Charges filed in 1999 New Jersey nail salon worker slaying

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(AP) - Authorities say DNA evidence has helped identify a suspect in the sexual assault and murder of a nail salon worker found dead in a New Jersey alley nearly two decades ago.

 Thirty-three-year-old Hyo Lee, a recent immigrant from South Korea, was found dead on July 4th in 1999 in Englewood.

State and Bergen County authorities say advances in forensic technology allowed them to create a DNA profile from evidence left at the scene, and a national database identified 44-year-old Jose Colon.

Colon, who served time after an assault conviction in Ohio, was deported to Nicaragua in 2005. New Jersey officials are now seeking his extradition on murder and sexual assault charges.
 
Robert Anzilotti, chief of detectives at the prosecutor's office, says the charges follow "almost two decades of frustration."

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