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April 29, 2017

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Canadian Mounties solve '74 murder of 16-year-old

Canadian police said on Tuesday that a convicted kidnapper and attempted rapist who died in prison is responsible for at least one killing in British Columbia, and U.S. authorities linked him to the slayings of four other teenage girls.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said partly based on improved DNA testing, it is certain that Bobby Jack Fowler murdered 16-year-old Colleen MacMillen in 1974. Fowler died of lung cancer in an Oregon prison in 2006.

Separately, the Lincoln County, Oregon, district attorney's office linked Fowler to the killings of four teenage girls. It said he is a suspect in a 1995 double murder and a person of interest in a 1992 double murder.

RCMP Inspector Gary Shinkaruk, at a press conference in Surrey, British Columbia, asked the public to contact authorities with any information on Fowler.

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