenotyping” for the first time in hopes of tracking down the killer. 

Felkins’ family members sat on a front row of chairs at the news conference that also included two former sheriffs, the Greenbrier Police Chief, prosecutors, and investigators from the Arkansas State Crime Lab.

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