INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — After a two and half month mystery that involved the murder of a teenage a girl, police have made an arrest in the case.
According to 24-Hour News 8 sources, police arrested William Gholston, 46, for the murder of 15-year-old Dominique Allen.
Investigators believe that Gholston, who didn’t know Allen, snatched her from her sister’s porch early Sunday morning on Aug. 31. A man walking his dog later that day would discover Allen’s badly burned body behind a home on the 1100 block of Elder Street.
According to sources close to the investigation, Gholston’s DNA was found on Allen’s body during forensic testing. IMPD found and arrested Gholston near Bluffton, Indiana on Nov. 10 for a parole violation.
According to the Marion County coroner, Allen was strangled to death.
Investigators are trying to determine if Gholston is connected to the murders of three other black women who were strangled this year near Yandes Street in Indianapolis. Edna Wilson was found strangled to death in October. Two other victims, Selese Goss and Loy Ofsthun, were strangled to death in June.
This is not Gholston’s first run in with the law. In 2002, Gholston was under investigation for murder; however, charges were later dropped when a key witness changed his story. Indiana Department of Corrections records show previous convictions for Gholston dating back to 1987. In that year, he was convicted for robbery. In later years he served time for armed robbery, possession of cocaine, resisting law enforcement and unlawful firearm by a serious felon.
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