A briefing was held at the Justice Department in Washington, DC with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Christopher Wray and others. During the briefing, FBI Director Wray explained what specifically led authorities to arrest and charge Cesar Sayoc with sending the packages:
The FBI "uncovered a latent fingerprint from one of the envelopes containing an IED that had been sent to Maxine Waters. We have confirmed this fingerprint is that of Cesar Sayoc," FBI Director Wray says https://t.co/WxeFZeqKEn pic.twitter.com/8oPNds4asX
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 26, 2018
Wray also said that authorities also made a DNA connection:
AG Sessions and FBI Dir Wray: Cesar Sayoc arrested and charged now with 5 federal crimes, faces up to 58 years behind bars. Key to tracking him down — fingerprint on envelope of package sent to Rep Maxine Waters and DNA on other envelopes.
— Kate Bolduan (@KateBolduan) October 26, 2018
FBI Director Wray: suspect, Cesar Sayoc, identified by fingerprint left on package mailed to Rep. Maxine Waters; DNA on two IEDs linked to sample collected from a prior arrest of Sayoc’s
— Amanda Bossard (@amandabossard) October 26, 2018
FBI Director Wray says that Soyac left a fingerprint on a package sent to Maxine Waters and left DNA samples in two other IED's
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) October 26, 2018
Wray: "We see this work on TV and in Hollywood, but to see it in reality is something to be hold." He says that FBI made a DNA connection.
— Ted Johnson (@tedstew) October 26, 2018
How they caught Sayoc:
In the FBI lab, investigators uncovered a latent fingerprint from an envelope sent to Rep. Maxine Waters—fingerprint is Sayoc’s
Also a possible DNA connection between samples on two separate I.E.D.s and a sample from Sayoc from an earlier Florida arrest
— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) October 26, 2018
Feds got fingerprint and possible DNA match pic.twitter.com/KiDOb9EVWi
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) October 26, 2018
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