Jan 19, 2016 2:30 PM

Officials: New evidence pins Canadian David Caplin to decades-old Nashua cold-case murders


NASHUA - NH1 News has been following the case of David Caplin and Anthony Barnaby since the men were extradited from Canada last year.

New evidence has pinned Caplin to the scene of the crime the night Brenda Warner and Charlene Ranstrom were murdered.

Court documents show that on the night of the murder, a rape kit was performed on both victims. Police were "unable to find any physical evidence showing that (Barnaby) was in the victims’ apartment" the night of their murders.

But over two decades later, samples were resubmitted, and Caplin's DNA was found inside one of the murder victims.

Semen and pubic hair were also found near the bed in the couple's apartment, leading officials back to Caplin.

Unlike his alleged counterpart, Caplin has never been tried.

Barnaby has faced trial on three separate occasions in the murders of Ranstrom and Warner.

The Attorney General also made note that they have two new witnesses, but no further information is being released at this time.

A witness list will have to be submitted to the court when the trial begins.

A date for that has not yet been set.


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