The big break in the case for investigators came Thursday, when officials were able to trace five packages to the Opa-Locka processing and distribution center outside of Miami.
Once I knew that they had a print, I was pretty confident we’d be able to find the right person
That discovery allowed authorities to narrow their search, which — combined with the fingerprint samples collected from the package sent to Waters and cell phone geolocation information — led to the arrest of suspect Cesar Sayoc, even as new devices were being found in New York and California.
“Once I knew that they had a print, I was pretty confident we’d be able to find the right person,” FBI director Chris Wray said at a press conference Friday.
Additionally, investigators also found a possible DNA connection between samples on two separate packages and material collected from the suspect, Cesar Sayoc, in a previous arrest in Florida, Wray added.
He will be prosecuted in Manhattan, and faces up to 58 years behind bars AG Jeff Sessions explained Friday.
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