LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a 59-year-old Nevada man has been arrested in the stabbing death of an aspiring model from Long Beach over 25 years ago.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker said Wednesday that Stafford Joel Spicer was detained on a warrant in Las Vegas on suspicion of killing 23-year-old Joanne Marie Jones. Her body was discovered by hikers in a remote area of Azusa Canyon on June 8, 1985.READ MORE: Nurses Get Into Physical Altercation, Temporarily Shutting Down Vaccination Clinic In Beaumont
Spicer was arrested several days after the killing after being spotted driving Jones’ car. There was insufficient evidence to pursue murder charges and he was released.READ MORE: 'A Little Las Vegas': West Hollywood Residents Say New Digital Billboard On Sunset Strip Lights Up Their Homes Around The Clock
Cold case detectives reopened the case in 2009. They uncovered DNA evidence and presented it to prosecutors, who charged Spicer.
Spicer is awaiting extradition to California.MORE NEWS: Permanent Supportive Housing Building In Skid Row Celebrates Grand Opening With Virtual Event
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