Cold case murder suspect may be involved in more homicides, police say

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Johnny Blake Peterson (Photo: LVMPD)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Las Vegas police have used DNA to identify Johnny Blake Peterson as the person who killed two women.

Police say Peterson, who died in 1993, killed 16-year-old Kim Bryant in January 1979 and 22-year-old Diana Hanson in 1983.

Now. Metro Lt. Ray Spencer confirms his department is investigating a possible connection between Peterson and five other cold case homicides.

Police have recently been solving cold cases in the valley with the help of Texas-based forensic sequencing laboratory Othram Inc.

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