Man, 77, accused in 1974 of murdering a teenage girl from Texas

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Pensacola, Fl

Police said, that a man was arrested and accused of killing a teenage girl from Texas in 1974 after nearly 50 years of investigating and advancing in DNA technology.

Glenn McCurley, 77, of Fort Worth, was arrested early Monday and charged with premeditated murder in the kidnapping, torture, rape and murder of 17-year-old Carla Walker. He is bound in Tarrant County Jail on bail of $ 100,000.

The online records do not list McCorley’s attorney.

Police had said that a Fort Worth High School student was in a car with her boyfriend outside a Valentine’s Day party at a bowling alley on the night of February 17, 1974, when a man hit the boy with his gun and grabbed the girl. Her body was found three days later and stuffed into a well near Penbrooke Lake, near the place of the kidnapping.

McCairley has been one of a number of suspects since the murder, but investigators have been unable to definitively link him to Walker’s death.

“We took his case to the greatest extent possible with the current technology and evidence we had at the time,” Detective Jeff Bennett told a news conference on Tuesday.

Only when the DNA technology advances to the point where an entire genetic profile of evidence gleaned from a girl’s bra can be developed can a strong link be established, Detective Leah Wagner said.

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