LOS ANGELES – On March 4, 1980, the body of 20-year-old Teresa Broudreaux was discovered by a surfer on Malaga Cove Beach.
Her body was naked except for her socks, and she had suffered blunt force trauma to her head resulting in obvious bleeding. The victim was also pregnant at the time.
After 37 years, DNA evidence has finally linked the murder to 65-year-old San Pedro resident Robert Yniguez. The DNA evidence found on Broudreaux’s body linked Yniguez to the crime.
The suspect was charged with one count of murder with the special circumstance that it was committed during a rape. The Daily Breeze reports that his bail is $2 million.
If he is convicted, he faces either the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole.