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DNA link between separate OAP attacks in Salzburg

Austrian police say that at least one of the people involved in a brutal attack on an 83-year-old pensioner at Köstendorf in Salzburg that left the woman fighting for her life was the same person was attacked and 80-year-old at Straßwalchen in September.

Although the attacker has not been identified DNA evidence has linked one person to both crimes.

Police spokesman Michael Rausch said that as a result of the link they now believed there was a connection between both crimes and he added they were hoping that they would know more once further testing had been done.

All of the information gathered is being put through a central DNA database so far without a result but an international database is also being checked .

In the September attack cash, saving books and other documents were stole.

Anyone that may be able to help with information on either incident is asked to call Salzburg police on 059133-50-3333.

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