NYPD cold case detectives used DNA evidence to crack a 22-year-old homicide Friday, arresting a 46-year-old man they say killed a young Bronx mother in 1993, police said.
Jonathan Jolivert, 46, of Brooklyn was taken into custody in Carmel, in upstate Putnam County, after police said his DNA matched physical evidence from the scene of the killing on March 24, 1993.
Authorities said they found Michelle Page, 21, dead on the hallway floor of her Bronx apartment that afternoon, with a knife protruding from her neck and a scarf wrapped around the wound.
Jolivert, who had a child in common with Page, was identified as a suspect through DNA testing done by the city medical examiner's office, police said. Authorities found him in Carmel, where he was taken into custody without incident.
Jolivert is expected to be charged in connection with Page's death, police said. The exact charges have not been announced.
It was not clear whether he had an attorney representing him or where and when he would make his first court appearance, officials said.