DNA Solves 20 Year Old Bronx Cold Case

Strangled, Dumped on Bronx Street

NEW YORK– A 21-year-old Bronx cold case murder was solved thanks to DNA. The cold blooded strangulation and dumping of a transgendered woman in the Bronx is still haunting two decades later.

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced that two men have been indicted in a strangulation that occurred in the Bronx in 1997. The defendants were apprehended after their DNA was matched to the murder scene.

District Attorney Clark said, “The defendants acted together to allegedly kill the 20-year-old victim, and her body was left in a vacant lot. The murder happened 21 years ago, but today’s indictment sends a clear message that we will pursue justice no matter how much time has passed.”

Clark said the defendants, Christopher Dickerson, 42, of Middletown, N.Y., and Glenn Broadnax, 40, of Brooklyn, were arraigned on second-degree Murder before Bronx Supreme Court Justice George Villegas. Remand was continued for both defendants and they are due back in court on January 11, 2019.
According to the investigation, on March 17, 1997, the defendants allegedly caused the death of Warren White, who identified as a woman named Amanda. The defendants allegedly strangled White with an electrical cord. Her body was found in a lot at 1670 Boston Road, wrapped in a blanket and with the cord still around the neck.

The case is being prosecuted by John Miras, Counsel in the Homicide Bureau, under the supervision of Christine Scaccia, Chief of Homicide Bureau, and the overall supervision of James Brennan, Deputy Chief of the Trial Division, and Theresa Gottlieb, Chief of the Trial Division.

District Attorney Clark thanked retired NYPD Detective Hector Gonzalez, and Detective Malcolm Reiman and Detective Mitchell Geist of the Bronx Homicide Squad for their assistance in the investigation.

An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.

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