Cuyahoga County

Palm print leads to arrest in 2006 rape and attempted murder


A decade ago, a mother and son returned to their car after attending a work party and sharing drinks with friends in the Warehouse District.

As they got inside, a man slipped into the back seat, a hoodie pulled tight around his head, obscuring his features.

It was the beginning of an hour-long nightmare: a sexual assault, a robbery, a shooting.

The case went unsolved, until now, authorities say.

Early this morning a strike team arrested Javier Colon, 39, at small side-by-side double home in the city's West Park neighborhood.

Here's how the case unfolded, according to prosecutors and police records:

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