After new evidence surfaced in the 1989 Plano homicide case, a Dallas man, T.C., who was already serving prison time, was charged. The victim's body was found in a ditch on November 25 of 1989. According to the Collin County medical examiner's office, the woman, S.T., had been strangled. The victim told her husband that she was going to visit a friend, and he reported her missing the next day after she never returned. S.T.'s car was found more than two weeks later, and it had been wiped clean.
While T.C. was a person of interest in the initial investigation, there was not enough evidence to charge him. With the advancement of technology over the past 25 years, police now have the ability to gather a large amount of evidence from even the smallest samples. Officers from the initial investigation collected a lot of evidence hoping that someday it would help, and it did.
Initially, T.C. denied having sexual relations with S.T. Upon learning about the DNA evidence, he admitted to having sex with the victim, but denied meeting her the night she died. Police have found similarities among the murders of S.T. and the women T.C. is currently serving time for murdering, E.W. Both women were strangled with a ligature, both bodies were found on the side of the road, and their vehicles were found elsewhere. T.C. is currently serving a 35 year sentence at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Polunsky Unit for his 2001 murder charges.
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