Florida police announce murder indictment in 43-year-old cold case


The Miramar Police Department announced an arrest this week in a four-decade antique bloodless case murder, crediting improvements in DNA technology for cracking the case.

Ronald E. Richards, who’s presently in jail in Ohio for separate crimes, was indicted via a grand jury on prices of sexual battery and homicide for allegedly killing Evelyn Marie Fisher-Bamforth on Jan. 22, 1980.


Richards, 75, lived just 12 houses faraway from Fisher-Bamforth in a mobile domestic park. He turned into formerly a person of hobby inside the case, however there was never enough evidence to make an arrest. That modified way to technological advancements, according to police.

“Due to improvements in DNA generation and the diligence and tough paintings of Detective Johnathan Zeller, Ronald Eugène Richards has been indicted for sexual battery and murder,” Miramar Police Department spokesperson Tania Rues said in a declaration, consistent with WSVN. “We are one step toward [obtaining] justice for Evelyn.”

Richards become convicted in 1982 and sentenced to 50 years for a separate murder and sexual assault out of Volusia County that took place in March 1980, in line with Florida Department of Corrections statistics. He is presently imprisoned in Ohio for separate crimes.

Fisher-Bamforth’s homicide become the oldest cold case inside the Miramar Police Department’s records.