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Reno Nevada Police Arrest Suspect James Biela in Brianna Denison Murder … Serial Rapist?

The police in Reno, NV have arrested 27 year old James Biela in connection with the murder of 19 year old college student Brianna Denison. James Biela was booked at the Washoe County Jail and charged with murder, first-degree kidnapping and sexual assault.  James Biela was arrested at the Stepping Stones Children’s Center where he was dropping off his son. Reno police have taken DNA evidence from Biela and stated that it would take 12 hours to process.

James Biela

James Biela

James Biela was booked into the Washoe County Jail on charges of murder, kidnapping in the first degree and sexual assault, but could not confirm he is the suspect in the Denison case.

Biela was arrested at the Stepping Stones Children’s Center, where officials said he was dropping off his son. Reno police took a DNA sample from the suspect and said it would take 12 hours to process.

Brianna Denison5

Brianna Denison

Police spokesman Steve Frady issued a one-sentence news release announcing a news conference at 10:30 a.m. today. He would not say whether the suspect was arrested in Reno or elsewhere.

19 year old Brianna Denison disappeared January 20, 2008 and whose body was later found in a field in South Reno on February 15, 2008. At the time of the recovery police stated they had found DNA evidence at the scene of the crime that they say links the suspect to other sexual assaults near the UNR campus.

Police said they recovered DNA evidence at the scene that would link a suspect to the crime. The DNA samples also linked Denison’s killer to three other sexually related attacks on women at or near UNR from October to December 2007.

Could police have finally found a serial rapist that has been connected to at least 3 reported assualts in the Reno area?

November 26th, 2008 at 01:21pm Posted by | abduction, Brianna Denison, Found Deceased, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Teen, Pictures, Rape, sex offender, sexual assault | no comments