Three year old murder case solved through DNA evidence

Three year old murder case solved through DNA evidence

A cold case is now a closed case and the book on a three year-old Huntsville homicide is closed.

Omega Johnson was arrested in the murder of Isabelle Pam.

Who is Johnson and what was the connection to his alleged victim?

The answers led WAFF to Johnson's old Huntsville neighborhood.

Johnson was picked up in Orange Beach, Alabama earlier this week, wanted for Pam's murder.

Police describe Omega Johnson as a transient and say he never stayed too long in one place. In 2004, his address was listed as Indiana Street.

In 2006, the last address listed is Seminole Drive. Both streets are less than one mile away from where Isabelle Pam's body was found.

Police say Pam practiced prostitution. They allege Johnson beat her to death, then left her body and his DNA evidence at the end of Blake Street, near one of Huntsville's homeless camps.

And, they say the case doesn't end there. Johnson's DNA also matches evidence collected at at least one other unsolved murder. WAFF dug into our files and found three cold cases similar in nature--all women--who police say led similar lifestyles.

Debbie Harris was found dead in her burning apartment December 16th, 2003.  Police believe the fire was started to disguise her death.

Noel McAnally's body was found in a creek outside of Huntsville.

In February 2005, Judy Donaldson's body was found on the side of Interstate 565.

Huntsville investigators say they'll release more information on Johnson and the other murders he may be linked to, on Tuesday.