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  • Fort Wayne Police released an updated composite profile of April Tinsley's suspected killer, Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 5:31 pm

Police release updated profile of April Tinsley's suspected killer

The Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne police on Tuesday released an updated computer aided rendering of what April Tinsley's killer may look like.

The rendering, from Parabon, a company that takes genetic history and traits from DNA, is experimental, police said.

Police said they released the rendering last year, but a forensic artist updated the photo by humanizing it and to show the aging process of the suspected killer.

Tinsley, an 8-year-old Fort Wayne girl, was abducted, raped and suffocated in 1988. Her body was dumped in a DeKalb County ditch, where a jogger found her days after her disappearance.