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Scottsdale police announce arrest made in 3-year-old murder case

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PHOENIX — Law enforcement officials in Scottsdale announced Thursday that they had made an arrest in a murder case from three years ago.

Authorities working closely on the case said 42-year-old Ian Mitcham has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Allison Feldman.

He was facing a first-degree murder charge.

Using familial testing, which takes DNA evidence and compares it to genetically-similar samples, detectives were able to connect Mitcham to the crime.

A police probable-cause statement said detectives identified Mitcham as a suspect because his brother’s DNA is similar to a profile of DNA evidence found at Feldman’s home and that Mitcham’s own DNA then was found to match the crime-scene evidence.

Feldman, 31, was found dead in her home near the Loop 101 and Pima Road in February 2015.

She was found by her boyfriend, covered in a sheet.

Detectives found no sign of forced entry.

Court documents said she died of asphyxiation with blunt force trauma.

Police said they could not find a connection between Mitcham and Feldman.

According to police, Mitcham denied knowing Feldman or having been in her home.

Mitcham was being held in lieu of $5 million bond.

It was unknown whether he has an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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