FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Court documents say DNA found after a grocery store break-in on a Washington state island last month matches that of an elusive teenager wanted in a string of burglaries.
Papers filed in San Juan County Superior Court say blood found at the Island Market on Orcas Island was tested by the state crime lab and matched to the DNA of Colton Harris-Moore. County prosecutors used the DNA evidence to charge the 18-year-old with second-degree burglary.
The DNA match is the first proof of the teenager's exact whereabouts since police found a snapshot Harris-Moore took of himself on July 8, 2008.
Harris-Moore is suspected in dozens of burglaries since he escaped from a halfway house in April 2008. Authorities also allege he may have stolen three small aircraft.
Information from: The Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com