DNA match helps solve murder of 25-year-old Sonoma County cold case Michelle Veal

SONOMA, Calif. (KGO) — A DNA match is credited with helping solve a 25-year-old cold case in Sonoma County.

According to the sheriff’s office, DNA submitted by investigators to a testing institute in Richmond last year matched that of Jack Bokin, a convicted felon who died in jail last December.

The match ends part of the mystery surrounding the death of Union City’s Michelle Veal, whose badly beaten body was found in a field near Cotati in 1997.

“The family was obviously relieved, and this is just a great example of how we don’t forget the victims, every family deserves answers and this is the case,” said Sgt. said Juan Valencia.

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