Sex Offender Arrested in Murder of Elderly Woman in San Bernardino

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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KTLA) — A registered sex offender has been arrested in connection with the 2012 murder of an elderly woman.

san-bernardino-murders57-year-old Jerome Anthony Rogers was taken into custody Friday  in the 300 block of West 48th Street in San Bernardino..

Rogers is suspected of killing 76-year-old Mary Beth Blaskey in her home last November.

Police say Blaskey’s son found her body when he arrived at her home to take her to a doctor’s appointment.

Rogers may have gained access to the victim’s home by posing as a handyman.

Police say Blaskey was sexually assaulted, and Rogers was linked to the crime scene through DNA evidence.

As a registered sex offender, Rogers’ DNA was already in the state database, according to authorities.

Police are still searching for a possible accomplice in the case.

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