- Associated Press - Thursday, August 18, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - More than four decades after a young girl found her mother stabbed to death in eastern Utah, police say they’ve arrested the man responsible in Colorado.

Prosecutors said Thursday they’ve filed rape and murder charges against 76-year-old Thomas Edward Egley of Rocky Ford, Colorado.

Charging documents say he was an original suspect in the 1970 death of 23-year-old Loretta Jones, but a judge found there wasn’t enough evidence against him and dismissed the case.

It was reopened at the urging of her daughter, who was determined not to let her mother’s case be forgotten.

This time, police say Egley has acknowledged his role in the slaying. Authorities are planning to extradite him from Colorado.

No attorney was immediately listed for Egley in court records, and he did not have a publicly listed phone number.

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