ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police say a cold-case investigation has resulted in the arrest of a 38-year-old man who confessed to a brutal 1996 killing after being confronted with DNA evidence that linked him to the crime scene.

A police affidavit says Jedidiah Ramon Rose initially denied involvement in the killing of Richard Brodbeck at Brodbeck’s residence, but then admitted beating the victim in the head with a vase and another blunt object.

Police interviewed and then arrested Rose at his place of employment Tuesday.

Rose remained jail Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree murder, and it’s not known whether he has an attorney.

According to the police affidavit, DNA evidence linked to Rose was found at 14 locations in Brodbeck’s blood-stained residence, including on an adhesive bandage.

The victim’s stereo and vehicle were missing.