US convict linked to 1974 Canadian teenager's death
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Canadian police have linked a dead United States (US) convict to the killing of a teenage girl nearly 40 years ago, one of 18 young women who were killed or vanished along three highways in British Columbia over several decades.
Oregon authorities are also investigating the man for possible links to four murders in the US state.
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) tests linked Bobby Jack Fowler to the 1974 killing of 16-year-old Colleen MacMillen, who was last seen leaving home to hitchhike to a friend's house, said Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Inspector Gary Shinkaruk. Her body was found on a logging road.
Police called it the oldest DNA match in Interpol's history.