UPDATED: LPD Chief announces victim's husband responsible for 20

UPDATED: LPD Chief announces victim's husband responsible for 2007 murder; suspect died year later

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Lubbock Police Chief Greg Stevens announced Tuesday DNA evidence has led investigators to name Selena Kuykendall's husband as the person responsible for her 2007 murder. Clarence Kuykendall died in 2008.

A jogger found Selena Kuykendall's body in 2007. She'd been stabbed and beaten to death in a remote area in north east Lubbock, near East Municipal Drive and North Olive.

Clarence submitted his own DNA during the initial investigation. 12 years later, it is matched up with evidence form where investigators found her body.

This break in technology has detectives motivated to keep moving forward with their list of unsolved cases. 

"Our folks are already comparing those and we feel confident on at least one of them that we'll have results," Stevens said.

While this case is technically closed, there are still questions surrounding the couples relationship and what could have led to the murder. Police urge anyone who knows anything to come forward. 

Watch the news briefing in the video below:

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