Man Wanted in 1984 Joplin Killing Arrested in San Diego

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) A man wanted in the 1984 killing of a Joplin woman has been arrested in San Diego.

Joplin police say FBI agents arrested 64-year-old Paul A. Moses on Friday on a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution in the killing of 62-year-old Frances Ramsey.

The Joplin Globe ( ) reports that a felony murder warrant for Moses had been on the books since shortly after Ramsey’s killing. Her body was found Aug. 11, 1984, in an unoccupied duplex apartment that was being remodeled.

Authorities said Moses is being held in San Diego pending extradition proceedings to bring him to Missouri. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

Moses was described in court records in 1984 as a 35-year-old transient.

Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe,

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