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Bodies found in desert in 1980 ID’d as woman seeks parents


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Florida truck driver arrested in 1980 Colorado killing

Florida truck driver arrested in 1980 Colorado killingA Florida truck driver has been arrested and charged in the killing of a college student working as an intern for a Denver radio station nearly 40 years ago, a break in the cold case that authorities on Monday credited to the analysis of DNA information shared on genealogy websites combined with old fashioned police work. James Curtis Clanton of Lake Butler, Florida, was arrested in the 1980 slaying and sexual assault of Helene Pruszynski, 21, after being surveilled by investigators for a week and extradited to Colorado over the weekend, Douglas County Tony Spurlock said. Pruszynski was from Massachusetts and had only been working as an intern at KHOW-AM for two weeks when she was killed on Jan. 16, 1980, Spurlock said.



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Legal fight lingers for man freed in 1980 murder case

Legal fight lingers for man freed in 1980 murder caseNEW ORLEANS (AP) — John Floyd spent 36 years locked up for a New Orleans murder he insisted he didn't commit. A federal judge sees things the same way and ordered his release from jail last year and a new trial. Her decision was backed by a federal appeals court.



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FBI says remains of fugitive tied to police chief's 1980 death found

FBI says remains of fugitive tied to police chief's 1980 death foundThe Federal Bureau of Investigation said it learned that Donald Eugene Webb, who had one of the longest-ever runs on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s “Ten Most Wanted” list, said it learned Webb had died in 1999 but did not provide information on cause of death. Webb’s remains were found buried in the back of a property in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, the agency said. Webb had been sought in connection with the murder of Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, Police Chief Greg Adams, who the FBI said was shot twice at close range and beaten about the head and face with a blunt instrument in December 1980.



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