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Police identify suspect arrested in Sherry Black cold case

This is Adam Durborrow's mugshot, taken in 2020. (Salt Lake County Jail)
This is Adam Durborrow's mugshot, taken in 2020. (Salt Lake County Jail)
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(UPDATE 3:57 p.m.) -- Police have identified the suspect in the killing of Sherry Black as 29-year-old Adam Durborrow, an Orem, Utah resident.

Police arrested Durborrow at his Orem home.

The South Salt Lake Police Department was the lead investigative agency in the case until 2018, when the Unified Police Department (UPD) took over.

More details are expected to be released by District Attorney Sim Gill sometime after he screens the case on Tuesday.

Original story below.

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) -- The Unified Police Department (UPD) has made an arrest in the 10-year-old Sherry Black cold case.

Police did not identify the suspect.

On Nov. 30, 2010 the 64-year-old Black was found stabbed and beaten to death at B&W Billiards and Books in South Salt Lake, her own business. Black is the mother-in-law of Greg Miller, the former CEO of the company that owns the Utah Jazz.

In 2017, police started using new DNA technology to provide a profile of the suspect.

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UPD released the following information via press release:

South Salt Lake Police Department (SSLPD) initiated a homicide investigation, with no signs of robbery or motive the investigation eventually went cold. SSLPD invited UPD’s Cold Case Unit to support their continued investigation in 2013 and UPD became the lead investigating agency in 2018. During this time our agencies collaborated to review the evidence, find new leads, and interview witnesses. The diligent work of the detectives from both agencies over the last ten years has resulted in today’s arrest. Solving cold cases like this one is possible, in part, due to technological advancements."

Black's husband Earl found her dead in her B&W Billiards and Books story near 700 E and 3500 South on Nov. 30, 2010

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