REDLANDS (CBSLA.com) — A suspect has been arrested in the 1998 murder of a Redlands woman.
Jimmy B. Morrison, 63, was taken into custody Monday morning in Pima County, Ariz., Redlands police said.
According to authorities, Morrison killed 56-year-old Catherine Dade, the director of the Guadalupe Boys Home in Yucaipa, on June 15, 1988.
At the time, Morrison was the assistant director of the facility.
“Dade’s body was discovered that same day in her south Redlands home after she failed to show up to work. She had suffered blunt force trauma and other injuries,” police said.
A motive for the crime was unclear.
Redlands detectives launched an investigation and identified Morrison as a person of interest, however, no charges were ever filed against him.
“Detectives reopened the case in 2005, and more recently, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office Cold Case Unit decided to file charges against Morrison,” officials said.
Morrison was arrested at his home and booked into the Pima County Jail, where he is being held on $1 million bail and awaiting an extradition hearing.