Man on Death Row for Raping, Killing 9-Year-Old Girl Charged With Murder in Devore Cold Case

Dean Eric Dunlap in 2005 during an appearance in San Bernardino County Superior Court. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Dean Eric Dunlap in 2005 during an appearance in San Bernardino County Superior Court. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

It took several days to find the body of Cynthia White, who was strangled in San Bernardino County in 1991.

When her former boyfriend discovered her on the night of May 27, 1991, in the Devore home she had inherited from her father, investigators thought she had been dead for a week.

But tracking down her suspected killer took far longer, and the case grew cold by 1993.

On Tuesday, after more than a quarter of a century, prosecutors charged a man already on death row with the murder of White, who was known as “C.J.”

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