Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


DNA Analysis Results In Suspect’s Arrest In 1997 Fort Worth Woman’s Murder, According To Authorities

Indiana Shooting Incident Left 17 People injured, 1 Dead. Suspect Now In Police Custody Photo From: US News

Tuesday saw the department’s announcement that a suspect in a 25-year-old murder investigation had been detained by Fort Worth police.

What Happened?

Police were called on August 10, 1997, with word that a woman had been discovered dead inside her Fort Worth residence. Verna Dennis, 56, who died as a consequence of blunt trauma, was eventually identified as the woman.

Curt Brannan, a seasoned investigator, responded to the call, according to the agency, and “diligently pursued all available leads.” But he didn’t discover the individual who authorities believe killed Dennis until eight years later.

Fort Worth Police Department

Forth worth

Police Car Crash Incident In Miami Lakes, White Sedan Rammed Into Patrolling Police Car
Photo From: iStock

A witness came forward in 2005 with details on a potential suspect. Police conducted more research as a result of this information, which finally led to Michael Puryear’s suspicion.

Even yet, at that time no charges were brought in the case. And it wasn’t until recently that “allowed for testing that was not previously available” in DNA technology that police were able to apprehend Puryear. On July 31, he was arrested at his house.

Jeff Bennett, a Fort Worth cold case detective, revived Dennis’ investigation and was able to expand on Brannan’s earlier efforts.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


Texas man Eduardo Arevalo confessed of strangling his pregnant sister for being an “embarrassment” to the family in 2019. Texas Man’s 8 Months Pregnant...


Even though the last wave of the federal government stimulus checks was distributed over two years ago, at least three distinct states are still...


The US is expected to distribute further stimulus funds through a variety of initiatives. Direct cash, tax refund, or some other kind of assistance...


Cameron Wright, a 22-year-old was sentenced with 55 years in prison for killing, dismembering and throwing girlfriend’s body at separate locations according to his...