DNA testing on blood found on the clothing of Christine Cole has been successfully matched against that of 59 year old Joao Monteiro of Central Falls, Rhode Island. Cole had disappeared from a grocery store in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on January 4th, 1988 and her body was found 54 days later on a beach by Narragansett Bay in the city of Warwick. http://www.997wpro.com/2019/07/18/pawtucket-police-make-arrest-in-1988-death-of-10-year-old-girl/
UPDATE: 1-31-2020, The Rhode Island’s States Attorney’s office is not proceeding ina trial against Jao Monteiro. DNA Evidence while pointing to him, also points to other potential relatives of his. Evidence so far does not meet the standard so far to pursue the case against him at this time.