1974 murder of teenage girl solved

1974 murder of teenage girl solved

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A 77-year-old man from Fort Worth Texas, has been arrested for the 1974 murder of a teenage girl on Monday morning. According to CBS Austin, police arrested Glen McCurley and charged him with capital murder for the slaying of 17-year-old Carla Walker

On February 17, 1974, Carla and her boyfriend parked outside a bowling alley during a Valentine’s Day party. The Washington Post reports that McCurley pistol-whipped the boy and then kidnapped Carla from the parking lot. Three days later, she is found stuffed inside an underground tunnel near Lake Benbrook.

According to US News, McCurley had been under suspicion. Still, investigators didn’t have enough evidence to link him to the crime. Thanks to modern technology, officials could make a genetic profile from DNA found in Carla’s underwear. This led police to arrest and charge McCurley for the abduction, torture, rape, and killing of Carla Walker almost 50 years later. CBS7 reports that McCurley, a married father of two, is held at the Tarrant County Jail with a 100,000 bond.


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