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Affidavit: Man who stole wedding rings from widow caught by hair, DNA testing

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A man accused of stealing the wedding rings of a Portland widow and her late husband was caught by two hairs left at the crime scene and DNA testing, according to court documents.

Police responded to reports of a burglary in northeast Portland on June 24, 2014. Devyn Champagne told FOX 12 in June 2014 that someone used a crowbar to break open her bedroom window and take a very personal necklace from her nightstand.

The chain had her wedding band, as well as the one that belonged to her late husband who died suddenly a year earlier.

"I'd give anything to have his band back," Champagne said at the time. "He was my life. He was my soul mate. He was my best friend."

Last month, police received a break in the case. However, Champagne still does not have her rings back.

A probable cause affidavit states two strands of hair were found on the exterior window ledge of the crime scene. They were submitted to the crime lab and a report came back on Aug. 12, 2015.

Lee Patrick Trevino, 50, was identified as a match and the burglary suspect in this case. The affidavit states the estimated chance of the DNA profile from a randomly selected person to match the DNA on the hairs is less than one in 10 billion.

Trevino was booked in the Multnomah County Jail on Monday on charges of burglary and parole violation.

Court documents state he has at least 12 felony convictions since he was 18 years old, including for charges of burglary, theft, unauthorized used of a motor vehicle and promoting prostitution.

Champagne told FOX 12 on Tuesday her rings remain missing and she is still hopeful someone will recognize them and they will be returned to her.

An iPad was also stolen in the burglary.

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