Town Square

Post a New Topic

Mountain View police solve 30-year-old homicide cold case

Original post made on Feb 10, 2021

Mountain View police announced Tuesday that they have closed a 1990 murder case after DNA evidence linked a now-dead Sunnyvale man to a homicide in a Mountain View parking lot.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 5:54 PM

Comments (1)

Posted by Scott Lamb
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 10, 2021 at 9:56 am

Scott Lamb is a registered user.

I find it really strange that this 30-year-old cold case was broken by sending the crime scene samples to the county lab. Did no one previously think to do that? I'm glad they have a suspect. The article leaves me puzzled why it took so long. DNA testing has been around since 1985. Presumably John Snowgrass's DNA sample was added to the database before he died in 2006. So what stopped police from solving this case 20+ years ago?

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

In order to encourage respectful and thoughtful discussion, commenting on stories is available to those who are registered users. If you are already a registered user and the commenting form is not below, you need to log in. If you are not registered, you can do so here.

Please make sure your comments are truthful, on-topic and do not disrespect another poster. Don't be snarky or belittling. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

See our announcement about requiring registration for commenting.

Get the most important local news stories sent straight to your inbox daily.

A fond farewell from the Peninsula Foodist
By | 14 comments | 4,474 views

Palo Alto has an escalating transparency problem -- the police have shut their doors
By Diana Diamond | 6 comments | 1,702 views

By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,359 views

My letter to council on PHZ zoning
By Steve Levy | 7 comments | 795 views