FROM:
Jeffrey F. Rosen, District Attorney   CONTACT PERSON:
Ted Kajani, Deputy District Attorney
(408) 792-2609   For release on August 18, 2011   SANTA CLARA COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND SANTA CLARA POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCE ARREST IN 1979 COLD CASE MURDER     Following an investigation by the Santa Clara Police Department, with the cooperation of the District Attorney’s Cold Case Unit, David Dixon, 61 of Richmond, California, has been arrested for the 1979 murder of then fifty-year-old, Rachel Moncrief, of San Jose.   Dixon’s arrest follows an extensive investigation, with the assistance of the Santa Clara County District Attorney Crime Lab, whose DNA testing revealed the presence of a bloodstain belonging to Dixon on victim Moncrief’s pant leg. Additional DNA testing further revealed both Dixon’s and Moncrief’s DNA on a marijuana cigarette found in the vicinity of her body.   Dixon will be arraigned on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 1:45 p.m. in Department 23 of the Superior Court in San Jose, and charged with one count of murder.   If anyone has any information regarding this case, please call Santa Clara Police Detective Ken Henderson, at (408) 615-4812 or Detective Dave Tanquary, at (408) 615-4821.   ### ​

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