Brother’s DNA Leads to Arrest for 2012 Rape

Brother’s DNA Leads to Arrest for 2012 Rape

LOS ANGELES – A suspect in a rape that occurred nearly 15 months ago has been arrested with the help of DNA evidence.  The attack occurred on October 27, 2012 at an apartment on the 1500 block of Jellick Avenue.

The intruder entered a 29-year-old woman’s apartment at 6:00 a.m. and beat and raped her.  An investigation that included DNA analysis began immediately. Then, recently, a newly entered suspect in the FBI DNA index caused a “hit.”

This development led to a manhunt for and the arrest of  26-year-old Pablo Reyes Bautista in Atwater Village.  He had also lived in Rowland Heights where the crime had occurred.  According to CBS Los Angeles, Pablo’s twin brother Pedro was arrested for attempted murder, and it was Pedro’s DNA that led to Pablo’s arrest.

Pablo Bautista was charged with rape by force, aggravated mayhem and burglary, with bail set at $1,000,000.

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