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DNA evidence has linked a 72-year-old man to a pair of cold-case murders in Los Angeles, police said Thursday, and the man may be linked to as many as 30 murders and dozens of rapes during the 1970s and 1980s.
The Los Angeles Police Department identified the suspect as John Floyd Thomas Jr., who was charged this month with killing two Los Angeles women more than three decades ago.
Thomas was arrested April 2.
"Detectives believe that this suspect could be linked to as many as 25 other unsolved murder cases and numerous sexual assault cases," an earlier police statement said.
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