Fingerprint, DNA led to Cesar Sayoc's arrest

Source: Washington Examiner | October 26, 2018 | Kelly Cohen

A fingerprint and two DNA samples was all authorities needed to arrest Cesar Alteri Sayoc Jr. for his suspected role in mailing out more than a dozen explosive devices to prominent Democrats, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Friday.

Wray told reporters at the Justice Department’s headquarters that one of Sayoc’s fingerprint was found on the package mailed to Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and that his DNA was found on two other packages. The DNA samples were connected to a sample collected from a prior arrest of Sayoc’s, said Wray.

Sayoc has been charged with five federal crimes, including interstate transportation of an explosive, illegal mailing of explosives, threats against former presidents and former other persons, threatening interstate commerce and assaulting current and former federal officers.

He faces up to 56 years in federal prison, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicated that other charges could be added.

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