- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Police have charged a Pennsylvania man with the slaying of a Virginia Beach woman more than two decades ago.

Virginia Beach police said Thursday that 46-year-old Robert William Malick of Erie, Pennsylvania, is charged with second-degree murder in the 1990 death of 17-year-old Joan Schoppaul.

Schoppaul’s body was found on Dec. 5, 1990, in a dumpster behind a former supermarket. The body was wrapped in a sleeping bag. She was last seen the previous morning.

Police say cold case detectives used advanced technology and current forensic techniques to identify a suspect.

Malick was arrested in Pennsylvania earlier this week. He is awaiting extradition to Virginia Beach.

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