Utah man arrested in cold-case murder of bookstore owner

Utah man arrested in cold-case murder of bookstore owner


A Utah man has confessed to the cold-case murder of Sherry Black, who was stabbed to death at her bookshop nearly a decade ago, authorities said.

Adam Durborow, 29, of Orem was arrested Saturday on an aggravated murder charge in connection to the high-profile killing of 64-year-old Black in South Salt Lake on Nov. 30, 2010, news station Fox13 reported.

No persons of interest had ever been announced until now after Black was beaten and stabbed inside her bookstore, B&W Billiards and Books.

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The primary evidence left behind at the crime scene was a men’s Armani Exchange belt and blood collected from in the store, police said.

DNA testing revealed that the blood belonged to a man, but no match was made when it entered at the time through a criminal database, the Deseret News reported.

In 2017, police announced on the anniversary of her murder that they put the DNA through a phenotyping process, which predicts a person’s

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