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Cops: DNA links 22-year-old suspect to 'Kensington Strangler'

PHILADELPHIA (NBC) - Philadelphia police have arrested a person of interest in the Kensington Strangler case.

DNA linked Antonio Rodriguez, 22, to three murders in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, police said at a Monday night news conference.

During that news conference, a 911 call came in saying Rodriguez was at a house in the Kensington neighborhood. An officer investigating the case saw Rodriguez head into the back of a house, but was caught nearby.

Rodriguez is homeless but frequents the Kensington area, police said.

Police zeroed in on Rodriguez after State Police told Philadelphia detectives that his DNA matched the Kensington attacks.

The results linked the Kensington Strangler to the December beating, rape and murder of Casey Mahoney and the November killings of Elaine Goldberg and Nicole Picaentini.

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