UPDATE: The News-Sentinel reports the arrest of 22-year-old Taylor Lee Lee Olson. His DNA matched blood from the crime scene. He also seems to have confessed, saying Johnia’s death was an accident.
Obviously this opens up the question of how or if Olson knew Berry, how he entered her West Knoxville apartment, and what events led to her murder. Maybe now we can get some answers.
More at WBIR.
It will be interesting to see how closely Olson matches the composite sketch. I don’t expect an exact match, of course. LATER: Olson’s mugshot here, with a Van Dyke moustache. Pretty close likeness. Lots of people wanted to pin the murder on Jason A., Johnia’s roommate. They claimed he gave police a phony description for the composite sketch. DNA evidence showed the killer to be a white male, just as Jason said. Now the killer matches Jason’s description.
More details late Monday. “[Sheriff] Jones said there was no indication that Olson knew either Berry or Aymami.”