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Man Arrested in Las Vegas in 1996 Denver Slaying

Associated Press

February 11, 2011

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DENVER (AP) – A man wanted in the slaying of a 27-year-old woman 15 years ago in Denver has been arrested in Las Vegas.

Denver authorities say Chester Leroy Todd had been wanted ever since the discovery of Sherri Lynn Majors’ body in a downtown alley on March 18, 1996.

Authorities say Todd was a truck driver at the time of the slaying. He allegedly abandoned his tractor trailer at a truck stop in Sioux City, Iowa shortly after the slaying when he learned a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

Police learned his whereabouts earlier this week and arrested him Tuesday. He was being held without bond as he awaits extradition to Colorado.

Jail records show the 66-year-old is scheduled to appear before a judge March 12. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


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    djs2v

    over 3 years ago

    5628 Comments

    Excellent job!!

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    jims4

    over 3 years ago

    2610 Comments

    Great job by the guys who never give up....

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    rsironron

    over 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Good catch.

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    els98

    over 3 years ago

    474 Comments

    Hopefully DNA will connect him to many more (ref Top_Cat comment) and at least the victim's family will have some closure.

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    BklynsFinest347

    over 3 years ago

    2016 Comments

    It might take days, months, a few years, maybe decades, but you WILL eventually be brought to justice!! Great job LVMPD & Denver PD!!

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Perfect!

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Great work

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    dolphinblue

    over 3 years ago

    42984 Comments

    Great work!

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    11214 Comments

    Nice work by the Denver P.D. !!!!!

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    Rscheiterle

    over 3 years ago

    1822 Comments

    Good job!

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    50890 Comments

    Great arrest. Love to see cold cases solved.

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    SLAWDAWG1

    over 3 years ago

    294 Comments

    YOU CAN RUN AND RUN, BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE!!!

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Good police work, never give up on a homicide.

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