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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Billy Jene Wilson, Colorado Homicide Suspect, Arrested in San Francisco

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San Francisco police have arrested a 42-year-old transient in connection with a cold case murder in Denver, Colo. seven years ago.

On July 29, police say they received information that Billy Jene Wilson was at a specific location in San Francisco. At about 1:45 p.m., officers went to a residential hotel on the 1600 block of Market Street, where they arrested him. He was booked on homicide and kidnapping charges and has waived extradition, police said.

Denver police have been looking for Wilson since the morning of Aug. 21, 2004, when he allegedly attacked Gina Gruenwald, 27, in the 1700 block of Lafayette Street. She had been out with friends at a nightclub and was last seen being dropped off onthe 1300 block of Humboldt Street.

Her body was found the next morning with stab wounds in her neck.

Wilson was arrested in San Francisco earlier this year on unrelated charges. Police took a DNA sample and entered it into the national DNA database.

Wilson is expected to return to Denver in the next few weeks.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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