Homeless 'Santa' Murder Cracked and Sikh Murder Solved by DNA Evidence

The murder of homeless "Santa", whose real name was James King, a beloved figure in Venice Beach, California, and the brutal murder of Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh man mistaken for a Muslim in the aftermath of 9/11, gained much media attention. Both cases went unsolved for years, but advancements in DNA evidence brought much-needed closure to the victims' families. In the case of "Santa", DNA from a bloody glove found near his body matched that of a suspect already in custody for another crime. As for the murder of Sodhi, DNA evidence linked the crime to a white supremacist group, leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators. These cases highlight the power of DNA technology in solving cold cases and bringing justice to victims and their families.