She was connected to the Carmen Del Estrada case by the killer's method of operation, since a tourniquet was used as the murder weapon. Dana Sanchez Dana Sanchez was walking to her boyfriends house when Shore offered her a ride in his car.He made advances to her, but she told him that she had a boyfriend. Seven days later an anonymous caller (Shore) led them to the highly decomposed body of Sanchez.Detectives had no way of linking this killing to the other three murders, since Laurie was strangled with a ligature.
In 2000, detectives pulled Carmen Del Estrada's case from the cold files and tested DNA evidence from underneath Carmen's fingernails and received a full genetic profile.
Carmen's case grew cold, and would remain in the cold files for eight years.
The profile was upload to Texas's DNA database, which contains all the DNA profiles of sexual offenders.
Shore's DNA was in the database from a previous conviction of molesting his two daughters for which he was offered a plea bargain that resulted in probation.
Jurors on Thursday convicted Shore of capital murder in the death of 21-year-old Maria Del Carmen Estrada, who was sexually assaulted, strangled with a nylon cord and left dead behind a fast-food restaurant in April 1992.
Several jurors appeared horrified, with their hands covering their faces, when listening to testimony from one woman who said Shore broke into her family's home in 1993 when she was 14, tied her up and raped her.
He also confessed to the 1987 murder of fourteen year old Laurie Tremblay and the 1994 rape of a fourteen year old girl.
Laurie Tremblay was walking to school when she was killed and dumped behind a Mexican restaurant.
(born June 25, 1962) is a serial killer that is responsible for the slayings of four women.
He operated from 1987 to 2000, and known as the "Tourniquet Killer" since he used a ligature with a either a toothbrush or bamboo stick to tighten or loosen the ligature to control them.
She was only twenty one years old, and worked as a nanny with her best friend, Rosa.