On Thursday, the Florida investigators announced that they are nearing the end of the killer clown case, after 27 years of cold leads and dead ends. According to a Palm Beach County state attorney, the fibers discovered in the Sheila Keen Warren’s car match those retrieved from the crime scene.
Killer Clown Case to Be Reopened in Light of New Evidence
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the killer clown case, here are the highlights. On the 26th of May 1990, Marlene Warren was found dead outside her Abington house. The coroner’s report ruled Warren’s death as homicide, the cause of death being a gunshot wound to the face.
Based on the leads available at that time, the investigators managed to reconstruct Warren’s last minutes. The woman was at her home when she heard someone ringing the doorbell.
Outside, there was an individual dressed in a clown outfit. The clown’s description shows that the individual was wearing a red nose, orange wig, and had carnations and foil balloons in his hands.
Allegedly, the individual gave Warren a gift, shot her once in the face, and fled the scene in a Chrysler LeBaron convertible.
Following a thorough investigation, the authorities arrested Sheila Keen Warren, the woman who would later wed Michael Warren, Marlene’s husband.
Although the evidence pointed to Sheila as being the killer clown, the authorities did not have enough evidence to convict the woman nor the technology to prove that the fiber found in Sheila’s car matched those of the clown costume.
In 2002, Sheila married Michael, who spent almost four years behind bars for charges stemming from the car business he owned while wed to Marlene. Although to early to tell for certain, the authorities believe that the DNA test will finally prove that Sheila was the one behind Marlene’s murder.
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