FORESTVILLE, Md. — The 33-year long search for Cynthia Rodgers' killer may finally be over.
Prince George’s County Police on Thursday announced murder charges against 64-year-old James Clinton Cole.
Rodgers was just 27-years-old when her body was found in a wooded area off Surrey Square Lane Service Road in Forestville.
The medical examiner ruled her death a homicide, determining that she'd been strangled and sexually assaulted while suffering blunt force trauma to the head and neck.
On January 24, just three days before the 33-year anniversary of when Rodgers was found, detectives had evidence in the case retested.
Thanks to DNA technology advancements, results came back to a profile that positively matched Cole.
Turns out, Cole is already serving a lifetime prison sentence for an unrelated 2009 rape conviction in Charles County.
It's not believed he and Rodgers knew each other.