GOSHEN, Ind. (WNDU) - A Goshen man has been charged with murder after DNA linked him to a 20-year-old cold case.
According to The Goshen News, William Swain, 54, has been charged with killing and sexually assaulting a man in October 2000.
Investigators found Arthur McPhaul in a motel room. DNA scraped from under his fingernails created a link that eventually chained Swain to the case 19 years later. .
Swain admitted in October 2018 he stole about $38 worth of merchandise from an Elkhart Walmart. The guilty plea set off a chain of events that lead to Swain’s arrest.