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Man arrested after 40 years for murder of 69-year-old woman in Roseville in 1984 – Davidson News

Man arrested after 40 years for murder of 69-year-old woman in Roseville in 1984 – Davidson News

Unsolved case solved: Man arrested after 40 years for 1984 murder in Roseville

Breakthrough in unsolved case: 59-year-old man charged with murder in Roseville in 1984

After nearly four decades of tireless investigative work, authorities in Roseville, California have arrested a 59-year-old man in connection with an unsolved 1984 murder case, according to a published article by TRUE CRIME NEWS. Richard Moore was arrested in Los Angeles on June 27 and suspected of attacking and killing 69-year-old Madeline Garcia. Her body was discovered on Atlantic Street, where evidence indicated she had been brutally attacked and dragged into an alley and then killed. Despite extensive efforts, investigators were initially unable to identify a suspect, so the case remained unsolved for years. The breakthrough came through the persistence of the Placer County District Attorney’s Office and Roseville Police Department detectives, who never stopped pursuing justice. Many of the original officers and detectives had retired, but the case remained active.

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Man arrested after 40 years for murder of 69-year-old woman in Roseville in 1984 – Davidson News
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Justice after 40 years: Arrest in the unsolved case of the murder of a 69-year-old woman in 1984

With the help of advances in forensic technology and thorough investigative samples submitted for further examination, Moore was eventually identified. His arrest represents a significant victory in a case that has long consumed the community and investigators who worked tirelessly to solve it. Moore, who was reportedly living in Los Angeles at the time of his arrest, was transported to Placer County and charged with murder as well as special allegations of kidnapping and rape. He appeared in court for arraignment on July 8 and pleaded not guilty. Moore is scheduled to appear in court on July 22 as the trial continues. The arrest brings a sense of closure to a case that spanned generations and underscores law enforcement’s ongoing commitment to seeking justice for victims and their families.

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