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The DNA sample taken from a Catholic priest who died in 2001 does not match evidence from the unsolved 1969 killing of Baltimore nun Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik, Baltimore County police said Wednesday.

The remains of the Rev. A. Joseph Maskell were exhumed in February so detectives could compare his DNA profile to a sample taken from the crime scene nearly 50 years ago. Police said they received results from a forensics lab in Virginia on Wednesday that excluded Maskell as a contributor to the DNA from the scene.

The announcement came days before the premiere Friday of the Netflix documentary series "The Keepers," which focuses on Cesnik's killing and sexual abuse at the Archbishop Keough High School.

Police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said the results don't necessarily clear Maskell as a suspect. They mean current forensic technology doesn't provide a physical link between him and the crime scene, she said.

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