DNA Leads To Arrest

By Chris Schnurr

(WINDSOR, ON) – Twenty-five years following a sexual assault at a Marentette home, DNA evidence finally caught up with a former Windsor man.

Charged with sexual assault with a weapon, break and enter, unlawful confinement, and intent to commit an indictable offence is John Thomas Wuschenny, 54, of Burnaby, BC.

In September 1990, following a series of break and enters, police were called to a Marentette Avenue home in response to a break and enter and sexual assault.

Between June 20 and September 12, 1990, there were six break and enters involving sexual assault which police believed were connected.

Forensic analysis of the evidence provided little assistance at the time, but after re-examining the case last year, Windsor Police submitted additional evidence for examination using newer technology.

Earlier this year, the Centre of Forensic Sciences matched the sample with data from the National Offender Databank, and a Canada-wide warrant was issued for the arrest of the suspect.

Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police apprehended the suspect in Burnaby, British Columbia and Windsor Police formally charging the suspect February 4.

Police are continuing with the investigation and are looking into other incidents that occurred between June and September, 1990.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS), online at , or Submit a Tip on Facebook.

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