- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police in Philadelphia say they have arrested a New Jersey man wanted for the murder of two women in 1989.

Fifty-one-year-old Rudolph Churchill of Paulsboro, N.J., was taken into custody Wednesday in Philadelphia.

The charges stem from the murders of two women - the first of whom was discovered nearly 25 years ago to the day.

Nineteen-year-old Ruby Ellis was found strangled and beaten to death on March 17, 1989, in an abandoned car.

A month later, the decomposing body of 33-year-old Cheryl Hanible was found in a burned-out bar. She was also strangled.

Police said DNA testing linked Churchill to the slayings.

He is charged with two counts of murder and related offenses.


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