DNA connects man to 1992 rape in St. Louis

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | 9:58 a.m. CDT; updated 5:01 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 14, 2012

ST. LOUIS — A convicted killer from northeast Missouri is facing a new charge of rape after DNA linked him to a crime committed two decades ago.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that charges were filed Monday against 54-year-old Derrick Cobb of Bowling Green. Authorities say Cobb struck a woman in the head with a beer bottle in St. Louis in 1992, then raped her.

The crime went unsolved until a recent DNA match connected Cobb to the crime. He has already served 17 years of a 30-year prison sentence for second-degree murder for killing a St. Louis County man, also in 1992.

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