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How DNA technology solved a 25-year-old murder
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How DNA technology solved a 25-year-old murder

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. - In the early morning of August 14, 1997, Michael Scheumeister was found dead near the Mirror Lake Library on 5th Street North in St. Petersburg. Scheumeister, 45, was found lying on his back with his pant pockets turned inside out and the money from his recently cashed paycheck was gone, indicating a robbery motive. On a new To The Point Already podcast, Bay News 9 anchors Rick Elmhorst and Roy De Jesus talk with Pinellas County authorities about how intricate DNA technology was able to solve the case 25 years later. "When you're going through these cases, you almost have to triage them as far as what evidence is available," said St. Petersburg Police Detective Wallace Pavelski. "I'll go through the cases and if I see enough evidence available, I'll start to work...