REVEALED: Man arrested for 2010 murder of Sherry Black wrote social media posts about killing people and evaded arrest for 10 years because his DNA wasn't in a database
New details have emerged in the arrest of a murder suspect in the decade-old cold case murder of Sherry Black in Utah.
On Saturday Unified Police arrested 29-year-old Adam Durborow for allegedly beating and stabbing Sherry Black, 64, to death at her business B&W Billiards and Books in South Salt Lake on November 30, 2010.
周六，联合警察逮捕了29岁的亚当·杜伯罗(Adam Durborow)，据称她于2010年11月30日在南盐湖B&W台球和图书公司殴打并刺杀了64岁的雪莉·布莱克(Sherry Black)。
Durborow confessed to Black’s killing after his arrest, according to the probable cause statement, but has yet to be charged, police said.
On Facebook he shared a chilling post about killing people on the two-year anniversary of Black's death. Other posts revealed he struggled with issues from his past andhad a fraught relationship with his adoptive father who served time in federal prison for child pornography and abuse.
For 10 years there were no suspects of persons of interest named in the case. Investigators honed in on Durborow using DNA evidence from the crime scene, but faced challenges as he’s adopted.
At the crime scene an Armani Exchange men’s belt was found with a waist measurement of approximately 36-38 inches and a sticker on the back of the buckle with the number '323' and blood was collected.
For years the case went cold and South Salt Lake police turned to Parabon Nanolabs in Virginia in 2017 for help to develop a phenotype composites of the suspect based on DNA from the crime scene.
DNA was collected from Durborow on Wednesday and was confirmed to be a match to blood at the crime scene Thursday, leading to his arrest.
Durborow is currently being held without bail at the Salt Lake County jail.
Detectives are scheduled to meet with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday to discuss whether formal criminal charges will be filed in the case.
His adopted father struggled to understand why his son was in jail.
'I don’t understand. There’s nothing I can give you. Obviously it’s very difficult for our family and we’re just trying to deal with that right now,' Joseph Durborow said.
A look at Durborow's Facebook, where he used the name Jace Ranting, includes a series of disturbing posts between 2012 and 2013 where he vented his anger, wrote 'I'm tired of life, wish I wasn't here', and revealed he was previously on medication.
In one chilling post on November 30, 2012, the two year anniversary of Black’s death, Durborow posted a cartoon of a man holding a bloody saw with the caption: 'Don’t upset me, I’m running out of places to hide the bodies.'
On May 16, 2012 he posted he 'made some choices to change my life, regardless of what comes I will face it with humility and acceptance.'
He also made several posts referencing his adopted father Joseph Paul Durborow, who served time in federal prison and Utah State Prison for child pornography and sexually abusing children.
他还发布了几个帖子，提到了他的养父约瑟夫·保罗·杜伯罗(Joseph Paul Durborow)，后者因儿童色情和性侵儿童而在联邦监狱和犹他州监狱服刑。
Joseph Durborow was arrested in 2002 and at that time he and his wife had adopted or had the guardianship of 12 children, including 10 still living in their home, according to Desert News.
In one post on Adam Durborow's Facebook on August 27, 2012 he wrote on his step-mother: 'Knowing that your husbands a pedophile and that you chose him over your kids. Yeah, I said it. I'm not afraid to tell the truth. Your husband is sick and he should not be in your house.'
In August 19, 2012 he shared a status about his decision to stop taking 'meds' eight months prior. He said he had been receiving medication since he was seven for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and being bipolar.
On October 2012 Durborow wrote: 'The world needs to start burning. I hope I hear the screams of the people I've [sic] come to hate. Some of the people in my life have transcended to hate...My name isnt adam durborow, I am filled with rage, and I want to literally tear you f***ers who have hurt me apart. I f***ing despise you.'
Durborow had a criminal past but it showed no signs of violent behavior.
Durborow was 19 when Black was killed in 2010.
That same year Durborow shoplifted on September 16 and pleaded guilty to the offense in West Valley Justice Court on October 27, one month before Black was killed, and sentenced to probation.
On January 15, 2011 he committed another theft and pleaded guilty on February 2011 to serve six months in jail.
Court records show that a woman believed to be Durborow’s birth mother lived a mile away from Black’s bookstore in 2010 and he may have been familiar with the business.
Since 2011 then he has appeared to stay off Utah court dockets.
Utah law calls for the collection of DNA samples from those conviced of felonies and class A misdemeanors, but shoplifting is a class B misdemeanor and Durborow’s DNA was not collected in those arrests and never became part of the law enforcement database.
Investigators have revealed little details of how they first suspected Durborow.
Former West Jordan police forensics specialist Francine Bardole, who owns Cold Case Solutions and Resources, said Durborow’s arrest was not easy for detectives and the fact that he was adopted made it even harder.
She said once they got a lead on a possible suspect through DNA research, police had to run through adoption records and interview possible family members.
'They probably had to do a lot of work and a lot of footwork investigation to get to the to the point where they are now. So you got to hand it to them. It takes a lot of effort,' she said to ABC4.