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Candy Rogers Raped & Killed By John Reigh Hoff In 1959, DNA Solves Mystery Puzzle

DNA evidence helped Washington State police officers to finally crack the 62-year-old cold case involving the brutal murder of a 9-year-old girl who was selling Camp Fire Girl mints.

Candy Rogers went missing in Spokane on March 6, 1959, and was found raped and strangled to death with her own clothing two weeks later.

Through the help of modern DNA evidence, police announced on Friday that Rogers’s murderer was John Reigh Hoff, a US Army deserter who committed suicide in 1970.