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Quad City Cold Case Solved

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A murder case dating back a quarter of a century in Moline has been solved.

Police got a confession from Paul Anderson, already in prison for killing one man.

In 1988 Laura Brown was found stabbed to death in her Moline home. The day before, her husband had been shot in a Bettendorf park.
Anderson was convicted in that murder but Laura Brown's went unsolved. That is, until just this week when Moline detectives got Anderson to confess from the Iowa State Pennitentiary in Fort Madison.

He entered the house, it was unlocked, saw Laura in the hallway, and then as he said he 'did his business,'" Moline police Detective Scott Williams said. "This gives hope, when you have confession like this and there's closure for the family it's hope for the other victims of cold cases."

Anderson won't be prosecuted, at the request of Brown's family. 
He is already serving a life sentence.


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