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Police Arrest Suspect in 1982 Slaying of California Teen

Murder suspect escapes
Posted at 4:46 AM, Jan 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-26 04:46:00-05

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Police in Northern California have arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of a teenager 34 years ago.

Police in Vacaville have arrested Marvin Ray Markle, accusing him of killing 14-year-old De Anna Lynn Johnson after she left a party in 1982.

Her battered body was found the next day along railroad tracks. Markle was 17 at the time of the killing, and he's been serving a minimum 80-year sentence for another killing.