Detroit (WXYZ/CNN) - There's a break in a decades old murder case in the Detroit area.
Police in Michigan say they're one step closer to identifying the Oakland County child killer.
A DNA test helped investigators link a convicted felon's car to two of the four children kidnapped and found dead between 1976 and 1977.
"The car was a 1966 Pontiac Bonneville. The investigators took taping from the interior of the car, and on those taping were small hairs, fibers, and fur. They were placed in evidence where they remained for decades, until this material was submitted to the FBI DNA unit at Quantico for testing and analysis. The testing revealed that those hairs recovered from the boy's bodies have the same MTDNA profile as the hair recovered from the 1966 Pontiac Bonneville," said Jessica Cooper, Oakland County prosecutor. "The driver of the 1966 Bonneville was a man by the name of Archibald Ed Sloan. His date of birth is November 2nd, 1941. He is 70 years of age. Sloan is alive. He is serving a life sentence for two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree."
Prosecutors are considering Sloan as an accomplice to the suspect.
He is a direct link to whoever killed 11-year-old Timothy King and 12-year-old Mark Stebbins.