POLICE ID SUSPECT IN 1989 MURDER OF FLORIDA COLLEGE STUDENT TIFFANY SESSIONS
Paul Rowles, a 64 year old convicted murderer and rapist who died in state prison last year,is being identified by authorities as the prime suspect in the 1989 disappearance and presumedmurder of Florida college student Tiffany Sessions. The area where they are searching forTiffany is near the area where the body of college student Elizabeth Foster was found. Fosterwas raped and murdered in 1992 in what remained a cold case for years. But in recent months,authorities used advanced DNA testing to link Rowles to Foster. Rowles was convicted andsentenced to life in prison in 1972 for the rape and murder of Linda Fida. He was releasedfour years later after completing a sex offender's program. He was later sent back to prisonto serve a 19-year sentence for the kidnapping and rape of a Clearwater, Florida teenager, whomanaged to escape. Rowles, who was terminally ill with canter denied any involvement withSessions and soon died in prison. The Miami Herald reports that detectives seized a notebookbelonging to Rowles after his death that provided a key clue in the case. Sessions' name wasnot found on any of the pages, but the date she disappeared, 2/9/89, was scribbled in the book nextto a #2.