Mayflower link to '91 Wash. killing: Coincidence?

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SEATTLE (AP) -- William S. Fuller followed the news with interest this week when detectives announced a strange lead in the search for a man who killed his friend's daughter two decades ago.

According to a new DNA analysis, the unknown suspect is a distant relative of Edward and Samuel Fuller, who crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower in 1620 -- and he might even share their last name.

The present-day Fuller says that's just an awkward coincidence.

The 68-year-old worked with the father of 16-year-old Sarah Yarborough, who was raped and strangled in Federal Way in 1991. He spearheaded the effort to build a memorial for her.

Fuller said he doesn't know if he's related to the Pilgrims, but he is certain that no one in his family could be the culprit.