Remember the Righteous Brothers back in the ’60s and ’70s?
They had hits such as Unchained Melody and You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.
But you might also remember the shocking murder of singer Bill Medley’s ex-wife in 1976.
41 years after Karen Klaas was found beaten, raped and strangled in her home in California, police have finally revealed who was responsible.
Medley was present at a press conference on Monday (local time) when authorities revealed they have discovered who killed Klaas.
It turns out, her killer as an escaped prisoner named Kenneth Troyer who was the suspect in several sexual assaults in California.
Police solved the case using DNA of Troyer’s stored in California’s felon DNA data bank
Unfortunately justice won’t be done, with Troyer killed in a police shootout in 1982.
With the news out there, Medley has opened about the struggles after Klaas died. She had spent five days in a coma after the attack before she passed away.
For anyone who has ever had a family member or friend murdered, Medley’s feelings will be relatable.
“I was a wreck,” Medley told People magazine.
“It was a big-time out-of-body experience. I was thinking, ‘I can’t believe I am here looking at caskets for Karen.’ It just didn’t make sense. She was beautiful and alive and a wonderful lady … It is like, ‘How do I get out of this bad movie?’
“I’ve been on stage in front of presidents and that is just a different nerve. This is so ugly. But it is also so wonderful that they put an end to all of this so we can close the book on this. I go from sad to being pissed off reliving all of it.”
And he’s not sorry to hear that Troyer was dead.
“I figured that I probably knew the guy, but I didn’t,” he told People.
“Thank God I didn’t know the guy. He just dropped out of the sky.
“I was happy that I didn’t have to go through a court situation. I didn’t think I was going to feel that way. I thought I would want to look the guy in the eye and deal with him, but now I am just real grateful there won’t be any court.”
At least there is some closure at last.
Do you remember this case? Are you relieved to hear it has finally been resolved?