Rebein added that the families of the three victims “were immediately and confidentially notified when the cases were solved.”
“There were no previous public announcements so as not to imperil continuing investigations,” said Rebein. “For similar reasons, there will be no further public comment on these or other similar continuing investigations by this office.”
Prosecutors would not say when they were able to get a confession out of Cottingham or when Cottingham made the admission.
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