DNA analysis leads to crack in 19-year-old cold case. Mississippi man arrested on rape, attempted murder charges
Published 6:24 am Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Mississippi police say that DNA evidence has helped them solve a case that has been unsolved for nearly two decades.
West Point Police have arrested Fredrick Gandy, 52, of West Point, in the January 2003 attack on Nashedra Strong-Clay.
Members of the West Point Police Department joined Strong-Clay at a news conference Tuesday to announce Gandy’s arrest.
Gandy faces charges of rape, attempted murder, attempted robbery and burglary of a dwelling after recent DNA analysis of evidence from the crime pointed to Gandy as Strong-Clay’s attacker.
He is being held in the Clay County Jail on a $950,000 bond.