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Decades-old rape kit leads to arrest in South Lake Tahoe cold-case murder

A 44-year-old cold case homicide has just been solved in El Dorado County. Authorities tested DNA from a rape kit in Washington state and connected it to the case of Patricia Carnahan, who was found strangled at a South Lake Tahoe campground in 1979, the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office says. They ran that finding through the FBI database, which led them to 63-year-old Harold Carpenter in Spokane. He's now awaiting extradition back to El Dorado County.
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