Big thanks to Steve Huff for this find! http://dailycamera.com/news/2008/jan/27/significant-developments-susannah-chase-homicide/ Boulder police have made an arrest in connection with the brutal 1997 slaying of University of Colorado student Susannah Chase based on a DNA match, investigators announced this afternoon. The suspect, Diego ElCaldez, 38, is facing murder, kidnapping and sexual assault charges and is being held on $5 million at the Boulder County Jail. "We're ecstatic," Boulder police Chief Mark Beckner said at an afternoon press conference announcing the arrest. Police said the suspect is from Chile and has family in Aurora, but never lived in Boulder and may have been involved in other crimes. He was in custody in Wyoming before being transferred to the Boulder County Jail. Chase, 23, was attacked Dec. 21, 1997, across the street from her home at the corner of 18th and Spruce streets, according to Boulder police. Investigators said she was brutally beaten and left nearly dead in an alley about one block away. She died the following day at Boulder Community Hospital. In the decade since Chase's death, detectives have ruled out more than 100 people as potential suspects â€” about 50 men have been tested for possible DNA matches, and another 50 people have been dismissed through alibi checks.