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Man charged with kidnapping, murdering girl in cold case

Man charged with kidnapping, murdering girl in cold case
A California killer behind bars since 1989 has been charged with the kidnapping and slaying of a 9-year-old girl, who vanished from a grocery store just one year before he was jailed in an unrelated murder case.

Michaela Garecht was last seen alive on Nov.David Misch has been charged in the alleged disappearance and death of Michaela Garecht.Michaela Garecht The suspect has been at Santa Rita jail since 1989 for the slaying of 36-year-old Margaret Ball, who was found stabbed to death in her home in December of that year.More than three decades after her disappearance, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced 59-year-old David Misch had been charged in the cold case.

Investigators got a break in the case involving the partial hand print earlier this year, which allowed them to identify Misch as a suspect, according to district attorney’s office.After leaving the dinner, they stopped by a convenience store on their way home — the last place they’d be seen alive.

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