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Police: Blood Found In Suspected Killer's Apartment Was Cowell's

WENATCHEE, Wash. - Blood evidence found in murder suspect Christopher S. Wilson's apartment in Wenatchee, Washington comes from Mackenzie Cowell. That's the word from the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab, who reported this information to investigators from the Cowell Homicide Task Force late last week. 

Mackenzie Cowell was killed on February 9th, 2010 after leaving the Academy of Hair Design in Wenatchee. Cowell's body was found on February 13th near Crescent Bar, some 20 miles south of Wenatchee.  Christopher Wilson, a fellow student at the beauty school, was arrested for Murder in the 2nd Degree on October 6th.  This arrest occurred after Wilson's DNA profile was found to match DNA found on a piece of duct tape located near Mackenzie Cowell's body. This piece of duct tape also had Mackenzie Cowell's blood on it.

Following Wilson's arrest, his former residence at 119 Okanogan Street was searched by investigators. Detectives found a substantial stain that tested presumptive for blood in the main living area of the apartment. This blood stain (which was on a carpet and not visible to the naked eye) was soaked through the carpet and padding on to the concrete floor below. A sample was sent to the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab in Cheney, Washington where a forensic scientist was able to determine the stain contained blood matching Mackenzie Cowell's specific DNA. 

Robbin Wagg, the Commander of the Cowell Homicide Task Force praised the exceptional work done by investigators assigned to the task force, and the speedy work of the Cheney Crime Lab. "Though out this investigation the State Crime Lab has been an outstanding partner assisting and processing evidence very quickly, providing us with solid forensic evidence to keep the investigation moving forward, coupled with the hard work investigators have done the task force is very pleased with the progress of the investigation ".

 The investigation into Cowell's death continues. Anyone with further information about the case is asked to call the Cowell Homicide Task Force through the River Com Dispatch Center at 509-663-9911.

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