By Lindsay Peyton
A two-year old case has been solved with the help of a DNA test performed earlier this month.
Oscar Luis Urbina, a resident of West Seattle, was arrested on March 7 for raping a 36-year old woman at his home on SW Avalon Way.
The victim was picked up walking on SW Delridge near White Center. According to court documents, she was a prostitute who had agreed reluctantly to go to Urbina’s apartment where he paid her for sex – but when she tried to leave, he stopped her, raped her, punched her in the face, choked her and threatened to kill her.
The victim finally was able to get away and ran to a nearby 7-11, where she called police.
She was taken to Harborview Medical Center, and a rape kit was administered.
That’s when the DNA from Urbina was entered into the FBI’s database, Combined DNA Index System or “CODIS” -- and it made a match with another rape kit in 2014 from a unsolved crime.
The crime occurred shortly after midnight on April 13, 2014.More ›