DNA evidences have linked a small town Pennsylvania politician to the murder of a Monaca woman who was killed 30 years ago.
Last Sunday, police arrested Bridgewater councilman Gregory Scott Hopkins and charged him with killing 23-year-old Catherine Jane Walsh, whose bound body was found in her bed on September 1, 1979 by her father, Peter Caltury.
Authorities were able to link Hopkins’ DNA with semen found on Walsh’s nightgown and bed sheets.
Beaver County prosecutors said the Republican was questioned after Walsh’s body was found in 1979, but there wasn’t enough evidence to arrest him. Authorities say Hopkins, who is also a builder in the Bridgewater area, admitted 30 years ago to being Walsh’s lover.
A motive for the killing has not been established.