Suspect Arrested For Artist Ashley Olsen's Death — See Forensic Team Photos

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Feb. 8 2016, Updated 1:29 p.m. ET

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Italian investigators have uncovered possible answers in the mysterious killing of American-born artist Ashley Olsen.

Murder Ashley Olsen, the forensic returns to the house of the crime

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There's been a crack in the case!

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Murder Ashley Olsen, the forensic returns to the house of the crime

//american artist ashley olsen murder suspect arrested dna
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As Radar previously reported, the 35-year-old was found dead in her Florence, Italy apartment on Saturday, with two fractures to her skull and signs of strangulation.

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Murder Ashley Olsen, the forensic returns to the house of the crime

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Now, DNA analysis of a condom and cigarette butt found in Olsen's bathroom have led Italian officials to charge a suspect in the case, The New York Daily News reports.

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Murder Ashley Olsen, the forensic returns to the house of the crime

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Tidiane Cheik Diaw, a 25-year-old Senegalese man living illegally in Italy, was caught using Olsen's phone with his own SIM card, after investigators tied his DNA to evidence at the scene.

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Murder Ashley Olsen, the forensic returns to the house of the crime

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After poring through security camera footage and collecting witness testimonies, police determined that Olsen and Diaw met early Friday, Jan. 8, at a Montecarla club.

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Murder Ashley Olsen, the forensic returns to the house of the crime

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The two reportedly went back to Florida-born Olsen's apartment, where they had consensual sex. Authorities say it's highly possible that both parties had been drinking and taking drugs.

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Murder Ashley Olsen, the forensic returns to the house of the crime

//american artist ashley olsen murder suspect arrested dna
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The blows to Olsen's skull were apparently so hard, they alone could have killed the young artist. Evidence shows she was additionally strangled with some form of chord or rope.

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Murder Ashley Olsen, the forensic returns to the house of the crime

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Diaw is accused of aggravated homicide, given the brutality of the death and that Olsen was in a compromised state, police said.

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