Helen Vogt, 76, was stabbed to death in her home in Erie, Pennsylvania, more than 30 years ago.
AUSTIN, Texas – The granddaughter of a Pennsylvania woman killed nearly 34 years ago has been arrested in Austin after being charged with her murder, according to a report from KVUE media partners in the center. Austin American-Statesman.
Helen Vogt, 76, was found dead in her home in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1988. He had been stabbed more than 50 times with two kitchen knives and a two-pronged fork.
Investigators allege her grandson, 55-year-old Jeremy C. Brock, killed her.
Officials from several law enforcement agencies, including the Austin and Erie police departments, arrested Brock at his workplace on Monday, July 25 and transported him to the Travis County Jail, the Statesman reports.
The Erie County District Attorney’s Office said Brock is expected to be extradited to Pennsylvania, where he will face charges of murder, robbery, burglary and “other related charges.”
particle for direct object Statesman Report It states that when authorities arrived at Vogt’s home on July 23, 1988, they discovered “blood spattered from the kitchen to the bathroom.” Some of Vogt’s equipment was missing.
Brock was 21 years old at the time of the murder. He was a suspect for years, the Stateman reports, but no charges were ever brought.
DNA evidence was taken from the scene and a search warrant was obtained to collect blood, saliva, hair and fingerprint samples from Brock in 1990.
However, blood samples taken from Vogt’s home were retested this year, and police said the DNA matched a combination of Helen Vogt’s and Jeremy Brock’s DNA.
Before his death, Statesman reports that Vogt made changes to his will that intended to leave half of his estate to his daughter and divide the rest among his grandchildren, including Brock.
Brock, a San Marcos resident, was taken into custody Monday without incident in Austin and remains in custody on an extradition warrant, the Stateman reports. He remains in the Travis County Jail as of Thursday afternoon, records show.