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Suspect photo in Tinsley case released; some similarities with 2016 computer image

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – In 2016, Fort Wayne detectives shared computer-generated images of a the man they believed to be responsible for the rape and murder of 8-year-old April Tinsley in the spring of 1988.

The images were created by Parabon Nanolabs and were designed to "age" the suspect to better represent what he would look like nearly three decades after the crime.

A detailed explanation by Parabon Nanolabs accompanied the images, assessing everything from hair and skin color to the shape of the killer’s face.

On Sunday, 59-year-old John D. Miller, of Grabill, was arrested and charged in connection with the crimes. In an affidavit, Miler allegedly confessed to police.

The image on the left is Miller’s booking photo from the Allen County Jail. At right is one of the computer-generated images from 2016.

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