A state-of-the-art technology may help investigators crack a 30-year-old cold case in Colorado Springs.

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command released a rendering Monday of a man whose DNA was found among key evidence in the 1987 murder of 20-year-old Darlene Krashoc, who was stationed in Fort Carson at the time.

Using a technology called DNA phenotyping, investigators were able to determine the suspect’s eye color, hair color and face shape – information that was used to make a rendering of the man at the time of the murder as well as how he’d look today.

Krashoc’s body was found in the rear parking lot of a Korean restaurant at 2710 S. Academy Blvd. in the early morning hours of May 17, 1987.

Darlene Krashoc was murdered on March 17, 1987. 
Darlene Krashoc was murdered on March 17, 1987. 

The night before her death, she’d gone to a local club named Shuffles at 1861 S. Academy Blvd. with some members of her unit. She was last seen leaving the club shortly after midnight. Her body wasn’t found until 5:30 a.m.

The case still hasn’t been solved. Laboratory testing on key pieces of evidence found DNA that matched an unknown man – and it was that genetic material that was used for the rendering.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Army CID office at 1-844-ARMY-CID or email Army.CID.Crime.Tips@mail.mil.

You can also reach out to Det. Montez or Investigator Browne at the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000.

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