LOS ANGELES (CBSDFW.COM) – A Dallas man was charged in connection with the murder and sexual assault of a Boyle Heights teen whose body was found in Malibu, California nearly 25 years ago.
Authorities credit DNA evidence for leading them to Jose Luis Garcia, 42.READ MORE: After 2 Days, Faiza Fahad Still Missing After Leaving Wylie Home On-Foot
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested Garcia on murder charges in the violent 1996 rape and murder of Gladys Arellano on Wednesday.READ MORE: 'So Casual', Fort Worth Police Seek Suspects Who Stole, Destroyed Golf Carts From Resort
Arellano’s body was found in a Topanga Canyon ravine on Jan. 30, 1996. She was beaten, sexually assaulted and strangled to death, the sheriff’s department reports. No suspects were identified at the time and the case went cold.MORE NEWS: Burleson Police Department Asks For Prayers After Officer Kevin Cordell Shot In Line Of Duty
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