San Diego cold case investigation into Mary Scott’s murder solved after 50 years

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An arrest was made in a San Diego cold case murder from 1969.

In November, the man accused of a brutal rape and murder of Mary Scott will stand trial.

Cold case investigators used a genealogy website to track down the suspect, John Sipos, with the help of DNA technology.

The attack happened on Nov. 20 — 51 years ago.

Detectives said there was evidence of a violent struggle in her University Heights apartment.

Court records show the victim was strangled, her jaw broken, and there was evidence of sexual assault.

Mary was a young mother of two working as a dancer to provide for her two girls.

Daughter of Mary Scott, Donna Wyble, joined KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries on Good Evening San Diego to discuss the case’s recent developments in more detail. Wyble’s complete interview is below:

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