Newport Seashore Police Division by way of AP
From left are James Neal and Linda O’Keefe.
SANTA ANA, Calif. — A Colorado man has pleaded not responsible to homicide within the 1973 loss of life of an 11-year-old California lady.
James Neal of Monument, Colorado additionally pleaded not responsible in an Orange County courtroom Friday to lewd and lascivious acts on two women underneath the age of 14. These alleged crimes occurred between 1995 and 2004 in Riverside County east of Los Angeles.
The 72-year-old Neal was extradited to California from Colorado after he was charged with homicide within the loss of life of 11-year-old Linda O’Keefe within the seaside neighborhood of Newport Seashore.
O’Keefe disappeared whereas she was strolling house from summer time college. Her physique was discovered strangled in a ditch the following day.
Investigators recognized Neal as a suspect utilizing genealogical DNA.
His subsequent courtroom look is about for June 14.