Investigators may have caught a break in the puzzling shooting last year of a 68-year-old North Richland Hills woman, thanks to an emerging technology.
Detective Tony Roten was in England on Friday, where forensic scientists developed a technique that lifted a fingerprint from a spent shell casing found at Wilkinson’s home, said investigator Larry Irving, a police spokesman.
Marianne Wilkinson was shot after she opened her door in December.
A $25,000 reward hasn’t led to an arrest, and police had trouble this year locating the owner of the gun used in the case -- two previous owners are dead.
Irving said that once Roten returns with the fingerprint, they’ll start comparing it to people of interest in the case and proceed with the investigation.