Man arrested in 1983 slaying in northwest Ohio

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northwest Ohio have made an arrest in a 1983 homicide.

The Lucas County prosecutor’s office in Toledo says 56-year-old Andrew Gustafson of Birch Run, Mich., was arrested Thursday in Michigan on charges of murder and aggravated murder in the slaying of 19-year-old Janean Brown.

The case was reopened in 2011 based on advances in science. Assistant Lucas County Prosecutor Jeffrey Lingo declined to specify a motive or whether the advances in science involved DNA genetics.

According to WTOL-TV (bit.ly/1b9tC0y), the victim’s body was found in a ditch southwest of Toledo on Nov. 19, 1983. Online court records show a man by the name of Andrew Gustafson formally lived in the area of the killing.

Court records don’t reflect an attorney for the suspect.

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