DNA linked a Kansas City truck driver to 2 cold case murders in the 1990s.
Gary Dion Davis Sr., 52, was arrested on Sept. 15 and charged with the deaths of Christina King and Pearl Davis.
His arrest was announced during a press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Davis Sr. was a long-haul truck driver in the 1990s, according to reports. Police believe that he may be a serial killer.
Pearl Davis, 43, was found stabbed to death in a vacant house in November 1996, according to Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree.
Christina King, 26, was beaten to death on Christmas Day 1998. Dupree said her body was found behind an abandoned building.
Investigators do not believe Davis Sr. knew either woman.
“DNA evidence from both murder scenes match the known DNA profile of Gary Dion Davis,” Dupree said. “These charges demonstrate justice is possible no matter how much time has elapsed.”
Kansas City Police Chief Karl Oakman said Davis killed the women and then “went on with his life as if nothing happened.”
“We’ve taken a dangerous individual off the street,” Oakman said. “In my experience, based on him killing two women, most likely he’s killed more.”
Arnetta Davis, Pearl Davis’ niece, attended Wednesday’s press conference.
“Today after 27 years the punk who killed my aunt has been arrested,” she posted on Facebook. “This is just the beginning. He is a serial killer. He was an over the road truck driver for years.”
Davis is charged with two counts of second-degree murder. His bond was set at $500,000.