Four decades after a young marry and their son were found savagely murdered in their New Jersey home, jurisdictions are hoping that modern technology and gratuities from members of the public can lastly crack the freezing case.
New Jersey State Police announced on Wednesday that ballistic and DNA evidence collected at the residence of Gary and Joan Deal has been resubmitted for researching due to new technological advances.
The couple and their 3-year-old son, Jason Deal, was found dead on Oct. 30, 1978 at their home in Folsom, New Jersey, set about 30 miles outside of the seaside resort of Atlantic City.
Gary Deal, 26, was detected lying near the front door of the residence after being shot in the intelligence “multiple times” with his throat trim. His wife Joan, also 26, was discovered naked on their bedroom floor with her throat likewise cut and numerous gunshot wraps to her head.