Reno police are trying to identify the female who owned a pair of black Pink Panther thong underwear found with Brianna Denison’s body on Friday.
Lt. Robert McDonald said DNA of an unknown woman and the DNA of the man who abducted and strangled Denison were on the panties. McDonald said the underwear was found with Denison’s body but was not hers. The male DNA found on the panties is from the same man who committed at least two sexually motivated crimes against other young college women recently.
Police want to know if the underwear belonged to another victim who has not reported being assaulted or if they belong to a woman who may have dated someone and later noticed the underwear missing. It’s also possible the underwear were stolen in a burglary.
McDonald said it’s important the woman who owns the underwear come forward because the information she has may lead police to the serial sexual predator who killed Denison.
The thong-style underwear are black with cartoon character Pink Panther’s head and pink hearts on it. They appear worn.
Anyone with information is asked to call 745-3521 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
Check RGJ.com later for more details.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Update: 2/19/08 Brianna Denison Murder Picture of Thong Underwear found at Crime Scene With Unknown Female DNA
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