DAILYKENN.com -- Elizabeth Ann Powell Wilson was raped, strangled, and beaten to death in 1976.
Over 44 years later an arrest has been made.
65-year-old Charles Ugvine Coleman was arrested for the crime. He would have been 21-years-old when Wilson disappeared March 20, 1976. DNA evidence linked him to the case, authorities said.
The victim's body and vehicle were found in Blair, South Carolina.
• Wilson disappeared after working a shift at a textile mill on March 20, 1976
• When her body was later found, it indicated she had been strangled, sexually assaulted, and beaten to death
• Coleman was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 1977 and is currently on probation for an April 2020 charge of using a firearm while under the influence
Wilson, 45, disappeared after working a shift at the Eureka Plant of Spring Mills, a textile mill in Chester, on March 20, 1976, officials said.
Her body and vehicle were found later in Blair, a rural community.
Wilson had been strangled, sexually assaulted, and beaten to death, said Tommy Crosby, a spokesman for the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED).
• George Stinney was 14 when he was executed after murdering two little girls in 1944. Stinney was the youngest individual executed in the USA.
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