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: Tarrant County Public Health Director Talks With Concerned Moms About Kids, Classrooms And COVID-19
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: At Least 10 Dead, More Than A Dozen Injured After Overloaded Van Carrying Migrants Crashes In South Texas
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: 'Wow, There Goes The Ground': North Texan Wally Funk Shares Story Of Her Dream Journey Into Space
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