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Man arrested and charged for 1986 kidnapping and murder of 4-year-old South Carolina girl - Erie News Now

Man arrested and charged for 1986 kidnapping and murder of 4-year-old South Carolina girl - Erie News Now
by Melissa Alonso and Jennifer Henderson, CNN

by Melissa Alonso and Jennifer Henderson, CNN A North Carolina man was arrested Thursday in connection with the kidnapping and murder of a 4-year-old girl in Lexington County, South Carolina, more than three decades ago, according to the Lexington County Sheriff's Office.South Carolina law enforcement agents helped interview more than 125 people.He is being held in the Wake County Detention Center, according to the sheriff's office, which also said the case will be prosecuted by the South Carolina Attorney General's Office.CNN has contacted the South Carolina Attorney General's Office for additional information and is awaiting comment.

At a hearing Friday afternoon in Raleigh, North Carolina, McDowell, represented by a public defender, was ordered held without bond until he is extradited to South Carolina.Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said after taking "a fresh look at the case" last year, special agents from the FBI and the state prosecutor's office visited the area.

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