KANSAS CITY, Kan. – KCK police confirmed late Wednesday afternoon that an arrest has been made in a metro cold case that's been a murder mystery since 1989. The arrest is in connection with the murder of 18-year-old Sarah DeLeon.
She was killed a few days after Christmas in 1989.
Police say DeLeon suffered a head wound and was stabbed multiple times before someone dumped her body by railroad tracks near I-435 and Wolcott Drive. DeLeon was a Kansas City Kansas Community College student at the time of her death.
About five months ago, KCK police said they'd identified a suspect. FOX 4 doesn’t know at this point whether that woman is the person they've arrested. Police say new DNA techniques and technology allowed detectives to re-open the case in 2014.
At the time of that report, police only said the suspect is a woman who lives in the greater Kansas City area.
FOX has asked police for more information about this suspect and when police arrested this woman. This is a developing story, keep up with the latest updates on fox4kc.com and the FOX 4 App.