ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) – An Alabama man has been arrested in the 1987 killing of a 19-year-old northern Illinois woman following his indictment by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges.
Sixty-four-year-old Jesse Smith Jr. was arrested Thursday in Albany, Georgia, a day after he was indicted by a Winnebago County grand jury.
Tammy Tracey’s remains were found nearly a year after the Rockford woman vanished in May 1987. She had been fatally shot.
Smith was being held at the Dougherty County Jail in Albany, Georgia, on a $5 million bond, awaiting extradition to Winnebago County.
It was not immediately clear if the Tuscumbia, Alabama, man has an attorney.