NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A man wanted for the stabbing deaths of two 18-year-old women inside a tanning salon 19 years ago has been returned to Nashville.
Multiple media outlets report that 39-year-old Patrick L. Streater had been held in a prison in San Diego, California until Wednesday, serving time for robbery. Metro Nashville police officers transported him back to the city to answer to a 2013 indictment charging him with the 1996 stabbings.
Streater is charged with two counts of premeditated first-degree murder in connection to the Feb. 22, 1996 slayings of Tiffany Campbell and Melissa Dawn Chilton inside the tanning salon where the women worked.
“It was a crime that gripped the attention of Nashvillians 19 years ago,” police said in a statement.
Authorities say Streater is expected to appear before a Nashville Criminal Court judge in the near future. It is not clear if he has an attorney.
The police statement says a combination of investigative work, interviews and scientific evidence led to the indictment against Streater in 2013.
“Gail Chilton and Deborah Edmonds, the mothers of the victims, were informed this week that Streater was being returned,” Police Chief Steve Anderson said. “As I noted in 2013, these strong women never lost hope with this investigation.”
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