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Investigators say new DNA profile has developed in Sharon Gill cold case

Posted at 2:12 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 14:12:15-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Investigators have announced two new developments in the 1990 cold case murder of Sharon Gill in the Deep Creek area.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, new tests using DNA technology have developed a new DNA profile in the case. Additional testing is still required to determine how this new DNA profile may assist in solving this case.

They also say the investigation has moved away from previous suspect Shawn Malsky. Shawn Malsky was originally arrested for this crime, but the charges were later dropped. However, detectives say that until a person has been charged and convicted, all potential suspects remain potential suspects.

Investigators say Sharon's body was found in her home on March 21, 1990. She had been stabbed 38 times and was brutally raped.

Detectives say are always seeking information on their cases. This includes memories of not only the specific incident, but also of the people involved and who they may have associate with. Even a rumor can contain information that can solve a crime.

If you need to reach a detective with the Cold Case team, please call 941-575-5361; after hours 941-639-2101. They can also be reached by email at or through the Submit a Tip function on our Mobile App.

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