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Fingerprint discovered in North Richland Hills woman's killing

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.