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    NV - Sheila Harris, 18, raped & murdered, Carson City, 6 January 1982

    Fox news
    Saturday, August 19, 2006

    CARSON CITY, Nev. A 60-year-old man charged with the 1982 murder of a teenage beauty queen in Carson City has been arrested in Trinidad, authorities said Saturday.

    David Winfield Mitchell is expected to be extradited to the U.S. within weeks, Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong said.

    He was charged in January with the murder of 18-year-old Sheila Harris, who was found dead in her apartment, where Mitchell worked as a maintenance man.

    An autopsy found the then-reigning Miss Douglas County had been sexually assaulted, beaten and strangled.
    Nevada article

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    I am thankful that he has been found and charged. But, ya know, he had twenty-something "extra" years of freedom which the victim didn't. I think in instances like this - rather than endure the expense and time of a trail, just go ahead and get rid of him - for good.

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    From September 2007:

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/ex...-pageant-queen

    A Trinidad man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 1982 rape and murder of a Douglas County beauty queen.

    DNA evidence led to the arrest and conviction of David Mitchell for the killing of Sheila Jo Harris.



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