A North Carolina man adorned with a Nazi swastika tattoo was arrested this week after police say DNA evidence showed that he was a notorious serial rapist who assaulted at least six women.
Local news station WRAL reports that 43-year-old Darold Wayne Bowden this week was charged for allegedly being the man behind six unsolved sexual assaults that occurred in the Fayetteville neighborhoods between North Fayetteville Street and Ramsey Street.
According to the Raleigh News and Observer, police asked a Virginia-based company to run genetic genealogy tests on DNA material that was taken from multiple crime scenes where women were assaulted by Bowden, who had been dubbed the “Ramsey Street Rapist” last decade.
“They were able to triangulate and figure out a strong person of interest for us,” Fayetteville Police Lt. John Somerindyke said. “We were able to obtain his DNA, get it off to the state crime lab, and we got a match yesterday. We got the guy.”
Bowden is currently being held in jail on an $18.8 million bond.