California investigators kept DNA from 3 violent crime scenes for decades. A suspect was just arrested in Georgia

(CNN)For more than two decades, all California authorities knew about the man behind three violent sex crimes was his DNA profile. “This case represents so much: the dedication of law enforcement, the critical importance of keeping rape kits and testing those kits no matter how long ago those crimes occurred, the need for passion and persistence, and a desire to pioneer our law enforcement tools so that violent criminals can be identified and brought to justice,” Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said during a Monday news conference. The cases in which Manteuffel stands accused represent the latest in a series of recent breaks made in long-dormant criminal probes thanks to the growing availability of DNA. Using popular online …