Casper woman's murder solved

Genetic genealogy ID’s killer nearly 50 years after homicide

CASPER — The homicide of Casper native Teree Becker has been solved after more than 48 years, the Westminster Colorado Police Department announced Wednesday. Years of effort and genetic genealogy are credited for identifying Thomas Elliott as Becker’s killer.

Becker grew up in Casper with her parents, a brother and a sister. She was a graduate of Kelly Walsh High School and worked for a newspaper for a time. She moved to Denver shortly after graduating.

“Her family said that she often lived life on the edge. They said she never met a stranger and would hold a conversation with anyone. Teree en...


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