DNA ties ‘killer clown’ to getaway automotive in 27-year-old chilly case, prosecutors say

Florida investigators on Thursday launched DNA proof that they are saying helped result in the arrest of a lady suspected of dressing up as a clown and fatally capturing her future husband’s then-wife 27 years in the past.

Palm Seashore County prosecutors stated that current forensic checks carried out by the FBI concluded that hair fibers present in a suspected getaway automotive may have come from Sheila Eager Warren.

“Generally justice could be delayed,” Palm Seashore County state lawyer Dave Aronberg informed the Solar Sentinel, “however justice ultimately arrives.”

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Sheila Eager Warren was accused of dressing up as a clown and murdering her future husband’s then-wife 27 years in the past.

 (Palm Seashore County Sheriff’s Workplace)

The almost three,000-page report additionally included monetary statements, witness statements and beforehand unreleased police stories, the Palm Seashore Submit reported.

“Generally justice could be delayed, however justice ultimately arrives.”

– Dave Aronberg, state lawyer, Palm Seashore County, Fla.

Eager Warren, now 54, had lengthy been suspected of disguising herself in a clown costume and murdering Marlene Warren, 40, on her entrance doorstep in 1990. Authorities arrested Eager Warren on prices of first-degree homicide in September 2017 on the Abington, Va., residence that she shared together with her husband, Michael Warren, who had beforehand been married to Marlene Warren.


Marlene Warren died two days after she was shot in 1990.

 (Palm Seashore County Sheriff’s Workplace)

Prosecutors have stated they’d search the loss of life penalty if Eager Warren, who has remained in jail with out bond, is convicted. Authorities haven’t dominated out Michael Warren as a doable suspect within the slaying, although he was on a visit with buddies on the time his spouse was slain, the Solar Sentinel reported.

Marlene Warren opened the entrance door of her Wellington, Fla., residence on the morning of Might 26 almost 27 years in the past to discover a clown in an orange wig and purple nostril, holding two foil balloons and carnations. The clown handed her the items, shot her within the face, and drove away in a Chrysler LeBaron convertible, authorities have stated.

Eager Warren and Michael Warren had been rumored to be having an affair earlier than the sufferer’s loss of life. Witness statements stated Marlene had confronted Eager Warren concerning the affair together with her husband, in response to the Solar Sentinel. However the two denied ever having a relationship.

Michael Warren’s workers informed detectives he had stated he would by no means divorce as a result of his spouse would get half his belongings.

The couple had amassed rental properties valuing upwards of $1.1 million by the point of Marlene’s Warren’s homicide, the Palm Seashore Submit reported, citing courtroom data.

Michael Warren’s main enterprise on the time had been a used automotive lot and Sheila Eager did repossessions for him. The 2 had been married in 2002 after Michael Warren served nearly 4 years in jail for grand theft, racketeering and odometer tampering.

The couple had moved to Virginia, and operated a restaurant collectively in close by Kingsport, Tenn., which they offered a yr earlier than Eager Warren’s arrest. They’ve each continued to disclaim involvement within the homicide.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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